Post # 1
So, I already have my dress. I bought myself a lovely, albeit inexpensive gown online from David’s Bridal. I live in a small city and new I wouldn’t have a lot of money to spend on a gown anyway. So I figured I would just see what I could find. I really love my dress. I do. But it is by no means my dream dress. And I am okay wtih that. Well, I am also a writer for a local paper and they want me to write an article on being a bride in today’s world (with the recession affecting the wedding industry, etc.) Well, my editor said that I should really try and get the brial “experience” and make sure and take the time to go and try on dresses. There is only like two tiny little bridal salons in town and I really just assumed they didn’t have anything all that great or in my price range. Well, I found out they do. And now tomorrow I am going to try on dresses. Oh boy! I am terrified of becoming a two-dress bride! Eeep!!
Would love some advice from some other two-dress brides out there!!
Post # 3
I have two dress also. The first dress I bought was one that was inexpensive and pretty, but it was not “the” dress. I had totally planned on wearing it until I saw “the” dress while not even shopping for a dress. My FH told me to buy it as he didn’t want me to have any regrets as I will only get to do this once. My mom told me the same thing. If a few hundred dollars can make that difference for me it was worth every dime and I will never regret spending the money.
Post # 4
I’m a 4 dress bride does that count?!
I think making sure you have a dress you wont regret is really important. How many times in your life will you have a chance to wear a wedding dress why not make it special & amazing?
Post # 5
2 dress bride and a 3 reception dress bride! FULL agreement on this is a once and a lifetime (hopefully) experience and it should be everything you have dreamt about! GOOD LUCK and have fun!
Post # 6
I did exactly what you should not do as soon as I got engaged (over a year ago ) I ran right out and bought a dress at the first bridal boutique I visited. It was a beautiful ballgown with a cathedral train. I thought that I would want to feel like a princess on my wedding day with the big dress boy was I wrong, when the salon called and said the dress was in I didn’t even want to go pick it up! I told my best friend and she said that I would fall in love with it again when I picked it up so the next day we went and I hated it I realized that it was just not me but since it was already paid for I took it home. A week later I had my Maid/Matron of Honor take pics of me in the dress and I listed it on preownedweddingdresses.com and after it sold I went back to the same boutique and bought a short dress from Casablanca I am so in love with it I want to get married tomorrow!
Post # 7
You can always sell the dress that you have if you find something better. You have to be in love with the dress 🙂
Post # 8
You know, if you find something else you are in love with and have to have. Go with it, how many times do you get to go try on wedding dresses and pick one out for your wedding. Plus that day… you want to feel amazing and if a dress is doing that for you I think you should have it for your wedding!
Post # 9
Don’t go borrowing trouble–you may not see anything you like better! If you do, cross that bridge when you come to it. I changed my mind 3 times. Long story, but I only have 1 dress to sell. And it is hard to sell it. However, if you can swallow that financially, you should get something you really want.
Post # 10
Like the PPs said, you could always sell dress one. I really regret buying the dress I bought. I didn’t think it was as important in the beginning but as soon as I got into planning I had second thoughts. My mom paid for it and I felt bad getting something else. Also the consultant kinda pushed me into making a decision that day since it was on sale and I felt like I was taking up a lot of her time. But really, I only tried on like 5 or 6 dresses.
Post # 11
@SamanthaSadlier:I got 2 dresses, my sister got 2 dresses, my friend got thought about getting a different dress, and my favorite blogger got 2 dresses! You have to trust your heart. You will feel nothing less than fabulous on your wedding day, and its worth it. If you can find a way to make it work, go for it. There is always ebay 😉
You’re not alone!
Post # 12
I am not sure if i count as a 2 dress bride because i sold my first one!!! i guess i was a bride with major dress regret. if you find one you like better, then sell the first one!!! its so easy to sell when you knock a bit off the price and you get to advertise it as never worn, no alterations! check out sites like preownedweddingdress.com (that’s where i sold mine), or oncewed.com and many many more. I advertised on them all (some have fees). In the end I lost $250. But my second which is THE dress is $300 cheaper. so i actually gained $50……AND if you are in a financial bind, you can sell your dress after your wedding and get some money back too. i may do that too.
in summary, get the dress of your dreams, its doable and worth it!!