(Closed) Is anyone else getting married in a dress they don't love?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i realize you’re not asking for advice on what to do, you’re just looking for people in the same boat, but i was sad to read that you “accepted” your dress. good for you for recognizing that the dress doesn’t make the day, but it is still your special day!

is there any room in the budget to get a new one? perhaps you could sell the one you’re not in love with to offset the costs. or maybe you could add some detail to it or some sort of alterations that would make you feel closer to a million bucks?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

sure, let’s see it!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Gemma_Leigh:  Aw Im sorry you feel like this. The dress is pretty though. What don’t you like about it? Can you add a sash or a poofy slip to it to change it up? 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013 - rolling hills of southern italy

Yep. I like my dress a lot. I am not ecstatic about it. .. But it is comfortable and cute and a wedding dress, so it works. The price was right, and I will be fine.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I know what you mean. I’m in the same boat. I found a dress that I loved, but it was $1400. Not expensive I know, but far above my expected cost of $400 (I had thought to try internet dresses, but felt unstable about the whole thing considering how it could go wrong). I ended up finding a dress that I thought was good for $500 and going with that. I don’t regret it really, I just wish I had the money for the other dresses.

Wedding bee has helped me out though, in a way I hadn’t expected. I’m the sort of person who will sit there, look at someone going though “dress regret” who is showing off their new dress, and yell “it’s the same freaking dress”

Only without the freaking. If you know what I mean.

As soon as I realised I was doing the same with my dresses, I became a lot happier. Although I can spot the differences between the two dresses I’m trying on, and I will be happier with the first (Always). It was enough to realise that my Fiance would never notice to make me happy (but not ecstatc (sp?)) with the dress.

Sorry for any spelling errors. I’ve had a bad day, and lots of wine.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Gemma_Leigh:  Yes!  Was going to say the same thing. once you get all dolled up, you will undoubtedly be gorgeous!! 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

you have a wonderful figure and the dress shows it off well! and it’s fantastic that it’s comfortable. i think a pretty dress that is also comfy trumps a stunning dress that’s uncomfortable. perhaps add a nice lace veil for the lace you wanted and the WOW factor? i’m sure you’ll feel like a princess on your big day either way!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC

 I think the dress will look great depending on your accessories. Having a great veil, great accessories and great shoes not to mention great make-up will completely transform your look and your dress. Theres a reason you picked it in the fist place, try and remember that reason 

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Sorry you don’t LOVE your dress! But congrats on accepting it and focusing on the importance of other things!

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I like but don’t love mine either. I bought it before I’d tried on a lot of dresses… you see, I was working in SE Asia at the time and had planned to go dress shopping whilst on holiday back home. This didn’t happen due to a family emergency, so I went to get my dress made abroad (I couldn’t afford one from a UK store) without really trying on dresses. Of course, when I got home for good then I couldn’t resist trying on a few dresses… and found an AMAZING one…

My dress is very nice, but it dosn’t wow me. I considered getting another one made and shipped to me, but I just can’t justify the expense. It’ll depend on how much alterations are on my current dress… I’ve lost weight, and my shape has changed, so it might be quite expensive.

But hey… it’s one day. You wear it for a few hours… no big deal. At the end of the day, it’s just a dress, right?

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