(Closed) Is this dress regret? Or am I just stressed?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
395 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I posted my dress on here and never got any feedback at all lol. 

I think you probably are stressed because you may have spent a long time imagining a different dress. I always wanted 3/4 sleeves, lace, buttons, maybe A line or more full skirt. I ended up getting a strapless with tulle and a corset. It’s very pretty but my dream dress wasn’t in my budget and this dress will do fine. I feel slightly sad at times but such is life. I know the wedding will be fine and I try to look on the bright side of things. 

This dress you have sounds like it flatters you well. Focus on how beautiful the dress is that you have and imagine how stoked your Fiance will be when he sees it 🙂

Post # 3
5365 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

Omg your dress is amazing!! I think you’re just stressed, and this is coming from someone who had dress regret and bought a different one. There’s always going to be pressure from the sales girls so I wouldn’t worry about that too much. I think if you’re indecisive and second guessing everything, then this is just another part of that.

Post # 4
1709 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2016 - Garden

torontobride28 :  do you have the link to your dress? I’d like to see it 🙂 and I bet it is beautiful regardless. It can be stress. I know a little about that when it comes to dress searching. Had a problem with that many months ago but got resolved in the end. No complaints whatsoever. Just a matter of waiting til I get to wear it 😀 so don’t stress bee.

One thing I advise you to not do is postpone the wedding because you think it’s too much for you. Get stress relieved now while you have the chance before you make BIG decisions based on your emotions. 

Post # 5
119 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017 - Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Just looked through your old boards and found the photo of the dress- you look FLAWLESS. No seriously, one of my favorite dresses I’ve seen for how well it fits you. I think that’s kind of the fun of wedding dress shopping is ending up with something you never would have imagined, but that speaks to you in the moment. You might be having dress regret, but I think more than anything it’s just the nerves of comparing what you thought you were gonna get versus what you ended up with. I’d really focus on how drop-dead gorgeous you look in it and what an amazing deal it was as opposed to questioning what could have been! 

Post # 6
3887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

You look awesome. I wouldn’t go dress shopping again, there’s no need and you’ll get more confused. I think it’s normal how you feel, as you say we’re told this has to be the single most perfect amazing meaningful piece of clothing we ever wear, and that’s a ridiculous amount of pressure to put on one dress. In the end it’s just a dress. A lot of people end up with something different from what they imagined, and that’s ok. I never wanted a strapless dress but that’s what I ended up with! Is it my ultimate dream dress? Maybe not. But do I look beautiful and will it get the job done? Yes! I also had some pressure to buy as the sale was ending that day, but it’s alright. It means we were super efficient and got a good price 🙂 Just try to tell yourself the decision is made and locked in so you may as well stop worrying. And don’t worry about your Fiance, he may know some technical details about the dress but I bet he can’t really imagine it. There’s a lot more to a bride than just her general dress style. Perhaps you could add a beautiful long veil if you want more volume in your look 🙂

Post # 7
671 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Stahhhhhp! Your dress is so beautiful. He might know that it’s strapless and form fitting but when he sees you with the hair the makeup the accessories… He’ll be blown away. I think it’s really hard to not have some dress regret because there is so much time between purchase and the big day but you really do look stunning. Don’t give it any more thought!

Post # 8
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I saw your dress, and it’s beautiful and looks amazing on you!  I always thought I wanted a ball gown dress but I didn’t like them at all when I went shopping! So I picked a mermaid.  I had dress regret too as I got closer to the wedding, but I love it in my pictures/video! 

Post # 9
1378 posts
Bumble bee

When he see’s you with your hair done, and makeup with accessories and flowers, you will look so much more amazing than anything he will imagine in his mind.


Post # 10
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I just looked up your old thread—you are a VISION in your dress. Holy crap! And, your other thread said you tried on your dream dress and it looked awful on you. I would keep the dress you have. Lots of people end up with something completely different from what they imagined. 


Don’t worry about your fiancé knowing the style. Plenty of the same style dresses look nothing alike. Your fiancé will be stunned when he sees you. 

Post # 11
2253 posts
Buzzing bee

There’s a big difference between knowing some adjectives that describe an object you’ve never seen and actually having seen the object. I highly doubt he knows what you’re dress looks like, and I doubt even more that he has any idea how you look in it. 

I think you’re psyching yourself out. 

ETA: I looked at the dress photo you posted previously. There’s no way he knows what the dress looks like or what you look like in it. He’s going to be blown away. 

Post # 13
716 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

Your dress is perfect. You’re just doing weird bridey/second guessy things that we all do as the day gets closer.

He might have an idea of what your dress looks like but he has NO idea how beautiful you look in it and I know he will be blown away. Plus, that dress has so many unique details that he can’t possibly know exactly what it looks like.


Post # 14
886 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

torontobride28 :  your dress is beautiful and looks as if it is made for you!!! Whatever you choose, you will feel beautiful and special on your day. My Fiance thinks I’m going for a completely different style and let me tell you, it makes me nervous that he won’t like the dress I’ve chosen! So even if you DID change it, you would find something to worry about. 


Post # 15
27 posts
  • Wedding: January 2017

torontobride28 :  I just wanted to tell you, that the picture of you in your Natalia gown IS THE REASON I went to the bridal salon to try it on.  I originally had my heart set on the sister gown, the Natasha, but it ended up not flattering my body as well as I hoped.  I’m not kidding, you are completely flawless in that dress.  Even if your Fiance knows what it looks like, seeing it on YOU will blow him out of the water!

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