(Closed) Major Dress Regret!!!!!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

@Mrszeng:  Is it because of the thread you posted last night? ๐Ÿ™


Dress regret is completely normal. And I must say, your body is killer in the dress. However, if your decision weighs on you day-and-night, you might consider selling your dress and using the profits to purchase a new gown more in line with what you truly want.

Post # 4
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Mrszeng:  Dress regret is definitely normal.  After I ordered my dress I had nightmares for weeks thinking I made the wrong choice. Your dress is beautiful and it fits you awesome! Your views of your dress will be completely different when you get your very own dress made for you and when you have your hair/ make-up,and your jewelry!

Post # 5
4802 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Dress regret is totally normal.  It looks great on you.  Can you go back and try it on to see how you feel another time?

Post # 6
8686 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@MlleFabuleux:  oh no, that was my first thought too!

Post # 7
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

It looks fantastic on you. If u love it, keep it.

Post # 8
1877 posts
Buzzing bee

@Mrszeng:  I think you look wonderful in that dress!!! It may have been your mom’s negative feedback that took your fears from normal and escalated them. I recommend praying and sleeping on it a week or so, and then seeing how you feel.  If your regret lasts, then consider a new one.  In the mean time, you look great!

Post # 9
609 posts
Busy bee

Personally, I do not like the dress.

Should this matter to you? not at all.

You picked the dress and have let others influence how you feel about it. Stop. You picked it because you love it and you need to remember that!


Post # 10
652 posts
Busy bee

@Mrszeng:  my friend got married on the beach and hers is satin. It looks amazing! She was glowing ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Mrszeng:  Yep, when you look at the amount of dress regrets on the Bee you find out just how normal it is! I found looking at the before and after alterations posts to help a bit. I’ve also found that forbidding yourself to stress about it until a certain time (eg: I told myself I wasn’t to think about it again until after I was finished midterms) really helps. Also consider that satin tends to look “shinnier” in the wedding boutique selfies than it does in professional photos. Your dress looks gorgeous on you and I really like the flower strap. But maybe wait a little bit and then re-assess. 

Post # 12
441 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Satin dresses are classic and elegant. I think your dress will look beautiful on your wedding day. Make sure you hire a good photographer who knows how to take photos without making the material look too shiny if that bothers you. Personally, I like the luxurious glow that a decent quality satin fabric has. 

It’s your wedding, not your mom’s, so wear what YOU like and don’t let other opinions influence you.




Post # 13
1004 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I can’t say that I personally hate any certain fabric a dress can be made of, and while I did not choose a satin dress for myself, it was only because my wedding is a day wedding in June (think mid day and HOT lol).




I think the silhouette of the dress is AMAZING on you, and I do think that could work for a beach theme wedding possibly, depending on your other elements, or if you just simply want it to.




I had dress regret,..bought one dress for an outdoor Sept venue, that got cancelled, we rescheduled and changed the venue to a church so I sold the fit and flare chiffon ruffled dress and bought a dropped wasit lace ball gown. Both were gorgeous…but at the end of the day the first one felt like a prom dress for a church wedding, not what I wanted to feel at age 38 lol




Go with your gut, but before you decide think long and hard. Looking back what I spent on selling/losing money on the first, plus the new dress and the MASSIVE alterations bill (which I did not anticipate) I probably could have taken that first dress to a skilled seamstress and made it my dream dress for half the $ :/




Post # 14
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You look amazing in that dress!! I did not have dress regret until I posted a picture of me in my dress on weddingbee. Too many opinions or no comments at all, which is even worse! It made you feel beautiful when you had it on so you just have to trust yourself. You will look stunning on your wedding day!

Post # 15
6256 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think it is flattering on you, though it isn’t my taste. If I had wound up with that dress and wanted to make it look different, I’d skip the overlay and see what it would look like without the one shoulder thing and with a mermaid/trumpet crinoline. Then add a really amazing statement necklace the color of the ocean.


If I’m right and you’re worried about the shiny because you think it looks “cheap”, that would probably go a long way in making it look more finished. It might not be the fabric at all, and I certainly don’t think there’s any need at all to scrap the dress and start over.


Also keep in mind that phone camera flash is second only to the camera at the DMV in making people look horrible. Even if your photog is a buddy with a little Nikon Coolpics point and shoot, your pics will look much better than this. So if that’s what you’ve used to get these photos, that probably has a lot to do with it.


Post # 16
4690 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

I think you look stunning. I hope you keep the dress!!! I like that it’s shiny ๐Ÿ™‚

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