(Closed) Major dress regret!!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1066 posts
Bumble bee

No.You don’t like it! If you can afford another do that and sell the gown you don’t like.That is what I would do 🙂

Post # 4
1853 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@regularbumble:  as someone getting married in May and that has gone thought 5 (yes 5) dresses-don’t settle. This is the ONE day where you shouldn’t settle for something you already own becasue you already have it.

Post # 6
551 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I had dress regret, whiie you may need patience in selling your dress (months sometimes) you should go with the one that makes you feel like a bride (if you can afford it) but I have also seen several bees on here go thorugh what they thought was dress regret, but once they tried it on with jewelry and hair done, ended up falling in love with it again, so definitely give it a shot 🙂 If money is no concern, then definitely go with the dress you love 🙂 good luck.

Post # 7
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I think that what you are feeling is natural!

You bought this gorgeous dress (that you loved) last YEAR. You know you won’t get to wear it until later this year. 

In the meantime, designers are coming out with hundreds of new, beautiful dresses. Of course some of them are going to look shiny, new, and exciting, whereas the dress you ordered is something you are now used to. It still will be completely new to all your guests, though.

I think you shouldn’t second-guess yourself. You’re feeling something totally normal for a product that you needed to buy well in advance to ensure a good fit. You know you could still buy a dress in time for your wedding, but why not distract yourself from the dress and focus on other details? 

To truly test whether you need a different dress, go on a Wedding Dress Strike for 2 weeks.  Don’t look at your old dress, and don’t look at pictures of new dresses online. Avoid reading dress-related posts on the Bee. Focus on other details of your wedding. At the end of your WDS, check out your dress again. If you’re still unhappy with it, go ahead and exchange it! It will be worth the extra money to be happy with your look on your wedding day. The Strike would just give you time to relax about it all and to clarify your thoughts and emotions.

I also recommend going out and shopping for a dress that you can wear on a nice date NOW with your fiance. I think that, sometimes, we just want to look modern and beautiful and have the thrill of trying on the latest clothes. It’s a lot cheaper and less stressful to do that with cute, normal dresses than with wedding gowns.

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