Post # 1
Here is my story,
I bought my first wedding dress on a whim. It was Allure 2218. When I bought the dress I was alone and upset that my sister/MOH didn’t seem interested in wedding dress shopping with me. I only tried on about 5 dresses total. The sales associate told me that if I bought the sample I tried on that day (which was too big) she would knock $$ off the price. I bought it.
A few months later I expressed my doubts about the dress being too plain and I really had wanted a sweetheart neckline. I found the Maggie Sottero Brianna online and went back to the dress store where I bought my Allure dress to try it on. I thought the notch/sweetheart neckline and beading underneath would be the bit of detailing I thought the Allure lacked. So I bought the Maggie Sottero Brianna.
Now I am not sure I am in love with the Brianna. Whenever I go back to the bridal store and look around my sales lady tells me to leave because I already found my dress. I still want to look and try on more… should I just go to another store or resist the urge. I tell myself that trying on more might convince me the Brianna is the one for me OR I might find myself lusting after yet another dress!
Try on more or stay home??
Here is the Allure and the Maggie Sottero
Post # 3
wow I think they are BOTH stunning …. but I see where you would think the first one is plain, but it’s the silhouette that makes it anything but plain.
The second one has a great silhouette and the bling.
Maybe trying on a few more dresses will help you see which dress you really like …. but how many is a few? do you only go back one more time or two more..?
Post # 4
i think you should just stop trying on dresses. If you fall in love with another you will end up with 3 dresses with maybe doubts on the 3rd dress. It was hard for me to decide but i just stopped looking at dresses altogether and havent had the urge to look at any or to try them on. Hope this helps..
Post # 5
if your wedding is in april then you really havnt go much time to decide on this. personally i would keep the dress and add statement accessories, even the “simple” first dress that you posted could be blinged out by adding a crystal sash and other accessories..
Post # 6
A few months ago I stopped watching “Say Yes to the Dress”. I loved seeing all the dresses, but found myself second guessing the Brianna. I don’t know if I feel this way because I didn’t try on that many dresses the first time and never had a “this is THE one” moment.
By The Way, I don’t have the Allure dress anymore so I only have the Brianna now.
Post # 7
@chirod: I never had that “this is the one” moment either. But I love the dress and love the way I feel in it. You hear about that experience, but I don’t think it’s true for everyone. You might be like me in that you found one you like, but you may never have that aha moment. Personally, I think both dresses are gorgeous and you WILL look beautiful on your day. You felt beautiful enough in it to buy it. Stop trying on dresses and remind yourself what you liked about the dress in the first place. Keep in mind you’ll have your jewelry on, makeup done and hair done, so you’ll probably feel much better in the dress when the time comes.
Post # 8
I never had the moment that you see on “Say Yes to the Dress” either. I didn’t cry or get emotional, but when I was trying on dresses I kept going back to the dress I finally got. Your dress is beautiful. I would stop looking because you have the blinge and the same silhouette with the Brianna dress.
Post # 9
Don’t go shopping anymore. There will always be more dresses that you love. The last couple of times I went to look for bridesmaids dresses, I would find myself poking through the racks just to see if they got in any new dresses. I love the Brianna, I got the Sottero and Midgley Mae version of it. Now is the time to start looking for accesories and great shoes.
Post # 10
I agree with the others, stop looking!!! Oh, and you sound identical to me as far as be indecisive! 🙂 I love them both very much…yes they both are very very similiar it seems minus the bling on the second one. You could always had bling to the first with a brooch and jewelry or beaded belt and what not. Also you could have had the first one made into a sweetheart. I personally like the first one better but would have to see them both on you to know for sure. And i also did not feel that feeling of, “wow this is it.” I didn’t cry or anything. And i still have dress regret every once in awhile but then I think about how great I fealt and how I even fealt like I didn’t want to take the dress off and how excited I am to go in for my first fitting Monday night. I don’t think everyone has that moment either. Either one you pick will be beautiful. You can make the first one more unique to you if you add your own things like what I described earlier. Etsy would be great for that!!!
Post # 11
DON’T LOOK at any more dresses! the brianna is beautiful, and you don’t really have time to order another dress.
do you have any pictures of you in it? looking at a picture of me in the sample, even though it was way too big and doesn’t look that flattering, always helps me when i have a moment of dress questioning.
Post # 12
Both dresses are stunning!!! I mean absolutely beautiful.
I think you should stop looking and trying on dresses. You will always find something you like better that will make you regret your choice…
It’s kind of like when you find the right man, you shouldn’t keep accepting dating with others.
In stead of shopping for dresses, now you you should be looking for accessories to go with your dress. With the first dress you could get over the top jewelry.
Post # 13
Both dresses are great! What if you were to get the first one altered to have a sweetheart neckline and then add a beaded belt or a brooch? That should zaz it up a little 🙂
Post # 14
STOP looking! I never had that teary moment, either, and I also have had dress regret, but there are so many other details to worry about.,..and money that will be spent on other things. Both of these dresses are amazing (I prefer the first one, actually). Many of us have dress regret, but you have to get past it. When you accessorize, have hair and makeup done, etc…you will feel differently!
Post # 15
Yes stop looking! I love the Brianna, it’s gorgeous.
Post # 16
i agree with everyone else that you definitely need to stop looking. both dresses are gorgeous! you could also easily get the allure altered to have a sweetheart neckline and have them add some beading below to add some “oomph” to it if you wanted but I love it the way it is – simple and elegant. stop wasting your money. i know we all want to have that perfect dress, but you need to be realistic in the fact that you will only wear it one day of your life and that money could be spent in much better ways.
EDIT: just read that you don’t have the allure anymore so disregard my suggestion 🙂