(Closed) Oh No, Caught the Dress Regret Bug!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do about my dress dilemma?
    Sell it and buy a lace dress for ceremony & reception : (35 votes)
    53 %
    Wear this dress : (15 votes)
    23 %
    Keep this one and buy a lace reception dress ($ isn't issue) : (16 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
    6134 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Since you have over a year before your wedding I would go try on dresses like what you originally wanted. If you find a dress that you really like a lot more than your current one then think about selling it. However, I wouldn’t purchase any other dress until closer to the end of this year so you know for sure you won’t regret that one as well.

    Post # 4
    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Your dress looks beautiful, but if it’s not what you want, you should get the one you want.  Is there one you actually had in mind?  You should try that one on.  Some brides get dress regret, try on their “dream” dress, and then like their original dress better!

    Post # 6
    23789 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @MrsN14:  You look SO stunning in your dress! That being said, if you’re just not sure about it, I think you owe it to yourself to go try on the fitted lace dress you’re dreaming about, and then take it from there! If having 2 dresses is in your budget, I say go with a fitted lace one for your reception gown!

    Post # 7
    1495 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    You have pleeeeeeeeeeenty of time, so why not go dress shopping again?  (perhaps without Mom)   If money isn’t an issue, you can shop a bit, find a dress you really love, and then see which one you want to wear more.  


    Also, I like your dress, but you don’t seem to absolutely LOVE IT in the picture….so why not look for a dress you really loved?   

    Post # 8
    1005 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @MrsN14:  i think its beautiful on you and a very pretty dress.


    I agree that if you really feel compelled def go try on some more, I bought my first dress 18+ months before our day, and 6 months out when we reset a date (different date and venue than originally intended) I had huge regret, and could not make peace with first dress.  I def lost $…about $300 (half the cost of it) on the resale, PLUS I spent $1000 on the new one and that didn’t include alterations.


    If you can afford it, and you truly don’t like go for it. 🙂  I love my new dress…only regret I have was I wished I had taken alterations into consideration before I spent so much on second one.

    Post # 9
    10454 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    You only paid $400 for the dress, so don’t worry! Try to sell it but go shopping for your dream dress. I switched dresses and I am sooooo happy I did. 

    Post # 10
    381 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I have an extremely similar story. I bought a dress, wasn’t lace like I wanted, so I researched secretly, found dresses I loved and called around to find stores that carried them. I fell in love with my enzoani diana. So I bought it, and I loooooved it from that moment on. I’m selling the first one haha. 

    Post # 11
    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    You should absolutely love your dress- and you have lots of time (and $$?) to get your dream dress! I’d try to sell this one and continue the hunt for your perfect dress.

    Post # 13
    3372 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    Your dress is really lovely and looks gorgeous on you, but you need to be happy with it! Given you have plenty of time and a flexible budget I would definitely go shopping again. Having said that, I would be waiting until towards the end of the year before buying, in case you get uncertain again! I think i’s just a matter of finding a dress that tops your current dress…if you find a lace gown that you love enough for it to be your one-and-only wedding dress, then I would sell the first one.

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