Post # 1
I know a lot of bees have had dress regret so I’m hoping you guys can help solve my dilemma! I went shopping about a month after I got engaged with my mom and MOH. My mom mentioned she would like to see me in a ballgown while I wanted a fitted lace dress. Well I tried on a few and they seemed to like this one the best. It happened to be Black Friday and all dresses were 50% off. I love deals so I could not pass up this $400 wedding dress! It was my fav of the 5 I tried on so we bought it. Well a few months later I realized it wasn’t exactly what I wanted. I still like it but I am still in love with fitted lace dresses. So my questions: Do I stick with this dress, sell it and buy a lace dress, or buy a lace reception dress at the sale again this fall?
Post # 3
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
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 # 5
@Bazingau: I really liked this one or something like it but they didn’t have it in stock when I went to look and the other ones I couldn’t move in. I’ll probably go back this november and see if I can find another one.
Post # 6
@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
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
@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
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
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
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 # 12
Thanks everyone! I am going to shop for a new dress this fall since I do have plenty of time and my aunt is a seamstress doing the alterations for free. If I don’t find something else I love then I’ll stick with this but I will be looking! I had a budget of about $3k for my dress and this one was only $400 so I have some room to work with if I can’t sell it. Thanks for all the positive comments ladies!
Post # 13
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.