(Closed) Oh no! I've been trying to avoid dress regret but…

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 61
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

As someone who works in bridal I wanted to offer a pragmatic perspective on the dress issue.  The mermaid style gown is a brand new style from that designer, that’s why you have not seen photos of other brides wearing it and why you were unable to try it on. 

Another thing about new dresses, they aren’t in stores yet. That gown will mostly likely be in a store in early 2016. The bad news is that even if you were able to find the store who is carrying that style and try it on, it might not be enough time to order said gown. Or it would arrive right before your wedding without a realistic timeline for alterations to be completed. 

While I am positive your fiancé has great taste, I can’t help but think he would take his comments back if he knew how much work it would be to get that gown. Trust your instincts, unless you picked your a-line dress because it was very much on sale or felt pressured to buy, it’s probably the right gown. If your dress hasn’t come in yet, go try on the sample again. And definitely stop looking at gowns online. It’s like using internet dating sites when you’re in a relationship; totally unnecessary. 

Best of luck! 


Post # 62
2076 posts
Buzzing bee

JTbridetobee:  That is great that you were able to order it hth!  That means it will look exactly like it does now just the right length (all proportions will be just like they are in the sample).  A lot of times things can get odd looking when a dress is hemmed that has a lot of specific detailing to it, so getting it hth solves this.

You looked great in the sample so I am sure you will look even better in your actual dress.

Post # 64
231 posts
Helper bee

I LOVE the one you bought! I think it looks amazing on you! I am Allure bride as well and am DYING for it to come in. I purchased in mid-July so who knows when it will be in lol

I think you will fall in love with it all over again once it comes in, and in the right size 🙂

Post # 66
34 posts

I think you’re going through a very similar freak out that I did. I’m also short (5’2″) and got a giant ballgown (romantic, traditional, when-else-am-I-going-to-wear-a-dress-like-this), but was very, very close to getting a more form-fitting trumpet dress (more mature, my fiance would be wowed). About three months before the wedding, I started to freak.out. I was worried I’d be overwhelmed. Started trying on more dresses. Obessessing over this decision I had already made – the big dress was bought, my family and friends constantly telling me how awesome it was and I was being silly to doubt it. For the record, your ballgown is STUNNING, and I’m sure it won’t be overwhelming once it’s the proper length. Hang in there until you can put it on again, and stop looking at other dresses. You will drive yourself crazy 🙂

Post # 70
60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Rustic secluded mountain lodge

JTbridetobee:  well then I vote you stick with the ballgown! It looks AMAZING and still shows off your tiny waist and figure, and it will be comfy all night! I completely understand your indecision though, I am also torn between dresses. Good luck! No matter the choice, you’ll be gorgeous and happy!

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