Post # 1
It’s only several weeks past my wedding (which was wonderful!) but I am already regretting my wedding gown choice when I see the pics of me in it 🙁
It was one of the first gowns I tried on….but I kept shopping around with no luck, and came back to this one and LOVED it. My mom bought it for me and 6 months later it came in. When it came in, I was having doubts because I remembered it differently and I was seriously considering buying another dress. The main reason I didn’t is because I knew my mom would be so hurt, especially with a lot of family issues going on at the time…a death in the family, etc. and I didn’t want to add to the stress. Plus the dress was on the pricer side, and I just decided to deal with it.
I had a love-hate relationship with the dress….I felt beautiful in it when I tried it on with my veil…and then other days I hated it again. The wedding came so fast and it was too late to do anything, so I wore it. Although I felt good in it on my wedding day, looking back I REALLY wish I would have gone with a different dress. It just isn’t me…it didnt photograph well…and as sad as it is, I sort of cringe when I see photos of it. I know its over and I need to move on, but its just so disappointing.
Can anyone relate or have any input?
I just cant get it off my mind. To those of you who havent married yet, choose your dress wisely.You dont want to feel like this!
I know the wedding isn’t all about the dress – I love my husband and am so happy to have married him….but I also wanted to look beautiful on our special day in the dress of my dreams 🙁
Post # 3
i havent gotten married yet, but i went through the EXACT same problem with my gown when i picked it out. i have very expensive taste and picked a couture gown that ive been in love with for a long time and when i finally tried it on, loved it! we went back with some of the ladies of the family on a day when the designer came in for a trunk show and everyone was fawning over his finale gown straight off the runway. i was already overwhelmed because i was meeting the man whose gowns im in love with and i was trying on a gown that there is not even a sample for because it was from his new collection. everyone in the store, my family, and the designer were gushing about the finale gown and how good i looked in it and when i tried on my original love, i didnt get the reaction i wanted. i let myself be talked into the finale gown and as soon as i left the store was in tears. i tried to suck it up because i figured i could trust everyones opinions, it was a lot of money, etc but when it came down to it, it wasnt me and only im wearing the dress
went back the next day to make the 24 hrs change your mind policy, put on the other gown and instantly knew it was the one and havent looked back. long story short: chose what makes you happy no matter the situation or how you think it was affect people.
sorry maygirl16 for my long anecdote but as for you, i hate that you feel this way!! i think part of it is that you are stressing about it too much and already have such negative feelings about the situation. why dont you try putting your gown back on and see how you feel in it. although you cant have another wedding, you can have bridal portraits done, maybe you can buy another dress for the bridal protraits that way even though you can redo your wedding day, you can have some new pictures. the dress doesnt have to be very expensive or elaborate but it would be something that you chose without any other influence or pressure.
again, i hate hate hate that you feel this way but try to relax and i hope this helps!
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - The Mountain Terrace, Woodside, CA
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