(Closed) Questioning my wedding dress

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1634 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016


brigk:  You have to love it, but  I have to say this is simply amazing on you!

Post # 3
274 posts
Helper bee

I love your dress. Can you call around your area for a salon that sells both your dress and the other? That may put your mind at ease.

Post # 4
543 posts
Busy bee

Your dress is gorgeous! I’m not usually a big fan of tulle skirts, but yours is beautiful! I wouldn’t change a thing.

Post # 5
1122 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

brigk:  I think everyone goes through a bit of dress regret.  I think that dress is gorgeous though!!!  Very different.  If you think you might like soemthing else, go try it on just to give yourself peace of mind. 

Post # 7
1200 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Malibou Lake Mountain Club

brigk:  you look gorgeous!

Post # 8
77 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2015 - Gibsons (Chicago - Gold Coast)

That dress is beautiful on you!!!! I had the same thing going on last week. I bought my dress in August and Friday I started to freak out about it not being “bridal enough” (I’m getting married on NYE and wearing a gold silk gown – I didn’t want white or ballgown and though I wanted lace but didn’t like any of them when I tried them on). So I went to a sample store and tried on dresses and even considered one that was much more bridal looking, but felt like a total compromise. I called my best friend in a panic, sent her photos and within seconds she reminded why I loved the original dress (And also told me her own freak out story of buying a second dress).

Might be worth giving yourself a week of no wedding planning or talk. I’ve done that a few times in my planning to allow myself to “reset” and get my focus back. I also went online to find other brides/models wearing my same dress and reminded myself of how beautiful it will look when everything is put together (hair, shoes, jewelry, etc)!!! Just take a deep breath and a hot bath 😃 You can look into lace shrugs or jackets to see if you really want, but I think the dress is beautiful as it is.

Post # 9
600 posts
Busy bee

It looks fab on you! The other two are pretty but I love the one you chose. 

Post # 10
4820 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

brigk:  Your dress is magnificent and you look absolutely gorgeous in it.  

Post # 11
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Bernardus Lodge and Spa, Carmel Valley, CA


Well at this point the order will have been placed so your option if you decide not to go with this dress is to sell.  

That said I would say this looks perfect on you!  I know what it feels like to go through dress regret.  I actually posted about it.  I bought a dress pretty much because my mom and aunt cried and it was $200.  I am now having the skirt reconstructed (lace and tulle added) and making a flower sash and having a custom veil made.  For this reason I can say wholeheartedly that seamstresses are actually magicians.  If you have the room in your budget you should keep the dress and take it to a seamstress who can add lace for you.  Perhaps a layer of lace between the short layer and the longer layer?  Also if it is too long with the 5″ of extra length you can either rock some higher shoes or have it taken up at the waist.  

Post # 12
7477 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

FWIW, I think you look fab in that dress! I love how romantic and floaty it is!

However, I do think you should love your dress so if you’re not sure about it go ahead and give the store a call. It doesn’t hurt to see if you would lose your deposit (if you put one down?) and to try on a few more dresses if you have the time.

Post # 13
2842 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I don’t really think you have the option of holding off on the order now. It’s a month since you ordered it, so production on the dress would have started – as the PP said, your choice now is to sell or not to sell.

I love how the dress looks on you and I still feel you can get it to work for you. I’d find some lace appliqués and get the alterations people to add them to the skirt, like in this dress: 

You could also use the same lace to make straps or even a keyhole back bolero if you had enough of it and the seamstress was prepared to work with you.

Post # 14
815 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016


brigk:  I went through the same thing… I bought my dress in August and kept wondering if there is better out there… so last week I went to try on more dresses. And I didn’t get the same feeling as I did when I tried on my gown. I also canot go back and try mine on again because it’s still in Europe.

Try on more dresses! Worst case scenario, you’ll sell your current dress!

Post # 15
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Maui

I love your dress… It’s the one dress making me question my dress choice. It’s beautiful!

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