(Closed) Regretting dress and thinking about buying another one as insurance…

posted 13 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2022

which dress makes you feel prettier?

Post # 4
495 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Can you post the attachment?:

Post # 5
735 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

The attachment didn’t post…

Post # 6
8375 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I bought a second, ‘sexier’ dress on Ebay. It’s just what i wanted for about $160. I’m wearing it for my bridal portrait, though, so my actual wedding dress isn’t worn until the day of. Consider an even less expensive option like Ebay if you really feel the need to upgrade your dress. That being said, is there anything you can have added to your sheath to bump up the wow factor? A seamstress could add embellishments and whatnot to it. Even a train or some gauzy material or lace.

Post # 7
81 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Hey – I know exactly how that feels.  My dress is a Romona Keveza and I had to wait from November to February to see it again in person.  While I loved it from the beginning, the price tag it came with it diminished the "OMG it’s the one" feeling quite a bit.  Add several months of waiting and seeing all the new dresses that have come out made things worse.

I ended up going for my first fitting in February and fell in love with my dress all over again.  I think that as many brides have mentioned before, doubt is a part of wedding dress shopping(and planning)!  For the most part, your gut instinct is the right one and you just need a little reassurance.

Unfortunately, I’m not seeing the attachment of your Winnie Couture gown to your post, so I have nothing to compare it to with the David’s Bridal gown.  If you really want our opinion it might be best to try to post both dresses again(preferably with real pictures of you in the dresses) and we’ll be happy to help you out.

In the end, I’m sure that whichever dress you pick will make you smile and happy, because it’s your day!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

CARRIE!!! I have been going through the same exact issue!!! OMG! I felt (feel) like such a loser! I originally purchased a dress also back in January and now it is ready for pick up..the last month I have been researching and researching different dresses and I am even thinking of buying a diff dress for the ceremony and keeping the original dress for the reception..but like you said..it is a lot of money! My original dress is very princessy like and Ilike it, but now I’m second guessing. =(

Post # 9
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I would make sure that you feel the way you do by going and trying on both dresses again.  I felt the same way, that my dress was not what I wanted, and I ended up buying a new dress. Best choice I ever made, and I am glad I made it jsut before it would have been to late to order it.  Listen to your gut!

Post # 10
253 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Unless you are in horrible time crunch, I would wait until the original dress comes in.  You can really play up a dress or down a dress not only with tailoring but also with accessories (think beautiful veil, pearls, etc).  Have you decided on any accessories yet?

If you still aren’t loving it, then consider resaling it.  If you don’t have the time then I would go a cheaper route like ebay or preowned wedding dresses here or other sites. 

Good Luck!

Post # 12
18 posts
  • Wedding: October 2009

It is gorgeous..absolute subtle elegance. I have some ideas of how to make it more unique and add more glitz.

  • Consider having your hair done in a 40’s glamour wave
  • Chandalier crystal earings
  • Right at the empire ask a seamstress to add a crystal embelishment design to give the dress more of a wow factor
  • Birdcage viels are making a comeback and would look amazing with this dress
  • Rhinestone chandalier strappy heels
  • Rhinestone encrusted clutch

You can use all or a couple of these ideas and you will be red carpet ready for your big day. With this dress the devil is in the details…your ability to accesorize!


Post # 13
24 posts
  • Wedding: November 2009

tried that one on. itchy straps!!! don’t do it!

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