Post # 1
Hi everyone! I am having major dress anxiety. I purchased a slip/sheath type dress at the end of January and it is currently being made and will be at the dress shop at the end of May.
The past couple months though, I have been regretting my dress choice. (See attachment.) When I chose that dress I liked it because it wasn’t too pouffy or princessy. I still don’t want a dress that is too over the top, but I do want something "fancier" now. The dress I bought is a destination label dress – Winnie Couture Destination. My wedding is an evening wedding at the Space Needle and I feel like my dress should be more than what it is.
I started looking at trying to buy a second "cheap" dress as a back up a couple weeks ago. Yesterday I found this mermaid illusion tulle halter gown at David’s Bridal http://www.davidsbridal.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplayView?storeId=10052&catalogId=10051&categoryId=-49995498¤tIdx=31&subCategory=-49999486%7C-49995498&catentryId=6092778 It is on sale for $500, but that is still a lot of money.
Any thoughts or advice on what I should do would be greatly appreciated. What dress do you prefer? I am embarassed that this is causing me so much stress, but it really is!
Post # 3
which dress makes you feel prettier?
Post # 4
Can you post the attachment?:
Post # 5
The attachment didn’t post…
Post # 6
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
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
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
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
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.
Post # 11
Thanks for all the responses. When I originally posted this I was having problems and I didn’t think it went through. I just now realized that I had posted it!!
I have decided to wait until the dress comes in and I will get alterations so it fits me perfectly. I always pictured myself wearing the style I chose (Winnie Couture Destination style Vienna), so I am going to stick with it for now. If I still feel this way after I get all the alterations done, etc. I may consider something else.
I’m trying to upload the attachment again, we’ll see if it works….
Post # 12
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
tried that one on. itchy straps!!! don’t do it!