(Closed) Second guess The Dress…

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I keep my dress?
    Keep what you have and get over it : (62 votes)
    78 %
    Start looking for something else : (6 votes)
    8 %
    Consider getting a second dress to change into : (12 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    11352 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    The dress you’ve chosen is beautiful!

    I did not have a destination wedding. However, while we were on our honeymoon in the Caribbean, Darling Husband and I saw a couple getting married at our resort, and the bride had on a dress much fuller than the one you’ve chosen. She looked stunning, and the tropical breezes probably helped keep her cool in the heat.

    I have no idea how much you spent on this dress, how upset you are regarding your choice, or whether or not your budget could absorb the cost of another dress. However, I think your current dress is stunning, and I think that many brides (including myself) have struggled with dress regret, so it’s pretty normal for you to have these feelings. 

    Post # 4
    532 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Do you love it?

    If your concern is being hot the the dress being too heavy for where you will be, stop and consider whether or not you’ll have a breeze at your destination and how much time will be spent either inside in ac or outdoors. 

    As for your FH’s “preference” – he might have a preference based on what he sees on models, but  unless he was with you trying dresses on (obviously not) he may not be aware how they look on your body type. If the dress flatters your body, he’ll love it <3. 



    Post # 5
    122 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    The dress is GORGOUS!  It has plenty of “fitted look” with the dropped waist.

    It has been the dress of your dreams forever- don’t let it go.  You might regret it when you look at your pictures later πŸ™‚

    Post # 6
    3241 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I think the dress you have is beautiful!!! It’s perfectly fine for a destination wedding. The dropped waist still has a fitted look to it, so I’d bet your FH won’t know the difference! πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 7
    11272 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    your dress is beautiful.

    the last resort i was at, i saw a number of weddings.  every bride had full wedding dresses on.

    Post # 8
    684 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    Men will love you in robe and house sleepers πŸ™‚ I think you should keep the dress that you fell in love with. Yes, it is going to be hot but even in a smaller dress it will be hot. Just make sure you have a little fan, handkerchief and plenty of water πŸ™‚

    Post # 9
    1083 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I say if you love it then keep it! Don’t second guess your decision just because you “think” it’s too heavy or because Fiance said he likes this style and it’s not exactly that. The dress is gorgeous and I’m sure you look amazing in it! I say worst case scenario, if you’re worried about being hot, get a second dress to change into, but keep what you have!

    Post # 10
    347 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    As long as you love it, that is what counts. Your Fiance may have said that he likes trumpet gowns, but in all honesty, when he sees you walking down that aisle, the last thing he is going to be thinking about is what kind of gown you are wearing. He won’t be able to distract himself from how beautiful you look πŸ™‚

    Post # 11
    234 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    This dress is absolutely stunning! To be honest, that’s a decision you have to make. I’m sure my dress wasn’t anything my husband had imagined. He once said to me he likes simple elegance. Well, my dress was elegant for sure, but not all simple (kind of the princess kind;-) But he was nevertheless taken away by me in my dress. It’s not the dress that matters, it’s how you are feeling in it.

    Post # 12
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    That dress is gorgeous!  I think it’s a sign that you found the exact one you wanted, if you believe in that kind of thing.  Besides that, I definitely don’t take my FI’s comments about dresses, he has no idea what he’s talking about and like a prior poster said that still has the fitted look.  I’m sure he is going to love you in it!

    I do completely understand however the worry that it’s going to be too hot and heavy, so I chose “consider getting a second dress” You don’t want your dress to hinder your ability to party after the ceremony!

    Post # 14
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    My Sottero and Midgley has a petticoat kind of built in, IDK how to describe it mainly because I don’t know what I’m talking about but when it’s puffed up it will puff the dress up and out so it looks how it’s supposed to.  If yours doesn’t have one IDK if I would add one, kind of seems like adding more layers would make it worse.

    I think everyone struggles with second guessing their dress, I love mine but I have had those lingering thoughts πŸ™‚

    Post # 16
    4439 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    Have you played with the tulle at all?  On mine you have to stretch it out and fluff it up!  Once there it’s perfect!  Just like it shows on the model.  My dress is Adorae, it does have the corset back, LOVE IT!  Whenever I try it on I’m screaming at my mom ‘TIGHTER!!!!’

    I’m not wearing a bra, but I did have cups sewn in.  I’ don’t think it will be a problem for me, the dress stays up very well on it’s own (I think the tightness of the corset helps in that sense!) and everything seems good!  But definitely do whatever makes you comfortable, It would drive me nuts if I had to be adjusting my dress all night πŸ™

    Here she is (picture does NOT show tulle fully puffed up!):


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