Post # 1
I have been engaged since 2008, and we have had to change our date several times. When we got engaged, I was super excited and I went dress shopping right away. After an exhaustive search I finally settled on the Maggie Sottero Jean. At the time, I didn’t really have a WOW teary moment. It was very anti-climatic. I purchased the dress and waited several months for it to come it. The dress came in and has been in storage for over a year. I recently went in for my first fitting, and I decided I don’t like the dress anymore. At this time, I feel its too late to search for another one. And I feel sort of foolish looking for another dress. I just keep wishing I had one of those “Say Yes to the Dress” moments where I’m crying and super excited about my dress choice. It also doesn’t help that the dress is discontinued. I doubt anyone would want to buy a discontinued dress.
Post # 3
Well, if you have the budget for a second dress, do what will make you happy. I actually think you could sell a discontinued dress just fine, if a bride likes the dress, there’s no where else she can get it 🙂
Also, if it helps – I had a friend get engaged and go try on dresses with a 4-month time range before the wedding. She was upfront with the consultants and they showed her the racks of dresses that they could get on that time frame. That way she didn’t try on anything else and fall in love with something she couldn’t have.
I think with just over 6 months left, there are a decent number of designers that could do a rush order to get you a dress you like better, if you go looking pronto.
Sorry to be an enabler! Btw, can we see pics of your first dress?
Post # 4
I ALMOST bought that dress, it was my runner up, but I decided that I wanted a dress with straps and was more fitted. It really is a beautiful dress and should flatter everyone and anyone!
I don’t know why we think we have to have that “moment”. I didn’t, there are many many posts of brides who like me, didn’t. I could have tried on a million and a half dresses (I almost did really) and I would have never had that “moment”. I’m just like that, I over think things. I am second guessing my current dress daily (like looking up pics of the MS Jean…sigh), ultimately though I am very happy with my dress. Sure, I could find something different, but I won’t. So, if you LOVE the dress, but are worried its not “it” because you didn’t have the moment I say don’t because not everyone has that moment.
If you are sure this isn’t the dress I am sure you could sell it (just look at all the ebay sellers with this dress), but I would expect to take a loss.
I am sure you can find another dress between now and September. Your selection may be limited, but its totally possible
Hope you can sort things out soon!
Post # 5
Thanks for the comments, here is the photo of me in the sample dress. I liked the lace and I feel it went nice with our outdoor garden wedding. I am going in for a fitting next month. I think I will keep the dress. It would be too much of a hassel to try to buy something else.
Post # 6
Very pretty 🙂
I think that once it is fitted, you will like it a lot better. If you want a little more wow factor, you could always add a sash or a belt, but I think it looks lovely the way it is.
Post # 7
@noritake22: that is a great idea! I was toying with the idea of getting a sash.
Post # 8
That dress is beautiful on you!
Post # 10
I have tried on over a thousand dresses. Never had the “moment” and I still havent chosen a dress with 4 months left…yeah im screwed! but there are still tons of dresses you can order with 6 months left.
Post # 11
You look beautiful in your dress 🙂 As a 2-dress bride, my only bit of advice is that you should also feel beautiful while staying within your budget. Unless you have another dress already in mind, maybe you should try @noritake22‘s advice of trying a sash or belt. Good luck!