Post # 1
I absolutely cannot believe I am writing this post, I never thought I would have a single doubt once I ordered my dress. But I may be falling victim to dress regret. Lately I’ve been thinking how my dress even though it’s beautiful, is not very traditional. I worry a bit that it’s not something my fiance would envision me in; I know that on the day of it probably won’t matter, but I started thinking maybe I wanted something a little more classic. I hadn’t tried on a single lace dress when I had gone shopping months ago, and just so I would know how I felt about them decided to try some on. Now I am questioning my original dress choice, and considering ordering another dress, which is something I ultimately never thought I’d do. I guess I am just looking for some feedback, or opinions, or advice from someone who has been through this. I will post a few pictures for reference. Thanks in advance! (sorry if they are huge) The first one is the dress I have ordered already.
this lace one was a few sizes too big
Post # 3
As a victim of dress regret I understand where you are right now! But personally I love you original dress! I think it is stunning on you. And I am a firm believer in the rational that you chose your dress for a reason, and once you put it on again you will probably fall in love all over (I know I did). Besides, your Fiance is going to love you in whatever you wear, your his BRIDE!
Post # 4
I think the first dress is STUNNING!! The lace dress is beautiful too but I have seen a lot of people with dresses very similar. Im sure once your dress comes in and you try it on again you will have no more regrets! 🙂
Post # 5
I love your first dress! And the 2nd one is pretty too.. but I am biased to the first one, outside of you even telling your story. BUT! Sometimes I think dress regret could be a result of stress, or from striving for everything to be perfect, or something else of that nature. Your gut decision for the first dress is the right dress, you will be gorgeous, and honestly, your fiance is probably unable to imagine you in a dress anyways, or has a thousand ideas. When he sees you that day, it’s not gonna matter what he imagined or fantacized you in. He’s going to be floored by how gorgeous you are, and how happy you look. And probably won’t even remember how he imagined you, because you’re right infont of him!!! 🙂
Post # 6
Love Love this one you rock it!!!
Post # 7
I like 1st dress way More!!!
Post # 8
That first dress is stunning! Absolutely gorgeous.
Post # 9
I love the first dress. It’s more original than the 2nd one.
Post # 10
Your first dress is a WOW dress. It’s stunning and gorgeous and I wouldn’t change it if I were you. I bet if you go back and try your dress on again, you’ll love it. It’s probably “you” more than the lace dresses are. Your Fiance is going to fall in love with that dress and forget if he ever envisioned you in something different!
Post # 11
Enzoani does make beautiful dresses but I love YOUR dress more. Keep it!
Post # 12
Girl, I’ve been in your shoes before! Believe me, I have so many posts here, regretting my dress choice. But like PP said, I believe there is a reason why we chose the dress we chose. Looks wise, I think your current dress looks best on you. It’s so princessy and glamorous at the same time!
I always thought I would go for a classic wedding dress too, that’s why I had so much dress regret. But when I had a chance to try it on again, I realized that it does have a classic shape and it’s not really all that crazy. The dress is stunning, and you look stunning in it!
The lace dress is nice, but it’s a lot more subdued. I guess I didn’t choose a lace dress because in the end I wanted to have more wow for me. And for you, it all depends on what look you’re trying to go for. It’s good to think about your fiance’s preference, but I think if you stay true to what you really love, when he sees you, all he will think of is how beautiful you are. 🙂 My fiance wanted something fitted and sexy, but at the end of the day, he just wanted me to be happy. I’m sure your fiance feels the same way too.
I hope this helps! 🙂 Short version, I say stick with your dress unless you’re totally sure you don’t love it anymore. Good luck!
Post # 13
- Wedding: September 2015 - Diplomat Country Club
1st one for sure. It looks stunning 🙂
Post # 14
I’m sorry you are going through this. I have dress regret, too. Honestly, I like the second dress much better. Good luck with whatever you decide!
Post # 15
Obviously I’m biased towards the first one, because it’s also my dress! That being said, I’ll share my story. I originally wanted an all lace dress, like I was dead set on this! I tried on probably about 15 lace dresses and while they were all very pretty, none of them “stood out”. I then saw the Martina Liana and I knew I had to put her on! As soon as I did, nothing else compared. I too was worried that it might be too “modern” and that my FI might not like it. Well before I even tried it on I saw it a magazine and showed my Fiance, he said “its not what I picture for a wedding dress but its beautiful”. Point of the story is guys “vision” of wedding dresses is normally that very simple, princess white dress because, well that’s all they know. About the lace dress thing, they are all so pretty and “classic” but thats it, they’re just pretty. The Martina had that “WOW” factor that will make people’s (including your FI) jaws drop 🙂
Also, could it be that you just haven’t put it back on in awhile? If you live near the salon ask if you can come in just to put it back on and lift your spirits (I’ve tried the sample back on twice since I ordered it) Hope this helps ease your regret…
Post # 16
Thanks so much to everyone who posted, I really do appreciate the input. I have decided to stick with my original dress choice (the martina) I think a lot of it is that I haven’t tried it on in a few months, and unfortunately I live an hour and half away from the dress store, so I won’t be driving out there again until my dress comes in.
When I go back to compare all the photos of the dresses I agree I really do gravitate towards my dress more. And I know my fiance just wants me to be happy and on the wedding day he will think it’s beautiful. And yes, I do like the ‘wow’ factor of the Martina. I just wish my dress would come in soon so I could put it on again and remember how it felt. Can’t wait to see pictures of it on the other girls on here who have the same dress with weddings coming up!
Anyway, thanks so much for your advice everyone! I am feeling much better now and am sure I made the right choice!