(Closed) Second thoughts on dress

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1042 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012


Post # 4
1425 posts
Bumble bee

If YOU love your dress and are comfortable in it, then that’s all that matters!

I see ladies on here that say they think drop wasited gowns aren’t flattering, they hate pick-ups, and long trains.  My dress had all three, and I still loved my dress, my Darling Husband loved my dress and I got tons of compliments on it.  Best bet, is to ignore it all and go with what feels right to YOU!

By the way, if ANYONE tells you that you’re dress is “2nd class” just because you got it at DB, tell them to shove it.

Post # 5
116 posts
Blushing bee

To be honest, I’ve tried on a bunch of dresses. After a while, they all look the same. There are definitely only a few styles that get repeated and mildy reinvented. What will make the dress stand out is you. If you love it and are glowing in it, then it will look amazing. Honestly, I don’t think anyone will be able to tell whether your dress is “designer” or from David’s Bridal. 

Also, perhaps people refer to David’s Bridal as “second class” because of the shopping experience/customer service. I personally like being pampered (who doesn’t?) and decided to go to a boutique with experienced sales consultants, pretty couches, etc. But, I’m sure you could find the same kind of dress at David’s Bridal and nobody would know the difference (except you). 

Post # 6
1868 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I didnt love DB because I didnt feel like I got good customer service. Same with Alfred Angelo. I know a lot of girls love those places and that’s great. 

I also had some second thoughts after reading some posts but mostly becuase I saw so many beautiful dresses! 

At the end of the day you bought your dress becuase you loved it. I cant imagine anyone saying anything bad about your dress when you will be glowing in it! 

Will you show your dress?

Post # 7
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Personally, I overspent on my dress. I love my dress and I do not regret purchasing it but sometimes I sit back and think of what I could have spent this money on. I mean seriously, this is a dress I will wear for a FEW HOURS so why does it need to cost an arm and a leg?

I have no doubt that you will look stunning on your wedding day and that your guests will be falling all over themselves with compliments on you and your dress. No one is going to think your dress is “cheap” unless you disclose the cost. I say, hold your head high and wear the dress you fell in love with.

Post # 9
869 posts
Busy bee

@CherryWaves:  << This exactly.


OP Your dress is gorgeous!  Not too plain at all.  Don’t stress.

Post # 10
11419 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I’m so sorry you are feeling this way, but I want to encourage you to not allow those comments to affect your joy and happiness in any way.

First, please remember that there is SUCH diversity of opinions, tastes, styles, and budgets in the Hive.  One person’s idea of average may be another person’s idea of gorgeous. Opinions are so subjective!

Next, don’t forget that, right now, you’re “comparing notes” with (insert number of WB members here) women, most of whom are very heavily invested in their own wedding visions (past and present), and we can only speak from our own personal perspectives. Some (many?) of us also tend to be detail-oriented planners and perfectionists, so our focus for ourselves — and others — is to always search for and find the BEST, most beautiful, most exciting (within budget, of course) of everything.

Finally, unless you are having a double wedding, you will be the ONLY bride at your wedding. YOU and YOUR beautiful dress will be what your guests (who do NOT spend hours each day poring over “all-things-wedding” on the bee 🙂 will be focused on and “oohing” and “ahhing” over. They won’t think, “Oh my gosh, I’ve seen that dress FIVE times.” Most of the guests at your wedding will only ever see ONE bride in that gown — YOU! And they will think that you are stunning and absolutely beautiful! 🙂

Post # 12
8882 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@saintsation79:  Your dress is so pretty and is SO flattering on you! Don’t regret it 🙂

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