Post # 1
First of all, I already have a dress. I picked it out the first day of dress shopping before I really did enough researdh etc. I like it, but I’m not in love with it. The other day I found this gorgeous, original dress online from lightinthebox.com. This dress is only 250.00
I don’t know what to do? Should I just stick with my original dress and make the best of it or risk ordering online and potentially waste 250 + dollars. Here is the link to the dress that I like. http://www.lightinthebox.com/Mermaid-Sweetheart-Sweep-Train-Satin-Lace-Tulle-Wedding-Dresses-for-Bride-2009-Style–WGY0033-_p47897.html
And I’ll try to attach photos of the dress that I have..
Post # 3
Totally honest opinion- I like the dress you have way better than the one online.
What about just making the dress you have into a sweetheart neckline if that’s one of the details you like about the other dress?
Post # 4
I agree with rosychicklet, especially about the sweetheart neckline. I think that would really up the oomph of your current dress, which I think is way nicer than the other one and looks better on you (or would). The dress you have is gorgeous.
Post # 5
Oh I am torn. It’s hard to say without seeing the dress on you. The one online is a bit more modern versus traditional. I am not sure what is really drawing you to the one online but maybe you could alter the first one to more your taste?
$250 may or may not be a whole lot to you but it seems extremely inexpensive so I wouldn’t suspect the best quality. At the same time maybe you could order it and return it?
I know I haven’t helped much, but good luck!
Post # 6
check the return policy. then if you get it and hate it, you can just send it back!
Or if you love it, you can be a 2 dress bride!
Post # 7
Definitely read through those reviews…I found a dress I adore on that site too, but the ratings are so awful that I can’t bring myself to even consider ordering from them.
Consider doing what other girls on this site are doing- post an alchemy request on Etsy and see if there’s someone in your area who could make the dress for you. You’ll save a bundle because most dressmakers include the price of alterations in with the cost of the dress. Just some food for thought!
Post # 8
I’m agreeing with rosychicklet, the dress you currently have is much more fabulous. It’s so unique! I love the lacey overlay.
And kudos to the sweetheart neckline idea! That’s actually a very easy alteration to make.
Post # 9
I also agree with rosychicklet, your dress is great!
Post # 10
I also prefer the dress you already have.
Post # 11
You know, that ruffly tiered dress is *cute* and definitely *in* but i think you would look like a cupcake in it! I like the one you have…it’s classic and bridal. But i’m not into things that are very trendy b/c i like more classic looks. If you like the sweetheart (which i do!) you could have that added to the dress you have! But…i’m not a fan of the tiered dress. Sorry!
Post # 12
I agree with everyone else. Stick with the first one!
Post # 13
Yes, I much prefer the one you already have.
Post # 14
Thanks everyone so much for the comments. You’ve convinced me to forget about the online dress and work with what I have. I do love the way the back looks!
Thanks again, you are all so sweet!
Post # 15
i LIKE YOUR DRESS BETTER TOO! And i read a lot about women who have 2nd thoughts about their dress after they buy it…it might have been in a post here as well. But I bet you when you have the veil, makeup, necklace and earrings and everything all pulled together on your wedding day…you will know its the one.
Post # 16
Ditto. But do what you know you will not regret doing. 🙂