Post # 1
I went to a Brides Against Breast Cancer event to try to find a dress. I really wanted to get a dress there because I lost my grandmother to breast cancer. I thought that it would be a really good way to pay tribute to her. When there weren’t a lot of dresses in my size, I felt a lot of pressure to just choose the one that looked *the best*. Here are some pictures of me in the dress:
This happened in June. I have been doubting my decision ever since. It’s nothing like what I had been dreaming of. I’m also worried that it won’t fit into my dream outdoor, rustic, farm wedding.
These were some of my dress inspiration pictures:
What do you ladies think? If I have been doubting it for 4 months now, should I go look at new dresses? Should I try adding a belt or something and it would fix everything?
Post # 3
I’m sorry for the huge pictures! I couldn’t figure out how to make them smaller!
Post # 4
@jbeath1: Did you already buy it?
Post # 5
I think it looks really good on you, and isn’t incompatible with the theme you’re going for. have you tried tying a sash on it? you have that in all your inspiration pics, maybe that would make you like it a bit more.
Post # 6
@jbeath1: Frnakly, I like your dream dresses better. Not a fan of the diagonal and I think its a trend that will look very dated in 2 years time. But then, I am old, boring, and classic! ha ha.
But that said, I do like your dress because it’s got pretty chiffon and I think it does nice things for your figure.
Post # 7
I don’t think you look very comfortable in that picture…and you’ve been doubing it ever since you bought it. I say at least go and look at other dresses. There are many other ways that you can pay tribute to your Grandma. I really love the first inspiration picture. By The Way you should totally make a poll.
Post # 8
@MabelleBliss: You’re right, I should probably try that. What type of sash do you think I should try?
@futuremrsk18: Yep. I bought it and took it home with me back in June. Have been doubting it ever since.
Post # 9
i think your dress looks nice on you but if you don’t feel beautiful in it, it may not be the one. you deserve to feel beautiful on your day.
Post # 10
I think you look great in that dress but I don’t see the resemblance to your dream dresses. Also the fact that you have been doubting for months is the real problem.. You need to feel like the prettiest girl in the world that day and if you have doubts then you won’t feel that way. Keep looking till you feel s comfortable is my advice!
Post # 11
I really like your dress!
Post # 12
I was definitely in your shoes about two months ago. Once I bit the bullet and started looking at new dresses…I found the one almost immediately. And I felt infinitely better.
I would trust your gut on this one and go looking at other dresses. 4 months is a long time to have just superficial dress regret, you know?
Post # 13
If you are doubting you are doubting for a reason. Trust your gut and go look at other dresses. I think you need to see what else is out there. It sucks (I also bought a dress and began to doubt it 24 hours later) but it happens and you move on. It is better to find a dress you love then to look at all the pictures in the future and hate the way you look.
Post # 14
Thank you for the advice! I think I am going to go try on new dresses as well as try on some sashes with the dress I already have. We will see how it goes…
Post # 15
I like the dress you have, but if you don’t love the dress then I think you should go try on some other dresses. You can commemorate your grandmother in other ways on your wedding day, like maybe having a pink crinoline under your dress (to support breast cancer) or a photo of her attached on a charm to your bouquet.
Post # 16
I voted add a sash because I think you could find a beautiful, affordable one on etsy and if you add a little crinoline under it, it will poof it up and be close to your inspirationg pictures. I think it’s a lovely dress on you.