- 9 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
I poste this in response to another thread but didn’t mean to threadjack, but I had been wanting to post this anyway…
I am suffering from dress regret. My budget was under 1k, and nothing against brides that go to DB, but I read/heard horror stories of the one local to me and wanted to avoid it all costs. This kept a lot of dresses out of budget since I was looking for lace.
My dream dress was MS Bernadette. At $1,600 it was way out of budget but I stupidly tried it on anyway and absolutely fell in love with it. My mom talked me out of it saying it was too formal for my wedding (which is at a country club, and our wedding won’t be glitzy, but it’s not like it’s casual). It was kind of heavy and a little hot to wear, so I talked myself out of it.
Then I tried on a Casablanca that just made my face light up (I don’t know what it was), but it was 1,200. I still didn’t want to spend that much.
Finally, I tried on a brand I had never even heard of, Da Vinci, and I really liked it, and my two bridesmaids and mom loved it, thought it was ‘the one’ and was ‘me’. And, it was only $600! I was sold.
The next day my friend sent me a picture of me in it, and it gave me instant regret. Maybe it just didn’t photograph well. Maybe it was just the harsh lighting in the store, or the poor camera phone quality, but I can’t stop thinking about it now. I’ve been contemplating going back to the store to try on the Da Vinci and the Casablanca again, I feel like I really clouded my judgement by limiting myself by the price. Then again, it’s a dress that is only worn for a few hours. Then again, it’s a dress that I’ll see pictures of myself in for the rest of my life. I am really torn on what to do. Also, I think it would be really hard to sell the one I bought since it’s not a well known brand.
Bees that had dress regret, did you go back and try it on again, and feel reassured? Or did you wait until it arrived and hoped for the best?