(Closed) Uncertainty over Wedding Dress

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I personally think that dress is GORGEOUS!!! And I think you would have no problems getting the trained shortened. I’ve never really heard of brides having an issue with that alteration as long as you find an experienced seamstress. That being said, if you are still having doubts and still have time to go look for another dress, then maybe you shouldn’t commit yet. On the other hand, I never really had that crazy overwhelming tears and whatnot feeling about my dress either. I just knew it had everything I wanted and fit my budget. Maybe not the most romantic way to view the wedding dress experience, but I am super excited to wear my dress. So I defnitely know it is the “one.” Best of luck to you!!

Post # 4
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6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I think that if you have any doubts, then you should wait. Should it be your comparison dress? Absolutely. Now you just try to beat it. That’s what I did, and I couldn’t beat it no matter how many others I tried on. Now, you have plenty of time (as I’m sure you realize) so that shouldn’t be an issue. Don’t feel pressured to buy a dress and then regret it later.(Btw – is that your real date? Isn’t that a Tuesday or something? I only know this bc my date is that Saturday, lol).

My story – my old wedding date was Feb 2012. We went shopping Jan 2011 to start looking. My dress was the second one I tried on. I freaked out thinking “I’m going to regret this, this can’t be the one.” So I tried on a ton more, and ultimately went back and ordered that dress. It was my comparison dress. Now, my date has been moved back (because Cinco de Mayo is awesome) and my dress hasn’t come in yet anyways. I can’t say “I didn’t regret it” but I seriously doubt I will. I’ve never seen another bride on this site (or others) in my dress, and I love that.

Part 3 (lol) that dress is amazing. The train shouldn’t be an issue for a seamstress. But if you are having even slight doubts, don’t buy it yet. Just try and BEAT it. If you find some that are comparable, compare those to eachother and then decide. Okay, long post OVER. πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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1909 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hi, welcome to the boards! Here’s some advice I gave to another bride a few minutes ago…maybe it will be helpful to you, too πŸ™‚ If you don’t like something about a particular dress, keep looking! Now you have the baseline which you will compare all dresses to. Research online and in magazines to look for similar silhouettes and fabrics and seek out those dresses to try on. If you find something else that makes you confused, go back and visit this one and the other on the same day if possible. Good luck! You have LOTS of time to make a decision.

I put a deposit on my first dress with 11 months to go. Then a designer launched a new line in February and I fell in love with a dress. So now I have 2, but I’ll only wear one. Unless you have the budget for two, wait until you’re absolutely sure before you buy the one πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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1909 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@ST2011: Have you seen “Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta”? Your post reminded me of the blonde girl who worked in alterations…when she shopped for her dress with her friends she fell in love with a heavy silk satin beaded gown. She had originally gone in for something light and flowy for her beach wedding. She said yes to the silk and then later changed her mind to something more along her original idea.

Your venue is gorgeous! I don’t think your ella gown is too formal, but you have valid concerns about comfort and weight of the dress, especially if you’re going to wear it all day and not have a reception gown to change into.

Post # 9
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1909 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@ST2011: Sorry for your dress confusion! There is nothing worse than to be haunted and lose sleep. I re-read your original post and wonder if your ‘weird, underlying feeling’ is something you want there with you on your wedding day. And, what if you go through all these changes to make the dress perfect and it doesn’t turn out like you envisioned? 

The racing heart and sadness to take it off are the good feelings to have…if I were you I would keep shopping. Go to other stores and enjoy the process πŸ™‚ Tell your consultants that the ella is your dress if only these things were different and see if they can pull something to top it. There is no rush to buy a dress. You probably have until this fall to make a decision and put that deposit down πŸ™‚

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