(Closed) Wedding Dress???

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
3982 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

oh man sounds really familiar! i really rushed into my dress decision and i was torn between two my mom liked one and i liked the other – i went with the dress she liked. I liked it too, i wouldnt have bought it if i hated it but after buying it and having it at home and finding the bee there were more and more dresses i wish i had.

i could have been a 2 dress bride – i could have swung the cash to buy another dress but i didnt want to hurt my moms feelings since she paid for my dress in full.

During my entire engagement and addiction to the bee i could just not get over my dress regret – everyone i showed it to love it but i just couldnt get into it. i liked it enough, it really was beautiful but there are so many beautiufl dresses out there i was just going crazy. my poor husband listened to me whine about how much i didnt like my dress for months.

Fast forward to 2 weeks before my wedding, i went and did my bridals and i started to like my dress a little bit more especially after seeing the pictures (its photographed beautifully) and fast forward to the day of my wedding and i seriously fell in love with my dress all over again, with my hair, makeup, jewlery and veil on i just felt so beautiful and really really ended up loving my dress.

so there is my dress regret story – did you buy the dress yet? or is it something you and your mom have talked about buying? if you havent i would go try on more – if you have and dont plan on buying another dont lose hope, you will look and feel beautiful on your wedding day. good luck!

i never had that feeling of “oh this is the one” – im too picky for that, but you need to find something you are comfortable and feel beautiful in!

Post # 5
3982 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

since you have the option to change i dont think it would hurt to go try on more at the salon and maybe try the original on again to compare and see what happens.

i know its not tradition but mothers never understand the trends in the wedding world – it had been 10 years since my mom last planned a wedding (for my sister) and you should have seen her face when i was telling her about some of the trends in the wedding world today haha my mom said her mother planned her entire wedding. luckily my mom wasnt interested in planning my entire wedding. so if you want 2 dresses go for it! you could always wear the dress you bought for the ceremony, dances, speeches and cake and then switch for the party 🙂


Post # 6
393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I didn’t have the feeling. I just picked something comfortable that I liked. I don’t usually get lightning bolt moments. Its just a dress, you wear it for a few hours, then it sits in a box under the bed. I dont get emotional about clothes 😛

Post # 7
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I knew what elements I wanted on the dress but tried to remain open. There were 4 front runners, and I know my mom loved 2 lace dresses. One was beautiful but ridiculously heavy, and the other one I ended up buying since it was a trunk show and my family and consultants LOVED it, but regretted just a day or 2 later. I knew it wasn’t the right style AT ALL as to what I had in mind. Luckily my salon let me come back and exchange it, and I bought a gown that had all the elements I wanted in a dress (with me adding a thing or 2 to it). I felt right in it. I didn’t cry like I did the first time I saw myself in a dress, but I did get a really relaxed feeling, like a confirmation that this is what I had been looking for all along.

Post # 8
5165 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I just felt breathless once I tried it on and kept saying “oh my gosh I love this dress” over and over.  And it was the 1st dress I tried on. I even told the consultant lets try that one first and get it out of the way because I was expecting to hate it, but it just looked so good!!! I definitely wanted a luxe taffeta or shantung and an interesting skirt and wanted to avoid beading, lace, tulle and satin. My dress has organza in the skirt which I thought I would hate but I love it.

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