(Closed) Wedding Dress Anxiety??

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

Oh I’ve been there!   I think there is another thread on here from a couple months ago with the same discussion.  

I’m a June bride, after months of looking,  I bought a dress in November. It was quite different than what I had imagined as a little girl. I always wanted the big pouffy fairy tale dress,  but when it came to trying them on, that style just wasn’t me. So I ended up with a lacy tight fitting trumpet skirt style.  I loved it in the store.  But then for the next couple of months after I bought it, I kept having second thoughts, I worried that I wouldn’t like it, it was too ivory,  I should have gotten a pouffy dress…etc.   

My dress came in last week, and I tried it on Saturday and fell in love with it again.   I think it’s all the wedding stress,  it makes you second guess things.  


I think your dress is lovely, and it doesn’t give you a funny shape! 🙂 

Post # 4
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Don’t second-guess it- your dress is beautiful and the back looks great on you- I definitely don’t have the back to pull that off so you are really lucky. And Reem Acra- wow, designer!! that is amazing that you got such a pretty dress. Also you have to get your hair done and makeup to truly feel like eveything is perfect and it will be.

Post # 5
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I absolutely love my dress. I spent about two months looking at photos before going shopping, and had a really good idea of what I wanted (I walked in with a small stack of photos of essentially the same dress by different designers).  I actually tried on numerous styles, but ended up with one my top choices from the photos.  I also wondered if I shouldn’t go back with Fiance and see what he thought, but I showed him a picture from the designer’s website and he thinks its totally me, so I’m not worried.

I don’t think your dress looks overly formal.  It doesn’t look informal; it looks definately bridal, but there are some dresses that are definately ballgowns or serious eveningwear.  And if your event is black-tie-optional, that’s still pretty formal in the grand scheme of things.  We don’t expect anyone to show up in a tux for our wedding; even Fiance and my dad will just be in a nice suit.  I also think you look great in it – you have a great back and arms, and it really shows that off.  As far as the front, I’m not sure what you mean.  It looks like the dress could stand to be pressed, and it also looks like the skirt is standing rather than hanging, so you need it hemmed.  I am sure that after you have your alterations it will drape better in the front.  I would also think about having cups sewed in, if I was you.

And stop looking at dress pictures!  You can drive yourself nuts second-guessing every decision – I’m doing it right now with my invitations – but there’s no point in it!  You loved the dress, and when you go for your fittings I’m sure you’ll remember all the reasons that you did.  (Besides, I’m not sure you could order one now and have it in time anyway – you’d have to find something off the rack.)

Post # 6
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

I think you look beautiful!! The back is so lovely and so is the beading on the front. The bride should always been the most dressed up so don’t worry about the time of year and location.

I think everyone probably goes through this as it’s such a big purchase and you want to make sure you made the right purchase. But I really think you look great – no funny shape at all! Your fiancee will definitly be impressed!!

Post # 7
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

first of all, No, I dont think your dress looks too formal. having the light beading relaxes it so its not stuffy.

 Second, its GORGEOUS. and you look AMAZING in it.

 Thirdly, i completely understand. i ordered my dress 2 weeks ago now and have been 2nd guessing myself like no other. to the point where i had heart burn. i ordered a zip up dress with a lace up back instead without actually seeing the back of my dress (the smaple was several sizes too small). I wrongly assumed that the dress had a high back that was straight across.

After finally finding my dress online, i have realized that my dress has a v-back that actually dips a bit low. I am hoping that my design change doesn’t come back looking awful. I wont get my dress until August. I have plenty of time to stew in my own juices….

I also believe that wedding related stress is manifesting itself in your attire. seriously. you felt like it was the one then? It will be the one when it comes back. Just like the previous poster said.

 And No, your shape looks fine. you’re just paranoid! Stop looking at pictures. there are other wedding things to focus on, switch focus. breath…..it will be ok!

(please feel free to copy and paste this exact comment when i freak out  on the boards in 6 months, lol)

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