(Closed) Wedding dress buyers remorse

posted 12 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
401 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Aww, I think that no matter how many dresses you try on or how long you wait to make your decision, we all second guess our dress!! I know that I have many times! My best advice would be to try it on again (the sample or at a different store) to see if you still love it. If not, then you could always look for another dress. Don’t feel bad about this at all!! It happens to all of us!

Post # 4
19 posts
  • Wedding: May 2015

I would agree. Don’t hesitate to try on other dresses, and this time when you go into a dress shop, if you feel like your being pressured by a salesperson you can always say "well I already have one dress, I just wanted to try on others to be sure I made the right choice" and of course, that’s entirely the truth! You many find a dress you like better, or you may discover that the dress you bought is growing on you and was the right choice after all.

Also, you might ask if the dress shop where you bought the dress would consider giving you store credit if you found another dress in their shop that you liked better. 

 Best of Luck 🙂

Post # 5
5280 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I love the dress and think it’s very romantic for the canyon.  you could always use a brooch to put the dress up a bit more. i agree with everyone else about asking the dress shop if you can exchange the dress for another.

Post # 6
1106 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

I think that dress is beautiful! I agree with the other posters, you can still go to other stores and try on more dresses! If you find something you absolutely LOVE and cannot live without, then you can get it and sell your other dress…Or it may just reinforce that this dress actually was the one…Go try on more!!

Post # 7
61 posts
Worker bee

((HUGS))  I think you look beautiful in that dress.  If you are concerned about the length of the train, you could potentially have a seamstress shorten it or even wear it bustled for the ceremony.  Either way, don’t be too hard on yourself– what’s done is done.  Keep looking if that helps.  You can always try to sell the dress or donate it for a tax credit.  Best of luck!


Post # 9
147 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I think that dress is gorgeous, but you should definitely try on more to be sure! In case the train is really what you are worried about, how about bustling it during the ceremony or simply having the train removed? 

Post # 11
35 posts

Is the second attachment a Claire Pettibone?  Both gowns are beautiful.  I changed my mind on my first dress.  Though I had not ordered it specially for my height, I was able to sell it on ebay without losing too much money.  My second dress is a Claire Pettibone sample, so I was able to get it for 50% off.  I rationalize the cost of the loss on the first dress by knowing that my dream dress (second dress) was on sale, so I am still under budget compared to buying it new!  I am getting married outside too, in the mountains in Colorado, and felt that my second dress fit the setting much better.  My fiance is like yours–he just wants me to feel perfect in the dress I choose and doesn’t want me to feel bad about it.  Go with your instinct–it will all work out.

Post # 12
587 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think the dress is beautiful! It’s similiar to the one I got (I love the lace dresses). If it helps, I’m wearing a lace dress with a small train like that to an outdoor wedding, so I think it should be okay. But it’s really does depend on what you feel comfortable in. You’ll be beautiful (and happy) no matter what!

P.S. That’s neat that you’re getting married at Old Man’s cave. We’re going there for our honeymoon in a couple weeks and I’m so excited. I haven’t been there yet but I’ve seen pictures and it looks beautiful! That’ll be a beautiful place for a wedding.

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