Post # 1
I bought this dress before I moved overseas, and well in advance of my June 2013 wedding – I’d actually planned most of my wedding prior to moving. I didn’t have a lot money, but really liked how I looked in this dress, so I bought it, but as the wedding draws nearer, I keep thinking this dress isn’t pretty or that it suits me, and I keep thinking “if only I looked at more dresses!”
What do you ladies think? I only have 6 months left until the wedding and I’m not heading back home until either May or June depending on particular circumstances.
Living abroad is rather annoying when planning a wedding. My fiancé is British and I moved to the UK to be with him and we plan to settle in Britain after the wedding. We’re having our wedding in Toronto, Canada (which is where I’m from).
I have lost a little weight since moving abroad, and in the photo I’m standing on a box because I’m short!
I am going stir-crazy wanting to look into others, but my family/friends all tell me the dress I have is wonderful and that my FH will love it.
The dress is presently in my parents’ closet in Canada.
Post # 3
Your dress is beautiful and looks great on you! I’m sure when you go back in May/June, you will put it on and feel that way again. Even if you’ve lost some weight, you can get it altered and taken in a bit so that it will fit you more snug. What is it about the dress that makes you regret buying it?
Post # 4
I love your dress! You look fantastic.
Post # 5
I absolutely love your dress! Looks great on you and is beautiful! I think we all feel dress regret at some points… I think it’s only natural. But you will put it back on and remember why you fell in love with it 🙂
Post # 6
I think the dress is beautiful and it looks great on you!
Post # 9
i think it’s fine. do you think you are having these feelings because the dress is so far away and you can’t try it on to be sure?
Post # 10
@mypinkshoes – Most likely, I think it’s because I haven’t seen it in several months and won’t see it until I get home before the wedding to do the alterations.
I’m also worried there won’t be enough time to get the alterations done (I’m hoping to get home 2 weeks before the wedding, but that all depends on what my employment circumstances are around April 2013– seems impossible to get alterations done that quick, but I’m not knowledgeable about that). I’m not comfortable walking in heels, and have to have the ruffles all taken up a lot to accomodate my shortness!
Post # 11
I thnk the dress looks great on you. If you are very concerned about the laterations, I would talk to the alterations department to make sure they know the time frame you are on. If they can not make it happen, maybe you can have your dress shipped to you, get the alterations done, and then bring it to the wedding with you when you travel.
Post # 12
I love this dress, the ruffles are sophisticated but fun and the style is very flattering. I would say try it back on w/some jewelry, make up and get your hair done (and maybe a veil) and that might help change the way you feel. it’s natural to 2nd guess yourself with all thet time during planning and the way the female mind works, but you look amazng, love love love this dress 🙂
Post # 13
I bought the dress off the rack, and my parents currently have it in their house. I wasn’t sure how to go about asking a seamstress/alterations specialist about whether they could accomodate my dress in such a short period of time (if it comes to it) of 2 weeks.
I spoke to someone before I moved to the UK, and she said she’d be able to handle it within my time-frame, but that was all the way back in July 2012, but really I should get in touch with her to make sure she can do it on that little notice. The dress itself fits quite well, it only needs to be taken in around the bust and a little around the waist/back to make it fit more snuggly. The biggest thing is the length. Curses to being 5″1.
I thought about carting the dress with me when I moved to the UK in the fall, but I only had limited items/suitcases I could bring with me and I didn’t want to damage the dress in transit, so I decided it was best to leave it in Canada.
Thanks for all the replies. I suppose I just get crazy looking at all the beautiful styles and thinking “ahhh will my FH like my dress etc” and then wondering about my dress. Sometimes I forget what it looks like!
Post # 14
I love it – I think it was a great choice!
Post # 15
This dress is great it looks great on you I think you picked the right one for you. Don’t stress out too much it will be perfect!
Post # 16
The dress actually seems to be a tad loose around the waist area? Does it have a corset back u can tighten? Anyway, will it be an option to have ya parents mail it to you for alteration?
If you are really having dress regrets, go shop even for fun. If u end up liking another dress in the same style, it probably is just the worry and distance. If you fall in love with one of another style, do it! You could always use one as a reception dress too.
Either way, that is one lovely dress and u look great in it!!