Post # 1
So, in a last minute descision, I went to the Priscilla of Boston warehouse sale & stood in line with my Mom & Maid/Matron of Honor for seven hours. None of us expected that we’d be there that long (though, once you’ve been in line for 3 hours, you sort of feel silly leaving, so you’re stuck for the long haul.) I ended up purchasing a gorgeous dress for an incredible discount ($375, down from 2K), but its so very different than anything I ever imagined for myself. At the time I was feeling massive pressure to buy something, just because we waited for so long, plus I made the mistake of throwing myself into this experience having never tried on a single dress, so it was overwhelming in every way possible. The dress is lovely, but the more that I look at it, the less I’m convinced that its MY dress. Its big and formal, and we’re having a casual outdoor wedding at a summer camp. It just feels like way too much dress. I think I might be able to sell it (for a profit, even) – but have major guilt about telling my Mom & Maid/Matron of Honor because they spent all day waiting in line with me. Am I being silly? Should I just call it a day and wear the dress even though I don’t love it? Should I start the dress hunt over? Will it really matter in the long run?
Oh, and for those wondering, here’s the dress. http://pinterest.com/pin/251497960410594931/
Post # 3
I think the dress is very pretty but if you are doubting it this much then I think you may want to look a little more. Don’t sell the dress yet because after looking you may not find anything you like as much as the dress you already have. Don’t worry about telling you mom and Maid/Matron of Honor, I guarantee they want you to be happy and will support you no matter what!
Post # 4
Firstly, I don’t think that its too much dress for an outdoor wedding. Too much dress, in my opinion, comes from overwhelming embelishments or detailing that doesn’t belong outdoors. Also, I chose “less dress” for my outdoor wedding and started second guessing myself because I thought maybe I should have “gone for it” since it is the the one and only chance I’ve had to wear a formal gown.
What made me finally relax and enjoy the dress I purchased, though, was looking around and realizing how much a) I didn’t like the other options and b) didn’t want to spend a ton of money on a dress I “kind of” liked more than the one I already had fallen in love with originally. So, I would suggest poking your head in a few salons and if you fall in love with something else, so be it. If not, you’ll know for sure that this is your dress! 🙂
You can’t cheat on a dress, afterall.
Post # 5
OMG. Just sell it. it sounds like its not what you really wanted. Don’t worry about hurt feelings. Myself, and so many other ladies on here know exactly what you are going through and have been there before! It’s okay, you need to be comfortable and happy and feel like a million bucks! You still have plenty of time to try on dresses, and you’ll find just the right one. Maybe you grab it on discount at another sample sale, or nab some savings by buying off the rack, or a discontinued dress that’s perfect. Or maybe you buy from someone on here or another site!
(PS-Incidentally, PM me if you are interested in tea-length dress perfect for an outdoor wedding that’s a bit more casual feeling. It was my first dress, same story as yours, almost!)
Post # 6
By The Way, I agree with the first response that said don’t sell this one till you find another one, because you might look around and realize that it really is what you wanted!