(Closed) What happens if I don’t like it when it comes in?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2201 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Usually you lose the deposit, unless you have a super nice salon that lets you apply it to another dress. Mainly because once it comes in, they’re stuck with it if you decide you don’t want it.

So, until it comes in and you’re re-affirmed that you love it, try to put it out of your mind because there’s pretty much nothing you can do about it now! (I know – easier said than done)

Post # 4
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Your questions really depend on where you bought it as to what they are willing to do for you. Normally, if you hate your dress when it comes in and you don’t want it anymore, you deposit is forfeited.

When it does come in, and if you do hate it, I suggest trying to find a way to make it so you do liike it. Otherwise you will just have to find something else within your budget.

Did you love it when you purchased it? If you did, I am confident that you will love it again; maybe even more when it does come it. It is totally normal to have second thoughts about your gown.

If you are still looking at other gowns, and find yourself wondering “What if?”, I strongly advise you to stop looking. You will only torture yourself with what ifs, if you are doing that.

Whenever I have a bad dream/nightmare about my gown, I just take another look at it and fall in love with it all over again. I am also not looking at other gowns, unless they are in someones post.

By The Way, I only tried on 5 gowns before I made my decision and I purchased my gown November 3rd of last year.

Post # 5
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Try not to worry – this is sooooo common.  I seriously think every bride has this exact same thought!  I know I did!  And then I tried the dress on when it came in and loved it!

Of course, that was a couple of months ago, so I’m right back to worrying about it again, and I’m sure I will continue to do so right up until my fittings!  Ha!

Post # 7
466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@arenyth:  Did you like it when you tried it on?  Was the sample you tried on close to the size you ordered?  My dress has a drop waist and I’m 5’3”.  

Really, try not to stress.  There’s a reason you bought it.  I’m sure you’ll fall in love with it all over again once you see it again!  And I agree, it’s complete torture to make girls wait and wait for a dress they pay a small fortune for!

Post # 8
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Is your dress coming in soon? I think you shouldn’t rule out the idea that you might love your dress when it does come in. I was freaking out over my dress last week–obsessively looking at the pictures of the dress on the model, wishing I could buy another dress, etc. But when I had my first fitting last weekend I actually liked the dress a lot more than I remembered. In fact, I loved it! It helped to try on a dress that was actually in my size.

So don’t lose hope, remember that you picked the dress for a reason!

Post # 10
563 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

If you are afraid of wasting your original salon’s time, perhaps you can try your dress on again at another bridal salon.  After finding my dress at Priscilla of Boston, I saw it again at Saks when I was trying to make sure it was the right one. 

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