Post # 1
I’m having nightmares every night about my dress. I’m agonizing over the pics in the sample, thinking it won’t look right or its too skinny or whatever. I put a deposit down when I ordered it, so what happens if I absolutely hate it when it comes in? Can I put that deposit towards another dress? Am I out the deposit? I wish I didn’t nit pick at everything but I just wish I had tried on more dresses and maybe I wouldn’t feel so distraught over it.
Post # 3
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
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.
BTW, I only tried on 5 gowns before I made my decision and I purchased my gown November 3rd of last year.
Post # 5
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 # 6
The last thing I’m worried about is that I chose a dress with a drop waist and I’m not even 5 feet tall. The lady in the salon told me not to worry about it, that when they shortened it it would still look amazing, so I believed her. The sample pics make me look longer and so I feel like I fooled myself into thinking I could pull this off! I wanted to add a sash to make it more of an empire waist, but I’m not sure it will help. I really wish they didn’t make brides wait 6 months to get the dress!!
Post # 7
@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
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 # 9
Yea the dress was definitely pretty big, so the chest doesn’t look right, and they had to put this pillow in the back to show me what the corset will look more like, so the pics of the back of the dress makes me look like a hunchback! And no, I have to wait until the end of september for the dress, its so hard to just let it go! I’m an obsessive person with a one track mind. I want to go to the store and try her on again (with crinoline because I wanted that too, but never thought to ask at the time) but I feel like a fool wasting their time with a customer who already found her dress. I do try to remember that I loved her when she was on, I honestly think its the pictures that are ruining it for me! Should I delete them all? Then at least I won’t be able to look :O
Post # 10
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.
Post # 11
I wish! This was the only store in the area that had the dress. I guess if I went in the guise of wanting to buy my veil and accessories they might not mind, I could just play dress up for like an hour 😛