(Closed) What to do when you don't like your wedding dress?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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215 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I did not really like white wedding dresses, but my mom was dying to see me in one, so we went to DB and she pressured me into buying one she liked. It is beautiful, and I looked pretty, but I couldn’t get enthusiastic about it. I decided to sell it at a consignment shop and had my friend make a dress that I LOVED. Maybe don’t involve your mom and think outside the “wedding dress” box and look at other things you could wear. My friend is a Pakistani designer who made me a traditional Lucknow gharara in blues and ivory, for example. 

Post # 3
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357 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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plaidatheart :  I would suggest that you ask the salon if you can exchange the dress considering the not so ideal circumstances you experienced.  If they agree, I’d go back to the salon alone and take your time finding a dress you love. This is your day and you need to feel amazing in your dress! Good luck and give us an update!

Post # 4
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1782 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

It doesn’t sound like you found the best dress for you, sorry bee, I think you should go looking alone without your mother and trust your own instincts.

Post # 5
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271 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

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plaidatheart :  your dress probably hasn’t been ordered yet by the salon. I would contact them ASAP and explain the situation, book an appointment on one of their slow days if you can (ie during the week) and go alone to see what feels right for you 🙂 They should be able to credit your deposit for a new dress. Best of luck and I am sure you will find an amazing dress!

Post # 6
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486 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Do you have a picture?  

It sounds like a strange experience. I would suggest going back and speaking to a manager.  Explain honestly what happened and that you felt obligated.  Most good bridal salons don’t want you to feel pressured.  

I had several strange experiences finding a dress and I finally found one I loved.  It is more of an evening gown than a wedding dress but it is me!

Post # 7
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721 posts
Busy bee

if you really dislike it, I’d see if the store can let you choose something else, so I’d call them quickly….but either way, can you show pictures? I’m sure it’s a wonderful dress, maybe it just needs to be jacked up with a veil and accessories

Post # 8
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1949 posts
Buzzing bee

FIRST, Call the salon ASAP and cancel your order.  Are you having a non-traditional wedding where a bridal gown will be out of place or not required?  I feel like there are so many different styles of dresses that there is something for everyone who wants one.  I think that you should spend some time thinking about your wedding day and what makes sence, then return to the salon by yourself on a day when they are not busy.  Also go to different salons.  I found some that I did not know about by finding them on the desinger’s website.  Once you find a few that you like then bring your mom if you think she will be supportive.  

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