Post # 1
I had been thinking for a while before I finally decided to write a post here.
I am getting married on 30th April. I was so busy before and finally on 30 October, I started looking for a dress. The bridal told me it was already to late to look for a dress so I should decide soon. After several dresses, I thought I found the one that I liked. So we ordered it, with “rush delivery” fee. I spent more than 2000 euro for my wedding dress, but the more i look at the picture, the more I realize, it is not the one I want. The dress has been ordered and I have to wait till 19 March 2011.
What should I do?
Thanks in advance for your opinion 🙂
Post # 3
Welcome to the Hive! Do you have a picture of the dress or of you in the dress?
Post # 4
Thanks for the reply. These are the pictures.
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Post # 5
I’m so sorry you feel like that, but the dress is beautiful and looks really good on you! You may be pleasantly surprised when Your dress comes in and you fall in love with it. The other possibility is to try to sell it and look for another dress. You could check the online classified ads on this site or the others like http://www.preownedweddingdress.com or http://www.recycledbride.com. You could also try sample sales. But honestly I love your dress!!!!!
Post # 6
It’s very flattering and gorgeous on you if that’s any consolation and re-selling it doesn’t work out. When you go back to try it on make sure you wear make up, and maybe bring some of your jewelry/wear a veil/flower piece if you will, so that you can get the full effect of how you will want it to be.
Also could the changes you want be made with tailoring? (e.g. if you wanted to bring it in and make it more mermaid rather than a-line)
Post # 7
The dress looks very beautiful on you! I’m sorry it’s not one youre happy with. i don’t know why the consultant told you that it would take SO long to get the dress in. i hate pushy salemen! i just ordered mine last week and they told me it would be here in plenty of time for the wedding. maybe you can resell this dress and get a dress you like more?
Post # 8
Just try to focus on the reasons why you chose to buy it in the first place. I had that weird dress regret feeling right after I purchased mine, but the more I focused on the positive, the more I realized I wouldn’t have bought it if it wasn’t right in the first place. At the end of the day, your Fiance is going to think you look beautiful no matter what and you look great in the pictures you posted.
If you really hate it when it comes in, I suggest doing what one of the PP said, sell yours and buy one used.
Post # 10
The sample is really beautiful on you, and I think that once you have your actual dress altered, you will be much more pleased with it. Once it fits you perfectly it’s going to be a stunner!
Post # 11
wow, you look amazing in that dress! i had second thoughts on mine too but i’ve come to live with it. i won’t get mine in until april so i’m nervous and thought about trying to sell mine too but i’m just going to wait until i have it in my size and go from there…
Post # 12
Hey, thank you so much for all your replies, I am glad finally I can get some opinions.
to ourwedding: thanks for the links I am looking at it now.
Actually what I am afraid is this dress does not have that much volume nor train, and I worry about the dropped waist, it doesnt look well with my belly :D. And the bridal told me that they cannot put more train. I would like to go to another tailor but the budget has become too tight, I do not know why maggie sottero dress is much more expensive here in Europe compare to US and it takes around 5 months to deliver…I wish I lived in USA…
When I browsed for dresses, I fell in love with this one: Maggie Sottero – Allyssabut again, it was not yet out in Netherlands.
And i keep comparing my dress to that one. I am still looking around if there is any bridal that finally has this one out.
Well, the reason why I bought this at the first place was because this was what i liked the most amongst the other dresses that i tried on (i tried 4 other dresses). And based on what the consultant said, If I waited, I wouldn’t be able to have it on time.
I don’t know if I should wait till I see it on 19 of march, since it will be olny 1,5 month before the wedding. I am a budget bride, so I cannot afford if i have to end up with 2 dresses :).what should i do? sell it first and get the new one or the other way around?
Post # 13
that dress looks great on you! if you’re worried about your belly (which i definitely can’t see), try spanx, a corset, or a longline bra. if you want more volume in the skirt, get a crinoline. and if you want a longer train, get a cathedral length veil.
Post # 14
Personally, I LOVE your dress. It looks stunning on you and it’s just a gorgeous dress. I think it’s really normal to have second thoughts about the dress or second guess your decision – it’s such a big decision – who can make it without wondering if it is the right one. I’ve been back and forth about my dress for months and I try to remind myself that I fell in love with it when I first saw it. Each time I try it on, I like it more and more. Also, just an idea, if you’re not happy with the train on your gown, you could always get a long, dramatic cathedral veil…that’s what I plan on doing. Good luck to you!
Post # 15
Sorry to hear about your dress regret, but if it helps at all, I was wowed when I saw you in it, and I think you look beautiful. I think a bit of dress regret is very natural (for many of us, including myself) but part of it is often born out of making a rush decision. I completely understand how you feel, as I do not live in the USA and I had one day to try on dresses and make a decision. Often times, because of feeling rushed and not having the chance to try on loads of dresses and sleep on the decision, I feel regret. Was there something better? Should I have gone to more boutiques?
I think if its not what you want in terms of the style, then get another dress cause you only have one chance to do this. But if you are just worried that you didn’t pick a great dress, or you are unsure whether it suits you or not… I would say its a keeper for sure. Gorgeous!
Post # 16
Your dress is absolutely beautiful, and to be honest I think it is far more stunning than the Maggie Sottero Alyssa. Maybe you could just get a cathedral veil to provide you with the drama of havin a really long train without needing a new dress.