Lynnie
WeddingWire Administrator October 2016

Have you ever had dress regret?

Lynnie, on May 21, 2019 at 11:05 AM

Posted in Wedding Attire 151

Having cold feet about your wedding dress decision is really common!! Continuing to browse and to "see what else is out there" can be a slippery slope, but if you've truly fallen out of love with your dress we definitely recommend calling an audible! Are you innocent or guilty of having dress...

Having cold feet about your wedding dress decision is really common!! Continuing to browse and to "see what else is out there" can be a slippery slope, but if you've truly fallen out of love with your dress we definitely recommend calling an audible!

Are you innocent or guilty of having dress regret? If you're guilty - how did you deal with it?


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151 Comments

  • Chelsea W.
    Dedicated October 2020
    Chelsea W. ·
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    Innocent. I’ve tried on dresses and really love two but I don’t want to purchase until I’m 110% it’s the one. When I do purchase I’m not going to continue looking at dresses, whether in person or online.
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  • Mrs.
    Super May 2019
    Mrs. ·
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    I mean a little bit, but only because I wish I had the budget to spend on a traditional, more beautiful wedding dress. But then I think about how much money I saved and the regret goes away haha

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  • Mrs Sullivan
    Expert June 2019
    Mrs Sullivan ·
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    Only time was my very first fitting where the lighting was off and my dress looked very yellow and not white. I had a minor panic attack
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  • Jpbride2B
    Dedicated October 2019
    Jpbride2B ·
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    I do. I was stuck between two dresses and kind of regret my choice. They were so extremely different that I went with the one that made me cry. One was $1k more expensive and was the first dress I tried on but was a bit more raunchy for my taste, while the other was more royal and show-stopping and elegant and made me cry. I went for showstopping.

    I regret it a little bc I keep doubting. I can't really remember the one I chose and don't have a lot of pics whereas I have a lot of pics and videos of the other one.

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    Slightly guilty--but when it arrived it was even better than I imagined (I ordered a customized bodysuit and bought the skirt off the rack elsewhere).

    Smiley laugh

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  • Angela
    Expert June 2019
    Angela ·
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    🙋🏼‍♀️ Guilty! I just really didn’t like the top of my dress at all, but I loved the back and bottom. So I have been going to alterations appointments to adjust the top and now I love it again! Just had to customize it to make it the best for me. 😊
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  • October2019
    Dedicated October 2019
    October2019 ·
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    Not sure. Tried on ALOT if dresses didn't really love or hate any. I guess partly because I knew going in that it any dress I got would need to be altered to be more like what I want. I finally got a dress about 3.5 weeks ago. Everyone was trying to get me to get one because my wedding is in October and it takes time to actually get the dress. I did like one at David's Bridal but I couldn't justify spending that much money on something I would wear once. So I tried to find something similar. I want success time was ticking so I just picked one I thought looked nice off veaul.com. it fit, looked like the picture for the most part and it came fast. Once I tried it in it was like I don't love it and I don't hate it; but I did order another one. I used this online photoshop tool to merge the pictures of the two of them into one dress and well guess what I love them combined so now I just need to take it to the lady at church who said she would help me make the dress to begin with and ask her to combine the two into one. It's an experiment we will see how it works out.
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  • Laura
    VIP November 2019
    Laura ·
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    Guilty. Bought my dress way too early and have been in and out of love with it since it came in.
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  • Tara
    Master May 2020
    Tara ·
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    Nope. I knew better not to get a traditional wedding dress. Innocent 😇
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  • Kim
    Super September 2019
    Kim ·
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    Not exactly a dress regret, but more like whether I look good in the dress. I had my first alterations appointment today and seeing myself in it, those thoughts went away.
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  • C
    Just Said Yes July 2019
    Carey ·
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    Love my Dress!!Smiley heart

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  • Aubree
    Dedicated January 2020
    Aubree ·
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    Innocent. I love my dress!
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  • Cierra
    Savvy June 2019
    Cierra ·
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    Guilty! I question my dress a lot, but every time i put it on i know i picked the right one!
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  • SraDeCarrillo
    Super August 2019
    SraDeCarrillo ·
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    Guilty, due to time and budget I have a simple dress. Its pretty but not t my dream dress. To get over it I’m getting a more detailed veil to really make me feel bridal.

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  • C
    Super January 2020
    Cassie ·
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    Guilty, can’t help but see tons of new dresses on this site and wonder if I made the right choice.
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  • K
    Dedicated October 2020
    Kerra ·
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    Innocent : I have not purchased my dress yet , but I could see how this could happen . So many choices ..
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  • CourtneyBrittain
    Master August 2019
    CourtneyBrittain ·
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    Hmm that's a tough one! I don't regret buying my dress, but I do wish I could change some very minor things, such as the little flowers on the bodice of it. But I don't regret it enough to not tear up with happy tears when I think about wearing it again!

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  • Laura
    Devoted January 2020
    Laura ·
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    Sort of guilty. I have occasional dress regret because my dress hasn’t come in yet and I’m anxious about it.
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  • CDickman
    VIP September 2019
    CDickman ·
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    Yes I refuse to look at other dresses till my wedding lol.
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  • Kiara
    VIP August 2021
    Kiara ·
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    I almost did but i was like nope not happening i refuse2be unhappy so i had2rethink it over and let them know i wanna look still
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