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

  • Pattie
    Expert June 2020
    Pattie ·
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    I’m guilty of this. Purchased and ordered, but got it in ivory instead of blush because although I loved it I didn’t feel “like a bride”. I think it was the fact it wasn’t white buuuut I have doubts because what if I dislike it in ivory?! David’s bridal won’t do returns either. Yikes
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  • latasha
    VIP September 2019
    latasha ·
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    I think I regretted how much I spent on a dress. It was a fleeting thought that disappeared soooo quickly lol
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  • Aubrey
    Savvy October 2020
    Aubrey ·
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    No have not gone dress shopping yet

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  • Betty
    Dedicated August 2020
    Betty ·
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    Innocent. I love my dress

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  • Mariana
    Devoted October 2019
    Mariana ·
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    Not yet, I haven't even picked mine out yet.
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  • Nodyia
    Expert October 2020
    Nodyia ·
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    Guilty Im looking at dresses and Im like did I get the right one my MOH cried when she saw me in it. Then I start thinking my MOH is always crying over everything...

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  • Hannah
    Dedicated June 2020
    Hannah ·
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    I am guilty of this, and I bought 2 dresses. One is for our beach wedding, and the other is for our more formal reception when we return from our ceremony. My dress for the reception is beautiful, and I wish I could just wear it for both but it is a very delicate vintage material, probably paper/crepe. I will end up wearing both for both occasions, but I actually want to add to my vintage dress by adding a removable tulle skirt. So, no real remorse, but more along the lines of, "I just want more dress!" - Something to keep in mind though for summer weddings...I may end up forgoing this extra layer.

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  • Jamie
    Expert May 2020
    Jamie ·
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    Slightly... but not really. It's only when I look at other dresses and get envious, but then I look at the picture I have of me in my dress and get over it quick!

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  • Kaitlyn
    Dedicated September 2019
    Kaitlyn ·
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    Nope, just nervous on getting the fitting and adjustments done on time

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  • Andrea
    Savvy August 2019
    Andrea ·
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    Guilty. I really don't like a lot of bridal gowns. However, after trying it on again I fell back in love with it:-)
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  • K
    Beginner November 2019
    Kathy ·
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    Guilty, but only for a few days before I got it...then it was complete love!Smiley heart

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  • Shara
    Beginner February 2020
    Shara ·
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    Kinda, I had a dress in mind... So, I went to a store that didn't carry the dress I wanted so I tried on a dress and fell in love with... A piece of me still wants to try the other dress
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  • Katherine
    Just Said Yes July 2019
    Katherine ·
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    At my final fitting, once I got to see how the dress would actually fit, I immediately felt dress regret, but the alterations are irreversible.....sigh
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  • Elizabeth
    Expert September 2019
    Elizabeth ·
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    No. I made two appointments to try dresses and bought my dress at my follow-up appointment. I sent pics of my top choices to family members to get their opinions and to give them an opportunity to send me pics of styles they wanted me to try since we live in different parts of the country.

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  • Jessica
    Savvy October 2018
    Jessica ·
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    Nope. I loved my dress. I went with my MIL on Bridal Dress Sale weekend or whatever it was and it was the last dress I tried on, I didn't even want to try on anymore but I knew it was the one and it cost $400. The only thing that bugged me was the stupid straps wouldn't stay up but eventually I stopped caring about that.

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  • ALYSSA
    Devoted September 2019
    ALYSSA ·
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    GUILTY, but not because I found something better. I just didn't have an over the top reaction to my dress like you see on TV. I know my fiancé will LOVE it and how it flatters my curves, and I feel beautiful in it, but something still feels like I'm settling...

    Not to mention I tried the dress on in ivory, and moscato , but ordered it in white with white/silver stitching and when it came in the stitching didn't look white at all compared to the white fabric. The shoppe also made me order a size large than the sample and it was quite large, I'm thick but have an hourglass shape and you saw none of it, and even my booty was undefined... It's a mermaid style dress..... how is that even possible?! wishing for an alterations miracle.

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  • Kayla
    Dedicated May 2021
    Kayla ·
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    Not guilty! Haven't purchased yet but I made sure it was 100% the one and will be purchasing in a few weeks!

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  • Kaitlin
    Devoted June 2020
    Kaitlin ·
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    Guilty. I bought my dress discontinued and was so in awe at first I didn't analyze the dress before buying it. It needs to be corrected by fixing some stitches and beading that has come loose from being tried on so many times. I can't return it or exchange it but every time I go in with doubts the store owner reassures me that the issues can be fixed and I fall in love again. I have 11 months to go so prayers that'll end up being the perfect dress the boutique has made me believe it can be!
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  • Deborah
    Dedicated August 2020
    Deborah ·
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    Same here! I need to stop looking at other wedding dresses, because when I compare, I go, oh it's not bridal enough, and then I try on my dress and feel great again.

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  • Erin
    VIP December 2020
    Erin ·
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    The dress regret was real. I finally think I got over it, but there's still so much time before my wedding it's hard to tell if it'll strike again.

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