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Gown sought, gown bought, gown hated, now what?

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#1 BeautifulBridetoBe

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    Posted 04 August 2008 - 01:01 PM

    OK Ladies, hands up:

    Anyone buy their wedding gown only to realize that it is a beautiful dress, but it's not their dress?

    This is so strange...I am usually such a careful, well-thought out person...I am learning that all bets are off when it comes to my wedding!

    I bought a wedding gown, actually my mother bought it for me in June because I thought I LOVED it.

    Well, It's August...and I LIKE it!!!

    I have tried it on 3 times since and I feel pretty in it...but I do not feel beautiful.

    Naturally, the gown is not returnable.

    Just looking for some solace...anyone in the same boat about their gown?

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    #2 ErinB


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      Posted 04 August 2008 - 01:11 PM

      We have lots of multiple dress brides.

      I was one myself. I think I bought my dress too soon. It was the excitement of engagement, etc. I had gone shopping and really liked this particular dress. Well, I went home and found it on e-bay for $200. Naturally, I had to buy it. It's still in the back of my closet awaiting a photo shoot so I can attempt to re-sell it.

      Even with my second dress, I had a few reservations. I think it was because the dress was over my budget.

      Looking back now, I LOVED my dress and I can honestly say I felt beautiful on my wedding day!

      #3 ash0628

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        Posted 04 August 2008 - 01:12 PM

        Not so good, I have not started shopping for dresses because this is what I am afraid of. I am sure you will look beautiful no matter what!

        #4 lucy106

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          Posted 04 August 2008 - 01:14 PM

          This is YOUR day!! I would go back on the hunt if I were you!! Personally you have to absolutely adore your dress!! There are plenty of places to sell the first one at!! If you dont feel like a princess then forget it!! JMHO!

          #5 JulieG

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            Posted 04 August 2008 - 01:17 PM

            This happens a lot. How much time do you have till your wedding? I say leave it alone for a while and in a few months try your dress on again, if you have time of course. And then see how you feel about it. You bought it so recently, so it just might be that you are nervous about it right now. I went through that and in the end I loved my dress, it was perfect for me. I just needed to put it aside for a while and not think about it too much. As women we tend to over think things and this is one of those things.

            #6 IrieBride08

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              Posted 04 August 2008 - 01:21 PM

              My dress experience is a little opposite. I bought my dress under duress and only LIKED it. There was never a time when I LOVED the dress. I kept looking for a dress that envoked the "this is it" feeling, but never had it.

              I finally fell in love with the dress at my final fitting and on my wedding day, I felt like the most beautiful bride. My FI couldn't stop raving about how beautiful I was and how he loved the dress.

              The end result (loving the dress and feeling beautiful) is NOT what I expected when I spent 8 months with ambivalent feelings about it.

              #7 Banana11

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                Posted 04 August 2008 - 01:23 PM

                I've been feeling the same way about my dress! You are totally not alone. I also bought my dress too early because it was the best one I had seen at the time and thought I had looked everywhere. There are parts of my dress I love and parts I would change.

                #8 caroline

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                  Posted 04 August 2008 - 01:25 PM

                  I did the very same thing! I bought my dress months ago... and though I still love it (it IS a beautiful dress) It would have been perfect for a Catholic church wedding (as we had planned) but is WAY too dressy, IMO, for a beach wedding.

                  So I'll be posting it on "buy, sell or trade" one of these days...

                  #9 dollbird

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                    Posted 04 August 2008 - 02:54 PM

                    This happened to me I think my mistake was not only shopping too early, but bringing too many people with me. When they all loved the dress I bought, I thought I loved it too but I really didn't. It was an expensive mistake as I'm losing my deposit from canceling the dress. Figured I will lose just as much trying to sell it myself. I felt immense pressure shopping for my 2nd dress as it BETTER be the dress! Well I shopped alone and found the dress I love.

                    #10 KLC77

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                      Posted 04 August 2008 - 03:57 PM

                      If you just bought it, it could just be buyers remorse. I had that feeling after I bought mine for a couple of weeks. But even tho I see lots of other dresses that I think are beautiful, I still put mine on and love it. I agree that if you have time before your wedding wait a little bit and see if your feelings change. If they dont, head out for another one!

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