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#11 Jacilynda

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    Posted 04 August 2008 - 04:04 PM

    This really does happen alot. I say that you keep it for now. Go dress shopping again. Take pictures of yourself in dresses you "LOVE" or like. I always take pictures cause I don't trust mirrors.... and this way you can refer back to it. Also take a pic of yourself in the dress you already have. Just keep dress shopping and taking pictures. Then compare all of these pictures and see what you like. I also suggest when you go dress shopping try on a few dresses you think you don't like or you're not interested in because I dress looks different on everyone... and it always looks different on you than on the hanger. You may find in the end that the dress you have is perfect or you'll find a different one you like and you can sell the dress you have and buy the one you absolutely LOVE!!!! The dress is so important to us but remember the dress isn't what makes you beautiful!

    #12 dainanewell

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      Posted 04 August 2008 - 06:58 PM

      I'm having the same problem....I went dress shopping with my Mom and she bought me a dress I thought was the one at the time....but now i think i only liked it because my mom loved it so much.....hopefully once I get it I'll start to like it more ...If not I'll try to sell it and get a new one ....I think we tend to feel this way because this is the one day that is ours and we want to look as beautiful as we can....but i think no matter what we wear our FH's are gonna think we are gorgeous!!!!

      #13 JennyK

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        Posted 04 August 2008 - 08:12 PM

        You are not alone and don't think you are going crazy either. I went through the same thing, only to return my dress as soon as I got it. When I went back, I was more relaxed and found "the one". If you have any doubts, keep looking and return the dress.

        #14 Banana11

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          Posted 04 August 2008 - 10:06 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by JennyK
          You are not alone and don't think you are going crazy either. I went through the same thing, only to return my dress as soon as I got it. When I went back, I was more relaxed and found "the one". If you have any doubts, keep looking and return the dress.
          I just checked out your planning bio and I LOVE your dress! Your DIY invites were so great too! I bet your guests were so excited to get them!

          #15 newprincessbride

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            Posted 04 August 2008 - 10:14 PM

            God, my story is exactly the same and I thought I was alone. I bought my dress 5 months ago and 2 sizes too small. Now I really don't like the dress and its too big(the only good thing). I think it's too much dress for me b/cause I'm only 5'0. Whatever, the case I'm hoping I love the dress after the alterations and after I accessorize.. Hang in there....

            #16 Denise40

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              Posted 04 August 2008 - 10:21 PM

              I agree with the other ladies. Put it away for awhile and go look at some others. Ones you like or think you dislike. You may be surprised and go back to the one you already have. Just relax, and enjoy this time. You will know when you have the dress for you.

              #17 Tracy

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                Posted 04 August 2008 - 10:29 PM

                I bought a dress the first day I went shopping....it looked good on me, and I let my opinion be swayed by everyone in the store saying that was their favorite...so i bought in. In the car on the way home I had a breakdown and called the store, telling them I didn't feel good about the purchase...they let me return it, but only on the condition that I buy another one from them (this was also non-refundable) - so perhaps the store will work with you, if you can find another dress there. Fortunately I ended up finding a dress I loved at the same store...so it all worked out. PS - did the same thing with my veil - bought cathedral length, then regretted the decision, returned it and bought a shorter one (again, they credited me because I bought the new one in the store too). Moral of the story for me - i should not make big decisions so quickly and be swayed by the opinion of others.

                #18 JaimeLynne

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                  Posted 04 August 2008 - 10:41 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by JulieG
                  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.
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                  If you just bought it, it could just be buyers remorse. I had that feeling after I bought mine for a couple of weeks.
                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by Tracy
                  I bought a dress the first day I went shopping....it looked good on me, and I let my opinion be swayed by everyone in the store saying that was their favorite...so i bought in. In the car on the way home I had a breakdown ...
                  I had a similar situation to y'alls. I went out with my Grandma totally "just looking" but ended up loving the last dress I tried on. My Grandma advised me to sleep on it but I though "No, I love this. And it's one thing off of my plate!". Wellll, flash forward to that night. I'm absolutely bawling my eyes out because I've completely over analyzed every single pic of me in it. It was 100% non-refundable/returnable. Thank goodness after I slept on it the next day my buyer's remorse was gone

                  I told myself as soon as I bought the dress that I would not go into any more bridal stores. Of course, I see beautiful dresses on here all the time and it makes me doubt myself a tiny bit but actually it all worked out because I've been really sick lately and there's no telling when I would have felt well enough to go dress shopping again!! So, I am so thankful that I found a dress that I loved and it's out of the way. I know my FI would love me in just about anything but I really think he will like this dress and I will feel very special in it. Plus it's so much more comfy than all the other dresses I tried on which is muy importante!

                  Bottom line - Try not to scrutinize yourself. Don't look at it 10x/day and over analyze it like we girls tend to do Maybe get someone else's opinion who you really trust (for me that was my best friend who is also a fashion designer) and ask them to be completely honest. That is what saved me! If in the end you just are NOT happy, then by all means sell it and go get a new one. Just don't be too hard on yourself, k? :)

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                  #19 jessyg20

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                    Posted 05 August 2008 - 02:28 AM

                    I'm going through the same!
                    I like my current dress but I don't love it. My FI wasn't happy with the idea of me getting another dress (money gone to waste), but once he saw me stressing, he said: "It's your day and you have to do whatever makes you happy."

                    He's right!

                    It's your day, and if your not happy, then go out find a dress that does make you happy!! I know I am!

                    Good luck!
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                    #20 sally

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                      Posted 05 August 2008 - 05:15 AM

                      I think you should keep looking, Was your dress mega expensive?
                      Could you use this as your TTD dress?
                      You can always sell it if the store wont let you return it.




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