First of all, I'd like to start this post by saying I never thought this would be me. I never thought on the day that I purchased my wedding gown that I would later regret the decision and later come to hate my dress.
When the mister and I got engaged I was so excited to go dress shopping. I couldn't wait to try on dresses and I started shopping online right away. I thought I knew what style I wanted and went into the bridal store with a list of dresses I wanted to try on. I never went in and had them pull dress that they thought would look best on me. I never had them pull a simple style in each silhouette to figure out what was most flattering.
I told my mom from day one that I was pretty sure I wanted something with lace. I wanted something timeless.. So when we found my dress and I walked out and everyone in the entire salon stopped and stared I said "This is it!" I didn't need to try on other dresses. Everyone in the building thought the dress was stunning. Everyone except for me.
I bought the dress. My mom loved it, my grandma loved it, my MIL loved it.. The only problem is that I didn't love it. I should have listened to my gut when we picked it up and I said "something isn't right.. I don't like this, that, this here.." but my mom said maybe if we take it home that I'd stop second guessing things.
So, that is what I did. I took the dress that I didn't love home. I have tried it on 4 times in the past 6 months and each time I've liked it LESS.
RED FLAG! Then when my SIL Allison said at her wedding that she was worried she might not like it because she'd purchased it so early but each time she saw it she fell in love with it even more I knew I had to seriously think about what I had.
Friday night I called my mom sobbing. I think she probably thought Mr and I had gotten in a huge fight and split up because I was that upset. So when I told her through broken tears that "I hate my dress" she busted out in laughter. Like hysterical laughter. She said "Honey, we'll go buy you a new one and put yours on craigslist then! I had a dress that I loved for my wedding and you should have one that you love for yours... But I'm not buying the new one so you'll have to talk to Mr. about that.. By the way, I knew this day was coming. Each time you've tried the dress on since we brought it home you've looked more and more disappointed." Phew, that went better than I'd expected.
Now, on to telling the Mr....
Mr. walked in the door from a massage (it was his bday and I'd sent him to our massage therapist for some relaxation - which I was about to ruin) around 5 took one look at me and said "What's wrong..?" to which I replied in tears "I hate my dress..!" again the response - laughter!!!?!?!?! Followed by "you're kidding, right?"
Anyway, here we are back at square one. Mr. and I figured out a new budget and I'll be dress shopping Thursday evening.
Lesson to all you girls who don't yet have your dresses - if something feels wrong it is! Don't second guess your GUT FEELINGS!! Also, don't buy a dress without trying on several others at OTHER stores.