I guess hate is a strong word, but I'm not sure how I feel about mine.
I went to David's Bridal with a friend just to see what it was like, with no intention of walking out of the store with a dress that day.
However, when my friend and I started trying them on (she's getting married, too), the second dress I tried on was not bad at all.
The ladies complimented me, other customers in the store commented positively, and my friend seemed to love it.
I bought it. It was $500 and there are no returns.
Before that, I had been eyeballing a Maggie Sottero dress, as well as another one I had found online. I was in love with them both. Now when I see my dress side by side to the previous two, I feel disappointment.
I have showed pictures of me in the dress to closest friends and family, and they just say it's pretty.
I guess I'm letting it all get to me too much, possibly being overdramatic, but I craved that "OH MY GOOOOD, it's PERFECT!!!," expression, not just "pretty."
It is, after all, my wedding day. I only do this once (hopefully), so I feel sort of heartbroken that I didn't search a little longer.
I feel now that I succumbed to pressure from pushy sales women and didn't really play the field enough.
The dress IS beautiful, it is, but I'm struggling to feel like it's the dress when I see the pictures.
Any of you girls have any words of support or advice?