I'm a bride-to-be in about six weeks. I bought a dress, and was told by one person the dress wasn't for me, so I exchanged it for a different dress… But now I'm not sure. Do you have any articles on wedding dress regret and making the best of the dress you've got? I cannot afford to get another dress! -Cheryl
Oof, the infamous wedding dress regret. The first thing to know is that we think the whole concept of “THE DRESS,” that one perfect wedding dress that makes you cry etc, is totally a fantasy. There are dozens of outfits that might make you cry with joy. It's less about finding just the right one, and more about balancing other people's opinions with your own priorities like budget, aesthetics, and even ethics.
We'd love to hear from Offbeat Bride readers who've felt pangs of wedding dress regret — how did you deal with it? What helped you get over it?