Post # 1
I know that wearing two dresses during a wedding isn’t a new concept, but from what I understand most women will buy a more traditional or elaborate dress for the ceremony and change into something easier to dance in or more fun for the rehearsal. I’ve essentially fallen in love with two ballgowns. I have the Vera Wang Diana dress, and am going to try on the Hayley Paige Dori Dress in a month. Is it weird/diva-ish for me to wear the Diana during the ceremony/formal pictures and change into the Dori for cocktail hour? (side note: images from google)
Ceremony (Vera Wang Diana):
Cocktail/Reception (Hayley Paige Dori):
Back of Dori:
Post # 2
in my opinion, there is only really ONE dress.
When you put the ONE on, you will feel like you won’t ever want to take it off.
And I bet you wouldn’t want to get changed at your wedding….
It wouldn’t be as special if you had two…
I voted Dori, it’s different, it’s stunning and a complete show stopper.
The fist dress just looks like a (beautiful) but fairly common wedding dress. It’s just a bit boring next to the Dori!! 😛
Let us know what you decide!
Post # 3
- Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant
My advice is try on the Dori first. Another poster on here was head over heels in love with that dress and when she put it on, it did nothing for her. If you try on the 2nd gown and love it just as much as the first then go for it! It’s your day so set your own rules. IF wearing 2 dresses makes you happy then go for it 🙂
Post # 4
Wow! Both are gorgeous! Since you haven’t tried the Hayley Paige on I might wait to make a decision until then. But the Vera is so pretty and I love the long veil too!
In my opinion, the Hayley Paige dress looks more like a reception dress, at least in that color. Would you buy it in that same color or would you get in white or ivory?
And no, I don’t think it would be diva-ish if you wanted both. It’s your day and if you have the budget I say go for it!
I’m kinda in the same boat, I bought a ball gown and then fell in love with a beautiful a-line dress. If I had seen the second dress first there’d have been no question in my mind! Maybe I’ll do the same and wear one for ceremony and the other for reception!
Good luck to you!!
Post # 5
If you can afford it, go for it! They’re both beautiful.
Post # 6
Thanks for your responses so far! I’m definitely trying on the Dori before making any decisions – but my appointment is during a trunk show and I’d get 15% off so if I try it on and fall in love, I’ll be wanting to make the decision right then and there! I’d order the Dori in ivory (not the alabaster original color)… @jm17brown I’m glad to hear you think it looks like a reception dress! I think the ballgown is what’s throwing me off, since to me it doesn’t look like the typical “second dress.” My rational is that the Diana is better for a Catholic ceremony in a church and then the Dori is more high fashion/fun 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2015 - Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rica
I’m bias because I just got the dori so I’m waiting for my twin lol… But I love the vera too! There are two sample dresses floating around so I hope your store has the ivory dori so you can try it on. My mother lost her breath when I stepped out in the dori… I’m hoping thata the reaction I get at the wedding 🙂
Post # 8
bkprettygirl: seeing your pictures from trying on Dori made me want to try it on even more! So gorgeous!
Post # 9
yorp127: The first dress is one of the most beautiful dresses I’ve seen.. I don’t feel the 2nd compares.
I’m not against the idea of 2 dresses (although I voted to choose just one – the first one) but the main reason for that is they are both similar in silhouette (ballgown) so what is the real point in changing? You won’t dance better after changing into one or the other in this case. Maybe if you had something very different that would be cool.
Another thought – you could add a bolero and also change your belt of the first dress for the evening?
Post # 10
babycuddlebee: Yeah the only reason I’m doubting getting 2 dresses is because the silhouette is essentially the same! I’d like to think they tell different stories but maybe I’m just trying to justify the purchase if I try it on and love it 😉
Post # 11
Is it just dress indecision?
Do you feel different in each dress? How do they make you feel? Which one is how you most want to feel to your wedding day?
I think the second is a little more high-class evening gown than bridal? Is there some big event coming up (maybe even dinner on honeymoon although that will require a lot of packing space!) I’m just thinking maybe you could wear the 2nd dress to a big occasion if you buy it also?
If it’s the done thing where you are to have 2 dresses, I see no reason not to.
Maybe as a guest I would rather appreciate a dramatic change in Look but still kind of bridal?
Still, it’s a subjective opinion! Do what makes yourself happy, we can only bring in some side considerations here and question your reasons.
It’s not going to affect your day if you wear this 2nd gown or not as long as the feeling is right. If the feeling is right in dress number 2 for the cocktail and it’s a fantastic do where they expect changes of clothes, then why not?