Post # 1
My wedding dress arrived at the shop a couple of weeks ago and this past weekend I had finally had my first chance to try it on while bridesmaid dress shopping. I wasn’t worried about the fit since I had ordered the sample size… however what I had not accounted for was the overall comfort of the dress. My dress is a Maggie Sottero ( http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?keywordText=victoriana&keywordType=any&page=0&pageSize=8&style=J1082 ) and it has her signature corset back which I love. I’m not sure if it was tied up too tight or the fact that I took off the winter from doing pilates (not smart), but after 20 minutes of wearing the dress I wanted out! I do love the dress and daydream about how awesome the train is going to look going down the aisle, but because the dress is so heavy I’m wondering if I should start looking for a more comfortable style to change into later in the evening. I would love to go with a more fitted/sleek dress (what I was looking for prior to finding the above dress), but don’t want to spend very much and still have mixed feelings about not wearing "THE" dress the entire night. Has anyone else had a similar situation and what are your thoughts on multiple dresses?
Post # 3
I do have a comment for you on the Maggie dress. I also had a Maggie dress (Chantilly). For my wedding day, it was wonderfully comfortable the whole day as it had been laced up perfectly. A month and a half later, at a second reception in my hometown in Minnesota, it got laced up MUCH tighter, and I was uncomfortable all night. And I had no change in weight, gain or loss.
So, from experience, how tight it’s laced up makes a huge difference. Before you go out and look for another dress, I would suggest you try it once again, and have it tied a couple different ways – tighter and looser. It really does make a difference with the dresses!
My personal choice on the idea of 2 dresses is that I would never have done that – it just wouldn’t have seemed right to change dresses on my wedding day.
Post # 4
I think I’ll have a getaway dress, but not a seperate reception dress. I plan to wear THE ONE until maybe a half hour before we’re leaving the reception then change into a sun dress, or more casual white number. This is just so I can be comfortable driving almost an hour right after the reception to our wedding night hotel, and my mom can take care of the dress. I suppose if something tragic happened to my wedding gown, or it got too uncomfortable, I could change a little early and keep on dancing.
Post # 5
I am a two dress bride. It was a compromise with my parents. A giant ballgown for the wedding and a 20s style bias cut for the reception. I don’t think it is a bad investment since this is one of the most important nights in your life and you want to be COMFORTABLE! 🙂
P.S. BEAUTIFUL dress, the bustle is FABULOUS
Post # 6
i would also assume your comfort level would be related to how tight that corst was…..so i woudl have it tied looser next time to see if that helped any.
if budget is not an option, then this would be something to consider.
i personally want to wear my dress all day, since its the dress i’ll get married in.
Post # 7
Girl, I say def go with two dresses! You must be comfortable for your wedding day if nothing else…
Post # 8
I also agree that a corset style dress, if it fits correctly and is tied correctly, should be super comfortable. If its not, there is something wrong! I would go back to the store and explain your issues to them; they should be able to address them. Until you have tried this, I absolutely would not assume that the problem is the dress!!
Post # 9
First off – your dress is fabulous! I love it.
Perhaps you just freaked out a little 🙂 Or maybe you did gain a little weight…. either way, try it on again and don’t make it as tight and see if you feel better. I think it’s a huge waste of money to buy two dresses, but if that’s what you want to do then go ahead. I guess it would make more sense to try and sell this one. I’m sure someone would be willing to buy it!
I think it’s so beautiful! … but only you can decide if it is "the dress".