Crazy idea one week out from my wedding. Pull it off or talk me off the ledge?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

I’m not against changing dresses (especially since you already spent the money on both), but I’m not sure the timing is going to work out if your photographer is already that concerned with the timeline.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA

Still sounds really tight to me. Most of the weddings I’ve been in, they planned to have a lot more time than they actually did. What about wearing one dress for the ceremony then changing for the reception? (This is actually pretty common.)

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If it were me, I think I would regret having most of my photos in my 2nd choice dress. Also, what are you/were you planning to do with the ball gown? If you wanted to sell it, then I wouldn’t wear it.

Having said that, it would be a great surprise factor!

Does your FI know you have 2 dresses?

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Sure, the timing will be extremely tight, but I say do it! That is, only if it is something you really think you want to do. You’d still have all the ceremony and reception pictures in your favorite dress plus this way your fiancee will still get a bit of a surprise. I think it’s really neat and I’d say go for it.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

That is crazy…and I love it. Seriously, I’m imagining the reaction when he THINKS he knows what he’s going to see, then you start walking down the aise and *BAM* jaw drops. I’d be giggling the whole way down the aisle!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I don’t see why not! The timing might be tight but how long could it really take to switch dresses? You’ll be “hiding” anyway while your guests arrive. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Savannah, GA

I say do it!  I absolutely love the idea and wish I had thought about it before I sold my dress! 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

I would vote that one doens’t need any extra unnecessary stress on one’s wedding day and that your bridal look should be a single look.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

AllieBee12:  agreed about the 2nd choice dress for most of your photos.

Post # 13
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

Do it!!!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

I think that if you do a first look in the other dress it will totally shock him. Make sure your photographer is prepared to take a photo of his face when he first sees you. If you love both dresses I think it would be a wonderful way to have both. Go for it!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

That sounds fun!  I know first looks are all the rage these days, but I wouldn’t have given up seeing the look on my husband’s face as he saw the dress and me walk down the aisle for the first time for anything.  My photographer captured some AMAZING pictures of his expression that I doubt we would have gotten in a first look (we are both a bit awkward, so when placed in an awkward situation like a first look awkwardness results).  I would just make sure your photographer gets some great pictures of you and your husband alone with the second dress.  All the family and bridal party shots are really nice to have, but the photos of just you two are the ones people will display in their homes for generations.  

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