(Closed) For all of you two-dress brides…..how did you become a two-dress bride?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I’ll tell you how I became a 2 dress  bride. My wedding is in July. It’s going to be HOT! J/k.

Truthfully, my FI doesn’t really feel strongly about much, so when he adamantly pleaded for a less formal reception, how could I refuse? He wanted to do the traditional ceremony, but felt like changing into less formal, less stiff clothing to accommodate the light air he wanted to have at the reception. So, while he changed into khakis and a nice polo shirt, we felt I would look ridiculous in a full bridal dress with a train. Thusly, the budget for dress #2 was born. He wanted me to have one, and I didn’t object.

Post # 4
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294 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My wedding is in July too and my gown is HEAVY! I have only one dress in mind that compliments my gown and it’s not in the second dress budget. I might suffer out of petulance but I’m still crossing my fingers I’ll find it on the bee.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Mean seamstress. I bought one dress in my hometown with the intention of shortening it to tea length and wearing it for both ceremony and reception. However, we used the seamstress the shop recommended and despite using her for my prom dress several years ago she was a nightmare and instead of fixing a crooked hem she blamed me and yanked the dress so that it dug into my arm pit so the hem looked even- despite it actually being crooked. I did not want to deal with her again and after that had some negative feelings attached to that dress and did not feel very bridal in it.

So after scouring oncewed, preowned, etc for a subtitle replacement FH and I went to DB to check out dresses since I skipped there on the first go round. Found a dress I loved, looked awesome on me and called it a day (plus hemming it so I could walk).

In the end I should I have just let my mom do all the alterations since they were fairly simple and it would have left us with a better attitude towards dress 1.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I became a two dress bride (and almost a three dress bride) because I loved too many dresses I tried on.  The one that looked the best on me was a tiered bottom mermaid dress.  I kept thinking about it so I went and bought it.  I then thought about my mom.  This was not the dress my mom would have in mind for me.  So I bought another dress that’s more bridal looking.  I plan on wearing the more bridal dress for the ceremony and change into the first dress for the reception.

The first dress looks awesome but I didn’t realize that the WTOO line of Watters used polyester instead of silk until I looked at the tag.  I was kind of bothered by the polyester so I bought a silk dress as my ceremony dress.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

As of this exact moment I don’t even have my hands on one yet! I love my soon to be dress so much I might wear it twice…but since we’re an international couple we’re planning two weddings (one in each country) so I wanted two dresses…that way my American friends and family can get the teary eyed happy shocked face reaction I’m hoping for as well 😉 Though I suppose this one dress could elicit that reaction twice! But if I end up a two-dress bride, it’s because of two weddings!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

My mother pressured me into buying a dress at a Running of the Brides sale. It took me a couple months, but I had an emotional breakdown and told her I hated it. The dress was awful and made me feel fat and ugly. We went dress shopping again and found my dress the next week. We ordered my new one, finally sold the old one about 4 months after the wedding.

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