Post # 1
HELP please!!!! Help me decide what to do…..
I have a vintage wedding dress I had remade into a cocktail length dress for me to wear to either my wedding as a get-away dress or to my rehearsal and I can’t decide what to do?!?! i am wearing a princess style ball gown for the wedding day(which will take place outside at a park 9-15-13 during the day) and it has a corset back so I don’t know if I want to worry about having my husband try and figure out that on his own after we get back to the condo. However I dont know how long it will take for me to get out of it if I decide to change into a get away dress (15 minutes?, I dont want to be away from the party too too long) I dont know…..any words of wisdom, insight, ideas?? I need them! The vintage dress is a lil bit fancy and I have figured out a way to dress it down with lil booties(heels) and a brown cropped jacket for our dressy/casual rehearsal dinner and drinks afterwards downtown Chas. but I could dress it up with nicer heels I suppose for a get away and not wear the jacket. I am sooo all over the place on what to do. I spent a decent amt. of money to redo the dress but dont know whats best, the rehearsal or get-away?!?! If I do decide to opt out of a get away dress and wear my wedding dress through and through I save the money, but otherwise I need to find another dress for the rehearsal if i wear it at the wedding? *sigghh!* Streessing since i only have till the 5th before we fly down to Chs. and Im trying to get everything done before then!!
Post # 3
I think the biggest question here is whether or not you want great pictures of the vintage dress – we’re not going to have a professional photographer at our rehearsal or rehearsal dinner so if it were ME, I’d wear it as the getaway dress to have great pictures of it 🙂 I hope this helps a little!
I’m wearing a lilly pulitzer dress that I got super on sale for our April rehearsal and a replica wedding dress cut to tea length for my getaway dress. I’m also a ball gown bride and I don’t really want to deal with all that dress when we get to the hotel! haha Most sundresses are really marked down right now since all the stores are putting out fall stock, so maybe you wouldn’t have to spend a lot to get a different dress for the rehearsal. Just my two cents!
Post # 4
That is really a tough choice, but @thefuturemrsjrd makes a great point about photography! I’m a ballgown bride that paid too much for her dress not to wear it like Lionel Richie – ALL NIGHT LONG! My dreams of a reception dress are lost somewhere among the tulle…
Remember, too, that September in Charleston can get a bit muggy and that ballgown dress might get more and more cumbersome as the night plays on. What if you changed into the vintage frock just before you leave for the evening, or just before your last dance, etc.?
I realize I’ve not helped any yet so I think my vote is to wear the vintage number to the rehearsal. Changing will be an unecessary logistical hassle and I imagine you, too, probably paid a pretty penny for the prettiest dress you’ve ever worn!