Post # 1
Some of you may have seen my other thread regarding choosing between Martina Liana 377 or Pronovias Duende. Since then I’ve decided that I probably will get a 2nd dress as culturally I would need to change dresses anyway, but I really dislike red so my “compromise” is 2 wedding dresses hehe
So this is my first dress:
I think for contrast I’d look for a fit and flare/mermaid style dress. Here are 3 that I’ve tried, and pictures of me in them.
Vera Wang White dress – I’d remove the bow and add on a blingy sash (my hand is covering the bow). My wedding planner suggested that this perhaps was too similar to my first dress though 🙁
Pronovias Duende – my mom thinks it’s too busy. I originally had my heart set on this one but hesistated, which makes me think maybe it’s not the one
Enzoani Emporia – from the same boutique as the Pronovias. I had a hard time deciding which one I liked better, and may be leaning towards this one! I would also add a blingy sash.
What do you think bees? Or keep looking?
Also which would you wear for the ceremony and which for the reception? I know typically A-line would suit the ceremony, but i feel that this dress is blingy and also more comfortable to wear around the reception. Plus the mermaid style dresses with the long train would look great at the ceremony.
Post # 3
I personally don’t get the dress change…it would be one thing to have something lavish for the ceremony, and more danceable for the reception…
I think one dress is enough, but if I had to chose I’d say the 1st of the 3..
Post # 4
I think all 3 are a bit too much… usually people change into something much more simple but still bridal (or I’ve even seen them change into a regular cocktail dress).
Post # 5
@MadameTussaud: exactly what I was thinking.
Post # 6
My vote is for the Enzoani! It looks amazing of you even w/out a belt!
Post # 7
All of the alternate options look a bit too similar to your already chosen dress IMO (sleek bodice w/ a full/tully skirt). That may just be what you like, but If I were you, I would seek more of a contrast and try on some sheath/column or tea length gowns and some sleek, non-tulle/ organza fabrics like chiffon, taffeta, or silk.
Post # 9
PamelaBrit i agree maybe a tea length dress?
Post # 10
Oh my goodness, I LOVE the Emporia! LOVE! Different from your ceremony dress, and just pretty!
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Post # 12
thank you girls for your input and honest opinions. i appreciate it and understand totally where you are coming from. unfortunately a shorter/tea-length/cocktail dress would not suit the theming or dress code, and if i didn’t buy a second wedding dress i’d still have to wear an actual red evening gown of some sort.
my personal aesthetic is to go for less traditional dresses with more volume/detail/impact. certainly in “normal” life i don’t really wear plain clothing either…i love multicolored fabrics, sequins etc 🙂 i love the look of sleeker/classic dresses on other people but they just aren’t really me. and the wedding will be in a tropical area so heavier fabrics aren’t really suitable.
but if anyone has any other ideas definitely chime in!
Post # 13
I love, love, love your first dress. It’s so gorgeous, I’d want to keep it on all night. But if you must get a 2nd, I’d get the Pronovias that you already love 🙂
Post # 14
I think you also need to consider that you might bustle your dress especially for the reception since you may want to dance! I’m not sure how the mermaid gowns do that, and would it just be a waist to get any gown with a train for the reception?
But on a different note, those dresses are all gorgeous! I love your first one! And I love the last one too (especially with a blingy belt :))
Post # 15
I noticed in a previous post that you had some dress regret and the style of dress you’re picking for your second dress was the style you were thinking about switching to. Would you rather just change your dress for the whole thing to the mermaid?
Regardless, I like the first option out of those 3.
Post # 16
I don’t think your second dress is all that different from your first dress, except for the shape.