Hey bees!!! Is or did anyone wear two dresses on their big day!!!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada
Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I will, but it was not something I had planned. I purchased a wedding gown over classified ads that is gorgeous and the best is, it only cost me 200$, no alterations needed. However, I never pictured myself getting married in white, it always feels odd when I try it on (even though I’m sure it will look stunning on picture). It has a chapel train, which again is stunning on picture – I hate it IRL, it’s heavy and I can’t imagine wearing it all evening. After much self-doubt and regret, my FI and I came to the conclusion I could find a dress that would feel more ”me”, and that I could wear for evening. I came across this beautiful purple gown and I had ”the” moment. The gown was 570$, over budget, but still very reasonable. I didn’t want to take it off. I knew it was the one. 

Back home I felt bad and guilty because I had now 2 dresses. I finally came to the conclusion, discussing with my FI and my mom, that I would wear the white dress for the ceremony and cocktail hour, and for artistic pictures (after the wedding). I would change for the reception into the lighter, colorful dress. Also, my wedding was originally in winter, so it made even more sense to do that since we would have married outside in the snow, and I didn’t want to wear a wet/muddy dress all evening.

Even though we’ve postpone to August, I will do the same. I don’t consider 770$ for 2 gorgeous dresses to be that much of a splurge. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I only have one dress, but my mom wanted me to get a second dress for the reception.  My dress is very heavy poofy satin but I also love the short 50’s style dresses so my mom suggested I change into a short dress for the reception.  I told her no way was I paying $1,000 for a dress and then only wearing it for the ceremony!!  I’m gonna rock that dress till I’ve gotten my money out of it!  Even if I have to wear it the next day!! LOL

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I actually fell so in love with my bridesmaids dress that I ordered it in ivory to change into for like the last hour or 2. Im just afraid that my dress will be too heavy bc I have back problems.  My dress is a ball gown. If I don’t change into the bridesmaids dress then I will wear it for a fancy dinner on my honeymoon.  It is not me in the any of the pictures.  I got everyone these super bling statement necklaces from white house black market and i got myself one too to wear with my ivory bridesmaids dress. Plus i just wanted to have one because it’s the official bridesmaids necklace! 

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I will be! I think… Lol well see how i feel. I have a big poofy, heavy dress that i LOVE, but i want to be able to enjoy myself at the reception, so i bought a second dress that was relatively affordable, and i could wear to another formal event.

(Getting a new underskirt… For obvious reasons lol)

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I am a bride with two custom dresses. When I began dress shopping I knew I wanted two dresses. It’s totally me and I have no regrets. I can’t wait for my next fitting so I can show the pics!

 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

i didn’t even know that having two dresses wasn’t a ‘thing’ – my mum and grandma have photos in their wedding gowns and then ‘going away’ dresses that brides changed into at the end of the night to go off on their honeymoon. even in ‘father of the bride’ she changes!

it’s this new thing to think that a bride is overdoing it with two dresses – i’m definitely going to have a lighter, less formal dress to dance the last few hours in and head off in! i said that to my mum and sort of braced myself in case she had changed her mind and she said ‘of course’

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@Hiswife2be:  Actually, we’re not going on a honeymoon right away because of my job.  Instead we’re gonna go to our local county fair with our families and out of town guests, since its labor day weekend.  Trying to imagine myself in my dress in line for the tilt-a-whirl!!  LOL

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

I’m a 3 dresses bride. One is a simple red kua for my tea-ceremony, which I could technically wear at the reception too since it’s not a traditional embroidered phoenix and dragon type.

Then, I’m changing into this:

I am probably going to wear my wedding dress right into reception. Then, change into this dress after dinner:

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I wore 3 dresses like pp. It’s a modern Chinese tradition to wear at least 3 dresses. I wore the traditional white dress for the bride retrieval, tea ceremony, pictures, and beginning of reception. It’s usually the the traditional red dress, the kua, that is worn during the tea ceremony but I didn’t want to change too much. Then I wore the above blue dress in red for most of reception. It’s actually a bridesmaids dress that works as a great evening dress. Then I changed into a modern version of the Chinese qipao for the end of the reception/saying bye to guests.

It’s hard changing a lot during the reception but I had great bridesmaids. And you do miss a lot of the reception fun.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Yep! Wedding dress:

Reception dress (don’t have a pic of me in it yet, but it arrived 3 weeks ago!):

Took me FOREVER to find a place to order this dress! I almost settled on similar dresses several times, but I couldn’t bring myself to go through with it. My persistence paid off! I ordered it from Australia-based Bella Angel Boutique.

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