Post # 1
So a little background my dream has always been to wear a vintage dress or something from a thrift store. The problem is I am not tiny enough for a 50/60’s dress.
I have been engaged since oct 2012 got my dress one week after I was engaged. I tried on 4 dresses all lace. The 4th one was my dress. Fast forward to a week ago. I am in a goodwill and I see a wedding dress. I pull it out and it is amazing. I try it on and it fits!!!! It is only 27 dollars. I purchase it because it is halloween time.
I can’t bare the thought of someone finding it…the poor dress would be splattered in red paint and doomed to live out the rest of its days as a zombie bride dress and it just deserves more.
Is two dresses two much? Do you think people will think I am exhibiting diva like behavior? Also I just tried my dress on and wore it longer than 10 min and discovered it is super itchy AND it has buttons all the way down. No way my drunk hubby will be able to get me out of my dress.
Also I am pretty sure it was a 70’s dress that had sleeves.
First dress allure bridals
Second dress tfrom thrift store with my veil also sorry for the bathroom pic. Only place I have a full length mirror.
Post # 3
WOW! That second dress is AMAZING! DEFINITELY wear it!
Post # 4
@Lizabean: I don’t think they will consider you a diva! Pretty much every female guest asked me about my dress during our wedding – I’m sure the same will happen to you. If you feel that you need to justify a second dress I would simply tell them the story about how you stumbled upon it for less than $30. Everyone loves a bargain, so I’m sure people will find it totally understandable that you couldn’t walk away from it!
Also – how long is it? If you want to wear it for the reception and you anticipate a lot of dancing I would have it shortened to a tea length dress if it’s floor length.
Post # 5
@Lizabean: Do what makes you happy! I think you look good in both dresses. Even if you decide not to wear it as a reception dress, you could always wear it as your “get away” dress for when you and your new husband leave.
Post # 6
No, im having 2 dresses too, (well my second one it´s to simple)….. but it´s your wedding, and if you can afford it, just go for it. the second one it´s so cute 🙂 i like it!
Post # 7
@Lizabean: I adore the 2nd dress. The dainty details are so perfectly a classic vintage dress. I dont think you would come off as trying to “over do it” or be a diva by wearing 2 dresses.
Post # 8
im not a 2nd dress fan at all usually, but i love that 2nd one!
Post # 9
@BrandNewBride: I was worried that it only looked good to me. So happy that is actually a nice dress. Sometimes I get so excited at the thrift store that I come home with stuff that really doesn’t look that great. Thanks!
@eocenia: thanks for the input…you are right everyone does love a bargin. It is floor length. I was thinking about that…having it takin up to tea length is a good idea.
Post # 10
@BrandNewBride: +1 the second dress is gorgeous and you were clearly meant to find it 🙂 Wear it with pride – you look beautiful!
Post # 11
Thanks ladies. I really do want to wear it…I just dont want to appear diva like. Thanks for making me feel better about it. 🙂
Post # 12
@VanillaCoke: Aww! Thank you…I will.