Post # 1
Am I just being a cry baby?
Our budget is super small, and now even smaller due to a sad circumstance involving my partners Aunt.
I’ve lost a lot of weight and I wanted my princess dress for the walking down the isle and a sexy one for the party.
I’ve given up all flowers, cut my guestlist in half and we are even doing digital invites.
I love my FI and I can’t wait to marry her, and I know at the end of the day that’s what matters, but planning is feeling more and more like a disappointment rather than exciting. My 2nd dress felt like my one wedding extravagance!
Feel free to tell me to get over myself, just thought I would rant.
Post # 3
maybe find a non-wedding dress for your sexy reception dress. As soon as the word wedding is attached things get expensive. You might be able to find a hot white dress in a normal store for a fraction of the cost! If you really want it see if you can trim your regular budget – cut out your starbucks, magazines, or whatever your vice/weakness is to try and make it happen 🙂
My FH is willing to cut back on his weekend beer (we usually buy a dozen between us on the weekend just becuase) to help afford the venue he loves so much.
Post # 4
You have every right to be upset! Your wedding is going the way you planned, so cry all you want!
Have you purchased your dress yet? For a normal wedding I don’t really like the idea, but maybe you can do a “tear away” dress, or whatever they’re called. You can have your big, poofy skirt to feel like a princess and pull it off for your slinky get up 🙂
Post # 5
I personally have never heard of having a 2nd dress until I came to WB. I don’t understand having an expensive dress for the ceremony itself AND an expensive dress for the reception.
If you’re so insistant on having 2 dresses, cut back on the expense of the 1st one so you can have the 2nd one.
Post # 6
Check out the white cocktail dresses from Forever 21. They sexy without being slutty, flattering, and super cheap!
Post # 7
I have never understood brides with limited financial resources feeling like they needed a second dress. For generations, brides managed with just one dress-even after they stopped wearing just their “good” dress to the ceremony and started buying or making a “wedding” dress.
One of the hard lessons in life to learn is that not everyone can afford to have, or gets to have, everything that rich people have.