So sad. Not able to get 2nd dress because of cut budget.

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
9856 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
73 posts
Worker bee

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
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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 # 7
42082 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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.

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