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

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Hostess
9919 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
Member
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
Member
823 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
Member
42538 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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