two dresses or no

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I read about a lot of brides doing that…but im not…the dress is too expensive to just wear for 1hour…im wearing the dress throughout the whole ceremony + reception!

Post # 3
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Newbee

MrsBaldwi1n:  I love this i am thinking about it depends on what dress i fall for 1st if it coasts close to the top end of what i can addord it will be one but if i can make 2 work i would

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

I’m not. It’s bad enough to pay so much for one day; I can’t fathom just two hours!!!! Plus I like it. 😀

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Just one dress here. I cannot imagine changing out of my dress after the ceremony because I’m seriously in love with it. I want to wear it all night long!!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Nope- also can’t phantom it.   Honestly, as a wedding guest, unless I’m right at the aisle, I don’t even get to see the dress until the reception, so you’d really only be paying for the dress to wear in pictures.  The only way I would consider it would be if I was wearing a huge ballgown that was impossible to move it- even then I would wait until after my formal entrance, toasts, and first dance to change into something else.  

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

I have something else for the reception. I really like my dress but it’s very heavy and pretty fitted! So I’ll be changing into something else to kick up my heels and eat myself silly  

The two together, plus some other (though not ALL) accessories has come to well under a grand, so I figure I’m doing okay.

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Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I did…I wore my wedding dress up until the last maybe 2 hours of my reception.  My second dress was the same dress as my bridesmaids but in ivory. I also bought myself the same necklace that they wore so that I could look just like them, but like the bride. To be perfectly honest though,  after I put on my second dress, even though it was only for the last 2 hours,  I wanted to put my wedding dress back on 🙁

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

MrsBaldwi1n:  IMHO, no. I get one day to wear that special dress and I’d rather keep it to one dress. But to each their own.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I did and I am very glad that I did! They were both bridal gowns, the ceremony and pictures dress was a large tulle ballgown and the reception dress was a tight lace dress. The guests thought it was awesome and I didn’t have to worry about literally taking up the whole dance floor with my dress and not be able to dance with people. One of my best wedding decisions. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

My two dresses are actually quite similar (ivory lace) but one is a puffy mermaid with a huuuuuge train, and the other is a lighter modified A-line with an illusion back. I just wanted something I could comfortably dance in since my seamstress told me my mermaid dress is too heavy to sensibly bustle, and I want to be able to actually sit down. 😛

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

To me, a change just seems really high maintenance, and ain’t nobody got time fo’ dat. I want to enjoy my day and be there with everyone, not spend another half hour getting out of and into another dress. Especially if they only see you in one of them for an hour. And do you really want to spend money on two of them?

If you want to wear a nice, white dress in addition to your wedding dress, maybe wear a cute, white cocktail dress to your rehearsal dinner, or the next morning if your family is doing a brunch.

It just to me reads a lot like high maintenance starlets who do that at awards ceremonies like the Oscars or Golden Globes. But if that’s your bag, go for it.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Two dresses here! Having an outdoor wedding and no way would I be in the first one all day! First is fitted with a long train second is lose, no train, so I can eat and dance and breath for the rest of the time!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

MrsBaldwi1n:  I didn’t. I loved my dress so much, I couldn’t picture wearing a different dress. Everyone is different. I know someone who had 3 dresses. There are reasons why people have more than one, the big reason is because they want to be in something more comfortable for the reception, easier to dance in (although I didn’t have a problem dancing in my wedding gown), the other is maybe they couldn’t decide on a dress so they had two! or three in some cases

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago

I am wearing two dresses! My reasoning is I feel in love with Lazaro 3059, but it just ddin’t seem bridal enough, more of a bridal party gown, not meaning bridesmaids, but something you would wear to a fancy party but still screams bridal gown, if that makes sense!  So I bought the Lazaro 3063 for my ceremony which is a ballgown and will be changing into the 3059 for my reception.  It makes sense for me b/c I’m in love with both gowns and I get to wear them both!!  The 3063 will be worn all day for photos and for my ceremony and cocktail hour, then I’ll change into my fitted 3059 with the train removed for my reception.  I won’t have to worry about running into everything wtih my giant ballgown 🙂 

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