Wearing two dresses for an elopment?! Am I crazy?!?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

It’s not crazy. Your guy is right. It’s your day and you love them both so wear both. They both look great!

Figuring out which to wear for the ceremony would be hard, but either way you’ll have a variety of pictures and you’ll have pleased your mom.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Yeah, that’s crazy for one day and the second dress is the one I’d get rid of. 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

We are have decided to elope after cancelling our wedding plans. 

I really prefer the first one, but it’s totally up to you!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

It’s your wedding!  Do whatever you want!

How would you feel about shortening the first dress?  I could see the second dress being perfect for the ceremony and the second dress (shorter) for a small celebration in San Fran (maybe with a suble belt?).  That way you wear both dresses and have one which is more practical for going out in the city.  Plus you get pictures in both!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

Yep, wear them both.  You can be as crazy as you like on your wedding day.  Make sure your photographer covers the ceremony too that way you will have photos of both dresses.  Keep them and one day, if you have 2 daughters, they will both have a dress to wear for dress ups (or perhaps to wear when they get married).

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Personally, I think the first dress is more flattering, and for the kind of wedding that you want, I would be inclined to shorten it slightly to tea length – it would make it a bit more in keeping with the venue etc. However, do what YOU want! It’s your day! 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Ahh, so many dresses I am talking myself in circles!  I would shorten the FIRST dress for the city… Not the second with that gorgeous hem and slight train.  The poofier skirt would look gorgeous in a tea length as PP said.

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Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Love the idea of shortening the first one to tea length. I think it would look great. 

I think not having a reception(?), it might be a bit difficult to wear two dresses! Might feel a bit too much like a quick change. 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

I don’t think you need to shorten your first dress to tea length.  Plenty of people have city hall weddings in long dresses.  Did you know that there is a compnayin San francisco that specialise in photographing city hall weddings (http://www.cityhallphotographer.com/)?  Might be cheaper than flying your own photogrpaher there.  They have a package where they photograph your ceremony + an additional location.  Problem solved! One dress for the ceremony and one for the other location.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

observer:  That photographer is gorgeous! Wow, they make me want to run off to city hall and get married!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

nolatosanfran:  are you going to have a reception or some kind of party when you get back? Considering how upset your mother was, I’d think about doing that, just so she gets to feel part of your wedding in some way. You don’t even have to call it a reception and maybe avoid the hefty wedding mark-ups. And I think you should wear the ballgown for that – shortened if it’s just a small party, lengthened otherwise.

I think I prefer the mermaid for the elopement, mainly because it would be easier to transport and you could really make it work with some fabulous accessories.

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