Wedding Dress: 2 Dress Fail?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1168 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014


Style your hair different for ceremony and reception

 add a stand out accesory to distinguish the looks like a head piece, flower in your hair, 

change your jewelry/shoes/make up

your ceremony dress is much softer and romantic so maybe wear your hair down, or partially down… then have it up for the reception. Also do romantic soft make up then quick add more dramatic eye liner and lip color for the reception. 

They are both very lovely. I see why you would say they are similar. But I feel with the rght total overall look, changes- they will look different. 



Post # 4
109 posts
Blushing bee

It’s your wedding!!! You can wear whatever you want! The guests have no business judging you! 

Honestly just keep both dresses and wear them with a smile. 🙂 

Post # 7
2620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

could you shorten your reception dress since you already taking the train off?

Post # 9
2620 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@limekitty:  i think it could look really pretty as long as its at your knee or slightly longer(1-2 inches longer max.. would look weird at tealength…

Post # 11
320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Honestly…and I don’t want to freak you out…but I think the two dresses look very similar (both look really lovely on you!). I don’t think your guests will judge you, as I’m not sure they will even notice that you changed dresses. 

Why not just wear one of the dresses you’ve picked and then change accessories for a whole new look at the reception? I guess I’m having a hard time seeing the point of changing into a similar dress with different accessories if you want to have a different look at the reception. 



Post # 13
2595 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@limekitty:  Both dresses are gorgeous – no wonder you chose them.

I do think you should poof out the VW more, by wearing an extra slip or crinoline. I think it would be even more flattering that way anyway – so it’s more a modified a-line. 

Also how about adding straps or a bolero to the VW? Then have your hair up for the ceremony and down for the reception.

But then it depends if you want people to notice the different dresses, or not. Do you actually want to have a big “Ta-da! Look at me in my sexy reception dress!” moment, or is that not important to you? 

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