Wedding dress regret + 2nd wedding / reception dress help needed (pics included)

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I get the second reception dress?
    Yes : (6 votes)
    12 %
    No : (43 votes)
    88 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    303 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Personally I think the Allure dress is very sophisticated – not plain in the least. The lace, neckline, and puddle train are elegant and glamorous – not simple! I don’t like the reception dress – it doesn’t hold a candle to the wedding gown you chose. 

    Post # 3
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    430 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I too like the first dress and think you can always Dress up a simple dress with accessories like headpiece or glam earrings.  I don’t dig the second dress because to me it looks like something one of your guests could wear or a bridesmaid dress.  I really love your first dress and I dont think the second one is necessary at all

    Post # 4
    Member
    237 posts
    Helper bee

    I am in love with your first dress.  It is stunning.  The second dress makes me think of New Years Eve or Las Vegas vibe for some reasons.  It’s a fun dress but I feel like you can wear it for other occasions.

    Post # 5
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    28 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: Ancaster Mill

    I would 100% stick with the first dress. Simple, yes, but very elegant, feminine and bridal. I absolutely love it! I’m getting married next year and I’ve taken note of this dress, thanks!

    Post # 6
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    1926 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I really love your wedding dress. Perhaps add a glittery belt, earings, bracelet and head peice – that will really glam it up.

    Honestly, the 2nd dress I really dislike. I think it looks way too flashy and more of a prom dress than a wedding dress.

    Post # 7
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    2255 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I love both dresses! I would go with glamorous hair and makeup so you stop feeling “sweet” and go with strong but simple accessories.

    Post # 8
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    482 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - Maui

    Your wedding dress is beautiful! So classy, elegant, and sophisticated. I especially like the button-down back. I don’t really like the sparkly dress, sorry. I think it would be best to add sparkle with accessories as others have said.

    Post # 9
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    884 posts
    Busy bee

    I think your wedding dress is amazing, elegant, sophisticated and very bridal. I think sometimes very blingy can end up super dated in 5 years….you have a classic and stunning gown, especially with those beautiful buttons!!! 

    Post # 10
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    1130 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    londonista:  I wouldn’t describe your wedding dress as simple, so much as extremely elegant and beautiful. I think it is an amazing dress, and would be shocked if you don’t love it once you are in your full final bridal look (hair, make-up, accessories etc.) waiting to walk down the aisle!

    I think the reception dress looks pretty amazing too, and if you want it, go for it. The only thing I’ll say is that you only get to be a bride and wear a wedding dress once (hopefully!) so you should only change out of it if that’s what will truly make you happier. 

    I know you weren’t after anything sparkly, but if you wanted to add a little something to your dress (which you don’t need to, but could if you wanted!) I think a very thin sparkly belt could look really good.

    Good luck!

    Post # 11
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    1303 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2015 - Chapel on Base

    Your dress is perfect for the entire evening.  Your dress is very beautiful and elegant.

    Post # 12
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    317 posts
    Helper bee

    It looks like I’m in the minority here, but I would absolutely get the second dress. In general I’m a fan of having second dresses, this is a day when you can and should play dress up as much as you want to! If your first dress isn’t everything you want, by all means wear a second one so that you can get everything that you want out of your wedding dress experience. 

    Post # 13
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    5228 posts
    Bee Keeper

    londonista:  I have always loved that Allure dress! Do you have any pics of you in it?

    Post # 14
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    317 posts
    Helper bee

    Oh, and the second dress is gorgeous!

    Post # 15
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    307 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    i think your dress is beautiful, i also felt the same way about my allure (8764) i thought it was plain and simple while on the hanger and on model pictures but when i put it on it was amazing and surely my dream dress the scalloping and lace detail on allure dresses it beautiful.  i just added sparkly jewlery and a vail and it was stunning! The second dress is pretty but it doesnt say bride to me, i think you will wish you had the chance to wear your wedding dress for more than just an hour for the ceremony! 

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  Nena16.
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