Post # 1
We are having two weddings because his family is in the east, and my family is in the west. We had our eastern wedding last summer, and we’re having our western wedding summer 2015.
For the upcoming wedding I have a $500 budget for my “look”: hair, make-up, shoes, dress, EVERYTHING.
I’ve already worn my wedding dress once. People have seen it because of facebook. My mom wants me to wear the same dress again, but man oh man – I want a change! Here are my options:
1. Should I buy a brand new dress? OR…
2. Should I cut off the lace from the top of my dress, turning it into a true sweetheart neckline, then add a skirt over the skirt to make the whole thing long and different?
3. Or, final option, keep the dress just how it is. Possibly get it tailored so it fits better. Radically change my hair (dye dark brown, add beautiful extensions and style it down with curls and maybe a headpiece) and get a spray-on tan so at least I look DIFFERENT.
What do you think? You guys always give great opinions! Thanks!! (Below is my dress).
Post # 2
The skirt idea is great! It will really change the look of it whilst keeping the overall style of the dress. I would also just style your hair differently to the first wedding (if you had it up, have it down for this one) and wear a different necklace/ accessories.
Post # 3
Love the skirt idea. Maybe just buy a tulle skirt off Etsy. Or, just add some cute white swiss dot tights and bold colored shoes.
Post # 4
My friend had 2 weddings for the same reason, and she wore the same dress. People did see it on facebook, but there were very little overlap in guests at each wedding (just their parents and her sister), so for most people at the second wedding it was their first time seeing it in real life. Wedding dresses are expensive, so everyone thought it was awesome that she would actually get to wear hers twice. She did her hair very differently each time, so each wedding looked like a new look even though it was the same dress.
Post # 5
I love the skirt idea! Beautiful!
Post # 6
Also love the tulle skirt idea!
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
I love the tulle skirt idea. I don’t care for it being “open” like it is in the photos but I think that’d be a really easy way to dramatically change the look.
Post # 8
Skirt idea is AWESOME!! Check out Etsy and BHLDN for tulle skirts 🙂
Post # 8
I think your dress is beautiful but if you wanted a change I think a soft tulle skirt of sorts would work great! <br /><br />You could even see if Jasmines/esty ect could make one for you at a reasonable rate….<br /><br />I personally love horse hair tulle so their is a Tara Keely replica one that I would go for! Or even if you look on the Watters website they have a couple wedding skirts that are currently in blush but they come in ivory. Now I think they are more expensive but might give you some ideas of the possibilities!
Please post what you decided and the final production! I would LOVE to see it!
Post # 9
I really like the idea of adding a tulle skirt! You can probably find one on etsy! I’m not a big fan of the look in dress 1 though, it looks kinda like a towel or a cape.
Post # 11
I love the skirt idea! However, I’d keep the neckline as is…it’s stunning!
Post # 12
mrsgarkenzie: I love the skirt idea!! I don’t think you should change the neckline because I love it so much!
Post # 13
I adore the skirt idea! I wouldn’t alter your dress–it’s stunning! You can definitely find a tulle skirt on etsy for around $150 or so. Then I would wear your hair down. Completely different look that will def come in under budget. Good luck.
Post # 14
Thanks for weighing in! I feel more confident about finding a skirt to try with it 🙂 I know, I know – it breaks my heart to think of cutting the lace off the top of my dress BUT it was pretty uncomfortable. The weight of the dress was all on the arms because of the style at the top. I don’t know how to explain it but transforming it into a strapless sweetheart could solve that for me. MAYBE.
Ok, off to shop for skirts! 😀
Post # 15
The second skirt look is awesome! I would not do a sweetheart neckline.