(Closed) A 2 dress bride

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

I do have a comment for you on the Maggie dress.  I also had a Maggie dress (Chantilly).  For my wedding day, it was wonderfully comfortable the whole day as it had been laced up perfectly.  A month and a half later, at a second reception in my hometown in Minnesota, it got laced up MUCH tighter, and I was uncomfortable all night.  And I had no change in weight, gain or loss. 

So, from experience, how tight it’s laced up makes a huge difference.  Before you go out and look for another dress, I would suggest you try it once again, and have it tied a couple different ways – tighter and looser.  It really does make a difference with the dresses!

My personal choice on the idea of 2 dresses is that I would never have done that – it just wouldn’t have seemed right to change dresses on my wedding day.

Post # 4
129 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think I’ll have a getaway dress, but not a seperate reception dress. I plan to wear THE ONE until maybe a half hour before we’re leaving the reception then change into a sun dress, or more casual white number. This is just so I can be comfortable driving almost an hour right after the reception to our wedding night hotel, and my mom can take care of the dress. I suppose if something tragic happened to my wedding gown, or it got too uncomfortable, I could change a little early and keep on dancing.

Post # 5
11 posts
  • Wedding: July 2008

I am a two dress bride.  It was a compromise with my parents.  A giant ballgown for the wedding and a 20s style bias cut for the reception.  I don’t think it is a bad investment since this is one of the most important nights in your life and you want to be COMFORTABLE! ๐Ÿ™‚


P.S. BEAUTIFUL dress, the bustle is FABULOUS 

Post # 6
402 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

i would also assume your comfort level would be related to how tight that corst was…..so i woudl have it tied looser next time to see if that helped any.

 if budget is not an option, then this would be something to consider.

i personally want to wear my dress all day, since its the dress i’ll get married in.

Post # 7
88 posts
Worker bee

Girl, I say def go with two dresses!  You must be comfortable for your wedding day if nothing else…

Post # 8
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I also agree that a corset style dress, if it fits correctly and is tied correctly, should be super comfortable.  If its not, there is something wrong!  I would go back to the store and explain your issues to them; they should be able to address them.  Until you have tried this, I absolutely would not assume that the problem is the dress!!

Post # 9
95 posts
Worker bee

First off – your dress is fabulous! I love it.

Perhaps you just freaked out a little ๐Ÿ™‚ Or maybe you did gain a little weight…. either way, try it on again and don’t make it as tight and see if you feel better. I think it’s a huge waste of money to buy two dresses, but if that’s what you want to do then go ahead. I guess it would make more sense to try and sell this one. I’m sure someone would be willing to buy it!

I think it’s so beautiful! … but only you can decide if it is "the dress".

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