(Closed) Ahh!! Buying my third dress… Am I crazy?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
3371 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@Marquise123:  Another multiple-dress bride here. May I ask where the lace qipao is from? I’ve been looking for a ‘modern’ variation on the qipao, was thinking of not doing it altogether but I wouldn’t mind if it wasn’t super-traditional. I love lace too.

Now, I adore that Vera Wang gown. I was considering it at one stage but realised I wanted more structure. It is still stunning though, so 1930s Hollywood glamour. I think it’s the perfect going-away dress.

I think as long as it’s not breaking the budget, and you love all your dresses, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t go for it. My mum reckons at least four outfit changes are required for a Chinese wedding, haha. The Vera Wang I wanted was $10K new (my parents wanted to pay for it) but I decided to go the preowned/sample route and ended up getting four designer dresses (including the Vera) for under that price. If you can be a savvy shopper and still come under budget, then all power to you!

Post # 18
2868 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

You’re not crazy haha.  However, I like the first two dresses sooooo much more than the third, so personally I wouldn’t go for it. I also don’t think it’s necessary to take the time to change that many times, ya know?

Post # 19
9544 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

What will you be doing with the train for each dress? I think most women bustle their dresses for the reception, but I think the red dress would lose a lot if  it was bustled. But it definately doesn’t  make sense  to switch from unbustled to bustled and I presume you don’t want to walk around your reception with everyone tripping over your train? Same question for the last dress. 

Personally, I like the red dress best, so I would probably just wear it. But I can understand wanting a traditional white gown as well. But two white gowns and a red dress?? Maybe a little crazy (you did ask). But at  the end of the day, if it’s what you want go for it. It’s not like it’s  actively bad (other than cost and time to change dresses) just unnnecessary complication. But they are all lovely dresses. So if that’s what you want, go for it!

Post # 20
94 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Marquise123:  I absolutely love the qipao and was wondering where you bought it from

Post # 21
502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I think all the dresses are gorgeous, but in my opinion 3 dress changes is a bit over the top.


Post # 22
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

It does seem like overkill. Especially if you are putting the first dress back on for the reception. That’s 4 dress changes in one night – I’m exhausted just thinking about it.

If you want to do 3 dresses I’d recommend 1) ceremony, 2) cocktail / reception and 3) a shorter, flirtier dress for the end of the reception.

Post # 23
858 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018


I haven’t decided if I will or if I wont.  While I don’t believe in good luck some of the culturies I’m really into believe that wearing multiple dresses for your wedding is good luck.  I know some don’t like it but it doesn’t bother me either or.  I think all of your dresses look great and I especially love your 2nd one.

Post # 24
8686 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mrs-evans:  totally agree. I would not want to. However, ALL of those dresses are stunning!

Post # 26
4435 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Wow- fabulous picks! Definitely go for it!!

Post # 28
25 posts
  • Wedding: November 2015

@Marquise123:  woah three dresses?? if that’s what you want to do and be comfortable changing in and out all day and night long then all the best to you. I personally wouldn’t want to be taking my big and beautiful wedding gown off alllll night – it’s the only time ill be getting to wear something like that!

Post # 29
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

I say go for it. 🙂 Its your day.

Post # 30
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

omg the red one is sooo pretty

Post # 31
2948 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

@Marquise123:  WOW your dresses are amazing. I love all of them. They are all beautiful in different ways so I think you need to wear them all.

You really are so lucky- so jealous LOL 

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