(Closed) Anyone getting two dresses?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Are you getting a second reception dress?
    Yes, I gotta dance! : (13 votes)
    35 %
    Nope, one's enough for me! : (24 votes)
    65 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - Bernardo Winery

    I really wish I could afford to purchase a second shorter dress. I say go for it if you can πŸ™‚

    Post # 5
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    652 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I ended up gettinh a short wedding dress to wear during the reception that didnt cost too much so i say if you like to do it and can afford it then go for it!

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I don’t know sometimes I like the idea of two dresses and sometimes I think, you only get one chance to wear a very large white dress in your whole life, don’t you wanna have that moment last all day?!

    Plus no money for a second dress so maybe I just say that to make myself feel better.. haha

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’ve never even thought of having 2 dresses because I want to wear the big white one all night long… you never get that opportunity again.  Plus, if I’m spending so much $$$ on my wedding dress, I would feel like it’s a waste to wear it for only an hour or two.  That’s just my opinion.  πŸ™‚  

    Post # 8
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I wasn’t going to do it.  I love my dress and it’s the only time I’ll ever wear it, why change? But then we started making our playlist for the dj. I can’t dance in a dress that’s (literally) 20 lbs. I’m sure I’ll be ready to get out of it by the time I change.

    I’m going to wear my ceremony dress through dinner, first dance and father-daughter dance, then I’ll change for the fun stuff.

    I didn’t get a second wedding dress. I got a white, knee-length dress from a department store that will be easy to dance in. And it’s empire-waisted so I can eat a lot too!

    The more I think about it, the better I feel about the decision, and if I change my mind and want to wear my dress all night, I will. I’ll just have a new white dress in my closet to wear another time.

    Post # 9
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009 - The 19th Century Club

    I really wanted to be a short dress bride, but purchased a long dress…part of me still thinks it would be fabulous to get that fun short vintage-inspired dress that I’d originally wanted, and wear it as a reception dress. However, seeing how happy my parents are about the dress that they bought me (which, I most definitely love!), I don’t want to make them feel bad that I’d want to buy another dress in addition to it. They most definitely wouldn’t understand the "two dress bring" thing. And I think it’s special that they bought me my dress, so I’m gonna rock it all night long! Fortunately, though, it’s very lightweight so should be easy to wear πŸ™‚

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I am getting a second dress for the after party. I am getting married in Lake Tahoe and our reception will end at 7pm so we are going to the casinos later that night, I need something that I can easily move around in but still look like a bride! I haven’t gotten it yet but hopefully I will find something for under $150! Wish me luck!

     Oh and I don’t think its bratty at all! If its in your budget and you can afford it go for it!

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Check Martina Liana. On her new collection for 2010 she has a dress that is 2 in 1.

    I went to a bridal store today And they will have the new collection in september. the lady also told me she that Martina Liana will have a few dresses like that. 

    The Dress

    Long And could take the skirt out later to be a short dress. Its really nice.

    Post # 12
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Honestly, if I can afford it, I will purchase a second dress,  mostly because I know that when my reception ends @ ten, I will be wanting to go out on the town for some more fun!

    Post # 13
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Since my wedding dress is already tea-length, I won’t be buying a second one πŸ™‚  I ended up buying a long gown last year, and then realized it just wasn’t me, and it was really going to be uncomfortable for the entire duration of the day (not because it was long, just because I felt uncomfortable in a fancy dress), so I went with a vintagey, shorter Bridesmaid or Best Man dress that came in white, and I’m so happy with the decision.

    I’m not a fan of the two-dress scenario. Mostly because I think you should love your dress enough to want to wear it all day (which is why I bought a second one, I didn’t love the first one). If you still want to wear the first one, I think for me, because comfort is so important, obviously, I would consider how much I spent on the first dress. If you splurged or stayed toward the top part of your dress budget, I would stick with it. If you got a good deal on it, and you can find a reasonaly priced "reception" dress, then go for it! That was part of the thought-process behind buying my second dress. I got a really good deal on the first one (second-hand) so I didn’t feel so bad about buying another one (it was only $250 with tax and everything).

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I am, mainly because a) I came in waaaaaaaay under budget for my ceremony dress and b) said ceremony dress is heavy and has lace that is a bit itchy. I’m planning on getting a second dress from David’s Bridal DB collection online. The one I want is $135, so not too bad!

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    I wore one dress – a long beautiful traditional gown. AND i danced the night away IN that dress! I only get to wear it once, so there was no way I was changing!!

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