(Closed) Anyone having a 2nd dress? or more?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Are you having more than 1 dress
    Yes : (11 votes)
    23 %
    No : (34 votes)
    71 %
    Maybe : (3 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    5959 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I changed into a reception dress after the 1st dance was over so I could be more comfortable for dancing (our wedding was outdoors in Mexico and it was HOT!).  My main dress was a typical wedding dress, the reception dress was a gold sparkly cocktail dres.  It was fun.

    Post # 4
    137 posts
    Blushing bee

    Yes I am, because it’s my culture!  SO almost fell off his own feet when I explained that I’ll be wearing at least 3 but probably 4 outfits on our wedding day. πŸ˜›

    My family’s from Hong Kong, so we’re (mostly) Chinese but also rather westernized – we have lots of British influences in our culture.  So typically women will wear:

    *the white gown for the church or city hall document signing part (some people do just one or both, depending on how they feel about religion/symbolism)
    *a two-piece, embroidered outfit called a “kwa” for the tea ceremony (the sleeves are always 3/4 because your family’s supposed to load you up with gold as you present tea to them – especially gold bangles)
    *a fitted red dress with high collars called a cheongsam (but some people wear this for the tea ceremony and forego the kwa altogether) – this usually happens when they go around and toast every table at the reception to thank the guests for their attendance
    *a party dress to dance and farewell the guests in at the end of the night (can be any colour)

    I definitely will be wea0ring the first three and I’m deciding if #4 will be overkill. πŸ˜›  My family’s super traditional too, so there are rules about how these outfits should look.  Like, for the two-piecer, the top has to be black and the bottom as to be red but you’re not supposed to be able to see any of the fabric because it has to be completely covered in gold/silver embroidery.  (My mom and grandma would say that kwas with visible fabric are for poor people – I apologize for their snobbery! :P)  And my red cheongsam has to have a sequin-embroidered pheonix and dragon on it because it’s good luck or something. πŸ˜›

    I may change back into my white gown as a farewell outfit…I guess I’ll have to see!  I have a feeling SO would just like to keep me in my cheongsam though – he thinks I look nice in them. πŸ˜›

    Post # 5
    6345 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I voted ‘maybe’.

    My dress is very heavy, with a long train, and an in-built steel-boned corset. I have lots of experience wearing evening dresses, but have NEVER worn anything that structured or heavy.

    Our ceremony is at 1pm, so I will be getting into my dress at 12pm. Our evening reception will end as late as 3am. I have no idea if I will hold up in my dress for 15 hours, so, I have bought a cheap, $200 wedding dress which is light and comfortable as a ‘back-up’. That way, if I feel uncomfortable during the evening, I can get changed into something more comfy while still looking and feeling like a bride.

    A lot of people say you should just get a dress you’re comfortable in from the off: the irony in my case is that the ‘comfortable’ dresses just did not feel bridal enough for me: I wear a LOT of evening dresses, and the lighter wedding gowns I tried on felt just like that: a regular evening dress. They didn’t feel ‘special’ or ‘right’ or have the wow factor I wanted, hence going with a heavy dress, because it just felt ‘right’. And with my second dress costing just $200, I’m happy πŸ™‚

    Post # 6
    137 posts
    Blushing bee

    Oh!  I should probably add that it may be a good idea to change into a comfier dress for the reception.  I was a bridesmaid recently and my friend got so annoyed with her gown half way through the day that she kept lamenting the fact that she didn’t bring another outfit to change in – but she’s the super down-to-earth, low-maintenance type of girl so I can see why wear a long dress with a train all day and night would grate on her nerves. πŸ˜›

    Post # 7
    793 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I LOVE my dress, and the thought of only wearing it one day was sad enough, there was no way I was going to change into something else! I danced all night in my super ruffley big dress and I loved every minute of it! I did take off my longline bra though. That thing had to GO lol.

    Post # 8
    2490 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    I’m only wearing one dress but I am changing my sash in between the ceremony and reception.

    Post # 9
    705 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I get to wear this dress for one day once in my life, I def want to wear it as long as possible! So much effort is going into it, I can’t imagine putting on a party dress halfway through! 

    Post # 10
    2278 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I’m having my wedding dress for the ceremony and for the reception the next day – but I’m having a second dress for dinner after the ceremony.

    My wedding dress: 

    The dress for dinner after the ceremony (in white):

    Post # 11
    9139 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    I wore two for my first wedding.  I loved a red Maggie Sottero but my mom convinced me to order replicas in red and a copy in ivory so I could wear ivory for the ceremony and red for the reception.  It worked out great!

    This was the red dress I fell in love with:

    Post # 12
    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I wore 3 dresses on my wedding day. It was a hassle changing but they were all very different so I dont regret it.

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