Post # 1
I recently heard two horror stories of wedding guests spilling their drinks on the bride….and we’re talking red wine. I saw pictures from one of the instances. All down the dress, within the first 20 minutes of the reception. The bride’s clumsy cousin was to blame.
That got me thinking…how many of you have a backup dress in case of a similar catastrophe? Or maybe it will rain on your wedding day and the bottom of your dress gets dirty with mud?
I actually ordered a $150 dress from China yesterday because the stories freaked me out so much and all I could think about was our MEGA expensive photos showing me with a stained dress all night! Plus we are having messy BBQ…extra risk!
Anyone else going the route of an emergency dress? If so, is it casual? A proper wedding dress?
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2013 - Creek club at ion, SC
No back up dress … if the first dress is ruined, then im just not going to be happy regardless of if i have another one around unless its completely identical and im not paying out all that money for a “just in case”
Someone needs to get the white wine and get that red stain out
Post # 4
If you can afford it and it would make you feel better, why not have an inexpensive China replica dress standing by in case you have some kind of dress disaster? Donate it to a charity thrift shop or Brides Against Breast Cancer after you’re done if you feel “wasteful” or extravagant for having two dresses.
I know that a lot of people do “trash the dress” photo shoots with a replica dress rather than their actual wedding gown.
I am getting an inexpensive reception dress mainly because I thought it would be fun to dance in, but it is nice to have the security of knowing that if something goes wrong with my ceremony dress that I have another option.
Post # 5
This is not something I’ve ever considered, but you’ve really put the idea in my head now that something terrible could go wrong to ruin your dress! I have two reception dresses (both are very bridal and could pass as ceremony dresses easily) so I suppose that security net is one upside of my indulgent purchases!
Post # 6
@peonyinparis: I know! I get paranoid easily and this adds to the list lol! I think I’m just not going to let anybody have red wine near me haha. I’ll tell them to go away if I see a glass in their hand.
Post # 7
@sheepandbear: This is making me reconsider serving red wine at the reception, hahaha. Light-coloured beverages only, and no tomato-based sauces!
Post # 8
@peonyinparis: exactly lol!!! Also, we are having our reception in a steakhouse (which gets pretty cold) so I bought something like this and it could serve to cover massive stains lol. Not exactly bridal, but whatever lol. 🙂
Post # 9
@SupermarketGirl: Why would you want a backup dress? On the movies, when something happens to the bride’s dress, it usually turns into a big romantic moment.
/facetiousness. I honestly think a backup is a great idea if you/your guests are accident-prone or if it will help take some stress off just in case
@sheepandbear: I actually love the look of a structured jacket paired with a soft, feminine dress. So even though you bought it for function, you’ll still look fashionable!
Post # 10
@SupermarketGirl: I suppose it’s smart, and if you’re spending megabucks on your wedding, including thousands on photography, what’s another $150?
Personally I probably wouldn’t bother. If I was having a big wedding then I probably would spend a lot on a dress, so I wouldn’t want to wear a cheaper back-up for photos… even if the worst case scenario happened and I spilled something on my Pnina or whatever lol.
We’re eloping and I’m not even sure if I’ll bother to buy a dress at all, so I am not too fussed about it.
Post # 11
Never thought of it, but it’s something to think about.
My dress is cheap enough for me to get doubles of.
Post # 12
I hadn’t thought of that! I figured my boobs would probably catch anything that spilled first (har har), but now maybe a 2nd dress wouldn’t be a bad idea. Not worried so much about mud, as whatever dress I get is probably going to be tea-length. 🙂
Now I guess I have to find TWO dresses…. JenJenHouse, here I come! LOL