(Closed) Big dress dilemma…please help!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
4747 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Mintyfresh:   I think the ruffle gown is beautiful and very appropriate for a DW.  

Post # 3
266 posts
Helper bee

I think the evening gown is beautiful and much more appropraite for a DW, but the wedding dress looks great too. I think if you can afford it and you want to buy the wedding dress then you should.

Post # 4
2769 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Why don’t you use the “evening gown” as your reception dress & that Davids Bridal dress as your wedding dress? Or did you already buy the reception dress? I do really like that Vera Wang dress from David’s…I had a hard time turning it down myself.  It’s your wedding,  do what you think will make you happy & feel beautiful…but also don’t blow your budget.  In the end, you’ll regret it.

Post # 6
45537 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mintyfresh:  I prefer the first dress you purchased. I don’t think you need ruffles, bling  or “mermaid” to make a statement. I think the first dress is elegant. You could also have it dyed after the weding.


Post # 8
1254 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Definitely prefer the first one for a DW.

Post # 9
2226 posts
Buzzing bee

I prefer the DB gown in the second picture. 

Post # 10
1229 posts
Bumble bee


Post # 11
21 posts
  • Wedding: November 2014

I had a very similar dilemma. I had originally budgeted $2,000 for a wedding gown and found a Maggie Sottero for $900. It was a dress the sales lady made me try on–not my taste at all, but it looked amazing when I put it on. I bought it on the spot. I kept looking back at the pictures over the last several months wondering if I made a mistake. My fiance and i decided a few months ago to switch to a destination wedding, and the original dress just felt all wrong–it is heavy satin with lots of beading. I accidentally opened a wedding wire email with pictures of wedding dresses under $700 the other day and found a gorgeous Mori Lee Voyage gown for $575. I agonized over it for days, but ultimately decided to buy it. I will keep both dresses and make the final decision after alterations. If I like them both, I may wear them both. I figure it is my day, my money that i’ve worked hard for, so why shouldn’t I be happy? Also, even after purchasing two gowns, I am still under my budget of $2,000. 

Post # 12
58 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I really like the second one.  Is it an option to use the david’s dress as your ceremony dress, use the original dress as your reception dress and sell the existing reception dress to atleast recoup some of the money? 

Post # 13
22 posts

Both dresses are beautiful and I definitely don’t think you can go wrong with either.  I completely feel your pain though.  I found shopping for gowns to be frustrating and impulsiveliy purchased the first one that didn’t make me feel like a sausage and then agonized over it for months constantly looking at other dresses.  I ended up purchasing a second dress that was always the dress of my dreams and although in retrospect it wasn’t necessary, it’s all about being happy at the end of the day and you can always sell the dress afterwards just to ease any potential guilt.

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by  katielynnluke.
Post # 14
5757 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2009 - New York, NY

I like the 1st dress better for a DW, but you’re the one wearing it; go with the one you love.

Post # 15
1928 posts
Buzzing bee

You may be able to return your reception dress and put the money towards the bridal gown? I think the DB gown looks really amazing on you.

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