(Closed) Bought the Dress for all the wrong reasons…

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
261 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You look absolutely stunning in this dress.  At the end of the day though you have to wear what makes you happy and feels like you.  If you were to find a short fun dress to wear for your reception you could honor and stay to those most important: Fiance, gram, and most importantly you!

Post # 4
3141 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Sorry for your loss the dress is beautiful can you find an equally inexpensive dress off the rack that you feel will fulfill your princess dreams ?

Post # 5
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013


I’m so sorry to hear about your grandma. It’s tough to plan a wedding knowing that some people in your life who were near and dear can’t be there. 

I think you look INCREDIBLE in your dress….honestly before I scrolled down to see the photo I thougt “$99, long with straps…this could be bad” but seriously….you look amazing, I love the dress! 

Post # 6
1066 posts
Bumble bee

The dress is gorgeous on you but it is your wedding day. ME,personally I would get the other one as well…BUDGET permitting of course. Wearing two dresses is quite common. BUT if you don’t get it, know you do look beautiful.

Post # 7
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

That dress is gorgeous on you! 

I think if you can find a short dress that can fit into your budget go for it. Perhaps look into one of the replica companies? 

Post # 8
2555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have an idea:

Get a tulle skirt from Etsy. They are about 100 usd. If this is too much, get some tulle from a fabric store and get a skirt done by a seamstress. it should be really cheap. Get a nice top that goes with it.


Wear the long dress in the ceremony (you look beautiful in it), if it’s important to your fiance and you don’t mind; and change into your princess dress for the reception!

Post # 9
259 posts
Helper bee

You look stunning, if you can, get the “fairy” dress as your reception dress. That way you can keep your grandma with you at the alter.

Post # 10
1245 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I agree with the others, you look stunning.

Post # 12
406 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You look amazing! I think if your budget permits look for another dress. Once you have two dresses to choose from it’ll be easier to decide which one to wear (maybe both!). But at least one will speak to you

Post # 13
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

The dress is gorgeous and really flattering, You could bling it up if you want. And you know what – I think you should keep it becuase it’s what your gram wanted. Even if you don’t end up going to a church like she wanted.

I actually like the shape of the dress as it is now so I don’t think adding tulle underskirts would improve it – and no amount of tulle is going to make it the fairy princess dress you’re thinking of.

So I think 2 dreses are the go. You spent so little on the first dress that you can definitely afford it.

If by “short” you mean tea-length, you could get a tulle tea-length dress for your reception. There are plenty of them around, especially from Etsy and online vendors, and they’re not very expensive (though you could afford a bit since your other dress was so cheap). Here’s one:


A tea-length dress would be great for the recepton as they’re much easier to dance in. 

Even if you want floor length – tulle doesn’t tend to be very expensive. So you oculd probably do both style dresses. Some quite nice ones from DB, e.g. this:



Post # 14
23597 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Girl you look HOT!

Post # 15
1841 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@MissGemini:  <= This exactly! You look gorgeous. Could you do a short dress for the reception?

Post # 16
6222 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

Can you find a short dress in budget that you can change into after part of the reception? Then you get the best of both worlds

ETA and if you want it, I don’t think it’s too much of an extravagance

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