(Closed) Calling All Two Dress Brides!!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Post your pics!!!  I wanna see.  And I say wear what you want.  The only drawback that I have heard from truly happy two dress brides, is that they don’t want to or forget to change into the reception dress.  Sometimes having that ball gown has magical powers lol.

Post # 5
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950 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Me, me, I’m a two-dress bride!  I’m wearing two because I’m actually having two ceremonies (Catholic mass on Friday, outdoor wedding on Sunday).  Sure, I could have worn the same dress both ceremonies, but since we’re following the Catholic requirements AND having our dream outdoor wedding, we’re indulging in having two slightly different style weddings (FI also has two outfits).  Friday’s ceremony (2pm mass, 4pm “champagne & cake” reception) is more cocktail-y, a little swank: Maid/Matron of Honor, MOB, & MOG are all wearing black cocktail length dresses, my Friday gown has a black “belt” with a black rose center, & the men are all wearing black suits.  Very Lounge-y.

Sunday, on the other hand, is very outdoors-y, Hawaiian inspired (I’m from Hawaii, born & raised), so the dress is more ephemeral & all white.  The ladies will all wear color (NO black at all) & men will wear aloha shirts (FI’s is white with white pattern – very subtle) & we’ll wear leis instead of carry flowers/have bouts. 

So indulging in two different styles (basically living both fantasy weddings) inspired my decision.

Post # 6
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571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I was a two dress bride but only wore one, my favorite!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

haha im a 3 dress bride. the first 2 were from david’s bridal @ there $100 gown sale til i saw the sabelle. I just settled for what was in my budget at the time but felt more influenced by the sales people kinda pushing me to buy them. I just knew when i saw the sabelle it was the one. The fiance wasnt too happy but in the end he gave in.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I have a gorgeous princess dress with beading and an off-the-shoulder sweetheart neckline for the ceremony and the first half of the reception…

…but then I’m changing into a retro white lace dress with a blue sash and a blue petticoat! I’m making it from a pattern published in 1956.

Post # 9
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571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Sweetlikcake you sound like me! I had a DB gown and I lost some weight and wasn’t OMG in love with the dress…was visiting a local bridal seamstress for alterations and saw this Sabelle replica hanging in her store, and just had to try that one on!  Mind you I had just lost my full time job as well, laid off for the first time in 18 years!  But the price was too good to pass up, once I saw this dress compared to the other one, and she ordered me a brand new one, NO way!  I sold my first gown too after the wedding….but it all worked out. I’m still searching for a job though!

Post # 10
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376 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011
Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Me too….a 3 dress bride – First one was a fit & flare cause I wanted to be sexy…then I lost my job, got depresses, started anti-anxiety meds & gained about 15lbs! I couldn’t bear the thought of looking chubby & way wide on my wedding day so I ordered an instock A-line that I had liked before. I should have ordered that one first but nooooo I wanted to be “sexy”…well then while waiting to hear if the A-line was really in stock I walked into a consignment shop & saw a beautiful Alvina Valenta ballgown & tried it on…fell in love πŸ™‚

I debated back & forth for about 3 weeks now on which dress Ballgown or A-line to wear & decided that I loved the ballgown & would wear it to the ceremony & reception & will have the A-line hemmed to ballarina length for my late night party! Besides I don’t think I could fit thru the door at the bar for the late night in the ballgown!

Best part….my mom, Maid/Matron of Honor the only ones who know about the extra dresses don’t know I’m going to show up with the ballgown! ha! They don’t seem to understand the need to feel like a princess ….BUT I know my B’s do!!!!!

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

YAY!!! I am also a 2 dress bride…I fell in love with both the Maggie Sotterro “Jenna” and Morilee 2511….So the Jenna will be for church ceremony and mori for my reception.

Post # 13
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648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m about to have two dresses… I bought a ballgown I loved, but even after losing some weight my boobs feel like they are going to fall out of the top. It has a low back, spaghetti straps, and a deep v in front. We have a daughter so I know at some point I’m going to be bending over to talk to her or pick her up and I’m terrified. So now I’m looking for something that will give me more support or at least allow me to wear a bra/shapewear.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I wore two, even though they were very similar dresses. I loved the first one as a dress but wasn’t convinced it looked good on me. The second dress was meant as a backup and arrived a week before the wedding. Alterations were done in the store very hastily and not too well, even though they ordered it two sizes to big to accomodate for my bust they still took in the bust so much I couldn’t breathe in it. I had a third dress as well, a ballgown, that didn’t color coordinate with anything else…I just couldn’t make up my mind. I loved different aspects of all three, but none was perfect by itself. My family arrived in town the week of the wedding and helped me pick. My mom said my original Lazaro trumpet was the most beautiful dress she’d ever seen and it would be a travesty if I didn’t wear it. My brother thought I looked like a bombshell in my lace backup Romona Keveza dress and said breathing is overrated πŸ™‚ So I wore one for the ceremony, one for the reception, and the Vera Wang ballgown is making another bride happy now. Because they were so similar I don’t think many people even noticed I changed dresses, which is how I preferred it. I wanted photos with both of them but didn’t want to appear too extravagant to the guests.

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