(Closed) Can I have many different dresses for my wedding?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

A lot of people have a ceremony dress, and then a reception dress, usually because the ceremony dress is big and uncomfortable and hard to dance in. However, if you are on a limited budget, I wouldn’t cut my budget in half to get two dresses. For me, I spent the majority of my budget on “the dress” that I absolutely loved. If I decide to get a reception dress, I will end up getting a white party dress from BCBG or something for a much smaller chunk of change. I don’t have experience with the online dress stores, but with something like that, I think you would get what you pay for. I suggest at least trying some dresses on in person, because some designers may be more affordable than you think. If you still can’t afford it, then do a lot of research on the online dress shops first. There are some threads on here where people have gotten lovely dresses online, so just search for them (however I think there are also some horror stories, so just be careful). Good luck!

Post # 4
1679 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I always perfer quality over quantity.  

You can sometimes find top designers’ dresses on the preowned and sample sites for very reasonable prices.  Some of the “preowned” sites are used by brides who change their minds about their dresses…so some aren’t even worn yet.  🙂

The pre-owned sites:

Pre-owned Wedding Dresses
Once Wed
Recycled Bride
Bravo Bride


The sample/resale shops:

Church Street Bridal (online and b&m, proceeds go to charity, gets donations from Kleinfeld)
Vows (online and b&m)
Your Dream Dress
Le Dress Boutique (online and b&m)
Encore Bridal (online and b&m)
Fabulous Frocks of Charleston (online and b&m)

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