- 4 years ago
- Wedding: August 2014
So I’ve been lurking on Wedding Bee for awhile, and I’ve learned that you guys are experts! So I need some advice.
I bought a wedding gown that I loved when I ordered it. The problem is it isn’t white, it’s a champagne/gold color. I bought it a few months ago. But now, the more I look at wedding photos, the more I think I want to wear white. Brides just look so pretty in white or ivory! But…I’ve already ordered my dress.
My mom has offered to buy me a second gown online. It will be a less expensive gown, not quite as nice as my gown, but it will be white! And I’ve seen photos, it’s pretty! Initially I was planning on either wearing my gold gown during the ceremony and changing into the white one for the reception, or vice versa. But recently my mom made a different suggestion.
First, wearing my gold gown for the first look and my pre-ceremony photos. Taking most of our couple portraits and entire bridal party photos.
Second, changing into the white gown before the ceremony (there is enough time in between) and wearing the white gown during my ceremony. I would keep the white gown on for the post-ceremony photos.
Third, and finally, putting my gold gown back on (during cocktail hour) and wearing it for the duration of the reception.
It sounds complicated but basically, my guests get to see me in white for the ceemony and gold for the reception. But I also get the majority of my photos in the nicer (gold) gown.
So my question is, does that sound crazy? Putting aside the hassle and assuming I have enough time to do so, do you think I should go with my mom’s plan? I just keep thinking my photos may look crazy with me in different dresses for the first look and the ceremony.
I really do think I want to be a bride in white now. But my gold dress is nicer than my white one, so wearing the white one for the bulk of my photos isn’t really what I want either. Any advice is greatly appreciated! Hope this post wasn’t too confusing.