Post # 1
hey guys, so i’m one of the 10-15% on here who is a multi-dress bride… or at least on the verge. i have a gorgeous traditional english lace dress that hugs the body with a beautiful veil. but honestly, that’s not me. i’m more of the edgier fashionista… i bought the first one because it was on a sample sale, fit and flattered my figure. i’ve posted it online to sell but so far no takes … and honestly i know my fiance will love that dress as it’s beautiful and a real heirloom piece.
Also, my ceremony isnt really the place to wear either as the lace gown is too much for the ceremony and i really want to wear a chinese red dress for that. i guess i could wear the ombre for the ceremony, but feel it’s a pity as the ceremony is only for close friends and family and i wont be able to show it off.
on the other hand… i am in love with this edgy ombre gown, which i’m dabling to get in pink or blue. i was thinking to wear the lace to enter the reception and then change after cake cutting to the more flowy ombre gown. is this way too bridezilla? i mean yeah it’s my wedding and all, but since these are two “gowns” is this too much?
here are the posted lace and ombre pics:
Post # 3
If you can afford it, do whatever you’d like. I love fashion in general but bridal fashion is so fun to me that as a guest I’d love to see the wardrobe changes! I have this lil diva inside of me that I haven’t been able to let out (yet), but I want to! So don’t worry about it like me, be a diva for a day!
Post # 4
- Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
It’s your wedding, if you want it you should do it. It’s sweet of you to be considering your Fiance and that he’d like the lace gown. Do keep in mind the time it takes to change into different dresses though. I was going to change into my Vietnamese dress during the reception but just ran out of time… not to mention that I forgot to assign the task of bringing the dress from my tea ceremony site to the reception, so it never even made it there. In other words, having multiple dresses means more logistics and more people, time, and car space. But all that aside, I don’t think it’s a big deal to have multiple dresses at your reception.
Post # 5
If our reception goes really late (in our families they can go till 2am and stuff) I’ll prolly change into a shorter dress in addition to traditional attire that we will wear at the reception.
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu
agreed, more dresses = more time needed from your reception to change! but that said, i had 3 dresses and I wouldn’t have had it any other way! 🙂
Post # 7
I debated a little if I wanted to post… I was one of the ones who said just one dress. As you’ve said in your post, yeah your the bride. Of course you can do what you want. But I got the sense you were wanting to get a feel about how your guests might view it???
I think it invites some judgment, particularly if you have saved money in other areas. For example, if you don’t have a full open bar, skip favors, or skimp on the dinner or dancing. So the budget guidelines that are advised in bridal magazines/articles, are a good place to see if your budget is as evenly balanced as it should be. While most guests might not know what % of your budget should go for dress or flowers etc., I think within human nature, we have a general sense of when a wedding seems to be “off balance”. That’s when people might crticize, and get snarky.
If you have gone all out for your guests, then it might not seem so bad.
Post # 8
@Tanya123: Agreed. ONLY do it if you are throwing a hell of a party for your guests. Otherwise, as Tanya said, it really does invite some harsh judgment.
Post # 9
hmm great comments thanks girls! yeah we are having an overseas wedding and guests flying in are going to have a week long treat basically. it’s at a great hall and we will have pretty good food and dancing (if i get a dj!) i guess if we give out nice favors it might be nice 🙂 suggestions on worthy of two dresses favors?
the reception does go into the night… around 2-3am!
Post # 10
If you have it in your budget and you’re having a long reception I say go for it! Both dresses are super pretty! I would wear the flow-y color one for dancing!