(Closed) Do you Think it’s okay to buy a second wedding dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Do you think it's okay to buy another wedding dress after spending money on one already?
    Yes, totally! If you don't like it, then get something you love! : (31 votes)
    32 %
    No, be happy with what you picked, you will look great no matter what! Fancy it up with accesories! : (18 votes)
    19 %
    Depends. Do you have the budget? Or are you a bridezilla? : (48 votes)
    49 %
  • Post # 3
    4024 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think it depends. If you absolutely HATE your wedding dress, then I guess by it a new one. After I bought my dress, I stopped looking at all! Until I found a trhead here to post pics of our dresses and I posted mine and saw another one that “I had to have”. But, I reasoned it out. I don’t even know if it would look good on me, I have a gorgeous dress that I do love, and I don’t want to waste that much money!

    Post # 4
    1854 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    It depends I guess.
    I would have never, ever ever thought, before reading some threads on Weddingbee that people did this. This would have never crossed my mind. Ever.

    I guess if someone finds something they drastically like better, and that the first dress actually did not look good, and they can sell the first one and afford the price difference, then why not.

    I might never understand actually keeping more than one dress and wearing them all. Having 2 dresses is not worth the trouble nor the money – I’d rather spend on more practical things like house, car, travel, renos, etc.

    But, this is only my personal opinion and if some women want to do this, it doesn’t hurt me or anyone else, so I’m not here to judge what others do – I can only say that I would not.

    Post # 5
    2867 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Depends on the circumstances. If you bought a dress or had someone pay for it that you don’t love and can afford another (I totally think any more than one dress should be out-of-pocket from the bride) then it’s okay.

    Post # 6
    3219 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I have 2 dresses so i say yes!

    Post # 7
    2476 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I would never do it (too practical and frugal, hehe), but if others want to do it, I’m not here to judge.  Laughing

    Post # 8
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I personally feel that it’s very wasteful and I know that I would NEVER do it! But when i see how sad another bride is and she hates her dress, I don’t think she should just be stuck with it. But it just kills me inside when i see women who already have like, a Vera Wang gown that’s stunning, then buy another high end designer! Gah, so much money!!! You should be 100% sure of the dress you buy before you buy it! Then NEVER ever look at wedding dresses again!!!!! But i think it’s incredibly hard to not look at wedding dresses. Temptation will always be there in life–you have this house, you want another house, you have this car, you want another car…sometimes what you have (dress, car, house, whatever) can/should be good enough. If i did want to buy a second dress, i’d make myself sell the first one, first.

    Post # 9
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’ll admit that I bought two dresses…

    Dress #1: when to David’s Bridal with my 18 year old sister (MOH).  I tried on about 5 dresses and the last one looked okay.  My sister kept telling me it looked great, the salesperson said it was discontinued and if I like it I would have to buy it then or it would be gone.  It was on sale and discontinued, so I bought it.

    Dress #2: I actually went dress shopping at a few places, tried on a bunch of dresses and found a Demetrios dress that I love.  It is much more “me” – the other dress was something my sister would wear.  

    BUT… I did sell the first dress, so technically I recuperated part of the money and put it towards the second dress.  

    Long story short – don’t let people push you into a dress you don’t like!

    Post # 10
    950 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Get the one you love & sell the other one.  Make sure that the combined sale of the first & cost of the second fits within or is close to your budget.  If you go WAY over, then accept that you may need to sell your second dress as well.  If you feel you can’t emotionally part with your dress(es) in order to fit your budget, THEN, I agree with @ejs4fy8 that it’s wasteful & unnecessarily giving in to temptation. I have two dresses (actually have two ceremonies) & forced myself to stay within budget in order to have both.  One WILL be sold after the wedding, to cover the costs.

    Post # 11
    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Like I mentioned in your other thread, I have three but in an ideal world I would just have the one perfect dress. I’m not happy about the money, time and energy I spent on this. It’s great when you find THE perfect dress, and can be very agitating when you don’t.

    After my wedding, all three dresses will be for sale. I feel like I never want to look at a wedding dress again, I’m so fed up with it.

    Post # 12
    1046 posts
    Bumble bee

    I got a second dress… but I was lucky enough that the lady at the bridal salon let me exchange the dress for another as it was a sample.

    Had I have had to pay for another dress, probably not. But to each their own… I feel that every bride should be the happiest and feel like the most beautiful girl on the planet. If you’re wearing the wrong dress you aren’t going to get that.


    Post # 14
    19 posts
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I really like my dress, but am not in love with it. It’s too late to change now, and I will definitely make the most of it. That being said, I did go ahead and purchase a second, vastly less expensive dress. This new one is knee length, and will be much easier to dance in. I’m sure people will understand my changing to be able to move and dance much more easily. Here is a photo…


    Post # 16
    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    No. First of all wedding dresses are incredibly expensive for the very short time you will be wearing it. Since it is such a huge purchase, you need to sleep on the decision before you buy the first dress. If you didn’t love the first dress, you should not have purchased it. 2nd and 3rd (and so on) dresses add up very quickly and you won’t be able to get a refund or the full amount back if you sell it to someone else.

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