(Closed) Hard Choice with dresses, keep or keep looking

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress/situation
    Keep current dress for elopement : (19 votes)
    35 %
    Different dress for elopement : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Dream dress for elopement : (4 votes)
    7 %
    Dream dress for reception : (16 votes)
    30 %
    Push back elopement : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Skip elopement and do the traditional ceremony : (13 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 4
    1360 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I get bad anxiety too, and have toyed with  idea of eloping because of it, but I am scared that twenty years down the road I will kick myself for not having a wedding because of anxiety when there’s meds for that.  Then again I always dreamed of a wedding, it thats just not your thing then elope!That being said, I love the dress you have now, but if you dont like it then by all means sell it and get your dream dress!!!

    Post # 6
    9916 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I need to see you in the dresses to help you out!

    Post # 7
    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I would do a shorter cocktail dress (or a less traditionally bridal gown – for example, something more along the lines of Jenny Packham’s vintage-style gowns) for the City Hall ceremony. And then, the second gown for the reception – it’s the blush pink Ines De Santo right? So gorgeous, I love that dress.

    Having said that, it *may* be less stressful just to do a traditional (but intimate) ceremony plus reception. I feel like it’s less logistically anxiety-inducing that way!

    Post # 8
    724 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @minted:  That is my dream dress too (the blush Ines di Santo).  However, did you know that the girl in the photo had the back lowered and also had the ruffles and jewels taken off the chest part? It doesn’t come like that to begin with.  Also, it’s $9200…eek.

    Post # 9
    133 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @minted:  i love that first dress but if you don’t feel comfortable or beautiful in it, you should definitely not wear it!!!  i think a slinky or sheath style wedding dress would be lovely if you’re looking for something with a touch of grandeur for a city hall ceremony.  

    or one of those adorable tea length gowns – not my thing but i think it looks adorable on so many brides.  

    for the reception, i think the pink dress is lovely – and particularly lovely on that red head – but it’s not something i would pick for myself.  do you know how your fiance feels about colored gowns?  i found out that my fiance hates colored gowns so i nixed a peach gown that was in the running for a while.

    Post # 13
    1285 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Just a practical thought on the dresses, both are GORGEOUS! But the second one is very tight, if you are planning on that dress (or a type like that) for a reception where you will be eating and sitting for a while, just know it can get very uncomfortable.

    Post # 15
    211 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I would go with the second dress for everything or skip the elopement, if its what you want for a dress. I think it may be too much for en elopement but you can always do a very small ceremony and then you get the dress you lust for.

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