HELP ME! my wedding's in TWO WEEKS and just found 2nd dress I like more!!?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which dress?
    Stick with your original dress! : (111 votes)
    69 %
    Scratch the original, pick the second one! : (43 votes)
    27 %
    Wear both? : (7 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 16
    277 posts
    Helper bee

    They both look great. I think the second ones looks best, but you can’t go wrong with either one!

    Post # 17
    606 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2019

    If you can find a trustworthy tailor to alter the dress in time… you could have a portion of the illusion mesh on the back cut away, so you get that low-v back that you like in this 2nd dress. Also, you could remove a layer or two of flounce under the lower half of the skirt and tack it down tighter to curve your butt more and give that mermaid? trumpet? look of the second. Aside from those differences, they aren’t different enough that purchasing a second will really make a difference and the dress you bought already really is lovely! 

    Post # 18
    969 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College

    I like your current dress better. I also feel like the new one looks cheap.

    Post # 19
    656 posts
    Busy bee

    They look almost identical to me. I certainly wouldn’t spend money to buy the exact dress over again.

    Post # 20
    1047 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    I like your dress better. But if you REALLY want it, I suppose you could change for the reception.

    Post # 21
    1309 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I prefer the second dress but the first dress is VERY pretty as well. Make sure you can have the second in time and can return/cancel the first before you get your heart set.

    Post # 22
    572 posts
    Busy bee

    The original one is is beautiful, I don’t like the bottom of the second one

    Post # 23
    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    The first dress is prettier and has more to it. The second dress isn’t special, but if you HAVE TO HAVE IT just get it. It’s $400. 

    Post # 24
    216 posts
    Helper bee

    I like the idea of wearing the second one at the reception. I love your current dress! I wouldn’t trade it out for the new one, but I respect the need to pee!

    Post # 25
    3536 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    brittnamrogo :  your original dress is more flattering. Fwiw, I had a fitted dress will all buttons and had the same pee concern. I had my moh undo the whole dress once before the ceremony, but that’s it. I have a TINY bladder but didn’t have to pee until mid-reception. By that time, my dress (which was very fitted under my butt/thighs and I couldn’t even sit in pre-ceremony) has stretched enough with the heat and humidity that I actually could shimmy it up over my hips to pee by myself. 

    Post # 26
    3787 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

    brittnamrogo :  The second one is pretty, but your original dress is gorgeous!! Try the peeing trick a PP mentioned. Hopefully that will help with that issue haha!

    Post # 27
    1471 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2015 - Holly Hedge Estate

    brittnamrogo :  I really love the bottom of the second dress, and the back view is great! I’m not totally in love with the sleeves on the second dress but overall i think it looks awesome on you and is really flattering your figure. I voted #2!!

    Post # 28
    3947 posts
    Honey bee

    Dress choice is such a personal thing isn’t it? I can feel the enthusiasm you have for your new found dress. It’s important that you feel WONDERFUL when you slip your dress on on your weding day.

    But you are asking for opinions here so I’d have to say that my view is that the first dress is vastly superior to the second. It looks much classier and has spades more “wow” factor. The neckline (the bit you don’tlike) actually suits you far better. The price difference between them does not surprise me. The first one look sbetter made in better quality matierials.

    Anyway that’s my opinion but my view comes minus the feelings invovled and I think your feelings should guide you here.

    Post # 29
    194 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2018

    The second one is pretty and you look amazing. However I went “woah” with the first dress, I love the back it just has that wow factor like everyone else stated. 

    Post # 30
    2843 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I prefer the first dress but then again not being able to pee unassisted would be a deal-breaker for me.

    I’d get a reception dress for that factor alone (though admittedly I’d go even further and get something even more reception-friendly, like a shorter dress).

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