(Closed) Honestly, what do you think if you go to a wedding of a 2 dress bride?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 47
5653 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

If it were 2 very elaborate and clearly expensive dresses I would think they spent a lot of money unnecessarily. However, if one or both of the dresses were more modest I would just think “ooh that’s pretty!!”

Personally, I want to wear my dress for as looong as possible, I don’t want to change into another one!

Post # 48
3617 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I wouldn’t think anything of it. In my culture girls have AT LEAST 2 dresses. I’m having 2 dresses because my ceremony one has a huge train and weight like 50 pounds so I can’t imagine dancing in it all night. My second dress is a sheath wedding gown 😀

Post # 49
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Unless the second dress is more low key, and a clear change because of wanting to be more cool/ comfortable for dancing, partying, etc. I would honestly think “extravagant.” So a change to a less formal, less restricted dress I would think fine, but wearing two outright wedding gowns I would honestly find a bit much.

Post # 51
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’m only having one dress, but I went to a two-dress bride’s wedding earlier this year. I and everyone sround me thought it was very cute. They cut the cake earlier than usual and then she changed into the other dress to boogey on the dance floor. It was great.

Post # 52
817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve never actually seen it in real life, but I think my thought would be “Wow! She had the ‘extra’ money to have TWO dresses!”  And then there’d be a slight feeling of jealousy…and then I’d think how the 2 dress thing is a bit over the top…but then I’d talk myself down from that by saying, if she had the money to do it, why not?


Post # 53
1136 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

i would be upset if i was an evening guest and i din’t get to see the first dress 

Post # 54
1115 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Honestly, I think it’s a little weird if not a cultural thing to have two full length bridal gowns.

I think it’s a very cute idea to change into a shorter 2nd dress for the reception so you can dance, etc.

But two full on bridal gowns seems a little excessive to me…though I bet it would be fun as hell to wear ’em!

Post # 55
962 posts
Busy bee

I’m going to be honest and people are going to get mad, but here is what I think: if the rest of the wedding is nice, then 2 gowns is not a big deal. However, if a lot of your guests are from out of town and you are only providing your guests with a fried chicken buffet in the local VFW hall, then two gowns may make some people feel resentful. It might indicate that you spent a lot of your budget on dresses, but did not care to spend the money to adequately take care of your guests.

Post # 56
117 posts
Blushing bee

I would think “2 dresses?!  BALLER!” (in a good way) Wink

Post # 57
2424 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@Dsquared: Not the same dress, but a bee with Pronovias Finisterre (very similar dress) is having the top layer made to be removable so she can take off the long delicate train and just wear the mermaid for the reception. You may be able to do this as well!

Here is her post, there are pictures too! http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/any-one-else-wearing-pronovias-finisterre/page/3#post-2058609

Post # 58
1667 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ve never been to a two dress wedding. my general opinion is that, if it’s what the bride wants and it fits into the budget, then why not?

I guess my only hang-up is that I loved my dress so much, there was no way I would want to take it off for another dress, and I guess I don’t see why other brides would want to. But if that’s what they want, then by all means!

Post # 59
3363 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I personally have never been to a wedding wear a Bride has changed her dress, even for their “Farewell Exit”.

In our case, I dont think its necessary since our wedding is a total of 4 hours long. I could see if you wore a really huge ball gown for a ceremony or maybe it was your mothers (or relatives and you didnt want to risk damaging) OR you wanted to wear something of your own or maybe just something *New* for the Reception.

But I see no point in buying two separate gowns, find 1 with all the things you love and be done with it and save yourself the extra cost.

Just my honest opinion, to each their own.

Post # 60
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@ChemistryBride: Oooh, that’s a great idea! It’s so difficult to fall in love with a dress, purchase it, and then realize it won’t work for the reception/dancing. But that’s a great compromise.

Post # 61
677 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I changed into a cute tea-length gown for the dancing, I got it on sale for $50 at Davids since it was a sample of a discontinued style. I loved loved loved my wedding dress and I wore it right up until the dancing because I was doing a jive with my dad and a viennese waltz with my DH and my wedding dress would have been destroyed since both of them managed to step on my train even when it was bustled. I did it both to protect my amazing wedding dress and because the tea length dress was much MUCH more comfortable and easier to boogie in. I wore each of them for about 3 1/2 hours.

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