(Closed) How do we feel about *2* dresses??

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Well I’m also thinking about 2 dresses. Not two large wedding dresses, but a smaller simpler gown to get down and party in. My theory was that the weight of my gown will be too much when I’m try to get my groove on. I couldn’t imgine anything worse than sweating away in a heavy, fluffy gown, lol!

I was wanting to wear the gown for the cereony, photos and main part of the wedding, then change to something lighter once the party started.

So I would say yes to two dresses, but perhaps your second dress might be less full on and gown-y?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

GO FOR IT!! if you can budget it I say YAH!!! I love the last one for the reception!! 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think if you’re going to do a wardrobe change, go for variety: your first 2 dresses were both Aline & depending on the length of your reception, it might be tiring to wear the dress all night. The mermaid is absolutely gorgeous & is a nice change but might limit mobility late into the evenig. It really depends on the kind of reception you intend to have.

I switched out of my princess dress (I had 2 crinolines) into a short silver 1-sleeve dress that barely covered my bum cause all I wanted to do was dance with my friends towards the end of the night:

I think this says it all:

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@MissTX:  

 

Don’t daygream girl, just do it! It’s your wedding, do what you like!

 

FutureMrsRugbee pretty much did exactly what I would like to do. Start with an awesome gown then change into a sexy dance number.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

even if i had the money…i would not buy two dresses. because when I go to peoples weddings, during the ceremony i think “wow, i cant wait to see that dress up close!” so if the dress changed i would never get to see the ceremony dress up close. but that is just me. maybe you should compromise and get one of those 2-in-1 dresses where the skirt comes off to make it easier to dance in.

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Go for it! I’m having two dresses and a traditional ao dai for a cultural ceremony. If it’s in the budget I plan on having a particular dress in mind for the rehearsal and after party. =)

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I like the idea if you’re doing one big gorgeous traditional show stopper wedding dress and one laid back fun dress to get down to party. If it’s twp ball gown all out dresses, i feel like it takes away from both dresses.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

This dress was super light and comfy… its Organza and by Mori Lee:) This is ivory. I was gonna get it in white

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’m just having one. First, my dress cost a lot; so I want to get my wear out of it. Second, it’s beautiful and I don’t really want to get changed into anything else. Third, in the UK it’s common to invite some people to the ceremony and wedding breakfast, and then extra guests to the evening reception (don’t know if you do this in the US). We want our evening guests to feel just as special and included as our day guests (eg we’re waiting until the evening to cut the cake, so they haven’t missed everything), and personally I see changing as saying ‘you’re not really important enough to see the dress I wore to the ceremony’.

But I do understand why some people go for 2 dresses; my dress is heavy, so it’s going to be tiring wearing it all day! So I totally get people changing to be more comfortable 9esp as my dress isn’t even very big; I ahve no idea why it’s so weighty!).

I agree with the previous posters though who have commented on the style of your second dress; I think it can be nice to have a completely different shape. BUT, I don’t think mermaid is the way to go; I’ve seen a lot of brides in those very fitted styles and a lot of them struggle to walk properly, let alone dance. For your reception, you really want something that will be easy to move and dance in, and not restrict you; so I’d keep that in mind when trying dresses on. IF I was having a second dress, I would probably go for something in a very light fabric, without a train, that wasn’t too big.

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