- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2014
I’m not a huge fan of the mermaid dress. I would probably wear the ballgown for both the ceremony and reception (ballgown will actually be easier to move and dance in) and then do the short cocktail dress if you want for the after party. I like the bottom two, but not a fan of the first two.
I love the Pintrest dress, but I aslo love your first. However I say go with whatever one you feel best and most bridal in. Then change into a cocktail dress for partying. I don’t see the need for 3 different dresses, but 2 would be acceptable for your situation. As for the cocktail dress, I love the first one-the short kind of lacy one. It still looks bridal but fun too!
I love your first choice, but I can see how ”simple” it looks compared to the second one you posted. But it looks more like an A-line/princess dress therefore no surprise it will look fuller and more traditional (not more bridal, but more like traditional bridal dresses look like).
If you are going to change for reception and dancing, I would suggest 2 dresses only. The one you picked IS bridal and once you accessorize it and have the veil, there will be no doubt in your mind anymore. And then, you buy a shorter, more fun dress for your after-party.
Good luck, these are not easy decisions, I’ve been there too, lol !
One dress for ceremony and reception (I love the one you already have btw), and a short party dress for the hotel.
i would say rock the mermaid at the hotel since the cocktail dresses are kinda boring and that alita graham is amazing!! when are you ever going to be able to wander around a hotel in a wedding dress!!
i had a mermaid reception dress and we ended up after partying in our suite and i refused to change!! hahaha i wore it for as long as possible until the food came and we were eating that’s when i changed so i wouldn’t get the dress dirty!
i didn’t read comments, so someone may have already said this, but…here’s a crazy idea:
1) have a chiffon skirt with the ruffles/train you’re in love with and wear it over the alita graham
2) even crazier…see if a seamstress could alter the alita graham to be a short cocktail style dress with a zipoff mermaid skirt?
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