Post # 1
I am not saying it is wrong or stupid or anything like that. I just don’t understand, why buy two full wedding dresses just to change after the ceremony or halfway through the reception. Changing into a smaller dress for the receptions vs the big dress for the wedding, I guess I could see that. Not for me but I can see the reasoning. But two full length, big, wedding dresses…. I just don’t understand it! Why spend twice as much on an overpriced dress? (All wedding dresses are overpriced. My own included.)
I am not trying to bash it. I genuinly want to know. Why? If you are a multiple dress bride, why? What made you decide to change throughout the evening and, because we all love showing them off anyway, let’s see both (or all) of your dresses!
Post # 3
@Mrs Hedgehog:I know some brides fall in love with two dresses and can’t part with either one, so they make a way to wear both.
Post # 4
I have a ceremony dress that I’ll be wearing until after cutting the cake, but after that I really want to dance and have fun. My second dress is just like a pageant dress (floor length but loose and sexier) and it was really inexpensive. I’m really working hard on losing weight and my big dress, well I don’t think anyone will see a huge difference in my “new” body, whereas my reception dress is tighter and shows off my figure more.
That’s my reasoning.
Post # 5
I will be a multiple dress bride… I’m wearing a lengha for the ceremony (having a modernized hindu ceremony – groom is hindu) but we will be having a more traditional western reception, where i’ll wear a cocktail-ish dress/gown. My Future Mother-In-Law bought me two lenghas from India that I can choose from, and so I’ll only be buying my reception dress.
I do see your point though,, buying two dresses that are very similar only to wear for a few hours each could get quite expensive… but I guess it all comes down to how important the dress aspect is to you. For me, it’s not the most important part of my wedding, but I know for others it is!
Post # 6
I wouldn’t be a two dress bride except for the fact that I have always dreamed of getting married in my mothers dress. Well as the wedding planning keep getting more in more in depth I realized I also wanted my own dress so my children could laugh at the styles… and just because I really wanted my own dress. So if I had paid for the first dress I would have only been a one dress bride. But because I didn’t and my grandma paid for my second dress (she offered because she knew it was important to me. I was like awe! ) I get to be a two dress bride. So…That’s my reasoning.
Post # 7
When I was going through my dress dilemma, Fiance actually encouraged me to wear two…but I knew if I was wearing the 1st, I would be wishing it was time to change into the 2nd. So I picked just one. Unfortunately that means I have two dresses and need to call the 1st shop to canx my order 🙁 Not that that answers your post, but I wanted to chime in!
Post # 8
I honestly don’t get it either…I haven’t bought a dress yet, but I hope to find a dress that I love so much I don’t want to take it off!
Post # 9
i dont get it either. i have a second dress that i bought for a reasonable price ($140) that i am using for my Trash the Dress session the day. And since my reception will be on the beach, i COULD change it into if it gets too hot. but i am 100% determined to wear my one, ove of my closet, dress the entire day!
Post # 10
I think people do it out of indeciciveness. For me… I spent so much money on a dress I will only wear once… so I plan to wear her for the entire time.
Post # 11
I don’t get it either, in fact never heard of it until joined weddingbee here.
Post # 12
I think I may buy a dress to change into toward the end of the reception to dance in, but I don’t get the 2 full dress deal.
Post # 13
I bought my first dress and had it hemmed it to be tea length right after FH and I got engaged. When I went back home several months later, I had my fitting and just didn’t really feel excited about it- it was a combination of not feeling very bridal in it and have a horrible seamstress that made my feelings toward the dress seem very negative.
I was going to use my mom’s dress but the acetate was in such condition that alterations to it were nearly impossible so we did buy another dress. The two dresses combined were still under my original budget. A long dress wasn’t feasible for the reception as I would trip in it dancing, especially with Lindy.
Post # 14
I have two dress, too. BUT…one was less than $100 and I’m using that for the Trash the Dress photo session. I wouldn’t want two dresses if it were one for the ceremony and one for the reception. I love my dress too much to take it off and change into another! 🙂
Post # 15
I actually justed Blogged about how this is one of the modern trends I don’t really understand. I see brides reasons for it, and some have really good reasons for it, but it doesn’t make sinse for a budget wedding like i’m planning.
Post # 16
I had problems with the first dress I bought. I wasn’t sure about it even when I bought it, I loved it even less when it arrived and I wasn’t sure how alterations were going to turn out. This was only 6 weeks before my wedding. So I went on a new dress hunt and found another dress that had just come out and I liked a lot, but it had to be custom ordered and it wasn’t for certain it would be ready in time, even with a super rush order. So I held onto the first dress and continued with alterations while waiting for the second, and that one did arrive a few days before the wedding. There was of course no time for extensive alterations or any accessorizing. I figured since I now have these two dresses both beautiful in their own right and paid for, why not wear them both? Neither of them fit me perfectly but I figured if I can’t have the one perfect dress, I’ll have two very nice dresses instead and hopefully I’ll get a good set of photos from the combination.