Post # 17
Psh! I spent too much damn money on the one I have. You better believe I’m getting my monies worth out of it! Just wait, I’ll make headlines as that crazy bride who wears her wedding dress grocery shopping.
Post # 18
I understand other people’s reasonings, and regardless of price.. if that’s their choice I say that’s fine for them. For me, I LOVE my dress and want to wear it the whole night! I am too picky so I didn’t fall in love with any other dresses. Plus, my dress unzips and becomes a short party dress 🙂 Everyone who knows about are trying to get me to wear the short dress for my reception. I refuse to do that, I just really really love my long length dress. I’ll “unveil” the short part when we’re exiting the reception! 🙂
Post # 19
@kperry3: That is a really cute idea! I have wondered how those kinds of dresses work. I bet your guests will be a little surprised when suddenly half your dress is gone!
Post # 20
@Mrs Hedgehog: Yeah, so that’s how I felt too, I totally agree with you – that if I’m going to bust all this cash on a wedding dress, I want to wear it for the full length of my wedding! But, my parents are Taiwanese and they had a desire for me to honor our culture’s tradition to wear a red chi pao/cheong sam dress (brides usually wear it for good luck at the reception). That being said, I’ve posted my two dresses a million times already, but here they are!
Post # 21
I was going to add that sometimes it is a cultural thing that a bride wears two dress.
Post # 22
@Mrs Hedgehog: I MAY be getting two different dresses, but my wedding dress is something I’d spend the most on. If I do in fact get a short reception dress, it’ll be something that is fantastic, yet cheap. It’s just a thought for now. But I couldn’t imagine spending a ton of money on both.
Post # 23
My wife got 2 different dresses for our destination wedding on Sanibel Island because we planned to do a “trash the dress” photo session in between the ceremony and reception. We worked the timing so that we had plenty of time to get some photos in the water, and they came out awesome!
Post # 24
I don’t understand the whole two dress thing either. The cost of one dress is enough thankyou! lol
Post # 25
@kperry3: Your dress sounds like so much fun !! Could we see pics of it long and short ?? 🙂
Post # 27
I don’t get it either. It’s just not me to spend the money on two dresses (or two cakes, two venues, etc….) I found the one I love and didn’t feel the need to keep looking and complicate things.
Post # 28
I feel a bit guilty for having two beautiful expensive dresses, but they are already bought I will just wear both. I will post pictures after the wedding.
Post # 29
I used to think it was a frivolous thing…until I won a beautiful, but poufy dress that isn’t exactly my style. I’m wearing it for the ceremony because it’s romantic and traditional and it has a great story.
But I’m changing into the more modern dress that I love for my reception. I got that dress, an Amsale, as a sample. I spent less on my two designer gowns that some of those David’s Bridals dresses cost. Retail would have been around $11,000 for them, but I paid a fraction of that.
Not saying everyone has the circumstances that I do, but you can’t assume people are spending oodles of money just because they have two dresses.