(Closed) Multiple dresses. 1 Wedding. I don’t get it…

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
6377 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

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
1696 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1991

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 # 20
10972 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@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
573 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I was going to add that sometimes it is a cultural thing that a bride wears two dress. 

Post # 22
1515 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@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
1 posts
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
6 posts
  • Wedding: May 2012

I don’t understand the whole two dress thing either. The cost of one dress is enough thankyou! lol

Post # 25
2281 posts
Buzzing bee

@kperry3: Your dress sounds like so much fun !! Could we see pics of it long and short ?? 🙂 

Post # 27
1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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
22 posts
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
980 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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.

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