Post # 1
Hi lovelies, I’m considering purchasing a second dress to change into for my evening reception as my current dress although amazing, I think it may be a little heavy to wear all day.
im loving some of the Pronovias more slinkier dresses with smaller trains but FI thinks I’m CRAZY if I’m going to spend another £1000+ on a 2nd dress on top of the £1300 I’ve spent already.
so how many of you bees actually do have 2 dresses? come on….make me feel better 🙂
for ref first pic is my dress, 2nd is the kind of thing I’d like.
Post # 3
I love a change! I’m not sure what I’m doing yet, but if I can have 2 dresses, I’d love it. 🙂
Post # 4
@clairelou29: Can you get the 2nd dress as a replica if you really want it? Then you can let him know “I got the 2nd dress but instead of paying £1000+ I paid only $300 USD!” ?
Post # 5
nope, one dress bride here. 1) I LOVE LOVE LOVE my dress and will NOT want to change out of it. I want to wear it around the house now 🙂 2) It was $1100. I’m not willing to spend the money for a second dress. I have better things to do with it. 3) My dress is tea length. It will be party-friendly
Post # 6
I wore 2 dresses but I didn’t intend to. I had a second dress to wear the next day. My dress was bustled improperly and it was weighing me down awkwardly. Then my mother stepped on it and broke the bustle plus put a huge pull in it so I felt I needed to change. Good thing I had it.
I’ll say this, I felt much more comfortable with the second dress, but it was a short one (also by Pronovias).
Post # 7
@clairelou29: I couldn’t vote. I will be changing after the ceremony (4 times…oy), but only the final dress will likely be more ~comfortable~ (my afterparty dress). 😀
Rock on with your reception dress, love.
Post # 8
I’m not spending thousands on a dress only to change into a simpler dress!!
Post # 9
I’m not. Mainly because our ceremony is going to be short – like 15-20 minutes- and I love my dress too much to only wear it for such a short period of time. Also, I don’t want to spend more money on another dress.
Post # 10
I never thought it would happen to me but it did…
The dress on the right was my original dream dress (it has a hoop skirt that is not pictured as it was shipped home instead of to me) but it was out of stock and the people who made it were basically saying they had no idea if and when they’d make more. After waiting a few months and checking back a few times, I gave up.
I found the dress on the left, which is actually two parts (insane, they look like they were made for each other) and I LOOOVE it. It fits the theme perfectly and is generally gorgeous. But the corset is legit – steel bones and all. I started to worry about drinking, eating, and dancing over the course of the night.
Then it happened… I got an email saying there was stock in my size of the dress on the right!! AND IT WAS ON SALE. The price was basically an amount I’d have spent on something just because I wanted it not even for a wedding, so I went for it – didn’t want to regret missing out.
I loved it immediately and couldn’t decide what to do… so I became a two dress bride! 🙂 I will be changing out of the black and white ensemble after first look, photos + ceremony and into my other dress for the rest of the cocktail hour and reception so I can eat and drink and dance to my heart’s content. Two amazingly dramatic dresses… makes me feel like a rock star.
Post # 12
To spend $1300 on a dress you wear for the length of a ceremony is complete insanity!
Post # 13
@JLR1982: here in the UK, I think we kinda do things differently we don’t really have cocktail hour etc. so I’d be wearing it for the whole ceremony, photos etc then the wedding breakfast ( I’m not sure if its called the same for you) then I’d probably keep it on for the first dance but then get changed from about 8pm ish until 2am, so I suppose it’s half and half really.
Post # 14
@MlleFabuleux: 4 times! Lucky you 🙂
Post # 15
@MASPA: oh poor you, good job you had a backup then!
Post # 16
- Wedding: October 2014 - Church
@clairelou29: Nope. I’ll be wearing the most expensive dress I’ll ever own, so why would I change out of it and not get get the most use out of it? Depending if we are leaving right away to go anywhere I may get changed into a going to the airport dress that is easier … I know a few people who changed from their “western” dress into their “Chinese” dress. I can understand that.
ETA: You can do what you want but I honestly don’t get it (unless you are reflecting different cultures you belong to) since most people wear the dress one time.