(Closed) reception dress more costly than wedding gown, weird??

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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6247 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

Welcome to the Hive!

Sorry you feel that way.  Any chance you can get a refund and opt for less expensive dresses? 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Welcome!! Well, my second dress cost about $400 less than my gown so I’ve been trying to find one used online.

 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

wowzers! I think two Marchesa gowns are my entire wedding budget 🙂

I had similar remorse after I bought a pair of Jimmy Choos at full price and then realized that money had to come from somewhere else in the budget.  I ended up returning them and finding them very gently used, on ebay for half the price.

Sounds like the cake-cutting/toasting one will be worn for the least amount of time. Could you return that one?   Another option would be to sell one or two of your dresses after the wedding to recoup the cost. 

Do you LOVE your Pronovias? I also think once you’re in your wedding dress, if you love it, you wont want to change out of it so quickly!

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Personally, I think multiple dresses are a waste of money in general.  I spent enough on my gown that I want to wear it as long as possible to try and make it worth it.  If you don’t love the other one, I’d return it, especially if it didn’t fit in your budget.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Well, I think changing out of my beloved wedding gown at all is weird, without getting to anything regarding cost of each.  I am not sure I see the point of a cake cutting gown, so if you decide to return one so that you have a bigger budget for other areas of the wedding, that would be my suggestion. 

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