Post # 1
So my husband and I were married in May, here in Toronto. However, as many of my family members were unable to attend due to distance, we are having a second ceremony/vow renewal in Auckland, New Zealand, in March 2013.
What is a suitable dress to wear for this event? I wore the gorgeous Paloma Blanca 4015 for our initial wedding but it isn’t feasible to a) wear it again and b) cart it all the way to New Zealand (think of the creases!). Maybe a tea length or cocktail dress? Maybe not in a shade of white?
Advice as to attire?
Post # 3
I had a similar situation, but since I was going to China, it was easy to figure out the attire, a Chinese wedding dress (which travels very nicely!). What is the current style for wedding dresses in New Zealand? Personally, I would do a simple floor length gown in a shade of white (ivory or light champagne) in a fabric that doesn’t wrinkle easily (but if you cover in large garbage bags, then carry in a garmet bag, wrinkles should be minimum). If they do veils, I would probably also have a little fun with a small birdcage veil. You are still newlyweds, afterall!
Post # 4
I think something lighter in color – ivory or pale blush maybe would still be lovely and bridal, it is a vow renewal after all. For the people in New Zealand this is the event they can attend so they want to feel it is something special so I wouldnt go too casual. Tea length or a simpler long dress in flowy fabric (I am thinking like J Crew ones I see on here) with a birdcage veil or fascinator/hair flower would be beautiful – we like fascinators here so it wouldnt be unusual 🙂 Plus you can always get a dress steamed once you get here if needed so dont worry about wrinkles too much.
Post # 5
@Olivia247: if you wanted to wear your dress again you could get it steamed when you arrived.
Post # 6
i agree that a simple floor length white/ivory/champagne dress would be the best 🙂
Post # 7
I’d take your dress over and get it steamed, that way it is more like you first ceremony and the family that didn’t get to attend that still get to see you in your dress