- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2016
Ugh. This whole dress situation is stressing me out more then it should. I thought it would be so easy, since I’m wearing my grandmother’s wedding dress. It’s an amazing dress, long sleeve, offwhite satin ballgown from the 1950’s, with the perfect amount of poof and style, and a big blingy belt. I love it so much.
However, I can not dance it it. My grandmother has said that i can alter it to fit me (I’m also changing the sleeves into a bolero. Or shortening them. We’ll see once I get to alterations), but I CAN NOT ‘ruin’ the dress. It’s a family heirloom now, espeically because once my younger cousin saw it, she said she wants to wear it one day as well (it really is a stunning gown, i should get a picture of it haha). Which means I’m going to be taking it off after the dinner part of our reception and our main dances. I can’t get down and dance in it without being afraid of ripping it, or it getting stepped on, or something bad happening to it. Basically I’d rather buy another dress then face the rathe of a pissed off family matriarch because I ruined her dress.
Now this is where I start getting stressed out. I posted earlier about a leaving dress, which I love the idea of. Just a cute, simple white dress to wear for the exit. However, part of me also wants to get a tulle mermaid dress to rock as a reception dress. I don’t think I want a short dress for the reception. I feel like I’m never going to get another chance to rock a floor length white dress, where as I can wear a short white one all the time.
This is the dress I’m currently in love with if I go with a long reception dress. BUT because I like the mermaid sillohete, I’m worried about how it would be to dance in. Would it be just as hard to dance in a fitted dress as it would be to worry about my grandma’s dress all night? And then I get sad that I wouldn’t be wearing a cute white dress for the exit! But is three dresses too much for one day?! Espeically because I don’t want people to think I’m being ridiculous for having so many outfit changes!
And this is the short dress I like for an exit dress right now
So what should I do?
Should I get the long reception dress, and just wear it for the exit?
Should I get the long reception dress, a short exit dress and screw what people think about having three wedding dresses?
Should I get a short reception dress and let go of the mermaid dress
Should I just wear my grandmother’s dress all night and hope to God it doesn’t rip?
Ahhhhh I can’t decide.