(Closed) Stick to ONE dress or get multiple dresses? (Picture heavy)

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I custom-make a 2nd dress?
    Stop being greedy; Just stick to the Dress : (26 votes)
    41 %
    Stick to the Dress and wear the pink strapless gown : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Get MS Grace Kelly made by the seamstress : (25 votes)
    40 %
    Get the V8729 (Vintage Vogue) made : (0 votes)
    Get the V1095 Bellville Sasson made : (0 votes)
    Cultural dress : (7 votes)
    11 %
    A combination - explain which two : (4 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    1033 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If the grace kelly dress was always your dream dress, and you would really love a train and a long veil, then i say it’s your wedding and get your dream dress!!! You only get one chance in life to wear a long intricate white wedding dress. So it’s not something you want to chance regreting. Plus, then you could wear the cute short one that you love for your reception and show it off while your dancing. 🙂

    However, if you’re just saying you feel like you “have” to have those things just to suit your venue, then i say stick with the dress you have and enjoy twirling around in it and showing off your shoes all day. 

    Good luck. 🙂

    Post # 4
    501 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @HappinessIsInDaisies:  to be perfectly honest, I’m not a fan of that Maggie dress. It just looks sort of arts-and-crafts-y and juvenile to me.  I do, however, love learning about friends’ culture through wedding traditions, so if your mom and FI are game for the cheongsam, I say do that!

    Post # 5
    29 posts
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think the dress you already have is fabulous!

    I think the other thing to consider is the practicalities of changing. Are you really going to want to leave your guests/husband etc to go and change and will you really care once the wedding is in full swing? I think the dress you already have is actually the most classic/beautiful and am not a big fan of the others (although the cultural aspect is nice). 

    I didn’t vote though because I don’t want to call you greedy!! We all go through this dress confusion 🙂

    Post # 6
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    I love your current dress, the others aren’t really to my personal taste. 




    There are no rules to say that you absolutely have to have a train. If you only want one because you think you ought to then just stick with your original dress. If you really love the idea of having a train then I would go for either A or B.


    Edit: I’m not sure that it would work but could you consider getting a seamstress to make a removable tulle skirt to wear over your current dress. Something like this.


    Post # 7
    3372 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Cynderbug:  Your current dress is beautiful, but I see what you mean by wanting something venue-appropriate. The Maggie is very lovely but I would change a few details – the lace insert at the bust seems like a superfluous afterthought, and I would change the back to zipper/buttons because the corset is clashing with the sash. 

    I don’t think it’s a matter of being greedy at all, it’s about finding a dress (or several dresses) that will fit perfectly with your personality and your wedding. I love the idea of a cheongsam – I still don’t know whether I’m doing one, but would have no qualms about doing it if I wanted it. Also, I would probably put FI (he’s Swiss) in a suit that has nods to Chinese style elements but isn’t overtly Chinese. Think modern/understated fabrics with little details like a Mandarin collar, frog closures, maybe some jade details. It doesn’t need to be OTT Chinese and that way it’s less likely your FI will feel silly. 

    Post # 8
    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I originally planned to wear a different dress for my reception but ended up NOT changing because I didn’t want to take the time and I loved my ceremony dress enough that I didn’t want to cut short my time wearing it. 

    I would say to figure out which dress you really love the most and what’s most important to you, and make that dress the focus of the day. Then stop looking at dresses!  I was obsessed with dresses for a while there but on the actual wedding day the dress I wore for my ceremony seemed like enough. 

    Post # 10
    99 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    The Oleg Cassini dress you already have is my favorite! But I think that having two dresses is fun – I’m wearing a more traditional gown for my ceremony and dinner, than changing into a short, sparkley dress for dinner. So my vote is to wear the OC for your reception – and either have the cultural gown or Grace Kelly made for your ceremony, maybe choose based on how your parents or FI feel…

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