(Closed) Traditional White Dress vs. Something Less Conventional

posted 7 years ago in Encore
  • poll: What type of dress did you select for your encore wedding?
    Traditional long white or ivory dress : (33 votes)
    38 %
    A little non-traditional - short, champagne or blush pink : (27 votes)
    31 %
    Something unique : (26 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
    3522 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I wasn’t an encore bride, but I went totally unconventional. And that second dress is gorgeous…

    Post # 4
    1177 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I LOVEEEE the second one. I’m not an encore bride, either, but wow. Are you going to wear a veil with it?

    Post # 5
    3255 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I hope you are choosing a less conventional dress because you want to and not because people are making you feel like you have to. I’m only saying this because my mom has been married twice, and some of her family members told her it would be inappropriate for her to wear a traditional dress the second time around. She wore a lace white gown because she wanted to, and she said she’s really happy she did because it’s how she envisioned herself. 

    I think if you want something unconventional, the second dress is really cool.

    But I also think the traditional white gown is really gorgeous. 

    So pick the one you like best without thinking about the fact that you’re an encore bride.

    Post # 6
    163 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Wow, that second dress is stunning!! I love it!

    Post # 8
    3255 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @katmumn: Then definitely go for the second one. If you think both you and your SO would love it, forget about the family. This is your wedding! 

    Post # 9
    7408 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    The second dress is totally beautiful.  My encore dress was teal and tea length.

    Post # 10
    3142 posts
    Sugar bee

    They are both gorgeous and as far as traditional gowns go, I am in love with that first one. I’ve never seen it.

    did you wear a traditional gown for your first wedding?

    Post # 11
    5096 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    My jaw literally dropped at the second one.  I’m not an encore bride, and I TOTALLY support encore brides going the traditional route – after all, it’s not like most of us first-time brides are going to the altar as virgins.  But that second dress…it is just a stunner.  I love it.

    Post # 12
    1271 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    i’m HOPING to go the unconventional route (if i can find what i want)…otherwise it’ll be unconventional-lite.  although, it’s not because i’m an encore bride…it’s because we’re an unconventional couple and this is what we want.

    (by the way…who is the designer on that second gown?  OMG it’s to DIE for…)

    Post # 13
    55 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I love the 2nd dress. I imagine it with a floor lenght veil or birdcage. But I think it would be best in a champagne, gold or blush color.

    Post # 15
    385 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I am an encore bride.  I went untraditional the first time because we had lived together for several years before we got married and I felt pressure by the whole “White symbolizes purity” stuff.  I regreted it all the way down the aisle and long after.  This time I am doing the bridal thing!! Long, Ivory lace no train though and no veil.  So I say go for the dress YOU love don’t let anyone or anything stop you from having this be the best day of your life!!!  When people ask me, ‘haven’t you been married before”  I always answer , “Not to him, I haven’t”.  Enjoy your day and good luck!

    Post # 16
    12 posts
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’m am a newly engaged encore bride and just started looking for my wedding dress.  I have been looking at the traditional ones and have not found anything that says “I’m the one!!”.  After seeing your second photo I am seriously considering a non-traditional dress.  I LOVE the second one!!  Where did you find that one if you don’t mind me asking??

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