(Closed) Two Dress Bride

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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530 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

i’ve switched… or am mid-switch, and while i DO feel really guilty about the expense, i’m also relieved that i will have something i feel good in at the wedding. i had an awesome dress custom-made for me– but by the time it was done, i felt like a giant marshmallow in it. i was bummed, and didn’t feel pretty. at the last possible second i ordered a dress i’d seen and loved in a store. (hey, at least it was on major sale!) guilty, guilty, guilty about the waste/expense. happy, happy, happy about the lovely new dress en route to me.

whichever one i don’t wear will be sold on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com or elsewhere! that’s my consolation, budget-wise. (in fact, both can be sold, after the wedding, come to think of it.)

Post # 5
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955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

No need to feel guilty…the dress that you have is super gorgeous, but like you said, you just need something that is more suited for your wedding πŸ™‚ I think that you would be uncomfortable and unhappy wearing a heavy gown that would be better for a indoor, traditional church wedding. You made a GREAT decision to look for a new gown!!!

Have you looked at the Maggie Sottero destination gowns…I have seen so many that are stunning! Good luck!! πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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674 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Ditto on futuredrbraun my dress is a Destinations by Maggie Sottero and I loooove it! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I’m a two dress bride and like most 2 dress brides never intended to be and yes, there’s been guilt and I always feel silly telling people, but I have 2 beautiful dresses and so I’m trying to enjoy it. I knew I was having a destination wedding and still bought a dress that wasn’t appropriate! I’m one of those brides who didn’t really enjoy the wedding dress shopping experience, so when I finally found a dress I liked I bought it. It wasn’t until I got to my fittings and was extremely hot and uncomfortable in my dress did I realize I needed something different or I was going to be miserable (I’m getting married in Puerto Rico, though not on the beach). I don’t know what your budget is, but I ended up finding a claire pettibone sample that was half the original price and is perfect for my destination AND it’s so comfortable! 

I do love my first dress, so I will actually probably wear both, using the more uncomfortable, but more formal one for my reception (which is at night and indoors so shouldn’t be quite as hot) so maybe that’s something you could consider? At least for me it’s helping with the guilt πŸ™‚

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