Post # 1
Anyone out there a 2-dress bride? As in, wearing one dress for the ceremony and another for the reception?
I’ve finally decided to do just that (wear my old (from a prior engagement, which my FH is fine with — I asked him) white ballgown for the Church ceremony, and my new, champagne trumpet dress for the reception), and I told the Groom (so he’s not completely stunned and irritated on the Big Day) and now he says it’s stupid and he doesn’t like the idea.
Note that I LOVELOVELOVE both dresses (pics: <span class=”yshortcuts”>http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=0AZM2jhy3atmLDdA ), and that my Mom and Dad were expecting white — i’m their only child, and they made it not-so-subtly clear they weren’t planning to walk me down the aisle in a "yellow dress." But I love both, so have no problem accommodating this preference of theirs. Why would the Groom be so iffy about it and cop such a ‘tude over this??
Sigh… why can’t one, just one, part of this wedding planning be simple?! You know, I used to have a life before I became consumed in silk and tulle and napkins and guest bags, and now it’s all I can talk about…. sigh again….
Post # 3
I am honestly surprised that he cares. However, I was surprised at how strong of an opinion my fiance had about dresses- he didn’t like short or poofy.
Maybe he thinks you are being high maintenence? I can’t see how it’s an issue, especially since both are paid for!
Post # 4
I know! I thought that, too! I was like, "Are you KIDIDNG me?! THIS is what you feel so strongly about?" LOL… I love him, but he’s so weird sometimes.
I think a lot of it is also that he is wearing his dress blue uniform (Marines), which is definitely uncomfortable… so I suggested HE change into a tuxedo for the reception! He’s mulling it over… Of course, then that kinda influences our choice of seating cards (dog tags. Real dog tags. With names and table numbers imprinted on them… and a "Yellow Footprints" Parris Island/USMC mat at the front/base of the dogtag/seating card table… (I was a Marine, too, a few years ago, for like a minute). Does that mean I can’t get away with that if he’s not in uniform anymore?? Hmm…..
Now I know how honeymoons came to be — they must’ve been invented by a frustrated bride who said, "Enough of this! I want a beach, I want a margarita, and I want ’em NOW!" 😉
Post # 5
Holy crap, I admire your dedication to detail. You deserve to wear whatever you want!
Post # 7
I’m a one dress girl, but my sister is doing 2. She found a really great deal at Running of the brides and has a princess dress for the ceremony/first dance and a dress that is more her for the rest of the reception.
Post # 8
I am one. It was too expensive to add another–my mother would kill me! 😉 lol
Post # 9
I am wondering the same thing!
My mom says yes, my dad says are you nuts and my fiance thinks that I should have whatever I want?
Post # 10
Wow this is the first I’ve heard of this. I didn’t know people wore two dresses!! hahah. Obviously I’m a one-dress girl
Post # 11
We had two brides and a budget wedding, so we were trying to keep the cost of dresses down as much as we could. We had the same dress for each of us for ceremony and reception, even though the reception was three days after the ceremony.
Post # 12
Im doing two dresses yay!! my ceremony dress is so extravagant its perfect for the chapel and my reception is more laid back cocktail and hor dourves I need a fabulous dress I can walk around in thats not so heavy : )
Post # 13
Wear the two dresses if you want to. Personally, I have all the support in the world for two-dress brides, but I could never ever do it. I love my wedding dress so much that it would break my heart in pieces to take it off after only the ceremony! I want to enjoy it for all the hours of the reception, and let it be featured in all the fun photos therein.