Post # 1
So I have a dilemma…
I’ve already bought my dress. A beautiful diamond-white Mori Lee pick-up ballgown dress. I’m totally in love with it. But….
I keep falling in love with other dresses, too! I see this one, or that one, and I go "Oooo, I could see myself wearing that, too!!"
Also, I still need to have my dress altered, and I’m not sure if there’s enough material in the bodice to let it out enough. I’m kind of a busty girl, and the dress fits perfectly everywhere except the bust. I know I have the option of having the zipper taken out and replacing it with lacing, but that alteration would cost more than what I paid for the dress!
Were any of you a two-dress bride? If so, why did you change your mind? Help!
Post # 3
If you really adore your dress, I say wear it and get the alterations done if you can afford it.
I wasn’t originally going to be a two-dress bride, but the idea of a bustle seems silly to me because the back of the dresses I like are some of the prettiest parts! I don’t want to ruin that! Plus, I’m really pretty casual at heart and don’t want to mingle with my guests while I’m trapped in a dress that I’m constantly worried about someone stepping on or spilling something on…namely me…eek! 🙂 So I’m going to get a simpler, more casual (and cheaper) dress for the reception.
I’m not sure whether you’re asking this question because you want a new dress altogether, want another dress in addition to the dress you might have to pay a lot to get altered, or what. Could you clear that up?
Post # 4
Sorry, guess I wasn’t very clear… Mainly I just don’t see the point of an expensive alteration on a dress that I paid less than $100 for. If the alterations to the dress I have would end up costing more than simply buying another dress, why wouldn’t I just chalk up the $100 bucks as a loss and buy another dress that doesn’t need major alterations?
This is all contingent upon whether or not the dress I have can simply be let out vs. adding lacing.
Post # 5
Do you have a particular dress you have your eye on? How much more will it cost? I love browsing through dress sites online…it’s become a hobby in recent months. 🙂 So I understand the desire to want the "perfect" dress. Keep shopping, keep your eyes open, and if all else fails you still have your dress which you have the option of getting altered. You’re in a really situation, actually! Best of luck, and don’t forget to post pictures when you decide on a dress!!
Post # 6
i have my wedding dress and then a dress formy recpetion. It does not have a train though, but i am glad. the recpetion dress it lighter also.