Post # 1
So I never thought I would end up with two dresses, but I did. Here’s the story.
I bought my first dress (Casablance 1977) at a store that was going out of business for 90% off very early in the process. I loved the way the dress made me look, but didn’t feel like it was “me” (a little too poofy and trendy with the one sleeve!)
Since I got it for such a steal, I decided to sell it and put the money towards a different dress. I fell in love with Allure 8800. The satin underlay and the lace overlay made be feel beautiful and romantic. But, as I posted here, it is a sheath dress and I am a curvy girl.
Ultimately, I feel like the first dress makes me look good, but the second dress makes me feel good. The second dress was way more expensive, so I am definitely wearing that. But since the original dress hasn’t sold, I have been thinking about wearing both, as I have read many posts here about two dress brides.
My questions is which would I wear when? And is it worth it to pay for alterations twice? I haven’t picked up my new dress yet (appt set for the week after next), so maybe when I try it on in my size, I will have my answer.
If I decided to wear them both, I was thinking I could wear the Casablanca for the ceremony and the Allure for the reception. I love the idea of throwing a cardigan on later in the night and feel like that would look better with the Allure. Also, which one would I wear for the pictures. I like the idea of wearing the Allure for the pics if I wear the Casablanca for the ceremony because my fiance would have a little surprise factor (we are taking pics before for practicality, but in a dream world, I wouldn’t see him until I walk down the aisle) and then we could do a few pics in the casablanca after the ceremony before I change for the reception?
It just feels excessive to have 2 dresses, but I already have them so it also seems excessive not to at least wear them!
Post # 3
@MelBel: I say wear them both! Sounds like you’d like to. I don’t see a problem with it!
Post # 4
I’d probably wear the one for ceremony through dinner and then switch for the dancing part of the reception. You would have to do something about the train though.
That’s what I am planning to do. I am using a more expensive and traditional looking dress for the ceremony, but I got a more “trendy”, fun dress without a train to wear for the reception.
Post # 5
I’d wear them both! Personally I don’t consider two dresses to be excessive.
Post # 6
I’d wear the second one and continue to try and sell the first one.
Post # 7
i’d wear one for the ceremony and dinner – then change for your first dance and the rest of the night
Post # 8
Any thoughts on which one to wear to which part?
Post # 9
I’d wear the second one and sell the first! Do you have pics of yourself in either dress? That will help us give advice!
Post # 10
Lace for the ceremony and maybe dinner, and the first dress for the party? Or you could go by the level of comfort (most comfy dress for reception). Either way you can’t miss! Very pretty dresses.
Post # 11
Both dresses are nice. I agree with @peonyinlove wear one through dinner and change for dancing. I would do the old dress for the ceremony and the new dress for the party.
Post # 12
Which feels most comfortable? My second dress is being bought on a comfort basis!
Oops edit: in case it wasn’t clear- second dress for evening reception. We’ve hired a female group called the bombshell belles- think something more 1940s is appropriate!
Post # 13
- Wedding: December 2017 - Baltimore. MD.
@MelBel: wear them both! i’m really considering 2 dresses too!
Post # 14
The Allure is the best dress by far… stunning!
Post # 15
I would wear the lace one only. IMHO, the first one is not a reception dress, but the lace one is definitely a ceremony/reception dress.
BUT if you do want to wear both, then I recommend wearing the lace for the ceremony and the first for the reception/dancing.
*As for the “excessiveness” of multiple dresses, I say f*&@ that! Multiple dress changes are a part of my culture, and my aunt even told me she expects no less than 5 dresses for my wedding! Of course, I won’t disappoint 🙂
Post # 16
@MelBel: You can wear the first one for your reception and the second for your ceremony…i like both…