Two-dress brides, why did you wear two and would you do it again?

posted 1 year ago in Dress
Post # 2
1644 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

I was a two dress bride and yes I would do it again. It was super hot on my wedding day. As in over 100 degrees. So I wasn’t willing to hang around in my long wedding dress. I had a knee length white sleeveless dress from Macys I had gotten for my reception and it was much less hot feeling and looked super cute. I actually like the pictures of it that I have to this day.

I don’t remember exactly why I wanted the extra dress originally other than knowing it was going to be hot ahead of time. I just didn’t know it would be THAT hot that day.


Post # 3
1058 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I had a big heavy dress but I didn’t find it too bad. I only had one dress. I am replying just to say that I had a huge train and got a bustle, but the bustle broke about 5 minutes after hooking it up. So I just left it long or used the finger loop all night and it wasn’t a problem. Might be worth considering. $500 for a bustle wouldn’t have been worth the money to me. 

Post # 4
1309 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2019

I wore a white dress for the ceremony, and then I changed into a red dress, on keeping with cultural traditions, for the reception. No regrets. It was fun and it meant a lot to my in-laws that I wore it. Plus it was lighter than my white gown and it’s a fun, sexy dress that I’ll probably wear again.

Post # 5
2969 posts
Sugar bee

I wore 3 dresses LOL

My white dress and 2 cultural dresses…one for my DH’s and one for mine. To be honest, it was a bit of a challenge to change in and out of them as I had 3 different hairstyles as well. But you only get married once so it was well worth it and I would totally do it again! laughing

Post # 6
678 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

I wore 2 dresses but I dont really consider my second dress any sort of wedding dress. I had a form fitting dress that got warm and I obviousbly needed help to get in and out of it, so many buttons… So I wore my wedding dress through my ceremony and all through dinner and pictures. But once it got late enough and was party time my mother helped me change into my white, fun party dress (that cost only $150). I would for sure do it again because by the time I got home I was completely exhausted but didnt have to fuss with a dress or struggle getting in and out of the vehichle to go home. It just made life so much easier, 10/10 would reccomend.

Post # 7
222 posts
Helper bee

I wore a beautiful white dress for the ceremony, formal pictures, first dance, and dinner. Afterwards, I changed into a beaded/appliqued red dress to celebrate my husband’s culture. He changed as well so that we matched. It was awesome! During dinner, we snuck away and changed, so it wasn’t too hard at all. I just changed my hair accessories, and I didn’t wear the longer train that came with my second dress. 

I did bustle my first dress as well, but I guess in hindsight I didn’t really need it. It was useful though to have when we made our entrance, did our first dance, and then mingled with our guests. 

Post # 8
748 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

I wore two dresses! When I started getting a few drinks in me and the dancing really started up I changed into a gold sequin dress from LuLu’s.  I didn’t want to ruin my expensive gown over shenanigans! 100% glad I changed.

Post # 9
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2021 - Concord, Ontario

I personally prefer getting my dream dress and having a wrist loop for my long train. Only get to wear my dream dress once let me wear it all day long 

Post # 10
435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

I wore 2 dresses! I wore my wedding gown to the ceremony and took all the pics in it but changed into a white strapless sequin dress during the reception. I knew that I wanted to dance and have fun without having any restrictions. So glad I changed. My second dress felt so much lighter and I wore it during the reception and at the after party.

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