(Closed) Two Dress Brides…

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
Member
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am a 2-dress bride mostly because of a nasty seamstress. I had originally planned to hem a full length gown to tea length and wear that for the ceremony and reception. However, the seamstress who did the alterations was rude and did not do a spectacular job. Also, once it was hemmed I realized I wanted something more “bridal” so after a month of looking I found a fit-and-flare at David’s Bridal of all places for the ceremony. I will still be wearing the tea-length dress for the recption as I needed a shorter dress to dance in anyway.

Together the dresses barely break my orignal budget- including alterations- so I am comfortable with it. My mom was willing to double my budget to make sure I was happy with my dress but that was not needed in the end.

Post # 4
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5498 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

My first dress I bought weeks after getting engaged. It was simple with no real decoration or train. I think at that point I was more in love with the price.

One day, we were driving by a boutique in downtown PDX and I saw a gorgeous dress in the window. I never went in to try it on because I knew it would be too expensive. It was there for weeks, yelling at me before one of our fellow bee’s posted the DB version of the dress. She’s about my height and same build, and it was amazing!

I told one of my BM’s about it and they MADE me go try it on. I fell in love and had to buy it. = )

Post # 6
Member
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Sorry for the huge pictures, I tried messing with the html een after resizing them in photoeditor… it just hates me today

 

Dress 1- It is being hemmed 5″ or so and the bust fits less snuggly (I borrowed a bra but have a better fitting one)

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Dress 2- Imagine that the skirt has a straightish hem and the pinned wings are gone

Post # 8
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15 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yes!  I’m one and have been wondering the same thing!

I purchased them at the same time, at the same place, it was a total fluke (even though I went out with my sister looking-it was more to cheer her up after a bad breakup).  My mom was very sad/unhappy that I went without her but it just ‘happened’…  I found the perfect dream dress that I’d had in mind for years and it was insanly well priced.  Then the second one was just perfect for the reception.  (pics I have aren’t very good).

My mother has gotten over it (mostly), I’m doing it to surprise my F 🙂

Thinking I’ll change into the fit and soft flair after our first dance…  Thoughts?

Post # 9
Hostess
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

So I never imagined I would be a two dress bride, but coming from the Chinese/taiwanese cultures, my mom talked me into getting a red chinese chi pao gown – red is for good luck in our culture, and since I’m having none of that in my wedding (or taiwanese traditions of a taiwanese banquet dinner), I now have two dresses!

Here are my two gowns!  When my wedding gown comes in in April, I plan on altering to a sweetheart neckline.

 

Post # 11
Hostess
23602 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@TerraWellness: Now that i’m thinking about it, my fiance and I are going to have the same problem that you two are having.  My fiance wants to have the surprise feeling when I walk down the aisle, but I am trying to talk him into doing a first look as well.  All throughout our planning, I am finding that my fiance is the ones with all of the “wedding day dreams”!  I personally would rather us have *that* moment in a first look, since to me, I’d rather it be a private moment, than sharing it with all of our guests!  Do let me know what you decide, as I’m sure I’ll have a decision to make soon too!

Thanks – I love the chi pao too, even though it ended up costing more than the wedding gown….haha!

Post # 12
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2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@TerraWellness: Yup, I numbered them for wear-order but I bought them in reverse order.

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