Two dresses for an international elopement?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do?
    Keep first dress and don't get another : (5 votes)
    56 %
    Have two dresses for ceremony & reception : (4 votes)
    44 %
  • Post # 2
    1268 posts
    Bumble bee

    I’d sell the first dress (if you can’t cancel it) and get the second

    Post # 3
    3865 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    See if you can cancel buying the first dress (you’ll still lose the deposit) or if you have to pay in full then try sell it? If you buy a second dress that you love more then I don’t see the point in wearing both. Either save your money and wear the one you have the whole day, or buy the one you want and wear that the whole day. 

    Post # 4
    26 posts
    • Wedding: November 2017

    Just sell the first dress if your measurements are pretty similar to a standard size fitting. You won’t get full price back, maybe half? But it will be new and never worn so hopefully someone would buy it.

    Or wear the first dress at your ceremony and a more colorful dress from the etsy shop at your reception. That’s very common in Asia, brides have multiple dress changes throughout the night.

    Post # 5
    1750 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    laurelwreath :  buy the second dress. ISince your budget allows, your partner is on board and you really love it: GO   FOR    IT!

    (and don’t worry a minute about being self centered on day of with two dresses, your man seems unfazed and nobody else is gonna even care) 

    ETA: Do I think it’s a little self indulgent? Yes. Do I think you should do it anyway? Absolutely!


    (the only thing I would worry about is a bee did report international travel with a wedding dress they charged her customs fees. I think it is rare and most likely wont happen, but as you have two dresses with you it would be best to think about that in advance) 

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