(Closed) two dresses or no

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 16
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes I want to do that too 

Post # 17
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Yup! But only because I ordered two relatively inexpensive dresses from Jasmine’s Bridal Shop with the impression that I was going to sell the other if I didn’t like it, and surprise! I ended up loving them both. 

They need some alterations, but shoot, I’ve already got both dresses in hand, may as well make use of them.

Post # 18
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I didn’t think I would be one to have 2 dresses…but I am. I have certain reasons why though.

  • 1st is that I fell in love with a gown that I really loved…but after purchasing it my fiance was showing me pictures of dresses he loved and didn’t like. He at the time didn’t know I had already purchased mine. I was dissapointed that the one’s he really loved most was nothing like mine. Not that he would hate mine, but I ultimately wanted to feel like he would see me in something that would take his breath away. So the reception dress is a replica of the dress he loved the most.
  • My original budget for my dress was $2000, but my ceremony dress was under $1000 and my reception dress was well under $1000 as well because I had Jasmine’s Bridal make it for me…so i still came in under budget…so why not.
  • My ceremony dress would be somewhat difficult to dance in and it’s quite a bit of fabric. My reception dress will be a lot easier to move around in.
  • My 2 dresses are completely different, and I loved both looks. This way I didn’t have to be torn between the 2.
  • I will wear my ceremony dress through quite a bit of the reception (like people said – guests don’t see it much during the ceremony), so I will only wear my ceremony dress up until the first dance/cake cutting. I would like to have my reception dress on for the first dance/cake cutting photos…so people will have time to see both.

I’m not high maintenance by any means and I don’t believe many brides are who choose to have 2 dresses. I can see people assuming the girl is high maintenance if each dress costs a fortune. But there are much ways of getting cheaper 2nd dresses and if it is within your budget, and your heart is set on it, then why not…it’s your day! The main point is that you feel beautiful and fabulous on your big day whether it be 2 dresses or 1. One dress is just as fabulous, it all narrows down to the bride and what she wants or what will make her feel great. For some brides that is by only having a ceremony dress and with other brides it’s with having 2 dresses. Just my thoughts. 🙂 

Post # 19
349 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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MrsBaldwi1n:  I am- my dresses have two completely different feels, it’s your day, do what you want!!


Post # 20
225 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I seriously considered two dresses, one formal and one that would be easier to dance in. After finding “the one” I changed my mind. It is a beautiful gown that I get to wear for one day, why would I want to change it?! I’ll be living it up in that dress! 

Post # 21
43 posts
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Willow Ridge Manor - Morrison Colorado

Personally I think it makes you seem high maintenance to have 2 dresses. It’s only a few hours pick out one you love and go with it. I am a little concerned that mine is a ball gown and it will be hot in the middle of July but its only a few hours and it makes me feel beautiful and I can’t imagine spending more money on a second dress even if it was in my budget. 

Post # 22
722 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

nope. i refuse to. weddings are so expensive already. why just throw away money on a second dress?

Post # 23
1828 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Yes! I’m wearing a tulle ballgown with lace for our outdoor ceremony and then changing into a satin pleated fit and flare for our indoor reception. I feel like our venue goes from  elegant to glam so my dresses are following that trend as well. Plus, I got dress #1 65% off and dress #2 for $200!

I figured I only get to wear a wedding dress one time in my life, I might as well not compromise on what I want – this way I get the best of both worlds!

Post # 24
1555 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


I stayed in my gown the whole night!

Notes: Dancing was a bit difficult, but I just picked it up and kept on dancing! The dress also survived the after party at the pub down the street, so I wore it for about 13 hours total.


Note: I had it bustled during the reception, and it was a very full skirt, so I still felt the need to hold it to keep it from swinging all over everyone!

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Post # 25
45 posts
  • Wedding: October 2014

I originally was going to wear one dress but then we decided to take a limo from the venue down to a hotel where our cruise will be leaving the next day and I didn’t want to take my gown on the cruise with me so I found a short lace dress to wear when we leave. If I do get hot during the reception I might change but I don’t plan on it.

Post # 26
439 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I am wearing two dresses. I recently bought my  second dress partly because I wanted something simple, light, comfy to dance with. the other part due to some dress regret. 

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