(Closed) two dresses or no

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

I’m going to quickly clarify that my second ‘dress’ isn’t strictly bridal and can (and will!) be warn again. I bought it whilst shopping with my fiancé, it’ll be one of a few nods to his cultural background in our UK wedding. The look in his eyes when they held the design up to me….at least I know one of my outfits will be a hit with him!

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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MrsBaldwi1n:  the only person who tripped on it was my husband when we made our reception entrance. It was hilarious! Everyone else had an easy time dancing around me.

Post # 35
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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Peanut-Sue:  Wow. You were so beautiful on your big day.

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I definitely didn’t have the budget for it, nor would I feel ok buying such an expensive dress for just a few hours (especially because lots of times you really don’t get a good view of the bride until the reception).  I loved my dress and it was hard enough for me to take it off at the end of the night- I felt beautiful.  After my wedding, I really absolutely don’t understand how people do this.  I was so crazy busy trying to spend time with my husband and see everyone there, there was no way I could have carved out any time to change dresses too.  I think you spend time with your guests and cherish each moment- it goes by crazy fast!   Don’t spend all day worrying about wardrobe changes.  

Post # 37
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Helper bee

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Peanut-Sue:  I love the dress you changed into! Do you mind sharing the designer and style number?

Post # 38
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

i am changing at about 10pm..  my dress is too heavy to wear all night. so after dinner and first dances ect.. when the party starts i will change.. ill post pics of that dress as well. it started as maggie sottero’s MAE  but i cut off the train, and added crystal straps that match my custom larger dress..  

Post # 39
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Busy bee

I’m thinking of it. But I’m not even having a big wedding..lol

I want to elope with a destination wedding.  I am not that into big weddings and am a true romantic at heart and really just want our wedding to be the two of us.  But that doesn’t mean I still don’t want a ball gown..lol. 

I want to marry him in a big beautiful dress ( just looking around for now) and have champagne with him and pictures and what not.  All packages have a dinner with them that I see and I want to change out of my ball gown and have a nice romantic dinner and then maybe go dancing together. 

I found this dress for cheap that I’m just in love with and just about to order. I don’t plan on getting married for two years but I just love it. 

Post # 40
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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sarahs905: awwwwwww well thank you so much 🙂 

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: Local Resort

I would say, go for one dress, and make sure you get as much use out of it that one night as you can.  Don’t worry about getting it dirty at the reception, don’t worry about going barefoot dancing on or through your tables, make sure it is exactly what you want and go crazy.

What does everyone do with it? pay hundreds for it to be cleaned and then thrown in a box and lugged around for years.  Have you seen what ebay has to offer in dresses?  It’s amazing what a tailor can do in any fabric with your measurement.  The days of dresses for thousands of dollars is dead.  Get what you want and wear the hell out of it! 🙂

Post # 42
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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Preppy_Bee:  thank you – of course, I’d love to share the information – the brand is Alvina Valenta 9170 – it’s a really pretty dress. Are you looking at it for yourself or for your bridesmaids? If you want pictures of the real thing let me know & I’ll take some for you. It looks really different online.

Post # 43
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Helper bee

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Peanut-Sue:  It would be an ivory one for myself! I’d love to see some of your pics, and the price if you don’t mind! Thanks so much!

Post # 44
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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Preppy_Bee:  I’m so sorry I took this long….here are some pictures of the dress. Let me tell you about how I felt with it on….I felt like I was j-lo in the movie ‘Maid in Manhattan’ when she goes to the ball. I felt elegant. The dress is really flowy & feels like there’s a tiny sweep train when you’re walking. The dress was $299 + tax. I’m more than willing to sell you mine for 1/2 price…only because I don’t know when I’d ever be able to wear it again 🙁 I literally only wore it for an hour…the last hour of my reception. I’m not sure what size you wear or what your measurements are….we were told that these dresses ran small, but it is a bridal 12….my wedding dress was a bridal 10 & I had 2 inches taken in on both sides of the waist. I usually wear a 4 or 6 on the bottom, depending on the brand, & I’m a little bigger on top because I have broad shoulders & a D cup (36 bra size) & I always wear a size medium top.

 

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