(Closed) wearing more than one dress for your wedding?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

No pictures yet, as we haven’t wed, but i’ll be changing from a traditional western wedding dress to Nigerian attire, as will my FH. It’ll be similar to this

Post # 4
530 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I am still running this idea through my mind.  I apologize in advance for this long story.  I am probably the most indecisive bride ever.  I never really had that WOW moment while trying on dresses.  Never felt the, “this is my dress” feeling.  When I saw allure 8920 in magazines I couldn’t take my eyes off it so I knew I had to try it on.  I had to pay 100$ to bring the dress in since there were not any shops within 100 miles that carried it.  Long story short, I really did like the dress on but it didn’t feel any more special than other dresses I had tried.  The ladies I brought with me also loved it and with the help of a forceful sales lady I purchased it that day.  My biggest concern with the allure is that the lace “band” around the mid thigh is noticeable to me when I walk.  The sales lady assured me that they could loosen it.  I want to be able to walk normally, dance crazily, etc without having to worry about the constrictive feeling

Like 3 hours later I had severe dress regret.  I called the shop and asked the owner if she would let me cancel and think on the dress for a few days since it was literally only 3 hours later. She refuesed.  So I went on a search for a new dress.  I ended up discovering a French designer that I had never heard of, Cymbeline.  I purchased a brand new never even tried on sample gown (don’t know the name of it but it’s drop waist bodice, illusion lace, corset back with a trumpet shaped skirt with tiny accents of tulle and lace.)  The other plus is that it’s suer light weight, good for me cause I’m always hot.  So easy to move in, etc.

Lately I have been picturing myself wearing the darn Alllure dress.  I still have both gowns and need to make a choice soon.  So, since I think I’m wearing the Allure I think the best solution will be to change into a simplier gown for the reception (after first dance, cake cutting and dinner.)  I am doing a roaring 20’s wedding theme so I found a brand new ivory Sue Wong gown for 99$ on ebay.  I really want to change so dancing is easy and fun but my biggest concern is that people will think I am pretentious, overly indulgent, wasteful, etc. 

I’ll post some stock photos of both dresses since I don’t have any of me in them yet.  The allure dress is the all ivory color not the one pictured.  I bought a long gown for reception because I’m getting married in Dec and it will be too cold for short.

Post # 6
651 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am wearing two dresses. 

Ceremony – Simple, satin, heavy and not good for dancing:


Reception – Light, playful and perfect for dancing:

Post # 7
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I did, mine was also cultural:

Post # 9
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

I don’t think so, I love my dress too much to change it!

Post # 10
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Just don’t get the multi-dress trend…my dress is the most expensive dress I’ve ever owned and want to wear it as long as possible, because I’ll never get to wear it again!!!!  And I also plan to keep it and not sell it, another trend I don’t really get.

To each their own!

Post # 12
998 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsOrange:  I am doing the same thing as you. Essentially wearing two different wedding gowns. I was worried what people would think too but the other bees convinced me his morning to just go for it and wear both. I mean you and I both know we got a good deal for our gowns and like my fiancé says: “those who matter wont care and those who care don’t matter”

@ OP: I have no suggestions for a fun flirty dress because my second dress will be a long and beaded/lace gown. 

Post # 13
3357 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

as a Chinese bride, it’s mandatory to wear at least the white and the red dress.

Post # 14
11355 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I didn’t. I barely had time to wear one dress; my reception flew by so fast, and we were taking formal family pics at the end, so I didn’t even have the chance to take off my veil. I can’t imagine having had time for a complete wardrobe change! lol.

Post # 15
5011 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

I didn’t quite go for a full costume change, but I had two versions of my dress on the day. One was a big ballgown skirt with a 9 foot train worn with a cathedral veil and tiara, the other had a 1950s swing skirt with bright red petticoats worn with a tricorne hat.

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