Post # 1
Alright, long story short I bought a ball gown that is flowy and beautiful, afterward I found a trumpet gown that I LOVE. I have a small frame, so trumpets just look good on me. My reception is going to be 3 hours long (it’ll have a dj, food, champagne, punch, and wine), so a ball gown might be a bit much to wear for the entire reception. What I was thinking is to wear the ball gown for the ceremony and the pictures, change into my trumpet, get a body shot and go off into the reception.
My earrings and makeup would go with both, my issue is to find a hairstyle to go with both dresses (I’m thinking a ballerina bun). So what do you think, would you wear two wedding dresses to your wedding, or do you think that’s nuts
This topic was modified 4 years, 10 months ago by kisa15.
Post # 3
I think that is fairly common… Either switch out a heavy ball gown or a form fitting dress for one that is easier to move in.
Post # 4
Glad to see some opinions coming. Both of the dresses are very clearly a wedding dress, so I was feeling a little weird having two wedding dresses on me. Keep the opinions coming!
Post # 5
I agree that it is fairly common. I personally wouldn’t do it, but if you want to you should feel free to do it!
Post # 6
When will you ever get to do this? Enjoy your day and wear 5 dressss if it suits you.
Post # 7
I think its fine, its your wedding, wear as many as you like haha! My best friend has a ball gown, then has just purchased another dress to wear the reception that is form fitting and she can relax more in / dance! Both are wedding styles and I think i would be tempted to do the same should I pick a big dress.
Post # 9
Hi – Go for it 🙂 ((your wedding/your day)) p.s any pictures??
Post # 11
Haha, glad people are excited. I was going to link my gallery pics, because I had the pics there, but my tablet won’t let me. So I’ll upload them here.
This is my ball gown (it comes in with a built in bra and boning):
This is the reception dress (I’ll probably tell the designer to change the lacey bodice to a sweetheart neckline instead of that v cut):
It’s the dress on the right, obv.
Post # 13
So, I actually did this, and would say do it, with some caveats.
Caveats: Changing WILL take a minimum of 45 minutes out of your day, and probably more like an hour. You will need to find a room to change, get to that room, redo your hair and maybe makeup, deal with your accessories and undergarments, find somewhere to safely store your other dress, then get back to the venue. This WILL take time away from your reception, guests and photography time on a day that is already super busy. Just keep that in mind. As much fun as two dresses was, I do somewhat regret that lost time when we could have been taking more pictures or chilling out with guests.
Post # 14
my venue comes with a bridal changing room, so it’s only a very short walk to change out for me. I am going to try and find a hairstyle that will go with both dresses, though changing dresses will more than likely mess my hair up a bit. My undergarments would work with both, so I’ll wear my pasties with my ball gown (though I don’t have to with the built in bra, but I’ll def need it for the reception dress). The timeline is still a bit foggy with me on the changing out part, but at least I have some help accompaning me.
The smaller reception dress would be also functional on at the reception because at least then I won’t need for someone to come into the bathroom with me and hold all those layers of lace out of the toilet while I try to pee.
If anyone has tips on how to change dresses at a wedding do let me know. I can use anything you got. Have you wore two dresses at a wedding? Is there anything different you wish you had done?
Post # 15
I just love your ballgown and I can’t believe it would be heavy to dance in at all. The scond one is rather lingerie/nightgown adjacent to me and I can ‘t quite see how it would be all that easy to dance in, so tight as it is … but then I’m just some random stranger, lol