(Closed) What would you think if bride wore 2 'weddingy' wedding dresses?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Having 2 wedding dresses, is it over the top?

    Yes, over the top for your wedding

    It's acceptable but people may think it's odd

    It's a good choice

    Not sure

  • Post # 62
    745 posts
    Busy bee

    It sounds like you made up your mind, and what’s important, that you’re happy!  There might be some people who think it’s over the top but it’s your day and your money, so be confident and rock them both 🙂

    Post # 63
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

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    @EnglishWifey:  I think the polonecks are probably for Muslim brides. I’ve seen more and more pics of Muslim women in white wedding dresses online lately… presumably many of them have the white dress and then also wear cuturally appropriate clothing to their reception. There were some pics on the bee actually…

    muslim bride wedding photo 🙂

    … but they’ve since been deleted. I’ve only ever been to a Turkish Muslim wedding, so I don’t know as much about other traditions. I mean… I know in theory but not in pracise, if that makes sense. I saw pics of my friend’s Malaysian Muslim wedding online though. She wore a polo neck dress and white hijab (I used to live in Malaysia, which is why you occasionally find me on some of the Muslim threads, giving etiquette advice).

    … oon another note, I think both dresses look great. I know it’s unusual, but **** it, right? If everyone else is changing then why shouldn’t you? Also, are you having a very long day? Because if you are getting married early in the morning and the party doesn’t finish until the early hours of the next day, your first dress is going to end up being disgustingly hot and sweaty unless you change. I think a lot of American bees don’t realise just how LONG some English weddings can be. The one I went to where the bride had two dresses started with a civil ceremony at 10am, followed by a champagne and strawberries reception for the bridal party, followed by a long religious ceremony, then a photoshoot, then a three course meal, and finally a party into the early hours. It was summer as well.

    Post # 64
    11 posts

    You should totally wear two dresses. I’m wearing 2 and both our extremely ceremony-like. The second is not a “reception dress”. It’s just another equally fancy (yet totally different style and material) dress. I do have a venue change. My ceremony is an elegant garden setting and the reception is at a private dining room in an Italian restaurant. I think there are so many beautiful dresses and styles out there…why chose 1? It’s your day and it only happens once …so go for it!

    Post # 65
    1218 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    My honest, personal opinion is that I do find two dresses over the top (unless it’s a cultural thing like in Chinese weddings) and a waste of money. However, it’s your day and your choice and if you can afford it then no harm done.

    Post # 66
    6352 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Honestly it would make me think “consumerist” and “indecisive.” But most of my negative feeling wouldn’t be toward the bride personally, it would be more like an internal sigh like “oh, yet another indication of our extremely consumerist society, our culture’s in so much trouble.” (so, more sad than judgey).

    Post # 67
    899 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    Another UK bride here. I’ve never been to a wedding where the bride had two wedding dresses (although I was at one last weekend where the bride changed into a casual floral dress near the end of the evening). I would think it was a bit unusual, but I wouldn’t judge you for it! I’d probably admire you for it slightly! 

    Post # 68
    134 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Its your day! If you want to wear SIX different gowns and have a dramatic costume change involving trained swans I’d say go for it if that’s what you really want! (And ya know you won’t go bankrupt doing it lol) Point is, it’s your day ( and your FI’s ) As long as you like the idea go for it. Besides honestly both dresses are pretty, they were fairly inexpensive  for wedding dress, and having a second dress will keep your very fancy first dress from getting ruined ( spills rips etc) And if your guests think they’re at a celebrities wedding because of it, bonus points! Haha 😉

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