(Closed) Why do some brides feel the need for multiple wedding dresses??

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
6743 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m planning on having 2 dresses.  I plan to have a ballgown one and then a shorter one for the reception to dance in.  Some girls might have trouble picking “the one” and might want multiple.  Some girls – it might be in their culture/tradition.  I don’t see anything wrong with wearing as many dresses as you like – it’s your day, do what makes you happy!  I don’t know if I could understand 5 dresses for a 5 hour party, but I can understand 2. 

Post # 5
6248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

I’ve been to a few weddings where it is part of the culture to change into multiple wedding dresses throughout the night.

For some of the other brides with less dress changes, like two, maybe they just couldn’t choose between the two?  Or they want one formal and one party dress?  Or they need to cover up during the ceremony but can show more skin at the reception?

Post # 6
1236 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2019

Well, I’m not even engaged yet, but I don’t see the point in buying more than one dress. I don’t even see the point of spending an excessive amount of money on one dress, either. If you have the money, that’s your thing, but I think it’s a waste myself.

I’d rather put that money towards food and alcohol, something that everyone can enjoy, haha. XP

Post # 7
254 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

In Chinese culture  the bride is supposed to have 2 or more dresses. The average joe will have 2 dresses throughout the wedding.  The wealthier and more powerful the family, the more dresses the bride will show up in.

Post # 9
6512 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

I get it when it is a cultural thing, but otherwise I find it a bit silly, just because it takes time away from being in the reception.  However, I don’t think it is huge deal. 

Post # 10
953 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I had a Chinese one for first half to appease the hub’s family then a white one for the rest.  Then at night (we got married in June in Key West) I got so hot that I changed into a regular red dress, but that was when we were wrapping up the reception piece and going out on the town.

Post # 11
823 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

In Japan, brides often have 3-5 dress changes for different parts of their wedding celebrations. They often rent designer dresses rather than buy though, but it still ends up costing brides a lot of money. It’s funny that this trend seems to be trickling over into the U.S. wedding world. Personally, I guess some brides see it as their one day to go all out. It might be hard to make a choice or to just stick with the traditional white bridal gown when there are so many other options and possibilities. 

Post # 12
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I had 2, but in my culture you’re supposed to have 7!!! Not all white wedding dresses though. You’re supposed to wear specific colors in a certain order.

Post # 13
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m going to have two, but one will be for my actual wedding and one for a TTD session. Which is probably silly to buy a separate dress for my TTD session (it was on sale lol), but basically I wanted a casual, bohemian dress and I wanted to get married in a woodsy setting, but we are going to elope in Vegas so I got a dress that would fit that vibe for my actual ceremony, and decided to do the boho thing for the pictures that I knew I wanted. Probably weird but I’m happy with the choice. 🙂

Post # 14
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Meh… because they can. If that’s how they want to spend their (or their parent’s) cash, and no one is taking out a 2nd mortgage to finance dresses 2-5, then who cares? Some people view their wedding as a production/show. If it makes them happy and no one is getting hurt in the process, I don’t see an issue. 🙂

Post # 15
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Holy moly, 5-7 dresses?!  I can see that really fun and awesome or being really annoying.  Surprised

I am planning on wearing two dresses, but it was a total accident.  I bought my first dress months ago but as time went on… I really couldn’t stop thinking about another dress.  I didn’t try very many dresses on to start with, and I was too impulsive when I bought the first one.  So now I’m having a custom-made dress that I’ll wear during the reception.  It’s not that I want to wear two dresses necessarily, but I’ve already invested money into the first one so I want to at least wear it for a little while.  lol

Post # 16
10288 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I totally don’t get the multiple dress fad but too each their own. I had a hard enough time justifying my $900 wedding dress so there was no way in f’ing hell I would have ever gotten additional dresses. 

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