Hi all! I am have a seriously hard time deciding if I should wear my original wedding dress for both the minimony on October 17 and the bigger wedding next October or if I should wear the shorter dress I bought for the minimony and save my original dress for the bigger wedding. There are obviously pros and cons to both so, I was wondering what everyone’s experiences have been and how they have felt about it or what everyone plans are you’re in the same situation. Thanks!
I personally would wear my wedding dress twice (or more) if I had the opportunity, so my first thought is to say wear it twice! However, if you're planning to do a first look at your larger reception, or even since you already bought a dress for the minimony, you could wear that one, and save your original dress for the larger celebration, just to do something different!
I am planning on wearing my dress to my minimony this October and to my big wedding next year. I paid a lot of money for that dress, and I feel like a goddess in it, so I'm going to maximize my value out of it and wear it as many times as I can. I am planning to do my hair differently next year so that my look is not exactly the same. I also won't share minimony pictures on social media so that my dress is still a surprise for folks attending next year.
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I was hoping to do a first look and I wasn’t planning on doing anything special this time with my hair or make up so, I wasn’t sure that I would be giving the dress everything it deserves by wearing it both times. Even though I love it and the thought of getting to wear it twice is very appealing
My minimony is 10/17 too! I've decided to wear my dress twice. Another reason I thought of was I know if COVID comes back next fall and I can't have the large wedding I'm not postponing it again. So it would suck to have not worn my dress.
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I am planning on wearing my dress for both the minimony and large wedding next year. I spoke to a woman that had to postpone her wedding earlier this year because of COVID and had a minimony and she regrets not wearing her wedding dress then because she said it was such a special day. I’m probably going to do different hair styles for each and maybe nix the veil for the minimony.
No problem! I think it is incredibly special to wear the big dress when you get married, and you could always change into your backup dress for dinner or post-ceremony activities and take pictures then, I am also considering this so that I don't spill any food on my dress before next year.
Nice! I am looking at this as a chance not only to wear my dress twice, but also to try out different hair and makeup styles that I couldn't necessarily decide on for the big one. Now I don't have to choose, I can do them all!
I’d say it’s totally up to you and your fiancé depending on what your plans are! I went back and forth for a while but ended up deciding not to wear my big dress for the minimony. I wanted to be able to post pictures from our small ceremony but wanted to save the big dress so there’s still a “surprise” per se. I also considered my fiance’s opinion, and he preferred being surprised at the first look / big ceremony. Our minimony will only have 8 people and wearing the big dress just would feel anti-climactic.