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Just Said Yes October 2021

New dress for minimony or original dress worn twice?

Kristina, on September 2, 2020 at 9:45 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 1 22
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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!

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Latest activity by Kristina, on September 5, 2020 at 11:21 PM
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    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa Online ·
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    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!
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    December 2020
    Shelly ·
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    Enjoy the dress and wear it twice.

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  • Fleur
    October 2020
    Fleur Online ·
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    I’m wearing different dresses for each!
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    Devoted October 2021
    Adrienne ·
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    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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  • Melle
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    Melle Online ·
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    I would wear the dress twice! Wedding dresses aren’t the kind of thing you get to wear more than once so i would jump at the chance
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  • Michelle
    Super April 2021
    Michelle ·
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    I agree with PP! Wear it twice girl!
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  • Kristina
    Just Said Yes October 2021
    Kristina ·
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    The social media aspect was a concern of mine for wearing the dress twice! I’m glad that you mentioned that. Thanks!
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  • Kristina
    Just Said Yes October 2021
    Kristina ·
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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
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  • Anna
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    Anna ·
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    I'd wear my wedding dress a hundred times over, if I could....just trying to think of an excuse Smiley smile❤ congratulations!
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  • Marisa
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    Marisa ·
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    I’m wearing different dresses. FH wants to be surprised at our vow renewal and wants me to save the dress for that occasion
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  • Leanne
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    Leanne ·
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    Oooooh for me I’d want to wear my big dress twice.
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  • Liz
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    Liz ·
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    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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  • Katie
    Savvy December 2021
    Katie ·
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    That sounds exactly like what I am planning to do for my minimony in December!
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  • Katie
    Savvy December 2021
    Katie ·
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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.
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    Devoted July 2020
    Lindsay ·
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    I wish I could have worn mine twice didn’t have time for alterations for my micro wedding and I’m so sad I still haven’t worn it I say wear it twice for sure!
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  • Taran
    Expert September 2020
    Taran ·
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    I would definitely wear my wedding dress twice

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    Devoted October 2021
    Adrienne ·
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    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.

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    Devoted October 2021
    Adrienne ·
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    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!

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    Savvy September 2020
    Cristina ·
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    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.
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  • Elizabeth
    Savvy August 2021
    Elizabeth ·
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    Personally, I think that if you love your wedding dress, you should wear it twice! You'll never get the chance to wear it again and you spent good money on it, so get use out of it!

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