I currently have two dresses and was going to switch into the second one after dinner. But when we switched our entire wedding to a beach ceremony, I’m only going to wear the second dress the entire time because it’s better suited for walking through the sand. But as I typed this, I just thought about the fact that I could actually do it backwards and wear my original dress for the reception instead. 💡🤔 I really love my original dress but figured I would just sell it. My first fitting is on July 18th. So I have time to think about it.
I'm not, for the same reason as Courtney. I will only get to wear a big, over the top ballgown once in my life and I don't want to change into something slinkier and easier to move around in. I also don't want to take the time away from my guests to change.
I do think it's a fun thing to do and as a guest I would probably enjoy seeing the bride reappear in something fabulous and new, but on a practical or emotional level it's not for me!
I originally wanted to have one dress for the ceremony then one for the reception. I did however want to have our first dance with me wearing the ceremony dress, but I realized this would be very difficult to pull off. I would have had to miss a part of my reception to change and I also would have needed help changing which someone else would have needed to miss part of the recept as well. I also loved my dress so much that I didn't want to only wear it for a short period of time. I did change into a short dress for the after party though.
I don’t plan on having a second look, but I’ve been to a few weddings where the bride changed into a second look for the reception or after party which was fun! If you have room in the budget, two looks will definitely wow your guests. Have you thought about getting a fitted dress with an over skirt (or a full skirt that hides the bottom half of your dress) just for the ceremony? That would probably be more affordable than buying two separate dresses, while still having the wow factor. It would also be easier to remove the skirt between the ceremony and reception than having to do a full wardrobe change
I'm going to change into my "First Dance" Dress right when I arrive at the reception. After the dance, I'm putting the wedding dress back on (I'm going to have it altered so it'll be really easy to get in and out of quickly). We're doing a Rumba-Argentine Tango mashup for the dance, which needs a lot of leg freedom! But I'm so obsessed with the wedding dress, I definitely want to wear it as long as possible! The Dance Dress is a glorious, slinky red dress perfect for the passionate, sexy Argentine Tango!
I bought two dresses at the salon, a b A-line/ballgown for the ceremony, and a fitted fit&flare for the reception. My photographer and I plan on surprising my FH and doing a second 'first look' with him! Originally, I was just going to get one dress and didn't plan on getting anything fitted (I've always had issues with my body lol), but after trying on a fitted dress, I couldn't leave without both!!
The plan is to tell FH that I have to go to the restroom, and bring my MOH to help me get into the second dress. My photographer will follow us and take a few bridal shots of me in the second dress, then we'll surprise him and capture that!
The city we're staying in has great nightlife, and we have our venue until 11pm, so we might go out downtown with all of our friends, if we do, then I'll get a cheap little white dress!
I have an option for the reception. Our weather is very unpredictable here, so my ceremony dress is heavy silk and very warm (and I will wear it even if it 100 degrees for the ceremony), but in case it is hot, I also have a very light and flowy reception dress to change into. If it’s chilly all day, I won’t change.
We are getting married on a boat with a short reception on board and then a big party at the beach house we rented. I will definitely be changing out of my wedding dress into another outfit for the party. Maybe a lace romper or a fun short dress-not sure ye
I have 2 because my first one was found with my FH, and the second was bought by my parents who live out of state and couldn't shop with me before. Now my ceremony dress will be a surprise to my partner. I did feel guilty having 2 dresses, so I bought my man a new tux.
Yes ma'am I am. My wedding dress will be spectacular with a long chapel train. Our Wedding Theme is Jazz Era/Harlem Renaissance so I am going for a "Gold or White Shimmy Dress" as a nod to the theme and so I can dance the night away!