Joelle
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Second dress

Joelle, on August 25, 2015 at 3:27 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 19
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I'm in love with my first dress. But I am, thinking about getting a second dress. To change into something in the blush color. Has anyone here had a second dress

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  • Taylor
    Expert May 2016
    Taylor ·
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    I will definitely have two dresses only because we are having a beach wedding and I know I will get hot eventually in my first dress. It's always good to have a back up just incase!

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  • R
    VIP October 2015
    RhnCasi419 ·
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    I thought about it early on, but as I am closer to my wedding, I decided to save my money and nix it. It all depends on the type of wedding you are having I suppose.

    Our wedding reception will end at 10 p.m for a total of 5 hours from ceremony to reception. I want to wear my gown the entire time. I spent good money on it and I took special careful thought to choose that gown. Afterwards many of our closest friends will head over to the hotel we are staying at, and we also reserved suites for our best man and maid of honor for a little after-party. I know myself. I will be exhausted from the day. We also are leaving for our honeymoon at 5 a.m., the next morning after the wedding! I'm thinking of sweat pants to change into for my 2nd attire!! HAHA. So, a 2nd dress would be a useless and frivolous expense. If your reception runs late, get a 2nd gown.

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  • Chrissy
    VIP September 2015
    Chrissy ·
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    I'm using my rehearsal dinner dress as my second dress. It's supposed to be hot the day of so it will be nice to switch into a little white dress.

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  • Celia Milton
    January 2020
    Celia Milton ·
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    More $$$. Not necessary.

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  • MrsSantamaria2015
    Master December 2015
    MrsSantamaria2015 ·
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    I have a second dress, but that's because I spent 150 for BOTH dresses so I'm okay Smiley smile

    If your dress is too heavy you might want another dress.

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  • FuturemrsDickinson
    VIP July 2015
    FuturemrsDickinson ·
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    I did. But it was a bargain at $20! I'm so glad I had it because the air conditioning at my venue went out. I was miserable in my ball gown! Here's a pic of my second dress.


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  • Joelle
    Super June 2016
    Joelle ·
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    This is my first dress


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  • Salita
    Expert September 2015
    Salita ·
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    I'm doing 2 dresses know because we are gettin married in Vegas and my first dress is fuller on the bottom. FH wants to hit the casino's that night with guest but still wants the feeling that look for pics so I went with a second wedding dress that is more red carpet looking.

    But it's a individual preference.

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  • MrsMorales
    VIP September 2015
    MrsMorales ·
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    I have two dresses. My first is veryyyy heavy. I don't want to be uncomfortable so I bought a second party dresss for about $450

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  • Joelle
    Super June 2016
    Joelle ·
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    I want a dress like this for my second dress


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  • Shamaybecakes
    Super October 2015
    Shamaybecakes ·
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    I'm going to have a"second dress" but not at all for the wedding. We are having a morning wedding and if we want to go out later I wanted a small simple white dress. We also hired a photographer on our honeymoon to take photos because my FMIL just got married in Hawaii in Feb and I was absolutely in LOVE with the photographer they used. And she offered us a decent price to do photos there. Smiley smile

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  • Jennifer
    VIP July 2016
    Jennifer ·
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    I'd never heard of a second dress until I came on here... I'll be saving my money and trying to get the most out of my wedding dress since you usually only wear it once.

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  • Tori
    VIP September 2015
    Tori ·
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    I thought about it. But I really don't see myself wearing my wedding dress ever again. So I want to get as much out of it as I can.

    We are having an after party & I will probably change for that because I don't want to go to a club in my dress.

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  • AG13
    VIP April 2016
    AG13 ·
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    Joelle the second one you picked looks more like a BM dress. Stick with your original! You look great in it and you want to look and feel like the bride all day! I think it's silly to buy a second dress unless you have certain circumstances where you really need that second dress.

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  • JoRocka
    Master September 2016
    JoRocka ·
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    I didn't even know that was a thing till I started watching wedding shows.

    I probably will have one gown to get married in and a nicer dress for dinner the night before if we go out. But not two for the day- our event will be to short/small to warrant 2 dresses.

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  • Joelle
    Super June 2016
    Joelle ·
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    @AG13 when I put that dress on my first one I'm in love with it although the one I ordered is ivory because of my skintone and hair color white makes me sickly looking

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  • MzRosaLu
    Master July 2016
    MzRosaLu ·
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    That second dress is not a bridal dress. You might even have guests who are more overdressed than you are if you change into that. Your wedding dress is beautiful and I really think you should stick with that for the day. I am really confused about the two dress trend. I didn't spend so much money on a dress to take it off after an hour.

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  • Reggie
    Master September 2015
    Reggie ·
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    I wouldn't want a second dress because I love my dress so much that I wouldn't want to change out of it. My thought has always been that I only get to wear such an awesome dress once I can't imagine changing into a simpler dress for the reception which ends up being the majority of the night. If I had wanted that kind of dress I would have gotten that as my first dress. But to each their own and everyone should do what will make their night the happiest.

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  • SummerS
    Master January 2016
    SummerS ·
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    I'm only getting a second dress for the after-party. I'll be staying in my gown throughout the entire (day time) main event though.

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