Nicole
Savvy June 2020

Should i buy a new wedding dress?

Nicole, on April 30, 2020 at 8:49 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 62
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June 20, 2020 bride here. Like most in my predicament, we are planning to do a small marriage ceremony on our original date and the “wedding” a bit later.


Here is my dilemma: my wedding dress is pretty formal ball gown. If we get married in our tiny living room, should I buy another wedding dress for the ceremony and save the original dress for the “wedding” down the road? Should i buy a new wedding dress? 1
Should i buy a new wedding dress? 2

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Latest activity by Georgette, on May 3, 2020 at 3:05 AM
  • Future Mrs. Busch
    Beginner May 2022
    Future Mrs. Busch ·
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    I say wear it and own it you look gorgeous
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  • Kathryn
    VIP August 2020
    Kathryn ·
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    I say do you! I chose to wear what was supposed to be my exit dress for us eloping, mostly because I wanted to still have the big reveal, but you can totally wear it for your living room wedding!
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  • Jene
    Dedicated September 2020
    Jene ·
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    I say wear it now! Its beautiful!
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  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
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    I would probably wait and wear it on my big “wedding” day and wear something else for you small service. I guess it just depends if you want to wait til the larger group see you in it.
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  • C
    Beginner June 2020
    Cynthia ·
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    Wear it!! The opportunity to wear your wedding dress more than once doesn’t happen under “normal” circumstances, and you look wonderful in it!
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  • Nefetera
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    Nefetera ·
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    I would wear this gown it beautiful on you.
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  • K
    Dedicated June 2020
    Kelsey ·
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    I am a June 20 bride doing the same as you! I bought a less formal dress for my small ceremony. I want to surprise FH and everyone on my (big) wedding day when I walk down the aisle at our venue. I wouldn't be wearing it very long at the first ceremony.

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  • L
    Super October 2020
    Leslie ·
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    Idk. I think wear as often as you like. I planned on taking mine on a tour to see his 98 yo granny and my sister(whose in nursing) home and wear it for both see.

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  • Michelle
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    Michelle ·
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    If we have to postpone ours I'm going to get a super cute little fun white dress! I really don't want to pull my dress out, especially if I don't get the chance to have it altered.
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  • Michelle
    VIP September 2021
    Michelle ·
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    Yeah this it totally true!
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  • Nicole
    Savvy June 2020
    Nicole ·
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    I’m leaning towards wearing it... just not sure
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  • Nicole
    Savvy June 2020
    Nicole ·
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    This is very true and thank you. I’m leaning towards wearing it for the small ceremony.
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  • Nicole
    Savvy June 2020
    Nicole ·
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    Thank you very much.
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  • Nicole
    Savvy June 2020
    Nicole ·
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    I totally get it. I want to surprise my FH as well. I have a less formal dress I can wear but I envision myself being getting married in the gown. Decisions... decisions
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  • Nicole
    Savvy June 2020
    Nicole ·
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    I love the idea of a wedding tour.
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  • Nicole
    Savvy June 2020
    Nicole ·
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    Makes sense...mine is currently being altered. Only thing left is to bustle the train.
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  • Michelle
    VIP September 2021
    Michelle ·
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    Yeah we haven't even started, scheduled for June!
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  • Courtney
    Expert July 2020
    Courtney ·
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    I agree! Most of us spend so much on our dress to wear it for a few hours! So if you get to wear it twice, go ahead! You'll still look beautiful ❤️
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  • Kennedy
    Savvy September 2020
    Kennedy ·
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    I actually told my FH that I was considering getting a second dress if we have to do a teeny backyard ceremony. He responded saying “describe your current dress in one word” and I said “it’s perfect” and he said “well then I have to see you in it and you have to wear it!” He wants to see me in my dream dress, even if it is just a small ceremony. I say wear it, and then wear it again at your big reception! Guests may have seen pictures of it, but they’ll be completely wow’ed again seeing it in person!
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  • Dierdra
    Super August 2021
    Dierdra ·
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    Personally I am planning to buy a different dress. We will get married in a smaller ceremony, less formal, I can't get my makeup professionally done or my hair and I want him to still have that wow factor when we have the big wedding. I think it's a personal decision. I am looking at Stillwhite.com for a pre-owned dress as my second for a cheaper price.

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