Nicole
Savvy June 2020

Should i buy a new wedding dress?

Nicole, on April 30, 2020 at 8:49 PM

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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...
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? cfb_1391227.jpg
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  • Laura
    Rockstar September 2020
    Laura ·
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    I'll wearing mine twice!!! I can't wait!!!
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    I would wear it twice aha because we already get so little opportunity to wear it
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  • Mrs.a
    Master October 2021
    Mrs.a ·
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    It’s your call! You look fabulous btw 😊
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  • Mariah
    Beginner July 2021
    Mariah ·
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    I agree with you! June 5th bride and we’re planning on doing the same. Already purchased My less formal dress!
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  • Amanda
    VIP December 2020
    Amanda ·
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    This totally depends on what you want to do! I have seen Brides get married in everything from their full head to toe original planned look to getting married in matching jammies! This unique time we find ourselves in has truly shown what we can still accomplish most anything in any circumstance. If you want to wear your full look in your living room then I say go for it, even if you have to move furniture to do it. If you want to wear something else and save the big dress for the big party, then go for that too! It's still your day and your way!! Smiley heart

    I was also a June 2020 Bride and postponed to December 2020, I feel you on this whole mess but hang in there!!

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  • Autumn
    Devoted July 2020
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    I say wear it!! You look so amazing wow!!

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  • Megan
    Just Said Yes July 2021
    Megan ·
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    Hi, Nicole! I’d say the decision is totally yours. My fiancé and I have not postponed yet, but we decided to go through with the wedding and hold off on the reception if it comes to that. I bought a simpler “Plan B” dress to wear on the day of the wedding ceremony and still plan to wear my real dress on the day of the renewal/reception. I think it’s a matter of personal preference, and you’ll look beautiful either way, but I liked the idea of having two dresses. Best of luck to you!
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  • Katharine
    Expert July 2021
    Katharine ·
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    I think you could do either really. I'm also debating wearing my wedding dress, or a more casual, cute little white dress I originally bought for the bachelorette (just a short, mid-sleeved, off the shoulder lace shift dress with a wide belt).

    My wedding dress isn't a ballgown, but it is definitely formal (and heavily beaded) and I don't want to risk damaging it. If I did go ahead and wear it twice, I'd plan on saving the veil and fancy accessories for the postponed date so that it would still feel new/different/special.

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  • Kari
    Master May 2020
    Kari ·
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    I have a similar problem. My dress is a formal, lace, fit-and-flare style dress with a long train. If we have an elopement ceremony of any kind, I'm worried it will be impractical or that I will damage or dirty it before the wedding. I also really love the idea of surprising my man each time by changing up my look between our elopement and our wedding. However my FH really wants me to be in my wedding dress on the day we get married, so I think I'm just going to go with it and try very carefully not to damage it in any way before the actual wedding. Fortunately I got my dress pre-owned so it's not in pristine condition anyway.

    I may end up getting an inexpensive second dress from Lulu's that I can wear for our wedding reception a year plus from now that way I can still wow him with a new look. But I do agree with the other posters that say most people never get to wear their super gorgeous and expensive wedding dress twice, so go for it, and consider it one of the only perks of having Covid-19 totally transform your original wedding plans.

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  • Marcie
    Savvy August 2020
    Marcie ·
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    I would buy a less formal dress and wait for the larger wedding you look gorgeous....

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  • Kathryn
    Just Said Yes April 2021
    Kathryn ·
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    It’s so beautiful! save it for the real party & get something chic/simple for now Smiley smile
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  • Ania
    Devoted February 2021
    Ania ·
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    You look gorgeous, and if I were in your situation I wear the dress! It's so beautiful
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  • Chechena-Jireh
    Beginner September 2022
    Chechena-Jireh ·
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    I bought a simple inexpensive dress to wear for our small ceremony and saving the formal gown I selected with my mom for the big day. I still wanted there to be that wow factor. Your gown is beautiful.
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  • Madison
    Beginner November 2020
    Madison ·
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    Ofcourse it’ll be just as beautiful and special no matter what you wear! But I would buy a different dress for the ceremony you have for yourselves then wear this one on your big day. I think part of the beauty of a big wedding is the dress and the reactions of not only your groom but your family to you in it!
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  • K
    Just Said Yes March 2021
    Kaitlan ·
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    You do you girl, but you look fabulous! There's nothing wrong with rocking it for 2 days though 😉 or if you want to save it that's time too. Follow your own feelings Smiley smile 💕
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  • Alisha
    Savvy September 2021
    Alisha ·
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    Nah you already spend your money on it

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  • Maritza
    Savvy October 2020
    Maritza ·
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    I would wait personally.. so that you can enjoy wearing it for the first time on your wedding day and so that it could be a nice surprise for the hubby and your guests that day too.
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  • Renée
    Devoted March 2019
    Renée ·
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    You look amazing in this gown! Wear it now and wear it again later! Best of luck!
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  • Danielle
    Dedicated June 2020
    Danielle ·
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    Thats what I would do! Save the big ball gown for the big shebang and then get a less formal dress to wear at the small home ceremonySmiley smile
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  • Danielle
    Dedicated June 2020
    Danielle ·
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    Thats what I would do! Save the big ball gown for the big shebang and then get a less formal dress to wear at the small home ceremonySmiley smile
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