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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  • Danielle
    Dedicated June 2020
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    I totally agree!
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  • Danielle
    October 2021
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    Everyone wants to wear their dream dress twice and now is your chance!! I’d wear it!
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  • Katie
    Just Said Yes June 2020
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    First of all - that is a beautiful dress! Secondly, I was/am a June 27, 2020 bride and we are doing the same thing. I’m planning to buy a less formal dress for the small ceremony. My fiancé and I agreed that we would save my actual wedding dress for our big wedding next year!
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  • Sarah
    Just Said Yes September 2020
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    Live your best life and wear your wedding dress twice! Your dress is absolutely stunning why not take the opportunity to wear your dream dress twice, I'm sure your fiancee will love it.
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  • Devyn
    Just Said Yes October 2020
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    Wear what makes you feel beautiful!

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  • Emma
    Beginner April 2020
    Emma ·
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    We did this too. I saved my wedding dress for our wedding and got a simpler, affordable (and beautiful!) dress for our ceremony on our date. It was perfect
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  • S
    Dedicated March 2022
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    You are gorgeous! I love that dress! I am saving my dress for my new wedding day and wearing something else for our actually legal wedding day
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  • Susan
    Master March 2015
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    I wore mine at my emergency hospital wedding 2.5 months early. My dad was dying and had helped pay for some of the wedding, I wanted him there and to see my dress. It was priceless to me to give him that. I sure did turn some heads in the hospital, that day. The staff helped me pull it off and were rewarded with cake and food. It did not change the magic of the big day with hubs and handful of others having seen the dress


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  • Amy
    Beginner September 2020
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    Ok so our wedding is June 27 and we plan to do this exact same thing....I’m wearing my fancy wedding dress both times! DO IT! You paid all the money for it and this way you get to wear it twice!
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  • Crista
    Just Said Yes November 2020
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    If it was me, I would get a simpler dress for the living room wedding and wear the ball gown to the public even (I actually did the same thing years ago with a simple white dress, and later this year we get the big public one with the big dress)
    Thats just me though, like everyone else said, do what you feel is best!!!
    And by the way, that dress is truly beautiful and you look stunning in it!!!

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  • Jackie
    Savvy September 2020
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    You look gorgeous! I say wear it!
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  • Candace
    Just Said Yes January 2021
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    Your gown is beautiful! I would encourage you to wear it both times! An intimate ceremony at home and then a grand bash later. WIN -WIN!

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  • Natalie
    Devoted December 2021
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    Knowing me, I’d buy a separate dress to wear for the intimate ceremony. But you know what?? You spend all this money on a special dress you wear once....and this has given you the opportunity to wear it twice! I say do it! 😋
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  • Emily
    Savvy October 2020
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    Im team wear it. You picked it for your big day. Big or small its still your big day. Wear the dress that made you excited! Your man will be just as wowed seeing you in the living room. Rock the dress!!! Sadly so many brides are losing or postponing their weddings. Your dress allows it to still feel like the big deal!
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  • Pia
    Super May 2021
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    Hi Nicole!

    Congratulations, Yes purchase another dress if possible especially if you are planning on doing the wedding at a later date. We are considering getting married on our original date 10/24/2020 and do our wedding with our family and friends May 2021. Then you can give the full affect of your dress. makeup and hairdo. BEAUTIFUL GOWN!! You are going to make an exceptional bride.

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  • Monica
    Devoted August 2021
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    You look so good in this dress!
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  • Renee
    Super June 2020
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    Your dress is gorgeous! You’re not going to get the answer on here. I say do whatever your hearts desire. We are having a small ceremony in our backyard patio and I opted for a simple ivory dress. I want to save my dress for the other big day and my fiancé agreed.
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    Wear your current dress.
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  • Nunzia
    Beginner July 2020
    Nunzia ·
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    Personally I feel like if this is the dress you dreamed of wearing when you marry the love of your life you should wear it no matter where the wedding is... if that’s what you want.
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  • Tee
    Dedicated October 2021
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    Love your dress, btw! I’d probably get a more casual dress and then save this dress for the larger celebration. Not sure if you already purchased a reception dress but if not, I’d wear that.
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