Chanel
Just Said Yes July 2020

Still getting married on your date? Will you wear your wedding dress?

Chanel, on May 14, 2020 at 3:52 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 2 48
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Hello brides!



My fiance and I received a call from our venue telling us that our July 4th wedding is going to be canceled. Of course I was upset and devastated however now we are looking to have a small ceremony in our backyard on July 4th and have our originally planned wedding at a later date. I want to wear my original wedding dress with all of the accessories selected but I am unsure. Are any of you brides moving forward with your original wedding date wearing your original wedding dress for both weddings? Both my mother and mother-in-law to be told me to just get a new one later kind of don't want to spend the extra money lol

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Latest activity by Gee, on May 25, 2020 at 10:39 PM
  • E
    Dedicated September 2020
    E.F.
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    If i postpone ill get married on same date and still wear dress. i didnt do all this sweating for the wedding for nothing!
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  • Belle
    VIP August 2022
    Belle
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    I don鈥檛 know if I am still in the mood of having a wedding if I miss my date. I probably need years or cancel the whole thing 馃様
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  • Aurora
    Dedicated July 2020
    Aurora
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    July 18 wedding here. I plan to wear my original dress because we paid so much for the photographer and videographer. If we do a vow renewal and a celebration with more people next year, I could wear it again or a cheaper dress. I am going against the grain here but if we do a party next year it鈥檚 going to be cheaper and not the same as what we planned for this summer, so I鈥檇 like to wear my original dress for the small wedding.
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  • Renay
    Devoted April 2020
    Renay
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    Got married April 25th and totally wore my dress!! Best decision I made. I will not be getting another one for our later big wedding. I LOVE my dress, and I felt the prettiest I ever have in that thing. Some people asked me (before the wedding) if I was sure, because I planned on posting pictures and they wouldn't want future guests to see their dress before the day of, but for me, that wasn't a concern. The only one that matters is DH and he encouraged me to wear it for both. All of those people (after seeing the pictures) have expressed how excited they are to see it in person later. Do whatever makes you comfortable!

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  • Alythea
    Dedicated May 2020
    Alythea
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    I鈥檓 wear my dress and stick with my original date I鈥檓 do a small wedding as well.
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  • VIP August 2020
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    If we postpone the reception I'm definitely wearing my dress twice! If I wear it to the party without having worn it to the actual wedding, I think it'll feel like a costume, like I'm only dressing up as a bride.
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  • Jc
    Dedicated November 2020
    Jc
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    This is a really good point!
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  • Chanel
    Just Said Yes July 2020
    Chanel
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    I know how you feel. I have half finished wedding projects laying around I'm no longer motivated to finish. My fiance and I basically were done with all the planning saying that we got started early since our wedding was going to be on a holiday and wanted to ensure we can lock in vendor's for the holiday wedding date. But don't be discouraged and just cancel it all together I feel like you'll end up regretting it years later.
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  • Msalberts
    Master October 2021
    Msalberts
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    I love my dress so much I would love to wear it twice 鉂わ笍
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  • Laura
    Rockstar September 2020
    Laura
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    I'm wearing my fancy dress. What if the new date doesn't happen. I'd rather wear it twice than never!! And ... I love it!!!!
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  • S
    Just Said Yes July 2020
    Sally
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    I鈥檇 love to wear mine, but I don鈥檛 know if I鈥檒l have it by then! Our original date is July 11 so we鈥檙e probably going to do a small ceremony with our parents that day. I was supposed to have my first fitting for my dress this month, but since the shop has been closed since March I鈥檓 wondering if my dress even exists yet. I鈥檒l probably wear a white sundress I was planning to wear to one of my showers and save my actual dress for our postponed celebrations, just a little something extra to add to the big day when it鈥檚 finally able to happen!
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  • Kendra
    Beginner July 2021
    Kendra
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    We just decided to postpone our July 3 wedding and I have the same question. We're still doing a small ceremony this year and will have our big reception on 7/3/21. I'm leaning towards getting a different style dress for the small ceremony this year because I picture myself wearing my original wedding dress at my big wedding with all the friends and family there dancing and having fun. I want to have that special moment of everyone seeing me walk down the aisle in my perfect dress and it won't be the same if most people already see it in photos from this year. I definitely see the appeal of wearing it twice though!

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  • Melanie
    Savvy March 2020
    Melanie
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    I got married March 28 in a small ceremony with just our families and I definitely wore my dress! There was no way I wasn't going to wear my dress, I love it so much! I picked it out to wear when we got married and even though it was different than we originally planned, I wanted it to feel as much like a wedding as it could. The only person I really cared about seeing me in the dress was my husband anyways and we got to have that special moment where he saw me in it for the first time. And one of the good things about having to postpone the reception is that I can wear my dress again, which most brides don't get to do. One of the first things I thought about when we were having to postpone but still planning to have a small ceremony was that I would get to wear my beautiful dress twice!

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  • Laura
    Rockstar September 2020
    Laura
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    I totally agree with you!! And it occurred to me if anything went wrong with the new date then I might never get to wear it. And I'm not taking that chance!
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  • Kennedy
    Savvy September 2020
    Kennedy
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    I鈥檓 still going to wear mine, I think it will still be just as special when I wear it whenever we can have a huge vow renewal/reception!! Some brides don鈥檛 feel that way, it鈥檚 so different for everyone! You can probably get another dress on a secondhand site for much cheaper, or buy a white dress from a non-bridal shop for cheaper as well.
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  • Kari
    Master May 2020
    Kari
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    My FH and I have talked about eloping or doing a small ceremony, and he really wants me to wear my dress. I'm worried if I wear it now, he won't have that first look moment when we do have our wedding eventually, but I'm also worried if I don't wear it now I never will. If I felt 100% confident that we could have the wedding we wanted soon, I would just wear an elopement dress and save my wedding dress for the wedding celebration with our friends and family. We're in our mid-30s already and had to push our wedding until next spring, and if we want to have kids its going to need to be within the next couple of years. What if I'm pregnant or we end up having a kid before we ever have our big ceremony and then I don't fit into my dress anymore?

    If we do something now, I'll probably wear "the" dress, and then perhaps get a reception dress for the wedding later (that way at least something is a surprise) or I'll at least accessorize and do my hair differently (different veil, different hairstyle, maybe even different makeup) so that each look is a bit unique. Also if you wear your dress now and later, you'll get to wear it twice, which is more than most brides! I think as long as you have something a little different about your look, both can feel special, and I bet guys don't notice those little details much anyway. He'll probably LOVE seeing you twice in your gown, even if your look is exactly the same!

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  • Courtney
    Beginner September 2021
    Courtney
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    DH and I had a small wedding right when everything from COVID-19 was hitting the fan! I actually ordered a less expensive but still very pretty dress for the small ceremony and I plan to wear my fabulous dress at our large ceremony on a later date.
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  • R
    Just Said Yes May 2020
    Riley
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    My venue canceled my wedding too. My fianc茅 and I are driving to Vegas to get married with our parents and siblings.
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  • Michelle
    VIP September 2021
    Michelle
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    I actually have 2 dresses already and I don't want to wear either of them if we have to elope. I'm currently looking for a fun dress with some sparkle if we have to cancel...or like a bomb white pantsuit!
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  • Serena
    Devoted October 2020
    Serena
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    We just eloped this week and I didn't wear my gown. My at the time FH said he didn't want to see me in the gown until our later ceremony with friends and family. Then my dad called me today flipping out asking if the gown he saw in pics was my main ceremony gown. He was so relieved when I told him it wasn't. But we knew by eloping we were doing a TTD and I really didn't want to do that in my main dress anyways lol! Its all personal choice, but we wanted to save the big reveal
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