Wednesday, June 22, 2011

To Buy One or Two?! Hmm...

            Hi everyone…I hope that you are able to avoid the awful humidity of the outdoors today…it is truly disgusting out there!  Anyway, today’s topic is one that I am really, super torn on…the purchasing of multiple bridal gowns for your big day.  As many of you know, one of the hottest trends in the world of weddings is to wear a more traditional gown for the ceremony and then switching to a more shocking number for the reception/after-party.  Is this simply a frivolous trend or is it a super glamorous option?
            For those women (like myself) that were able to find the wedding gown of their dreams…I just can’t see why you would ever want to put something else on!  If you have located the dress that you have been dreaming about for years…honestly…buying two ensembles is just silly.  Take the money that you would have spent at the bridal salon and allocate it to another place in your wedding budget!  
I do know, however, that some bride’s just can’t decide on something that ‘takes their breath away’.  In which case I can definitely understand splitting your wedding gown budget between two dresses that you love.  When selecting the two looks, make certain that the dresses are cohesive…it is important that they aren’t two completely different styles (i.e. a classic ball gown to a gothic mini-dress).  While you want to impress your guests…you really don’t want them to think that saying your vows made you loose mind!  Be sure to look at the pairings below this post to get yourself started on the path to having two fabulous looks.
Until next time! Oh…and remember to stay out of that heat! 

Simply Lacey...these two gowns work so well together because they both have gorgeous lace detailing.  Opt for a figure flattering slim silhouette to display your elegant side for the ceremony...then switch to a fun, flirty dress for the party! 

White by Vera Wang for David's Bridal

Bliss by Monique Lhuillier
Boho Chic...both of these dresses feature sumptuous, flowing layers...displayed in a much more exaggerated manner on the A-line gown. Slip into the second number so that you can be sassy and ready to dance the night away post-ceremony. 

In Blossom by Ivy & Aster

Love Spell by Ivy & Aster

Haute Couture...can you say utter glamour? Both dresses exude designer the wonderful one-shoulder detailing on the full length gown while the second image features striking folds to flatter your natural shape without hindering your ability to celebrate! 

Melissa Sweet 

Melissa Sweet

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