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Featured September 2022 Alberta

Second wedding dress?

Alyx, on May 19, 2022 at 12:45 Posted in Plan a wedding 0 18
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I never thought I wanted a second wedding dress! My grandma bought my wedding dress for one and second I love my dress!!!
But now that I have it and tried it on a few more times , I’ve realized it’s so tight, big and heavy! 😬 I didn’t really dance around or walk when I tried it on in store … psa to new brides make sure you can move around in your dress!!!

I can’t even bend over in it! I’m scared it’s going to pop off a button lol. So now I’m on the hunt for a second dress.. something simple and flowy and under 100 dollars. BUT is that disrespectful to my grandma who bought my wedding dress?
Is anyone else having a second wedding dress and what is your reasoning for it! 😊
Second wedding dress? 1
That was just the sample dress I have my proper size dress now 😬👍🏻

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Latest activity by Alyx, on June 17, 2022 at 12:32
  • Alyx
    Featured September 2022 Alberta
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    Second wedding dress? 2
    Here it is 😊
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  • Alyx
    Featured September 2022 Alberta
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    Update!! I bought a second wedding dress!
    This is from azazies bridesmaids section and was fairly inexpensive!
    It’s perfect! I bought custom sizing and went a little bigger incase it was too tight! My seamstress is going to take it in for me and I’m going to get her to make the leg slit higher, I will wear those heels as well! ( not the heels I’m wearing with my other dress) also excuse the mess of the room and me 😂 I had just woken up and ran to the mailbox 😂that’s our spare room that has been turned into the wedding room lol 😬😬👍🏻👍🏻
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  • Tiana
    Curious June 2022 British Columbia
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    There are duty fees for lulus but I believe their prices are CAD! The duty fees usually aren't too bad.
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  • Liberty
    Featured May 2022 Alberta
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    So I think changing into a more dance appropriate dress was one of the best things I did at my wedding!
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  • Hailey
    Featured June 2022 British Columbia
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    I got mine from David's bridal!!! I can't find a photo of it online tho! It's all lace tho! Very simple and cute
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  • Liberty
    Featured May 2022 Alberta
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    It is in USD and I did have $25 in duties (I ordered 2 dresses)
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  • Alyx
    Featured September 2022 Alberta
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    I’ve been looking on Lu lus! There is some cute ones but is there duty fees? And is in American dollars?
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  • Alyx
    Featured September 2022 Alberta
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    Where did you get yours from! I’ve been looking everywhere but now I can’t find anything I like!
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  • Alyx
    Featured September 2022 Alberta
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    Thank you!! 🥰
    Yes I’m going to say something along those lines!

    That’s a great option!! 🤩🤩
    Haha no problem, definitely need to be able to sit at dinner and I didn’t think about that when I was trying dresses on 🤦🏼‍♀️
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  • Carine
    Featured September 2023 Ontario
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    Alyx that is a gorgeous dress, just let her know that it's so nice, that for dinner and dancing you are getting something more comfortable because you are afraid to ruin it. She will understand and it's not like you are changing your mind, you just want to be able to move and breath for the rest of the night.

    Budget is tight but I'm going to see about having a dress that I can remove the skirt, so it's a two in one.

    Thank you for the tip about moving and squatting did not think of that.

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  • Liberty
    Featured May 2022 Alberta
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    I don't think it's unreasonable! I'm sure your grandma would want you to be comfortable! I ordered a white lace maxi dress from lulu's for $99USD as a 2nd dress and it will be perfect for dancing it! I wanted a 2nd dress so if my dress gets too heavy I can change or if I feel restricted dancing. Or worst case something gets spilled on my dress!
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  • Hailey
    Featured June 2022 British Columbia
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    I think it's fine if you want 2 dresses! My MIL actually bought me two dresses, the nice long one for the ceremony and a one that's shorter and longer in the back for after!

    I'm debating on just wearing my ceremony one tho as I really like it and can wear the 2nd dress a lot more times.
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  • KELLY
    Featured October 2023 Ontario
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    I don't think its disrespectful, if she bought your dress you must have a good relationship with her. Talk with your Grandmother about it. But before you do make sure to speak with the seamstress-they are miracle workers!

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  • Alyx
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    Yes definitely!!!! Move around, jump, dance squat !! Lol I wish I did 😬


    And that’s what I was thinking too , maybe once I get it altered it will feel better 🤷🏼‍♀️ I’ve also lost weight since I tried it on so maybe that will help lol I don’t get it altered till august so I may just buy the second dress now just incase! Haha
    Yes very close! She had full custody of me and raised me 🤍Yes I will definitely have to have a chat! another girl mentioned to say to her that I want to change so I don’t ruin the gown, so I think I’m going to say that to her!
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  • Alyx
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    That’s a good point I will be wearing my wedding dress for most of the day anyway!

    That’s a good idea!!! I’m definitely going to say that! Thanks ☺️
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  • Vinod
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    If the second dress option is needed, do so. I don't think its disrespectful to let you grandma know the dress is tight and uncomfortable at this point.

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  • Malyssa
    Featured October 2022 Alberta
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    100% agree with the make sure you can move in your dress! That was literally the one thing I did, sumo squat and dance moves! Everyone in the store thought I was hilarious but it was helpful for me!

    But now on to your question Alyx. One thing I will say, is my bestie had a very similar style dress to yours and she felt the exact same way you felt around the time she was going for her fittings, but in the end, the dress fit perfectly, she wore it all night, even dancing! So you might be surprised once you get yours altered and what not.

    But if you do go second dress route, I don't think it would be disrespectful to wear a second dress. However, you could also have a chat with your grandma, as it sounds like you have a close enough relationship to ask that. Im sure she just wants you happy and if that means changing into something more comfortable.

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  • Brittany
    Frequent user August 2023 Alberta
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    Personally, I don't think its disrespectful. When I was originally going with the larger wedding I was also going to get a second outfit where I can enjoy the night. You will be wearing it all afternoon for photos, the ceremony, more photos during cocktail hour, dinner and most likely the first dance, right?

    After all that, its probably already between 7 and 8 pm. Now that all the formalities are done, its time for the drinks and dancing. So if you want to change into something more breezy, loose and not as expensive (there will be spilt alcohol on that floor), there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. Maybe also talk to her about how eventually you will want to slip into something less formal so it does not get ruined because it means so much to you that she bought it.

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