As any former bride can attest, shopping for the wedding dress was probably at the top of the most stressful and frustrating experiences. One would imagine that it’s fun dragging friends and relatives to a bridal shop and have them score you on the different outfits you try on. It’s far from this.
No doubt, it starts out as fun. Then slowly the reality creeps in. It’s not often that a soon-to-be bride will walk into a dress parlor and exit within a few minutes having acquired their heart’s desire. Most women already have an image of what they want in their mind. Sadly though, chances of that vision coming to fruition happen once in a blue moon.
The frustration can come in two ways:
- You may never get anything close to what you desired.
- You may get two gowns you like.
Which of these two seem worse? I will place my votes on the second option. It’s one thing to have to settle on the next best option, but having to make a decision between two that have completely blown your mind? Now, that’s the purest form of torture.
You cannot flip a coin in order to choose which will make an appearance on what is one of the best days of your life. Solution? Get them both! This of course is subject to budgetary constraints. Go on and talk to the wedding shop. Chances are they would be willing to offer a sizable discount to a customer that is ready to make a double purchase.
This brings us to the next issue. How do you decide when you should change into the other gown on your big day? Hopefully, there is a significant difference between the two dresses. Why else would you get two items that look alike? Which of the two has a more official vibe to it? The one with the longer train and fuller body? This is the one you walk down the aisle with.
The other is your feel-good dress. It should have a more cool and relaxed feel to it. You should be able to move freely in it without feeling weighed down upon. This number automatically becomes your reception or after-party dress. More women today are opting for a different reception dress. Better yet, the second one doesn’t have to be white.