Two Is Better Than One?
Or so they say. When it comes to weddings, more and more brides are looking to buy two wedding dresses to wear on their special day. Although the Second Wedding Dress trend may seem like just a fad that started recently – it actually goes way back to the 1930’s, where brides would change into a different dress at the close of their reception for their grand exit as they head off to their honeymoon.
Despite the on-and-off debates with varying opinions on this trend, there are actually several practical reasons other than pure vanity for buying a second wedding dress. Let us now explore some of these reasons.
Why Consider Buying A Second Wedding Dress
There are usually two distinct parts during a wedding. The bride is usually seen wearing her main wedding gown during the first part of the wedding where she walks down the aisle, cuts the cake and shares a toast with her beloved groom and guests. The second part of the reception involves the guests sitting down and socializing with the bride and groom, and ending with a romantic dance between the newly-weds or an afterparty. This is the time where most brides change into their second wedding dress.
For many brides who happen to find two wedding dresses that they really love, being able to buy and wear both of them on the same day is a dream come true. Of course, there are several practical reasons as well. The classic wedding gowns can start to feel heavy and stiff halfway through the night and prove to be both awkward or uncomfortable. For the brides who see themselves celebrating and dancing through the night, buying a second dress to change into might mean more space and freedom to bust your best moves on the dancefloor. It is also a great way for brides to set the tone for the rest of the night and wow the crowd with an outfit that is less traditional and more expressive of her own personal style. If your wedding reception goes on to the wee hours of the night, or is located at a hotter climate such as Singapore, considering to buy a second wedding dress may be the right choice for you.
Second Wedding Dress Suggestions
Ultimately, having two wedding dresses offers the best of both worlds – a classy and sophisticated style vs fun and flirty style all in one special day. Brides should take the chance to opt for a colored second dress to add a pop of color to the wedding. We recommend playing with a variety of personalities, such as a party dress with sequins and fringe to dance in or a modern jumpsuit for the ones who don’t want to be wearing a dress all night long.
Our personal recommendations would be to choose an off the shoulder wedding gown from our Dust Light Collection, or the classic silhouette wedding dress from our Lace Editorial Collection to show off your distinct collarbones and waistline – and then moving on to a dress that has a shorter hemline and flowy feel for the later part of the reception. Some of the evening gowns that we offer are also suitable options. If we were to have the privilege to be your chosen wedding studio, be sure to let us know if you plan to have two wedding dresses so that we can recommend some stellar outfits that suit your wedding theme.
Yay or Nay? It’s Ultimately Up To You
While having two dresses is more of a luxury than a necessity for most brides, it is ultimately up to both the bride and groom to decide on what matters the most. Visualize how you want the day to turn out, including the pictures and you will find your answer. Our personal take on the trend? Go for it if you are not on a tight budget. Our bridal boutique in Singapore offers luxurious wedding gowns designed by our esteemed team of in-house designers, making it effortless and a time saver to find the wedding dress – or in this case, dresses of your dreams.