Should you get more than one wedding dress? How do you choose which wedding dresses to get?
There is no rule out there that says you're limited to only one dress on your wedding day. So why not have two, three, or even four?! If you’re dead set on wearing several wedding dresses like celebrity fashion stylist Dani Michelle, here are our top two wedding dress shopping tips.
Before we get into the wedding dress shopping tips, let’s answer the first question we posed up top. Should you get more than one wedding dress? There’s no clear cut “yes” or “no” on this one since the answer will vary from bride to bride. However, there are two factors to consider when answering that question for yourself
First, there’s your wedding dress budget. If you buy your first wedding dress and there’s still room for more dresses, then why not! The other factor is the vision you have for your wedding. Say you find a second, third, or fourth dress and none clash with what you have in mind for your wedding. Then go for it! Or them!
With the first question answered, we have one to go. If you find yourself ready for several of wardrobe changes, let’s answer the second big question. How do you choose which wedding dresses to get?
Wedding Dress Shopping Tip #1: Choose Different Silhouettes
If there’s one thing we learned from stylist Dani Michelle’s wedding, it's that when you fall in love with more than one wedding dress, you wear them all!
So, what do you do when you fall in love with multiple wedding dresses? First things first, choose different silhouettes. For her Casa del Mar wedding, Dani wore four wedding dress styles. Each showcasing different design details.
The ceremony dress was a custom creation by Vera Wang in collaboration with the stylist. The lace and crepe mermaid wedding dress featured macrame puff sleeves. She paired it with a matching 11 foot long lace veil and Stuart Weitzman pumps.
After the ceremony was over, it was time to switch into dress number two. For the first dance, she changed into a tulle ballgown by Viktor & Rolf. But this was no ordinary ballgown! The strapless, sweetheart wedding dress had an asymmetrical tiered skirt.
To get the party started, Dani slipped into slinky Galia Lahav number. The column silhouette featured a thigh-high slit and a crystal-studded, floor-length bow. She paired the dress with Amina Muaddi’s Begum transparent slingback pumps. A go-to for that modern Cinderella look. Oh, but wait! The wedding fashions didn’t end there.
The fashionista designed the after-party look with her tailor. It was another asymmetrical number. This look had a draping detail. It went across the bodice and down the back to create a train that gave the illusion of a high-low hem.
Fun Fact: We polled our Instagram followers on which of Dani’s dresses was their favorite. Her Vera Wang dress was the top choice. Followed by the Galia Lahav gown. (Missing out on the Instagram fun? We got you! Click on the handle and we’ll take you there: @edith_elan)
Wedding Dress Shopping Tip #2: If you love it, wear it!
So, now you know to choose different silhouettes. But how do you choose the individual dresses? If you love it, wear it! It’s as simple as that. Assuming, as we’ve stated earlier, it’s in the budget to buy more than one dress.
When it comes to wedding dress shopping, you shouldn’t settle. Nor should you walk away from a dress because someone in your entourage discourages you from it. We said it with Meghan Markle’s royal wedding dress, and we’ll say it again: your wedding dress is exactly that… yours! It’s not ours, your mom’s, or your bfs. So our opinion and theirs doesn’t really matter.
If you love it and you can’t imagine not wearing it on your wedding day, then it’s meant to be your dress. Or in this case, dresses. You do you, boo. Happy shopping!!!
PHOTO CREDITS: MICHAEL SEGAL (www.michaelsegalphoto.com), DANI MICHELLE (@danixmichelle)
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