There was an article in the New York Times last week about the trend in buying a second wedding dress. The story noted a number of recent celeb brides - Chelsea Clinton, Carrie Underwood - that changed into a second dress for the reception or at least for part of the reception.
Now I'm a firm believer in doing whatever you want and I know it's good for the economy but I really don't like this trend.
The wedding dress is probably the most important "outfit" you'll ever buy and possibly the most expensive, so why only wear it for a few hours?
I believe that there really is just one dress out there for each bride - just like the guy and ring. I do realize that people do get divorced but at this stage you are set on spending the rest of your life with this one guy.
It may not be the first dress you try on and it may not be the 100th but trust me it's out there. You can wear a slim fitting or minidress to any event but for your wedding buy your dream wedding dress and wear it for the whole day. If you can't dance in it and dancing is important to you then buy a dress that you can dance in.
The person who alters your wedding dress should be able to make sure that you can walk dance breathe and hug people in it.
I'm sorry and I know a lot of you may disagree with me on this but I just think it's a waste of money and if you feel the need to buy a second wedding dress then maybe the reason is because the first one is not THE one. Trust me, it's worth the wait!