I read today that Nicole Richie wore three wedding dresses, all by Marchesa, to her wedding this past weekend. Reception dresses have been popular over the past year where a bride will change either before her wedding reception or at some point during the reception into a shorter, sexier dress.
While I think you should do whatever you want for your wedding I want to encourage you to forgo the second wedding dress and here's why:
Your wedding dress will be the most important fashion purchase and the most expensive fashion purchase you ever make. You should love the wedding dress you buy so much that you don't want to wear any other dress. And one of the signs that you found "the one" is that you won't want to take it off at the bridal salon.
You can always wear a short, sexy party dress to someone else's wedding or any party. How often do you get to wear a ball gown or mermaid gown or even a lace gown?
The wedding dress you buy can be sexy and even short! You can buy a wedding dress in any style you like and if you want to look and feel sexy on your wedding day then shop for and buy a sexy wedding dress.
Above all it's important that you love your wedding dress and feel beautiful in it. Take your time, start early and try on any and every dress the sales consultant brings you at a salon until you find your wedding dress.