We promise to have a new wedding feature up by tomorrow!
In the interim, we will like to talk about the new wedding trend that is gaining popularity amongst African bride.
“The Second Dress”
In Western countries such as the United States of America, brides have made the second dress an integral part of their wedding agenda.
This dress is often referred to as the “reception dress”;
We asked a couple of brides why they chose to wear a second dress and here are the responses that we got;
- I fell in love with two gorgeous dresses when I was wedding shopping and just couldn’t pick! I wore both and my husband loved it.
- My main wedding dress was a huge ballgown and though it looked beautiful, I could barely walk in it! So I got a second one – a more relaxed yet still beautiful dress which was much more comfortable.
- I really didn’t want to wear white for my wedding and my mother was like “NO NO NO”. So I wore a safe white dress for the ceremony and the dress of my choice for the wedding.
- For me, I just felt it was “my day” so why not! If I could afford 5 dresses, I would have worn 5!
Check out photos of our beautiful BN brides who said “Yes” to 2 Dresses!
Sandra chose a beautiful MAI wedding dress for her wedding ceremony and then changed into a shimmery silver mini also by MAI paired with red shoes during her reception.
Wedding feature coming soon to BN!
Bolanle looked stunning in her dropped waist Lazaro dress and then a custom-made sparkly silver dress for the reception after party.
Click to see Bolanle & Temie’s wedding feature
Mayowa’s Renella De Fina dress had a sleek sophisticated look while her golden reception dress by Peridot & Ruby was playful and ladylike.
Click to see Mayowa & Lekan’s wedding feature
Bisola was a princess all through her wedding – from her embellished couture wedding dress to her reception dress.
Dresses by Walid Shehab & Zuhair Murad
Click to see Bisola & KP’s Wedding Feature
Kate Middleton went with the two dress trend. After her monumental wedding ceremony, she changed into a sleeker dress accented with a crystal belt.
Both dresses by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.
Click to see Will & Kate’s Wedding Feature
Tips for Picking a Second Dress
Buy something that is a completely different style from your main dress
Do not “break the bank” trying to buy an expensive dress – remember there is life after the wedding
So…Will you “say yes to a second dress”?