I belong to the kind of people who want to get the most out of (all) their clothes. When I go shopping I always calculate (mentally) in how many ways I can wear a specific item. The more, the better! It was only natural that I could think the same when I chose my wedding dress. I know, it’s one in a lifetime experience and a wedding dress can’t be usually worn again (unless you up-cycle it) and that’s exactly why I chose this particular wedding dress: it is convertible (though I didn’t know that tiny detail when I set my eyes on it) and can be worn in 3 different ways…needless to say, I was sold!
So for the practical brides out there who share the same pet peeves with me (I’m sure there must be others too), here’s a couple of (totally) practical questions to ask yourself when choosing a wedding dress.
1) Is it within my budget? How high (or low) you set that budget is up to you. Don’t get me wrong, I love beautiful dresses, but forking out 4.000€ for a wedding dress wasn’t something that I wanted to do (despite the fact that in Greece the groom’s family pays for the dress 😉 ).
2) Can I move in it? People, who know me, know that I like to dance…a lot. I tend to jump up and down. If you like to dance too (and don’t plan on buying a second dress for the reception) you’re looking for a dress that won’t weigh you down and won’t be very tight, so that you can move freely!
3) Can I wear it again? Now that is a rare question a bride will do when choosing a wedding dress. But Keira Knightley did it (she actually wore her dress 3 times) so why can’t you? This is a question suitable for brides that are not looking for a ball gown (but then again I found this post on Style Me Pretty with a convertible ball gown)
So, yes I chose my wedding dress because it ticked all those boxes and especially number 3! My dress is by Greek designer Katia Delatola, who I visited having different style in mind until I saw this particular one (that I ended up getting) and fell in love with the lace.
My convertible dress:
The bottom part of the dress (the flare) is removable. You have then the option either to wear this “skirt” on top of the dress and make it a mini a-line dress (I wore it that while dancing and it looked gorgeous) or to remove it completely and you get a nice white lacy mini dress (I wore it like that after hours of dancing and on a post-wedding dinner).
Now, let me see…when I can wear it again? 😉
So tell me, if you’re married or about to be married, what questions did you ask yourself when choosing your wedding dress?
P.P.S Photos by Hanna Monika Wedding Photography on our “day after shoot” (that’s why I sport a different hairstyle)!
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