Post # 1
FI has made very few specific requests in regards to the wedding. So, when he makes one, I tend to try to accomodate it. One of his few requests has been that we leave the wedding (and drive to the hotel about 20 min away) in our wedding attire. I’m wearing a heavy satin dress with a full crinolin underskirt. Not only am I worried about fitting (!) in the front seat of my Honda Civic that we will be driving away in, I’m worried that I’m already going to be hot and sweaty and ready to be out of the dress!!! But, FI really wants pictures of us getting in the car and driving away together in wedding attire. Plus, I’ve been told it might not hurt to enter the hotel all decked out as it may be the inspiration for a room upgrade!
Any suggestions on leaving in wedding attire vs. changing into a cute little dress?
Post # 3
I’m planning on leaving the reception in my dress. We’re headed straight to the hotel for the after-party so I figured I’ll just change there. I think we’re renting a trolley to cart everyone back to the hotel, so the pics of us in our formalwear would be really cute :o)
Post # 4
I’m leaving in my wedding dress just because we will have his Dad’s 67 Corvette and we want pictures with it. Plus I’m going to toss my bouqet as we get in the car. We only have to drive from one side of the hotel to the other. But He wants to take it into town and go thru the drive thru at McDonald’s. Not sure why but whatever!?
My thought are to that I’ve spent a fair amount on my dress and I only get to wear it once. And I don’t want to spend money on yet another thing for this wedding so I don’t want to buy another dress and fuss with changing into it having the right undergarments for it, etc.
Post # 5
I will be leaving the reception in the dress – but our reception is in the hotel we are staying in – so I really only have to go for an elevator ride!
Post # 6
Can I offer a compromise? Depending on your budget, I’ve seen the returning trend of ‘The Getaway Dress’ or a knee length white dress. It’s not something you have to spend a lot of money on (Nordstroms has a lot of options in the $80-$160 range) but they certainly make for great photos as well.
I am leaving the reception in my dress, but our hotel is only 1.5 miles away!
Post # 7
I’ve been tossing around the idea too that I would leave in a cute white dress, just as poli2b suggested. I honestly don’t think the hotel will upgrade you to a better room—they have brides and grooms stay there all the time. If anything when you book you might exclaim—after you have secured the price so they don’t up it for the “wedding night” since everything wedding related is higher—that it’s your wedding night and maybe, just maybe they might make a note and include some strawberries or something. But you just never know. I think it also depends on the location too.
Another thing to consider too…if you do wear the dress to the hotel do you have plans from someone to come pick it up from you the next morning or will you be dropping it off back home or by your mom’s or someone else’s home? Got to make sure you get that baby out the door, bagged up and all.
Post # 8
I am going to buy a red/white (not sure which) leather jacket to wear with my getaway outfit. It will go great with FI’s motorcycle/my Mustang that we will be driving away in.
Post # 9
I’ll be leaving in my dress!
Post # 10
I plan to wear that dress all night long. Like some have said, when will you get the chance to wear it again?
LOL, for some reason, FI and I want to roll up the McDonald’s drive thru as well…in a full out stretched Hummer of all things.
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Right now I’m planning on leaving in my dress, but I’m thinking about if I want to change into a getaway outfit so that I can leave the dress with someone else before we leave for the honeymoon more easily. But if it’s important to him, I’d just go ahead and accept that request. It’s pretty easy. 🙂
Post # 12
I’ll be leaving in my dress – mine isn’t as heavy as yours appears to be though, so it isn’t as much of an issue.
Post # 13
@curlysue Yes… we have a plan for the dress! We are going to a hotel in the city after the wedding. The next day we will leave for a 7 night cruise. On the morning after the wedding, one of my local friends will be picking up my car from the hotel parking garage so we don’t have to pay $22/day for the 7 days we are gone. The morning after the wedding, before my friend gets the car, we’ll go to the garage and get our cruise luggage (we’ll take just an overnight bag in after the wedding) and put our tux and dress in the trunk so the friend can take the dress to the house and return the tux. It’s a bit more complicated but, like I said, FI has barely asked for any specific details regarding the wedding. I’d like to at least do this for him…
Post # 14
FallFlowers I’m sorry, I hope you didn’t think I was being rude or something saying you shouldn’t do that. That’s not what I meant. I haven’t even shopped for my dress yet so there is a very good chance I won’t have a big one to deal with anyway and leave in mine too 🙂 I like your plan. Sounds good! Since I will be getting married in a town where no friends or relatives it just wouldn’t work for unfortunately or I would definitely steal your idea!
Post # 15
We’re lucky because our reception is in one of the rooms at the hotel we’re staying at! So we can just run right up to our room afterward!!
Post # 16
I left in my dress because the hotel was only a few miles away, and I felt like a princess walking into the hotel in my dress with my bouquet. In fact there was a family arriving (so late!) and their little girls were staring at me like I was a princess, it was so cool! My husband scooped me up and carried me across the threshold of our hotel room, with the dress making me all slippery and poofy, it was very sweet!