(Closed) Are You Wearing a Reception Dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll:
    Yes, I'm wearing a second wedding dress at the reception : (17 votes)
    10 %
    Yes, I'm wearing a cocktail dress or colored gown at the reception : (18 votes)
    10 %
    No, I'm not wearing a separate dress, it'll be my wedding dress all night : (126 votes)
    72 %
    Other, please explain : (15 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I’d never switch to a second dress – I think it’s enough of a shame that I’ll only wear my dress once, there’s no way I’m cutting that time short!

    Post # 4
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    1528 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @katatatkat:  are you vietnamese/chinese by any chance?

    Post # 5
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    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Sort of. FI and I dance tango and a lot of relatives have never seen us dance before and asked if we would. So we’ll be doing a performance in lieu of a traditional first dance and I had to buy a separate dress for that, since my gown would be too long and restrictive. But after the dance, I plan to change back into my wedding gown, so I’ll only be wearing the dance dress for all of about 10-15 minutes tops.

    (My dance dress only cost $20 from an outlet mall, btw. I didn’t spend a lot on it!)

    Post # 6
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    1114 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @Edelweiss:  That’s really cool, I’m very jealous of you being able to give a performance that your guests will be impressed by.  Mr CL and I were talking about our first dance a couple of days ago and the fact that we’ve both got two left feet.  It’s going to be a nightmare!

    Post # 7
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    9609 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    i will be wearing my wedding dress all night 🙂

    Post # 8
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    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think I’m going to. I love love short dresses but don’t want to wear one for my ceremony. I’m not planning on spending a lot of money on my wedding gown so I feel ok buying a second one for the reception, plus it will be one I can wear again. PLUS I want to be able to dance all night without getting too sweaty and gross!

    Post # 9
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    515 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @clumsylawyer:  Don’t be jealous; I’m really nervous! FI has been dancing for many years and is quite good, but I’ve been dancing for just under one year and I’ve never performed. I used to think I had two left, too, but it’s amazing what a few private lessons with a good instructor can do. If you’re worried about your first dance, it might be worth a few lessons just to learn a basic waltz or foxtrot.

    Post # 10
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    1098 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Nope I love my dress and want to wear it for as long as humanly possible.

    Post # 11
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    4653 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Well I am not sure I have a short dress now and going to talk to a seamstress to see if there is any way that my lace dress is even useable… 

    Post # 12
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    4327 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1992

    I had a reception dress, and it was so much easier than wearing my giant dress all night. I know it’s over the top according to some people, but my wedding dress was a gift, that wasn’t the tea-length vision I had when envisioning my wedding. So, I compromised and had a tea length for the reception.

    Post # 13
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    1401 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I’m wearing a white bridesmaid dress for the reception. My wedding dress was a gift from my grandmother and as much as I love it I can’t see myself wearing it all night. So I paid for my reception dress and spent under $200 for it.

    Post # 14
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    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I’ll be wearing my wedding dress all night. I’m in the camp that says this is a once in a lifetime dress, so I better wear it as long as possible! I can understand changing if your dress is uncomfortable though. 

     

    Post # 15
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    1096 posts
    Bumble bee

    I have a white cocktail dress for later on in the reception (like 11pm-on). I opted to do this since I’m wearing a big-BIG ballgown and I will probably be ready to change into something lighter at that time. I will probaly do it just before or after the cake cutting.

    The dress I bought is a bridesmaid dress from the Noir by Lazaro collection, I’m quite sure I will be able to wear it again so it was a no brainer for me. Here it is (will be white):

    Post # 16
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    5011 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I chose other. I was still wearing my wedding dress, just with a different skirt. I had a big ballgown skirt for the day and a 1950s skirt for the evening.

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