Ceremony and Reception Dress

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1043 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

 I did! My ceremony gown is the big princess dress. It is a dress i could never pull off for any other occassion, and is simple, elegant and stunning. It has no lace or beading, but has a rouched bodice and full sequin skirt. The reception dress, although a similar fit (both are natural waist), has a heavily beaded top, and an obnoxious bow. It is light, airy and will be so much easier to dance in.

price wasnt really an issue. I had both custom made by jasmine’s for a fraction of my dress budget.

pros: i dont have to choose between heels or flats for the whole day. I can have my ballgown fitted for heels, and hem my reception dress for flats

i will be able to dance and enjoy the reception, while still being the princess at the ceremony

i get to purchase two of the most stunning gowns and wear them both in one day! Lol

cons: i will have to miss some of the reception so i can change dresses…



Post # 4
1194 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@EmmiJeanne:  I had considered it early in the planning and then my mother told me point-blank that she thought it was ostentatious to have two dresses. I also fell so in love with my dress that I couldn’t imagine having another one. But recently FI and I went to a wedding and we was surprised when the bride was still in the same dress after the ceremony. He asked, “Don’t they usually change clothes?” and I told him I wouldn’t be and he seemed kind of disappointed, so it’s sort of reentered my mind.

Post # 5
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Actually almost everyone i know has been a 2 dress bride.  I was myself.  Although i love love my dress it was totally not what anyone would picture me in and very different from my usual style.  My reception dress was totally me!  So i got the best of 2 worlds a big dress for the reception and a fitted sheer mermaid for the reception.

And the look on my husbands face was priceless when i changed because i had shown him a bunch of reception dresses but he didnt know what i picked.  He actually didnt like the reception dress i ended up getting in the pictures i shoed him, but in person he loved it!

Price wise i spent more on the reception dress than i wanted to but i dont regret it, i loved it!  I thought about going the replica route but im super picky and probably would never be satisfied.

I say if you can afford it go for it!  


Post # 6
3618 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@EmmiJeanne: I planned on wearing a reception dress but never got around to changing: Wedding Dress:

My should have been reception dress:

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