Post # 1
Last night my FI and I were talking about how uncomfortable I am going to be after dancing in my wedding dress all night. This sparked an idea about getting another dress for my reception. We are getting married on New Years Eve, so I would like a short, white party dress. I would wear my wedding dress for the 1st hour of the reception for pictures, but then change, so I can be comfortable all night and enjoy myself.
Does anyone have any advice where I can find an informal wedding dress? I live in Dallas, so anywhere in this area or online would be great.
What do you think, should I get a different dress for my reception?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
Personally, I don’t have any interest in a second dress. My first was pricey enough, and I loooove it, and with the bustle and reception shoes, it shouldn’t be too cumbresome while dancing. Plus, when else will I be able to really have a great time dancing in a wedding dress? Never!
Some designers make really cute shorter wedding dresses, though. Maybe you could consider buying one of those used?
Post # 4
does it have to be a wedding dress? if it’s on NY’s eve, how about a colored party dress – you could even wear that again! i think it’ll be fun!
Post # 5
You could look for standard bridesmaid dresses in white- budget friendly and so cute! Also Ann Taylor, White House Black Market, etc. There was someone on here yesterday who turned a regular dress into a tea-length, and that looked awesome!
I think having a “dancing dress” is a great idea! Good luck, and post pics when you find one!
Post # 6
This is the only time I’m ever going to wear a wedding dress, so I want to wear it all night long!! However, I will probably change shoes during the reception.
But, that’s what would make me happy! This is your day, do what will make you happy! If wearing a wedding dress all night long will really be that uncomfortable for you, you should change. Check out the store where you found dresses for your bridesmaids.
Post # 7
I see it both ways. On the one hand, it is so romantic to have photos of the newlyweds dancing in their wedding get-ups. On the other hand, it is so much easier to get down in a smaller, less expensive dress!
Personally, I’m sticking with one dress for the big day. But if you’re a big dancer and your dress is super-uncomfortable, I would totally get another dress. It’s your call. Rather than spend (another) pile of money, though, I would look online right now. Summer collections are on clearance and there are lots of cute short white dresses out there. Good luck!
Post # 8
My Fiance and I already dicussed this. But it was me saying that i would need a reception dress, and he is fine with it. You’ll be a lot more comfortable
Post # 9
I’ve also been toying with getting another dress. I don’t care for too many of the David’s bridal dresses, but they have some really cute short dresses and a lot of them are on sale.
Post # 10
Thanks for all of the advice! I think the solution that I’m really trying to solve is that my wedding dress is really formal, and now I’m debating whether or not I should have bought it………HORRIBLE, I know! So, since I really want something fun, I figured I could just have another dress for my reception.
I actually bought my bridesmaid dresses from white house black market and got a 30% discount, everyone looks fabulous in them and they flatter every shape and size. Maybe I will check there for a white dress.
I will let you know if I find a reception dress or not….
Post # 11
I want to be in my wedding dress as long as possible!
Post # 12
Why spend all the money on a wedding dress to only wear it for 1 hour? Personally, I don’t like the “costume change”.
Post # 13
Do whatever makes you happy!!! Seriously, it’s YOUR day! If you want 4 dresses, go for it. I voted No because I wouldn’t want to change dresses, but that is just me. I want to wear my gorgeous gown as long as possible!!!
Post # 14
A lot more brides are having a second dress. If it is in your budget and it’s what you want, don’t worry about what anyone else thinks. I see a lot of girls that go out to clubs and bars after their reception and muck up their gowns, and it’s a shame. If you know that you will be heading out to party, it’s not a bad idea. A lot of bridesmaid dresses do come in white, so you can be comfortable, but still stay elegant.
Post # 15
I think the reception dresses are cute!! But I want to be in my dress all day/night 🙂 Only wear it once!