Get Away Dress or no?!

posted 3 years ago in South Carolina
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I think the biggest question here is whether or not you want great pictures of the vintage dress – we’re not going to have a professional photographer at our rehearsal or rehearsal dinner so if it were ME, I’d wear it as the getaway dress to have great pictures of it 🙂  I hope this helps a little!

I’m wearing a lilly pulitzer dress that I got super on sale for our April rehearsal and a replica wedding dress cut to tea length for my getaway dress. I’m also a ball gown bride and I don’t really want to deal with all that dress when we get to the hotel! haha Most sundresses are really marked down right now since all the stores are putting out fall stock, so maybe you wouldn’t have to spend a lot to get a different dress for the rehearsal.  Just my two cents!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

That is really a tough choice, but @thefuturemrsjrd makes a great point about photography! I’m a ballgown bride that paid too much for her dress not to wear it like Lionel Richie – ALL NIGHT LONG! My dreams of a reception dress are lost somewhere among the tulle…

Remember, too, that September in Charleston can get a bit muggy and that ballgown dress might get more and more cumbersome as the night plays on. What if you changed into the vintage frock just before you leave for the evening, or just before your last dance, etc.?  

I realize I’ve not helped any yet so I think my vote is to wear the vintage number to the rehearsal. Changing will be an unecessary logistical hassle and I imagine you, too, probably paid a pretty penny for the prettiest dress you’ve ever worn!

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