Post Your Ceremony Dress and Reception Dresses!

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Short and Fun or Long and Comfy Reception Dress?
    Short and Fun : (12 votes)
    50 %
    Long and Comfy : (12 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Personally, I don’t like the idea of having two dresses. Maybe its because I love my wedding dress so much that I just want to wear it all the time LoL.

    IF I had to do a ceremony dress, I wouldn’t pick a short one because I would feel like I am just a guest.

    Post # 4
    Member
    237 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My wedding dress was a modified A-line but had a train and was to be laced up tight – not conducive to dancing, which I planned to do plenty of.  I bought an inexpensive reception dress which was like a mini version of my wedding dress, complete with similar 3D flowers.

    I highly recommend getting the beautiful gown you’re always dreamed of and changing into something more practical. It’s the best of both worlds.

    (BTW, I’m reselling both of my dresses. If anyone is interested, email me.)

    Post # 5
    Member
    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Im going to get a reception dress because my ceremony dress was very expensive. and since im going to sell it after the wedding i want to make sure it doesnt get damaged at all.

    I love that pinky flowy dress! Where is it from? I tried a similar one on 6 months ago but couldnt find anything with the skirt like that!

    Post # 7
    Member
    2276 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @lina010:  looove the short dress, how fun!!!! 🙂

    Post # 8
    Member
    1043 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

     

     

    I wanted the dream princess dress,but also wanted a sexy trendy dress. I couldnt find the perfect mix of both so i decided on one of each lol this is my ceremony dress (i have a different less gaudy sash though) its the matthew christopher chloe

     

     

    and the recption dress. A mash up of 2 inbal drors im getting made. Itll have a very minimal, pointed Train, and will just be light, airy and easy to move in.

     

    Post # 9
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    171 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @lina010:  I think it depends on your wedding style… is it black tie/semi-formal/casual? if everyone else is going to be in long dresses (your bm at least) i think you should also be in a long dress so that you don’t look out of place… i.e. too casual… but if BMs and most other guests are in short dress you can do either length… IMO of course 🙂 either way both dresses are lovely you can’t go wrong

    Post # 11
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    4576 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Ugghhhhhhhh I wanna share my second dress SO BAD but I want it to be a surprise when I post pics!!!

    Post # 13
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    8593 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’m not really into the two dress thing either. BUT if you have to have two I think the reception dress should be short.  What’s the point in changing into another long dress?  Might as well be something you can dance in!

    Mine’s a fit and flare like the first picture but I’m wearing that baby all day because it makes me look awesome.

    Just don’t get 2 for the sake of getting 2.  I looked at someone’s photos who bought (IMO) an cheaper wedding dress and then a cheaper reception dress.  I didn’t like either.  She could have doubled her budget and 1 dress that was by far prettier than the 2 she had.

    Post # 14
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    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @lina010:  The blush dress got my vote although I do quite like the short one as well. Perhaps it could be a rehearsal or bachelorette party dress?

    I’m planning on wearing a red drop-waist ballgown for the ceremony and the majority of the reception, and then changing into a black trumpet gown for the dancing.

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