Post # 1
Hi guys! I am trying to decide if I want to do a reception dress and have a couple of logistical questions for those of you who have done it or plan on doing it. I always said I would love to do two dresses if budget allowed, but assumed it wouldn’t be feasible; well, I fell in love with two dresses that are very different (one is a very classic ivory ballgown, the other is a satin ruched fit n flare in alabaster) and it looks like getting both may be a very realistic option. I am feeling absolutely spoiled rotten, but am seriously considering this, especially since I get an employee discount on the gowns. However, the more I think about what changing would entail, the more questions I have.
First, did you guys get good pictures in both dresses (or plan on getting good pictures in both)? I love both and would absolutely love to have pictures in both, especially since the second dress fits the venue a bit more than the ceremony dress. My fiance and I will likely be doing a “first look” to give us time for pictures before the ceremony begins, so maybe I could change from one to the other and back again during photos? Is this even feasible?
Second… when to change? Did you guys change before the reception? I’d love to wear my wedding gown for a bit longer than just the ceremony, but I don’t think I’d want to bustle it so I’d want to change before the first dance. Would it be awkward to sneak out for ten minutes after dinner to change?
I’d love to know how you guys tackled these challenges! Thank you!
Post # 3
@MadameX: My cousin wife did this… it loved it i kinda want ot too now
she got married on a beach in a more formal traditional looking aline gown …. they did photos on the beach in it with family and guests eahc oher she ran in the surf in it and took more pics while we all toasted to them and chatted on the beach
we were all shuttled to the party spot and she changd took some more photos in the new dress and her and my cousin made dance arcoss the pool bridge in the new dress witch was more fitted a flowy softer (less hot) dress with amazing beading it was just wow
she had let her hair down and just was having fun and got some phtoso through the night she also wore that dress for the party back home for all the ppl who did not go to mexico
i would say if you can afford it and get a some money off totally do it you will love it plus its so much ezer to have fun in the lighter dress and still get that bride moment you dream of feeling all grand
i really wanna do this now i know how good i look in big full gowns (I NEVER WANTED A BIG GOWN TILL I TRIED THEM ON) still it be much ezer to party in a flowy fitted dress so its nice to mix it up that way and have both
Post # 4
@Kissed_by_lightning: Thanks for the reply! It sounds like your cousin’s wife figured out ways to get some really good “significant” time in both dresses!
Post # 5
@MadameX: my now SIL had two dresses. She wore the one with the big poufy skirt and train for the first look/ceremony and pictures afterwards, then changed into her other dress before they made their entrance into the reception. The photographers got plenty of pictures of both dresses that way.
I don’t know that I would change between dresses during your first look, though. That night be a little too hectic.
Post # 6
@MadameX: Ya it worked out amazing and both dresses were hits so i am not sure what kinda venue you have … but if u have pool a at a hotel jump in in the 1st dress (just not to deep sp u dont get ur hair and face wet lol …. or if ur near a park climb a tree and sit on a pretty branch in the last couple shots in the 1st dress so you getting a lil dirty wont matter … or if its snowing do a snow angel (put something down where ur head is gonna be … but ya do something you would never ever do in a dress u would have to wear till the end of the night if its raining spin around hold up the dress and jump in puddles with rubber boots on lol just somethng random and epic to look at later … and then be all glam in a lighter maybe more playful dress that you can rock the night away in