Post # 1
I can’t make up my mind if I should buy a reception dress. The dress I have already purchased is the Maggie Sottero Divina, shown here:
My concern is that it might be too heavy/hot to dance in and that the bottom might be too big and people will step all over it. But I don’t want to take away from it either if I change. Here is the other one.
Has anyone changed and loved the change or hated it?
Post # 3
P.S. I will be bustling the Divina but it is still quite large.
Post # 4
Nope. I loved my wedding dress and wanted to be in in all. night. long. I wore it to the bar afterward and danced my face off.
FWIW, I love your wedding dress but your reception dress is completely blah compared to it. If you want to change, then do it – but man I think you’re doing a disservice to your original dress by changing into that one.
Post # 5
I agree! I LOVE your wedding dress! I don’t really care for that reception dress compared to the wedding dress…I’d be disappointed you changed! Can you get it bustled so at least it won’t get stepped on??
Post # 6
Yeah I second Blanche here… I feel like that dress would be a real let down after your amazingly gorgeous ceremony dress. I’d keep shopping if you really, really want one, or just wear the Divina all night… it’s only one night after all, and celebs wear that kind of stuff all the time! 🙂
Post # 7
Thanks a lot….I definitly don’t want to downplay my dress at all. It is only one day so I can just make sure it gets bustled correctly.
Post # 8
depends when you change I changed after dinner, speeches and the unofficial cake cutting. I only changed for the last 1.5hrs of the reception.
Post # 9
on that note: I don’t like the one you picked out.
Post # 10
My wedding dress is very close to your dress and I chose to wear a reception dress.
I wore the Alfred Angelo 2212T as my reception dress. It is tea length and can be “spiced up” with belts and/or colors. I wore sparkly blue shoes and a blue belt with mine. I was so much more comfortable then I would have been in my wedding dress.
Also, it was fun to have a “wardrobe” change :).
Post # 11
I love your wedding dress and also agree with the other bees. Divina is so gorgeous, and the reception dress you shared is kinda meh in comparison. I feel like it you’re really wanting a reception dress, then it needs to have some kind of wow factor. I hope you find a way to bustle your dress so you can dance the night away, or find a reception dress fit to follow an act like Divina.
Post # 12
I think you should change if your worried about how you will dance, be comfy. But maybe keep looking for a reception dress.
I’ve decided to go with a reception dress… but now I love it more than my ceremony dress uhoh…
link here to my dresses
good luck xx
Post # 13
If you feel you can’t dance or move in that dress, or that it is too heavy, you will probably feel better changing. However, I don’t like the dress you picked to change into. The one the PP posted… the tea length one… would be so much nicer and is also a completely different style, so it’s not competing with your dress.
Post # 14
I agree with PPs about your second choice downplaying your beautiful first dress, but I think you should change if you’d feel more comfortable. I think a shorter dress that looks exactly like your first dress, but chopped where it flares out at the knee would look amazing (If that makes sense). Instead of competing with your first dress, it would compliment it, still show off your great figure, and be totally sexy and fun!
Post # 15
I changed and loved it, but not into a second wedding dress. i got married in Greece then wore my dress again 2 weeks later at our reception Pre Drinks & changed into an Allanah Hill dress for dinner & dancing. I was sooooooo comfortable in the reception dress, but your first gown is incredible. While usually I vote yes yes yes for reception dresses, I think this time I’d either stay in that amazing gown of yours. That second dress is very meh compared to the first and still has a train..? Kind of defeats the purpose of making dancing easier. It only looks slightly more comfortable. Here’s what I wore as the reception dress.
Post # 16
@KellyLouise: you look so great in each change… The original in Greece, the cute little cardigan later, and the reception dress looks amazing, so cute and fun!