(Closed) Restauant…..Wear dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1003 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t think it is weird if that is your wedding dinner. You are probably going to get some strange looks but people in general are just nosey.

Post # 4
18645 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing a dress and being the center of attention at the restaurant.  But if you want to, then go for it!

Post # 5
7771 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

So, you are having a party of 12, and it will be in an open room with the public?  That is totally okay.  Just be confident, it is your wedding!  People will be happy for you, I always check out a bride and smile or take pictures.

Post # 6
2006 posts
Buzzing bee

I say rock a wedding dress! Heck I went to In-N-Out (fast food hamburgers) in my prom dress 😉 People will stare but it is a good thing, I bet you get tons of congrats and well wishes from the other patrons in the restaurant!

Post # 7
339 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have also been contemplating something similar, I think i will end up changing into a white day dress or something. I don’t like the idea of all the attention a full out wedding dress would get me.

Post # 9
879 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My Aunt did a maccas Run in her Wedding Dress.  It was on the way to the reception and she was starving as she hadn’t eaten all day. The limo wouldnt fit through the drive through, so the whole wedding party went in, and they have some awesome photos with a Ronald mcDonald Statue. It was fun.

As for you I agree with what has been said above, rock your dress and have a good night. Some other restuarant guests may look, but who cares, let them.  I don’t believe it comes down to wanting to be the centre of attention or not, because really whether you have a restaurant reception with a party of 12 or a private reception with a party of 200 you will still be the centre of attention!

Enjoy your day, your way, and have night of your life!

PS I am also having a restaurant reception at a small local place, but we will probably be booking the whole place as it is small.  But we plan on going to the local pub (where my Fiance works as the resident DJ) as an after party for cheap drinks and free music. And I plan in being in my wedding dress there too.

Post # 10
92 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I, too, am having a reception in a restaurant. We did manage to get a private room but I will still be trekking in and out (for the restroom, etc) where “regular” customers can see me and you know what? It will be a treat for them to get a look at you, so just remember this is YOUR day !

Post # 11
2867 posts
Sugar bee

I think I’m going to change out of my dress before we head over to the restaurant for our reception.

Post # 12
581 posts
Busy bee

I love to be in a restaurant where a couple is celebrating their wedding.  Nothing more joyful than that type of event.  Wear your dress and enjoy, as the time in your dress is so short.

Post # 13
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

My sister had her small reception in the middle of a restaurant with other people around.  It was just fine.  She wore a purple cocktail dress.  But I think it would have been better in a wedding dress.  Like the other girl said, its just a beautiful thing for the others to see. Rock the wedding dress. (Don’t get a ballgown though, might be hard to fit around tables:)

Post # 15
80 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I’m so glad I found this post! We are going away for our wedding with 6 members of our family, and we are also going to the Keg. I am wearing my wedding dress regardless, but I want to know how it worked out for you! Did you feel awkward or anything?? haha

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