(Closed) Separate reception dress?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I change into a seperate reception dress?
    Yes. Wear two dresses you love! : (18 votes)
    39 %
    No. Wear your wedding gown you only wear it once (hopefully)! : (28 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 3
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    4036 posts
    Honey bee

    @May2013Wedding:  Ultimately, it’s up to you. But I personally do not see the point of spending a lot of money on a dress to only wear it during the ceremony and pictures. But if your current dress is going to be uncomfortable and you can afford the second dress, then I guess go for it.

    Post # 5
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    8697 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Arent you also trying to do the rehearsal dinner though? was that your thread?

    Post # 6
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    4036 posts
    Honey bee

    @May2013Wedding: That’s great it was purchased for you, but do you FSIL might be hurt if you only wear it for a short period of time before changing into a new one? Like I said, it’s your decision, but I personally got a dress I knew I would wear the whole day/evening.  

    Post # 7
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    8426 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Not sure if you are aware but you have 4 polls up on the same topic?? Maybe it was a duplicate post… But there are 4 polls up with the same question…. You might not get good results with so many up! 

    Post # 9
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    930 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    How do you feel in your dress?  Does it seem heavy at all?  I almost bought a dress similar, and it was super heavy and would have been too much for the whole day.  (I ended up with a much lighter chiffon dress, so it will work all day)

    Post # 10
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    10714 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I had a huge ballgown for my wedding and I had a smaller dress I put on about a half hour before we left so I could fit in the car without any problems lol. I’d wear the big ballgown as long as you can (really you do only get to wear a dress like that once and your dress is AMAZING!) Then maybe a little while before you leave slip into the other one? You get to wear both and for a practical reason! =)

    Post # 13
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    1158 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I think I would keep on my gown.Especially if someone else purchased it for me.If you don’t think your FSIL will care,go for it…

    Post # 14
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    188 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    omg I’m in the same boat as you!!  I love my wedding dress but it’s rather large and it can stand on it’s own too!!  and it has a huge train requiring 2 bustles!  

    I’m debating between 2 dresses right now for my reception dress.  but sometimes i go back and wonder if i even need one considering my whole wedding is about 5 hrs!

    Post # 15
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    23639 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @May2013Wedding:  For that price, I say sure!

    Post # 16
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    251 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m having a second dress as I found wedding dresses to be very heavy and mine is also very figure hugging- between the bodice and sky high shoes I am expecting to be in significant quantities of pain by about 9pm lol.

    Buuut my second dress will be something light, by the looks of it the one you’ve chosen is going to be another pain to wear although it’s up to you 🙂

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