Post # 1
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my gown and it was bought for me as a gift by FSIL. Here’s a pic:
As you can see it’s pretty larger than life and I love it! Originally I wanted a completely different dress. I wanted a Maggie Sottero Adorae gown that was a form fitting satin rouched gown with a beaded bodice. Here’s the Maggie Sottero:
I found a inexpensive gown that is similar to this for $75 so I was wondering if I should change into this half way through my reception (I’m sure it will be a lot easier to maneuver in and easy for bathroom breaks after many cocktails!)
So what do you think yay or nay on switching into a separate reception dress?
Post # 3
@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 # 4
@bmo88 I did not spend any money on my gown it was bought for me by my FSIL and the other dress is only $75 so I don’t think I’m splurging that much?? I hear some brides say that they pay over $1,000 for a gown, which is a fourth of my whole wedding!
Post # 5
Arent you also trying to do the rehearsal dinner though? was that your thread?
Post # 6
@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
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 # 8
@bmo88 She actually offered to let me use her reception dress that she used but she’s a lot thinner than me and it was ivory and my gown is white so I wanted to get a white reception dress too. I don’t think she will be upset since she offered up the suggestion that it might be a good idea to use a seperate dress to dance in for part of the night.
@gelaine22 I made a post about the rehearsal dinner and that I will probably be buying it which will be about $100 is that what you’re talking about?
Post # 9
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
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 # 11
@SweetFlower It is VERY heavy! lol There is tons of tulle and it can stand up on its own from the support of the tulle!
@HappilyEverAfter54 I love it because I feel like a princess! I think I will take your advice and after the reception crowd starts to die down switch dresses. 🙂 Guess I’ll be using this for my exit photos, I’m fine with that!
Post # 12
@weddingbound Oops I did not, there was an error message that kept popping up each time I tried to post. Thanks for the heads up!
Oh and to respond to your post on the duplicated page it will not actually be the Adorae it will be a free flowing gown that is much cheaper $75!
Post # 13
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
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
@May2013Wedding: For that price, I say sure!
Post # 16
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 🙂