Should I get an after-party dress?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What should I do?
    Wear wedding dress : (15 votes)
    68 %
    Change into knee-length dress : (7 votes)
    32 %
    Other (explain below please!) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
    2428 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I loved my dress and would’ve worn it to McDonald’s if that’s where we ended up! I don’t think it will look weird at a bar, especially if everyone else is still in their garb too. I think it’s part of the fun!

    Post # 4
    453 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    We are doing the same thing. I want to keep my dress on all day and night and remember that WHOLE day!

    Post # 5
    1566 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    spydezra:  We did something similar. Our reception ended at 9 pm and we’d arranged to reserve the upstairs section of a great craft beer bar just around the corner from the hotel where the reception was & our block of rooms & where we were staying that night.

    Once the last song was played (a last-minute decision of “Closing Time”) everyone was reminded that if they wanted to keep on keeping on to join us at the Flying Saucer. My husband & I led the way in our wedding gear. Some people stayed in their wedding clothes, some people popped up to their rooms to change, and some friends who we weren’t able to invite to the wedding showed up to continue our night! It was AWESOME!

    Plus, wearing my wedding dress meant that we got a toast from the whole bar!


    Post # 6
    6449 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I wanted to wear my dress for as long as possible so if we had an after party I would have worn my dress. 

    Post # 7
    76 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We’re also going to a local bar for an after-party. I plan to change into a different dress (the one I wore for my bachelorette party, actually) b/c my gown has a corset, big poufy skirt, train, etc., and I wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing to a complete dive like the one we’re going to. Plus, this bar has the best hot wings ever, and I fully intend to eat some, which I wouldn’t want to do in that gown! (And the third, TMI, reason: we fully intend to consummate our marriage between the afternoon reception and the evening after-party – so the gown’s coming off anyways!  )

    If my gown were designed more like yours and we were going to a more upscale bar, I’d probably keep it on.

    Post # 8
    1441 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    We are likely going to an Irish pub for post-wedding drinks – we were chatting with one of the bartenders there about it and he insisted I come in my wedding dress, so that is what I am going to do – why not, right?? 

    Post # 9
    2704 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    spydezra:  Same here! We’ll be ‘after-partying’ it up, and I will absolutely wear my dress! Rock it girl, you’ll never be able to again!

    Post # 10
    2107 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I am a bridesmaid this weekend and we are planning on changing – but only because it’s supposed to storm, and the bride is changing as well.

    Post # 11
    4638 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    At my friends wedding we went to the resorts ‘club’ after the reception.. Her only regret of that day/ night was not staying in her dress! Something to think about..

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