Should I spend the money on a reception dress?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

Well, do you want to wear two dresses?  I guess if you don’t like the idea of being stuck in your bridal dress then ditch it for something that you can move more easily in. I assume you are still in budget cause you said you saved on your wedding dress.

How does your FI feel? Does he care?

Ive seen this happen on some of the bridal shows. I’m unsure how common it is, but if its something you want to do then why not?

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I got a reception dress because I’m just too practical to spend all night carrying a train around. And I’m SO glad i did because everytime i try on my ceremony dress, i’m sweating within minutes! So hot and heavey!

 

I LOVE my reception dress and I’m so excited know i get to dance the night away!

 

Edited to add: Both my dresses were from Dressilyme! So very affordable!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you love your first dress, i say wear it all night. Because you only get so many chances and hours to wear your wedding dress. But if you just kind of feel blah about it and would prefer two dresses, get two!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I was a two dress bride (one massive 53lb ballgown, the other a fluffy tea-length like the one you like). It was SO worth it!

I could never have danced like I did without my reception dress!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Only if it’s a dress you’re going to wear over and over again.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Personally, I don’t get the two dress thing. I got one dress that I’ll wear for like 9 hours andi still feel bad about the cost. I can’t imagine having a dress that I’d wear for less than an hour and then change. 

FWIw, the dress I am wearing is that second dress you posted 🙂

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If it fits in your budget and you feel you’ll be more comfortable I say go for it. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I got a dress very similar your reception dress to wear for the end of the night because my main dress is quite big and heavy and will not work for the type of dancing we are having. I hope a copy would come out as well as the pic, but all the flowers would make me nervous they would not look as good. 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@primepretty:  My FW is going to do the first dance in her wedding dress, and then change into an ivory cocktail dress for the rest of the evening.  The cocktail dress can then be worn to many occasions, except for other people’s weddings.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I felt i sent too much on my dress to buy another one. but when i got to my reception and started dancing i wish i had one. My husband who isnt much of a dancer wanted to dance like crazy and he said he felt like my dress was keeping me from having fun lol so late i actually had my suitcase outside the recpetion in the car. i grabed my rehersal dress in stead. and rocked it till we got to the hotel. so i say totally go for it!!!

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