(Closed) Should I wear my dress to the at-home reception?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I wear my dress to the at-home reception?
    Yes, people will be expecting it and will be disappointed if they don't get to see you in your dress : (23 votes)
    79 %
    Nope, you got your chance to wear your dress on your actual wedding day : (5 votes)
    17 %
    Yes, but only if you shorten your dress : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    39 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think it depends on the formality of the reception.  Do you mean that you are literally having guests come to your home, or are you holding a more formal reception in your hometown?

    Post # 5
    Member
    928 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I voted yes because I’d want to wear my dress again.  BUT another option would be to get like a tea length dress or something like that, IMO.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2750 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think you should do what you like. =) I decided to wear a different dress to my AHR but if I wanted to rewear my actual wedding gown, I would have.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2963 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I think you definitely should wear your wedding dress!

    Post # 8
    Member
    3773 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 1999

    I think I am probably going to go against the grain here. I think most people would say any chance to wear your dress again go for it.

    I think if it is brunch and casual I would get something else. I don’t think people will be disapointed that you didn’t wear your dress. You did wear it -at your wedding.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1920 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I say wear it again but that’s probably because that’s what I did. And the great thing about a destination wedding is you don’t just get one day! You paid a lot of money for the dress why not get more use out of it and people would love to see the dress in person vs pictures.

    Post # 11
    Member
    6125 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I would say probably not.  I mean the at home reception is really a celebration party, not really recreating your wedding day for the people.  You can certainly go show some people the dress if they ask or even try it on for them, but I wouldn’t waer it at the party (unless you did alter it to tea length so it was different).

    Post # 12
    Member
    242 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2008

    I didn’t have a destination wedding, but we did have a small dinner following the ceremony and then a month later we had a big party with everyone.  I wore my dress to both 🙂  People will definitely want to see your dress, and it’s still part of the “wedding” celebration so i say wear it!

    Post # 13
    Member
    1400 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    People def wanna see your dress. You should at least start out wearing it. You can change if you don’t wanna wear it all night.

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