To have a Reception Dress or Not to have a Reception dress! Show me yours!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

No.  I think changing during the reception is crazy – why waste a half hour and make someone take care of your original wedding dress during the most fun part??  Also I think it’s a waste of money and undermines the wedding gown.  Just my opinion.

Post # 4
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2106 posts
Buzzing bee

beautyofdreams: 

I have to agree with PP unless you are in some ridiculousy huge ballgown I think changing is a bit silly. You put not only money but love into your wedding dress why not wear it all you can. 

Post # 5
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884 posts
Busy bee

If your only planning to wear it for an hr I think it’s a bit of a waste. You also have to consider time. depending on how complicated the change would be you could take 20-30 minutes out off our reception to change. 

I think reception dresses are a good idea if you can’t dance in your dress or its a tight mermaid ect. and than you just buy a white party dress. 

If you need a dress to party in Id recommend modcloth or some other place where the dresses cost $100-$200. 

Post # 6
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612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

This is mine.  I’ll be tacking the front of it closed so I can wear a stick-on strapless plunge bra with it.  My ceremony dress is strapless and I can’t wear a bra with it since it has an inner corset.  

I opted for a reception dress since my ceremony dress is gorgeous but heavy and not very “me”.  My mom and grandma have a very specific vision of what they wanted to see me in (very “bridal”) and my first dress was far enough under budget that I could get the dress I love for the reception. A bonus is that I’ll be hemming it for much shorter heels and won’t be stuck in the 6″ heels I adore all night.

Post # 7
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316 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Consultette:  I love this! Who’s the designer?

Post # 8
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612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

rmsgirl:  Thank you!  It’s Nicole Miller… I was totally in love with all of her dresses.

Post # 9
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517 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

beautyofdreams:  I thought I would have a reception dress. But when I found my wedding dress, I am just so in love with it I want to wear it as long as possible. 🙂 I may buy a cute, short dress for when we leave the reception to go to our honeymoon.

Post # 11
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1291 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Hawksnest Cove Beach St John USVI

I bought a reception dress online for about 50 dollars but then lost a lot of weight and decided alterations wouldn’t be worth it.  I’ll post a pic but please don’t judge the weight!

Post # 12
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283 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

beautyofdreams:  I’m chaning about an hour into to the reception. Here are my top 3 choices (minus the trains):

Post # 14
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Worker bee

in my culture we were one dress for wedding, and another for reception! ive never seen it done any oher way!!

Post # 15
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Helper bee

Same here! In my culture, u have to wear another dress/ reception dress for the reception at night. And in some cases, u even change to a third dress at the end of the dinner to say good bye to your guests! 

i love the first 2 dresses! Where r they from?

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