Post # 1
Not sure about this one. We are having a reception, and then an after-party. I will definitely be changing into a cute, short, dress at some point…just not sure when. How about you girls?
Please include photos of your party dress if you have some…
Post # 3
I wish I could afford a second dress. There was a dress I fell in love with and that I wanted to wear at my reception because it was very sexy and sleek compared to my ball gown, but it cost the same as my dress and I just couldn’t do it!!
Post # 4
My theory is two fold: 1) I’ll never get to wear a wedding dress again (ideally), so I’m planning on wearing my dress as long as I can; 2) my budget is already maxed out, so I really can’t afford a second dress, haha.
I’ve seen a lot of girls do this and it’s worked great for them; I think it depends on your personality, the style of your wedding and reception, and what will make you happiest on the day of. 🙂
Post # 5
@daydreamwanderer – I’m with you! My best friend said she did not want to take her dress off even when they came home from the wedding. 🙂
But I can see why some girls would want to do this. If you think you’ll be more comfortable and have more fun, why not!
Post # 6
Not me, I am probably going to sleep in it.
Post # 7
- Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club
I’m wearing that darn thing as long as humanly possible! It gets one special day to be worn…I’m going to wear the heck out of it! Perhaps if I hadn’t spent as much $ as I had, then I would consider changing…but as it stands, I spent a great big heap of cash on that baby…
Post # 8
My mermaid gown won’t let me par-tay on the dance floor so I’m going to change into a dancing/fun dress! Something cheap, maybe couple hundred. My wedding gown was within my budget so I could splurge a little on getting a 2nd dress!
Post # 9
I deeply considered it for about 2 hours and then I realized that I wanna wear my wedding dress as long as I possibly can because I will never be able to wear it again so I want to get all the time I can with it.
hahaha @monitajb -sleeping in it? Thats an excellent idea!!!!! me too!
Post # 10
I might if I find used/sample dress before the wedding that’s reasonably priced. I’m starting to love my trumpet dress a bit more each day but I’d still like to wear a princess dress as well as this is probably the only time I’ll get to do that.
Post # 11
And yay, I just a became a Helper Bee with that post
Post # 12
Do it! 🙂
I was SOOOO hot in my dress that I had a really hard time dancing and enjoying my reception. I wish that I had picked another dress to change into for 1/2 thru the reception. Would have made a huge difference in how much I was able to enjoy it I just felt really tired and wanted to go home. how sad!
Post # 13
I figure if I only get to wear my dress once I want to wear it for as long as possible. I love my dress so much I’m already considering wearing it around the house, luckily it doesn’t come in until June!
Post # 14
At first, I was against the two dress theory as well! Then I realized that I need a second dress for our after party! My FI and I are getting married on our old college campus…we are having a ballroom reception, but since all our friends are coming in from out of town, we’re throwing an after party at the club/louge where we first met. I’m talking from 12am-2:30am. 😀 Looking for something cute and short so I can show off my great heels.
Post # 15
I loved my dress so much, I didn’t want to take it off! I was sad that I only got to wear it one day, so I definitely wasn’t changing!
Post # 16
I love my main dress, but we are going out in Vegas after the reception dinner and I don’t want to risk tearing the bottom. So I got a cheapo white party dress to change into for late night clubbing.