Post # 1
ladies, ladies! i’ve been debating about whether or not to buy a little reception dress to slip into later into the reception (after the eat & cake cutting). i want something cute & white, but not a “second wedding dress.” since my FI & i are leaving the morning after our reception for our honeymoon, i’d like to be able to leave my wedding gown with my family before i leave for the evening and wear something cute to dance in for the rest of the evening.
so, any you bees doing the same? do you have any ideas for me & where i might find something? i’d like to snag something for $400 or less, so any input & photos are greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
I didn’t actually want to do this lol, but my husband’s favorite dance was the tango, which was really hard to do safely with my long dress – and so I had to have a reception dress. I changed after the cake cutting and we did it as a spotlight dance after the cake cutting.
Post # 4
Pictures didn’t post… The top is actually pretty similar to my wedding dress.
Both are non-pro
Post # 5
@redcactus — love, love your reception dress! funny thing is, wasn’t your wedding gown the la sposa fanal? that is my wedding dress, too! wouldn’t want to be reception dress twinners, too 😉 did you find your reception gown in a department store, bridal salon, etc?
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden
LOVE your dress @redcactus, so cute and fun!
I won’t be changing out of my dress – I figure this will be the one time I get to wear it so I’m going to do so as much as possible!
Post # 7
@redcactus – I’m actually thinking of having a reception dress as we are practicing so we can waltz (and then hustle at our wedding) and I’m nervous he’s going to step on my dress. I’m been going to dance lessons in a nice sundress since the weather has been nicer, but at yesterday’s lesson we had a few dress stepping on issues and obviously the dress is shorter than my sundress.
Now you’re making me think I should definitely change!
Post # 8
I definitely got a reception dress! I LOOOVE to dance and wanted something I can move in… here’s mine! 🙂
It’s Casablanca 1889s– I ended up buying the sample off the rack for 50% off! Just over $300.
Post # 9
@hsearle – OH WOW. Haha. Why not? Great minds think alike right? It’s the BCBG Applique – you can buy it new from Nordstrom, or you can buy it used pretty much everywhere. When I was looking into reception dresses, a lot of ladies were selling theirs.
@eriqua – Thanks, I actually felt the same way! But my husband really wanted to do the tango, and since that was his one major request, I couldn’t say no lol.
@starr_bee – We did our first dance, which was a FoxTrot, in my long wedding gown without any problems. My planner/DOC actually pinned it right before the dance so it was just a little bit off the floor, and that was fine. The waltz and the foxtrot are similar enough – I think you will probably be OK. Just make sure your upper frame together is very strong – it cannot collapse EVER. But hey, if you want to join the short dress club, welcome!! It’s nice here 🙂
If you want to see a picture of my long dress during the Foxtrot dance, you can see it here on our sneak peak. I don’t have the photos on file yet:
My photographer Gulnara is AMAZING – you can sense the movement of the dress without it being blurry. I think the waltz would work the same way. In my personal opinion (which you can feel free to ignore haha), the feel of the waltz is much more elegant, romantic, and classic – you would want a long beautiful gown with that rather than the shorter one. But notice how our frame is quite a bit farther apart than we normally would do in proper ballroom dancing to avoid just the problem you are talking about!
Post # 10
@redcactus — thanks for the pointers! i will definitely check out nordstroms. i do love bcbg dresses, so i will keep my eyes peeled.
@habibah14 — what a great find! sooo cute!
any other ladies have fun reception dresses to share?