(Closed) Who’s wearing a reception dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

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
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120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Pictures didn’t post… The top is actually pretty similar to my wedding dress.

Both are non-pro

Post # 6
Bee
2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • 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
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133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@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
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655 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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120 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@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: 

http://gulnarablog.com/2010/04/26/marienate-battery-gardens-new-york-ny/

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!

 

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