(Closed) Negative Reactions to Getting a 2nd Reception Dress!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Do you think a bride who wears a 2nd dress to her reception is wasting money/trying too hard?
    Yes. : (65 votes)
    54 %
    No. : (50 votes)
    41 %
    Other : (6 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
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    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I thought about it and got similar reactions. I went over budget on my dress so then that was out!

    Post # 4
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    297 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If it’s your money and you can afford it (and don’t want to spend the money elsewhere) go for it. It’s your party do what you (and FI) want!

    Post # 5
    Member
    5993 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    i think to most people it might seem self indulgent but meh, if you can afford it and its important to you then knock yourself out – i mean when else will you have the opportunity to wear such beautiful dresses

     

    Post # 6
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    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I wrote other.  I personally think that it’s too much when you have a ceremony dress and a reception dress that are equally formal (ie. elaborate, long, like a typical wedding dress).  I don’t really see the point and I think it’s a bit weird, but to each their own.  It makes me think that they couldn’t decide between dresses I think 🙂

    I don’t mind it at all when the reception dress is something short, lighter, more of a party dress.  Something that’s easier to dance in than the regular ceremony dress.

    Post # 9
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    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    @Ahone:  Then I think it’s a great idea!  Glad you know what I meant by that 🙂 

    Post # 10
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    45 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think it depends on the location/type of wedding and guests. I see nothing wrong with having two dresses as long as you can afford it. It’s your party and your dress(es).

    The people who would mind are people who might be in a tough economical situation themselves and see it as wasteful. Or if your guests were more conservative/simple, than I can see where the disapproval would come from.

    I agree with the above poster, as long as you keep the second dress simple, people won’t mind. I’ve been to plenty of weddings where the bride changes into a short party dress to relax in sometime during the reception.

    Post # 11
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    2103 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Well, part of it is that if you’re not actively involved in planning a wedding, you don’t keep up with the trends of the bridal world. So a lot of people are not familiar with the idea of a reception dress. Also, I do agree to an extent…changing into another dress reminds me of those ridiculous elaborate award shows or concerts where the hostess/performer changes 4-12 during the course of the night.

    If you can afford it and you’re happy with your choice, then do it.

    Post # 12
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    2091 posts
    Buzzing bee

    The only time I “get” the whole second dress thing is when the 2nd dress is a short party dress. It boggles my mind when the reception dress is another ballgown.

     

    It’s your wedding, get the reception dress if you a)can afford it and b)really want it.

    Post # 15
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    2091 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Ahone: Get the dress! Show us some pictures of the dresses you like 🙂

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