Post # 1
So, we have decided that following our wedding reception, we are going to have an after party.
The after party is going to take place in the same building as the reception, but with a different band. My fiance is Turkish, so we are lucky enough to go from having a swing band, to a turkish band!
I was planning on wearing my wedding gown, Marisa 726 for both the reception and after party.
I also have a big full veil that I am going to wear probably for the entire reception.
My question is, for the After Party, what should I do? Should I get a cocktail dress? Can I keep my dress but get a silk flower to put in my hair? I just don’t know. What do you think?
Post # 3
I am totally up for two dresses! I’m wearing a cocktail dress for the "after party," but we are transferring places and really only friends (college) will be attending…
If you budget allows, go for two dresses and put a spin on it! If not, I think changing the hair piece would be a nice *surprise* as well…
Maybe you can find a "turkish style dress" to wear. like http://fashion.herhis.com/index.php?page=sub&cat=clothes&sub_id=200
maybe to honor his culture….not sure, just throwing out ideas!
Post # 4
I love the 2 dress take… if we were going out afterwards I would definitely do it! I just know I will want to go bed right away so it’s not worth it.
If I were a 2 dress bride I would probably go with this BCBG Max Azria dress:
Post # 5
I am using my wedding gown; I am a bride and want to feel like a bride all day and night; so we have to make sure our after party is not crowded so no one spills on me; I’ll probably have it at Thom 60 which is chic and not crowded to still move around but cool music to dance to and chairs for those who want to relax; dont want a bar-cant dance; cant do a club too crowded
Post # 6
i like the idea of changing into a cocktail dress! if i were having an after party i would totally do that!
Post # 7
- Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House
I’m staying in my wedding gown to go out for drinks afterward with our friends and bridal party. Won’t ever get to do that (go to a restaurant in a wedding dress) again, so I’m going to enjoy it for the one night I can do it!
Post # 8
My fiance and I are planning on an after party as well, and since my dress is already tea-length, I don’t have to worry about that 🙂
However, after thinking about if I would want to wear my long dress AFTER wearing it all day, I don’t think a second dress is a bad idea. But since the after party is still in the hotel, you could also just wear your wedding dress and change it up a bit. There was a feature in one of my wedding magazines recently where they showed how brides added different colored ribbons and such to their dresses for the reception/after party. It was really cool. One even made the skirt of her dress removeable in alterations.
But you could definitely look into Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses that come in white if you really wanted to go for a short dress. Most are not that expensive (especially at David’s Bridal). A lot of people get a "going away" dress, too, so you could also use the after party dress as your going away dress if you plan on having a day-after brunch or grand exit the next day.
Post # 9
We’re having an afterparty at our house in the evening and I’m staying in my wedding dress! My dress is tea length and very comfortable so it was an easy decision. If I had chosen a more traditional dress, I think I still would wear it all day, but that’s just me. You’re only a bride for one day, so why not rock your wedding dress the entire time!
Post # 10
If you can afford having two dresses, I think it would fun for you and your after party guests. David’s Bridal has a really cute cocktail dress that is fun and sexy I think.
I’m sure either way, you will have a great time! Good luck deciding!
Post # 11
I think since I’m going to be a bride for just this once, I’ve decided to stay in my dress all day…. However, I love the idea of switching up my look somehow for the after party.
I am planning on wearing my veil for the entire reception. Its really full and beautiful, so we are just going to bustle it. I’m so excited!
That said, I think I’m going to start looking for a fancy flower to switch with the veil for the after party. I really love my gown. I just think I’m going to leave it on and live it up! 😀
Post # 12
I personally would go for a second dress for the after party. Just because you’re going to be getting more tired and depending on whether you’re drinking or not, possibly a little looser. And I would hate any accidents or spills to happen to the wedding dress from the tiredness/tipsyness. But that’s just me. Plus depending on the amount of dancing you’ll be doing…you might get really hot.
But hey, it’s your wedding! lol