(Closed) An extra dress for the evening?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

This is the only time in your life that you can wear your wedding dress… why would you change it?

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would recommend for you to do a first look with your husband before the ceremony.  Take tons of pictures of both of you everywhere,  Then after ceremony take pics with family.  This way even if you decide to change you’ll still have tons of pictures of the ballgown 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

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kirstykoo:  I changed, but not until later on (around midnight), so all the ‘official’ photos are of me in my actual dress.

Like you, it was for purely practical reasons. My dress was heavy, with a boned corset, and the bustle kept coming down. By midnight I’d been in it for 12 hours, and with the party showing no signs of winding down, I was desperate to change. My second dress was still long, but it had no train and was super-light. It was such a relief putting it on lol.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2019

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kirstykoo:  I love your first & second dress, and I think your reasons for changing into the shorter dress for dancing makes perfect sesne. Like you said in your post, all formal pics, and the wedidng you’ll be in your gown and only for the dancing will you change into your short dress. That sounds like good sense to me, and I’m sure your husband will love it. PErsonally I would rather spend the evening dancing away with my guests having the time of my life then having to sit on the side lines because my gown doens’t allow me to participate!  Plus it’s your wedding…do what YOU want!!

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I didn’t have a second dress (mine was tea length) but we had a ceilidh! So I totally see why your dress doesn’t work for the dancing. I say go for it πŸ™‚

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

If I were you, I’d wait until after dinner, cake cutting, first dance, etc activites and just switch into the short dress when the partying starts. 

That said… i have no idea when people have time to actually switch dresses… I barely found time to take my under-skirt off that night.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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kirstykoo:  I had a new dress but only for leaving.  I’d wear your big dress for your first dance, cake cutting etc. and then change after the main special dances are done.  πŸ™‚

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

This was my dress. poofy but I was totally able to dance all night in it (I did change shoEd – from purple peep toe heels to ballet flats made in DH’s tartan). 

We got married in Glasgow  the band we had was called The Jiggers  most of our guests were American, and they were GREAT about explaining the dances so everyone could participate  everyone had a blast πŸ™‚

 

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