(Closed) Anyone else torn about having a reception dress?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Are you having a reception dress?

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  • Post # 32
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I can’t believe people would complain that a bride changed into a different gown. I’d honestly be offended is someone said something to me. I’m not wearing my wedding dress for them, I’m wearing it for myself and my future hubs. If we discussed that I would change into a gown for the party so that I can be more comfortable and we can both have fun then thats our business. Also my dress is big. It will require at least 2 people to hold it while I go to the bathroom. I am not one of those people that is comfortable peeing in front of other people. The thought of my bridesmaids having to do that the entire night MORTIFIES me. I will be wearing a reception gown.

    Post # 33
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    722 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Several of my guests told me they liked my red reception dress better than my wedding dress!  Also, in my hsuband’s culture, red is the typical color for a bride’s outfit, so ending our wedding with me in a red dress was culturally appropriate.

    I actually wore my white dress throughout the dinner and the speeches.  Then, when the guest were still eating (my husband and I we were served first), I slipped out and changed.  I changed within about 8 minutes (kept my hair the same, and just switched necklace and earrings), and then came back out for the first dance in the red dress and our cake cutting.

    In the end, you should do what makes YOU happy.  In my circle, reception dresses are not commong (I’ve never been to a wedding with one), and red dresses are unheard of. But I had a red, reception dress because it fit our wedding theme (a hindu/american fusion wedding weekend).  I was happy to do something “different”.

    Also, the only women at my wedding that were wearing floor-length dresses were wearing sarees, so I didn’t have the problem some women have of “not knowing who the bride is”–typically weddings in the south are a bit more casual–most people wear knee-length dresses, so all my friends were wearing knee-length and I still stood out.

     

     

    Post # 34
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    1391 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    No 2nd dress for me. When am I going to get a gorgeous wedding dress again??  And wouldn’t want to look like a guest at our wedding. 

    Post # 36
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    722 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    @SupermarketGirl:  thanks!  It was monique lullier and I loved it!!

     

    Edited to add a pic…I can’t find any full-length pictures on thsi computer—but here it is on the model!  I fell in love.

    Post # 37
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    248 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I had an after-party dress. I was glad I wore my gown all day. I didn’t actually get to wear the after-party dress because I was too exhausted to go out, but I did wear it on the honeymoon.

    Post # 38
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    1249 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @SupermarketGirl:  I’m not sure. I really want one. We’re leaving for our honeymoon from the reception, so I don’t want to leave in my dress-BUT I just found out we’re going to have to pay for 2 of our groomsmen’s tux’s. That’s another 200 bucks. Arg.

    The dress I want is $159 from Unique Vintage. It’s the white version of a yellow dress I already own. We’ll see what I end up doing. I might ask for it for mother’s day 😛

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