(Closed) Anyone wearing a different dress for reception?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2005

I am having the same exact problem. I can’t decide. What I’m planning to do is go to a few places and try on some fancy dresses that are much shorter and easier to dance in than my wedding dress & see how  feel. I think as long as you get ample amounts of photos in your weding dress it will be ok.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I am wearing a seperate reception dress. My dress is so heavy and I really like to dance that is why I bought a short reception dress. I bought a justin alexander sample so it was only 100 extra so it was well worth it to me.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My ceremony dress was soooo hot. I wore this feather dress for the reception so I could dance all night! 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I am, but I don’t think it counts because the reception is the day after the wedding!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

i changed into a traditional chinese dress half way through the reception. my wedding dress wasn’t too heavy, but i wanted to change to incorporate my culture.

Post # 9
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

My wedding dress is the most expensive dress I have ever bought and for this reason I want to get the most out of it. I will wear it for the ceremony and reception

Post # 10
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

Technically I am. We are having an early afternoon ceremony/reception ending about 5pm. I will wear my dress the whole time.

Then we are having an after party at an Irish pub and I will be changing into a shorter white party dress.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m planning on getting a reception dress soon…it’s just too hard to dance in a big dress!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I had planned on wearing my ceremony dress the whole day through, but one of my talented friends has generously offered to make me an awesome vintage inspired dress. I’m not sure whether I’ll wear it for the reception or save it for the gift opening the next day. It depends on the wedding dress I pick out, but I think it’s becoming more common to switch halfway through the ceremony (after all of the cake cutting photos and first dances and such) so you can really enjoy dancing the night away. 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 1998

@sgwed:We have seen many Brides wearing 2nd dresses, mostly for the reasons you listed like wanting to be able to dance and be more comfortable at the reception. Here is my thought, you Wedding is really 3 parts 1. The Ceremony 2. The Pictures 3. The reception which is really “the party” for most couples. So why not use your “wedding gown” for the ceremony and all the pictures, then change and have fun at your party! Trust me your not going to miss a heavy, binding dress by the time you are ready to dance! Plus your going to have all your beautiful pictures of you in THE dress! So I say have fun and if you can, go for a 2nd dress! Here is one of my personal favs!

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@JAndrewsBridal: Omg I love this dress! Who’s the designer?

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper

I wore my dress for the whole day – and was WISHING I had a lighter/shorter dress for the reception.  My dress was so heavy that I wished I had a cooler one for dancing (or else, a fan to blow air up under there!)  

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

i definitely know that i want to wear my dress as long as possible. for one, its THE dress, and second, after paying over $1000, i want to get the most out of it!  it is the ONLY day in my entire life i will get to wear it…..i am little worried about being hot, but i did that factor that in when choosing a dress….like some dresses i tried on were pretty, but i was like “i am getting hot just standing here for 5 mins, no way i can wear this at my wedding on the beach!”

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