(Closed) Are You Leaving The Reception In Your Dress?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m planning on leaving the reception in my dress.  We’re headed straight to the hotel for the after-party so I figured I’ll just change there.  I think we’re renting a trolley to cart everyone back to the hotel, so the pics of us in our formalwear would be really cute :o)

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’m leaving in my wedding dress just because we will have his Dad’s 67 Corvette and we want pictures with it.  Plus I’m going to toss my bouqet as we get in the car.  We only have to drive from one side of the hotel to the other.  But He wants to take it into town and go thru the drive thru at McDonald’s.  Not sure why but whatever!?

My thought are to that I’ve spent a fair amount on my dress and I only get to wear it once.  And I don’t want to spend money on yet another thing for this wedding so I don’t want to buy another dress and fuss with changing into it having the right undergarments for it, etc.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

I will be leaving the reception in the dress – but our reception is in the hotel we are staying in – so I really only have to go for an elevator ride!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Can I offer a compromise? Depending on your budget, I’ve seen the returning trend of ‘The Getaway Dress’ or a knee length white dress. It’s not something you have to spend a lot of money on (Nordstroms has a lot of options in the $80-$160 range) but they certainly make for great photos as well.

I am leaving the reception in my dress, but our hotel is only 1.5 miles away!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’ve been tossing around the idea too that I would leave in a cute white dress, just as poli2b suggested. I honestly don’t think the hotel will upgrade you to a better room—they have brides and grooms stay there all the time. If anything when you book you might exclaim—after you have secured the price so they don’t up it for the “wedding night” since everything wedding related is higher—that it’s your wedding night and maybe, just maybe they might make a note and include some strawberries or something. But you just never know. I think it also depends on the location too.

Another thing to consider too…if you do wear the dress to the hotel do you have plans from someone to come pick it up from you the next morning or will you be dropping it off back home or by your mom’s or someone else’s home? Got to make sure you get that baby out the door, bagged up and all.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I am going to buy a red/white (not sure which) leather jacket to wear with my getaway outfit. It will go great with FI’s motorcycle/my Mustang that we will be driving away in.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I’ll be leaving in my dress!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I plan to wear that dress all night long.  Like some have said, when will you get the chance to wear it again?

LOL, for some reason, Fiance and I want to roll up the McDonald’s drive thru as well…in a full out stretched Hummer of all things.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch

Right now I’m planning on leaving in my dress, but I’m thinking about if I want to change into a getaway outfit so that I can leave the dress with someone else before we leave for the honeymoon more easily. But if it’s important to him, I’d just go ahead and accept that request. It’s pretty easy. 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

I’ll be leaving in my dress – mine isn’t as heavy as yours appears to be though, so it isn’t as much of an issue.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

FallFlowers I’m sorry, I hope you didn’t think I was being rude or something saying you shouldn’t do that. That’s not what I meant. I haven’t even shopped for my dress yet so there is a very good chance I won’t have a big one to deal with anyway and leave in mine too 🙂 I like your plan. Sounds good! Since I will be getting married in a town where no friends or relatives it just wouldn’t work for unfortunately or I would definitely steal your idea!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We’re lucky because our reception is in one of the rooms at the hotel we’re staying at! So we can just run right up to our room afterward!!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I left in my dress because the hotel was only a few miles away, and I felt like a princess walking into the hotel in my dress with my bouquet.  In fact there was a family arriving (so late!) and their little girls were staring at me like I was a princess, it was so cool!  My husband scooped me up and carried me across the threshold of our hotel room, with the dress making me all slippery and poofy, it was very sweet!

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