(Closed) Are you wearing a different exit dress or your bridal gown?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What are you wearing for your wedding exit?
    Bridal Gown : (50 votes)
    69 %
    Changing into another dress : (19 votes)
    26 %
    Other (state below) : (3 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 4
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

     

    I may be having 2 dresses one for ceremony and another for mid-way through the reception…who knows I may end up  with just one to save money..either way what u mention about goin away wearing the same dress you did the vows in holds alot of meaning.

    Post # 5
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I am still debating. I don’t know if I will have time to change during the reception. If we do have enough time I may get a dress to dance the night away in.

    Post # 6
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    In my tradition, the bride usually enters the night time reception hall with her wedding gown after a day of pictures, etc and then halfway through change into a tradition asian silk gown and finishing up with an evening gown at the end of the night. I think even if it’s not a “tradition” for you, it’s your wedding day which is only once a lifetime so it’s totally an excuse to change into several knock em dead outfits!! heck, it’s your wedding and you can change once every hour of your special day if you wanted to!! =D

    Post # 7
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    In my tradition, the bride usually enters the night time reception hall with her wedding gown after a day of pictures, etc and then halfway through change into a tradition asian silk gown and finishing up with an evening gown at the end of the night. I think even if it’s not a “tradition” for you, it’s your wedding day which is only once a lifetime so it’s totally an excuse to change into several knock em dead outfits!! heck, it’s your wedding and you can change once every hour of your special day if you wanted to!! =D

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My mom said I was crazy, but I wore my wedding dress the whole evening and all the way home. It was fine.

    Post # 9
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    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    At our wedding, the majority of guests were gone by the time we left (like 10pm).  I knew this would probably happen, so I just stayed in my wedding dress.  There would have been no one really to see me in the other outfit.

    Post # 10
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    92 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I definitely kept my gown on.  IMO, you spend so much money on that gown and you will never wear it again, you  might as well get the most out of it!  In fact, when my husband and I got back to our hotel after the wedding (which wasn’t until about 2am) we decided to go for a walk down in the village we were staying at to try to beat last call.  I still wore my dress then! 

    I had a friend who left for her honeymoon right from their wedding, and she wore her wedding gown to the airport.  She definitely did not want to take it off!

    Enjoy it for as long as you can 🙂  With a little bit of luck and a whole lot of love, this may be the only time you will ever wear a wedding dress!

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    @bissell: I totally agree! Your wedding is pretty much the only six or seven hours you’ll ever get to wear a wedding gown. Why cut that short by wearing a dress you could always wear another time? I’m going to wear mine as long as I can. 

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I’m changing into a shorter dress just before the ball drops. I paid a fortune for my fabulous CLs and I want them to be seen. I actually love my shoes more than my gown lol. The second dress was only $400 from BCBG and it has a one shoulder dress similar to my fiorella. We plan on partying the night away and for me that’s a little harder in a bridal gown. My 2 dresses in total were under $1500 so no guilt here!

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I went to ALOT of wedding when I was a kid and I remember that right before the bride and groom left the reception, they would change, come back for a “last dance” and we’d send them off.  As an adult attending my FI’s friends weddings, I haven’t seen the bride or groom changing into something before departing the reception.

    Personally, I’m torn on this, because I would love for me to be wearing my wedding gown in our exiting pictures.  We are having an after party at a bar across the street and I definately won’t be going to that in a wedding dress.  I’m thinking of exiting in the wedding dress, running across the street to the hotel, changing quickly and then going to the after party. 🙂   

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    We’re not really doing an exit – we’re having our wedding at a B&B and staying in the bridal suite upstairs. If we were doing an exit, I would wear my bridal gown.

    Post # 15
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    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I am changing into a cheap white dress ($35) to leave ONLY because after our wedding we are going out in the French Quarter for an after party with our friends and there is no way in HELL I am going to allow my dress to drag on the street on Bourbon Street it is the nastiest street in the world I swear! 

    If I wasn’t going out though I would def stay in my wedding dress.  I love it so much and I want to wear it as long as I can.  I have a friend that is having a party after my wedding where all the newly married girls will wear their wedding dresses.  LOL so I will be wearing my dress again and so will about 20 other girls. 

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I am changing out of my dress, but only because I am leaving straight for my honeymoon. Have to be at the airport at 4am, so I don’t want to bring my dress on my honeymoon with me (14 layers, it’d take up a whole suitcase).

    I don’t think I’ll be changing into a nice dress or anything, I’m just planning on changing into something I’m comfortable in.

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