(Closed) Are you wearing a separate going away dress?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Lots of people have brought this idea up to me, along with the idea of a separate reception dress.

I just can’t think of not spending every moment possible in my dress. I seriously love her! I don’t want to take her off before I have to.

Of course, that’s a matter of personal opinion!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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@MrsNerdy: You should do whatever you want! 🙂 I’m sure you could find a really adorable fun party dress to change into… but if you want to wear your wedding gown for the entire thing, then don’t let others make you feel like that’s not the right choice! 🙂 Yes, quality time with your dress/photos of you in your dress have that tendancy to rekindle the love for her.. 🙂 Make sure you do what feels right for you!

Post # 6
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2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I decided to switch to my reception dress because:

Impossible to go to the potty.

Rock The Dress session after wedding.

Wedding gown much heavier than reception dress

I wiuld go Bridezilla if anyone stopped on my chiffon bustle.

Red wine

DH couldn’t get me out of my gown.  Built in corset that gave my Maid/Matron of Honor difficulty.  

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m planning to change into mine after the cake cutting, so for maybe the last 2 hours. I bought it at a consignment shop with tags on – the girl who consigned it had so much fun in her dress she never swtiched to her second dress! Wondering how often that happens?!

Post # 7
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14 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2012
Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I had a different reception dress and that’s what I wore when I left. It was a short dress that I changed into as soon as I was able to since it was so hot on my wedding day.

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee

No, for the same reason I will not be wearing a separate reception dress. You only get married once and you only get to wear your wedding dress one day out of your life so why not spend as much time in it as possible? Also, they aren’t a cheap piece of clothing either so it makes sense to get your money’s worth by wearing it till the end of the night.

But there is no right or wrong.

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

In the UK it’s a given that you’ll both have going away outfits.  But I have seen couples that choose not to.  It’s generally done when the Bride and Groom are leaving for honeymoon straight away, but I know a lot of people who do it for traditions sake.  I don’t think I’d want to leave in my dress (and go to an airport!) if I wasn’t going to be returning home for a week or so, but if its just for the sake of tradition I’d leave it out if your don’t want it.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m not changing into a separate dress for my reception, but I am changing into a different dress right before the reception is over. Reason being is because Fiance will have to change out of his tux so it can go back with his aunt to the tux place, so I wanted to dress a little more down. I’m still going to wear a cute, dressy dress which I just bought. Also, I didn’t want to leave in my wedding dress because it’s going to be snowy outside and I don’t want to risk getting it dirty before my bridal portraits which will be taken after the wedding, plus I want to be a bit more comfortable when I leave since I’m probably going to be quite tired lol

Post # 12
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

im staying in my dress… im only going to whear it once… so i want to whear it as long as i can lol

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