Post # 1
Is anyone changing into a different dress to leave your wedding? I was just planning on leaving in my dress, but now am wondering if I want to look for something cute and short to leave in, since I am only wearing one dress for my ceremony/reception (ie not changing)
do any of you have a going away dress?
if so, post them!
Post # 3
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 # 4
thats what I kept saying at first too! I guess everybody got into my head haha… maybe i should go stare at my dress again and remember how much I love her!
Post # 5
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
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.
DH couldn’t get me out of my gown. Built in corset that gave my Maid/Matron of Honor difficulty.
Post # 7
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 # 8
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
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
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
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
im staying in my dress… im only going to whear it once… so i want to whear it as long as i can lol