Post # 1
I was just wondering how many decided to do a ceremony and reception dress?
Post your pics if you have them!
Or did you choose your dress with the reception in mind, so it’s not too heavy/burdensome to drag around? Or did it just work out that it was relatively lightweight?
I have a cathedral-train satin dress, so I’m considering doing a reception dress also because it’s kind of a beast, and also because I found it on eBay for $200 vs $1400, but I haven’t decided because I love my dress… and I’m cheap ^_^ haha
So what say you all?
Post # 2
it’ll all depend on what I find. I’m getting married mid summer, so it’s going to be hot. as of now, my plan is to try and find a short dress that looks “fancy” enough to be a wedding dress, otherwise I’ll have one for the ceremony, and a different one for the reception.
Post # 3
I’d like to see anyone who has two dresses, especially! Are they totally different? Or are they similar?
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2015 - Hotel Ballroom
I see nothing wrong with a reception dress. Most weddings I have been to, the bride had one (one bride even wore dress pants and a blouse!). I just love my dress so much, I want to wear it all day! Plus, it’s actually a white evening gown…no train, no pain! This dress was MADE to dance the night away 🙂
Post # 5
None of the poll options sounded right, but I’m going to change into a short white lace dress for the last hour or so of the reception. I’m doing it because my dress is a corset back, and I won’t be able to get it off and hang it up correctly by myself at the hotel afterwards.
Dress imma change into
Sorry if the pics are giant, i’m on mobile
Post # 6
I went to look for THE wedding dress, I don’t understand how it can be the dress if your going to change into another so soon after. I kept in mind it was going to be hot and I wanted to dance so I choose a light chiffon dress as my wedding dress. I had it on for 9 hours and that wasn’t long enough for me, I love my dress. It is just one dress and to me that makes it extra special, I choose that special dress to marry that special man.
Post # 7
spideringspider: I had two, but neither was a traditional wedding dress – the ceremony dress was navy, long and flowy, a bit 1930s style; and the reception dress was a tea length red dress, 1950s style. I didn’t want a traditional dress and I don’t wear white or pastels.
Initially I chose to have two because of indecisiveness, but then it became a practical decision, wanting something easier to wear/dance in.
It turned out to be a very sensible idea because my ceremony dress was a little bit too long, and there is no way I could have danced in it without injuring myself or tearing it.
Post # 8
minniegrace: Neat! And your wedding dress is gorgeous! It’s so classic ^_^
Post # 9
i had two dresses: one white mermaid gown and one traditional chinese outfit for the chinese ceremony.
Post # 10
minniegrace: Beautiful wedding dress, I woudl NOT take that off a moment before r I had to . The short lace is pretty of course, but I;d keep it for the the honeymoon. You will have a husband to help you with the corset back you know !
Post # 11
minniegrace: Gorgeous dresses! I especially love the short one. Can I ask who it’s by?
I considered getting a reception dress, but mainly b/c I couldn’t make up my mind. But ultimately I knew I wanted just one dress for the night. I choose my dress b/c it’s light & comfortable (having a destination wedding in DR) but still The style I loved the most. I’m happy with my decision thus far. My best friend who is getting married next weekend decided to do a short reception dress and I’m glad she did. She’s having an evening/cocktai/Gatsby themed wedding so I think it makes sense. I’m trying my best to refrain from being swayed in that direction. I’m also cheap!
Post # 12
I had 2 dresses, but only because, I was being cheap. The alterations on my dress were getting over budget. I had budgeted $300.00 to spend on alterations, and adding the bustle would have ran me up to about $450.00. Apparently a million points were required to bustly my dress, so the price would have been a little over $200.00. I thought that I could find another dress for cheaper than it would cost to bustle, so I went looking for one. I ended up finding my reception dress for like $80.00.
Post # 13
elderbee: True, but I would also have to deal with the undergarments and hanging it up correctly, and I don’t want the bottom dragging on the gravel during the send-off! I’m looking forward to it being easy to take off in the hotel room 😛
Post # 14
Reign14: Thanks! The short lace one is from dillards (link). I love it so much that I bought the black one too!
Post # 15
Like another bee above, I had one western style white wedding gown for the ceremony, cocktail and first half of the reception. After cutting the cake, I changed into a red traditional Chinese gown.