(Closed) Ceremony AND reception dress? Or just one? (Poll!)

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Do you have a reception and ceremony dress?
    Nope, one dress! It just happened to work out that way. : (14 votes)
    13 %
    Nope, one dress because I kept that kind of nonsense in mind when I chose it! : (59 votes)
    57 %
    Nope, one dress, and it will/was probably gonna be annoying to deal with all day, but oh well! : (14 votes)
    13 %
    Two dresses, because my ceremony dress isn't too practical for the whole reception : (8 votes)
    8 %
    Two dresses, because I just couldn't decide : (1 votes)
    1 %
    I'd get a second dress, but I can't justify the cost of two! : (5 votes)
    5 %
    Other... will explain in comments. : (3 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 2
    113 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    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 # 4
    4231 posts
    Honey bee
    • 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
    1455 posts
    Bumble bee

    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.

    Wedding dress


    Dress imma change into


    Sorry if the pics are giant, i’m on mobile

    Post # 6
    778 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    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
    2842 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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 # 9
    1198 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    i had two dresses: one white mermaid gown and one traditional chinese outfit for the chinese ceremony. 

    Post # 10
    8787 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    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
    1511 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    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
    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    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
    1455 posts
    Bumble bee

    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
    1455 posts
    Bumble bee

    Reign14:  Thanks! The short lace one is from dillards (link). I love it so much that I bought the black one too!

    Post # 15
    400 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    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.

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