(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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

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    Dress imma change into

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

    Post # 6
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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