Post # 1
I am kind of considering changing dresses for the reception. My dress is mermaid/trumpet and if it fits how it is supposed to fit to look amazing, I think that it will not be super comfy to sit in for dinner and not allow me to move how I would want to move on the dance floor.
However, I LOVE my dress. It’s incredibly beautiful, and I think that it looks possibly even more beautiful when it is bustled. Its also the most expensive single peice of clothing that I will probably ever own–and I only get to wear it once, so I think I should maximize the amount of time that I get to wear it. I feel like NOT doing that will be seen by the fam (and possibly fiance) as a waste of money. (Dress was almost $1000) If I changed I would probably change into a short dress in my wedding colors–either purple or dark fuchsia–so it would likely be something that I would wear again (although I am loving this white dress with ostrich feathers!).
What do other people think? To change or not to change? Why?
Post # 3
You should talk it over with your fiance to see what he thinks. I am going to wear my gown the entire time. It will be the only time I will ever wear it, and like you stated “Its also the most expensive single peice of clothing that I will probably ever own”. I definately want to get my moneys worth. I will have mine bustled for the reception.
Post # 4
I love my wedding dress, although it’s not here yet (it should arrive any day now), and it was not cheap. Actually it’s going to be the most expensive dress I will probably ever wear, so I can’t imagine changing into another one.
Post # 5
I am changing into a white cocktail dress for our after party, though I will wear my wedding dress for our brunch reception.
Post # 6
- Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!
I’m keeping the dress on all night, because, well heck, it’s the only time I’ll get to wear it! I want to get my money’s worth out of that beautiful sucker!
Post # 7
I’m going to wear mine all night – wedding, reception, after party – the whole deal. I will, however, be changing shoes!
Post # 8
definately wearing it all night, i paid a pretty penny for it and its not like i can wear it again LOL
Post # 9
Yeah….definitely feeling better about wearing it all night. I might be changing into sneakers underneath, however! LOL
Post # 10
paying way to much for a dress to only keep it on for 20 mins. It may even try to wear it around the kitchen every now and then 🙂
Post # 11
I’m definitely wearing mine all night. It’s the first and only time I’ll get to wear a wedding dress and I might even sleep in it!
Post # 12
It’s too expensive to only wear for an hour =]. But mine was comfy!
Post # 13
I loved my wedding dress so much, there was no way I was taking it off! I was bummed that I only got to wear it once, so I wanted to have it on all night!
Post # 14
I’ve seen a picture of you in your dress and i say NO. I think it would almost take away from the bridal experience, unless you change into a fun white dress instead of the matching the wedding colors, or else you’ll sort of look too bridal party-ey to me… so with that said, nah keep your fantastic dress on!!! besides you’ll be dancing too much to sit 😀
Post # 15
Before I found my dress I loved the idea of getting a Dolly Couture dress for the reception… but after finding my dream dress I can’t imagine ever taking it off! I plan on wearing it to work daily for a couple weeks following my honeymoon lol
Post # 16
I agree with the earlier posts-not going to take it off!