Post # 1
Originally, I was opposed to the idea of changing into a reception dress for me. But, originally I also thought I wanted a simple plain wedding dress. Well, I would up with a heavy, lacey, beaded, frilly big wedding dress…
I’ve realized my wedding dress (which I absolutely love) will be hot and heavy as it requires a big slip. Now, I am starting to really debate getting a reception dress for comfort & practicality. I want to be able to eat and dance without my elaborate dress weighing me down.
Did you (or will you) do a reception dress? If you did, were you thankful or did you regret it? If you did not change into a more practical/comfortable reception dress, did you regret it?
If you have pictures of your wedding dress & reception dress – I’d love to see!!!
This may be an overshare but I am a sweaty person and if I get a little overheated, it shows. I’m sure those would make some great pictures….bright red sweaty face 🙂
My big frilly wedding dress:
Post # 3
I changed in the middle of dinner bc I was way too hot and sweaty 🙂 I was originally planning on changing afterwards but couldn’t wait
Post # 4
@jenangeles: Yah, I am thinking I would change after cocktail hour but before dinner 🙂 I want to be able to eat comfortably lol!
Post # 5
I didn’t change, and I’m glad I didn’t. Yeah my dress was kind of heavy, but it was also super gorgeous and after how much I spent on it there was no way I was taking it off after just a half-hour long ceremony! Heat wasn’t an issue for me, the reception was indoors so there was A/C, and I’m not a wild and crazy dancer or anything where I would’ve worked up a sweat.
Post # 6
I am changing. Partially because I am indecisive (couldn’t decide on the colour/style – both my dresses are in colours), but mainly because of the comfort/ease of wear factor.
I don’t like the idea of a bustle and I’m basically guaranteed to trip over my ceremony dress if I attempt to dance in it, because I am the world’s clumsiest person. That’s if I don’t spill wine/food on it first. (There’s also every chance I’ll spill wine on the reception dress and have to change back into the ceremony dress, oh dear.)
My main concern at the moment is whether the reception dress is going to look as good as the ceremony dress. It is tea length and (if I can’t find taffeta in the right colour) probably going to be made of cotton, so it’s going to look far less fancy than my ceremony dress which is going to have beading and lace and all that kind of stuff. I also have concerns about how such a dress is actually going to look on me since I’m plus size, only average height, don’t normally wear dresses of this particular style, will only be wearing kitten heels and haven’t actually tried on any 1950s style dresses for comparison. It’s a bit of a gamble. But my dressmaker is pretty awesome so I think we’ll have a chance to play around with it until I’m happy.
Post # 7
I am planning to change into a reception dress. My mom suggested it and I never really thought about it before. This dress was only $400 so I think there’s room for a second reception dress. I want a lace fitted one without a train that won’t be as heavy and big.
Here’s the ceremony dress that I’ll wear for pics/ceremony. Hoping to buy my reception dress this fall.