(Closed) Changing dresses for the reception?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Reception Dress?
    I am not changing into a reception dress. : (20 votes)
    61 %
    I am planning on changing into a reception dress. : (8 votes)
    24 %
    I changed into a reception dress and I am so thankful. : (3 votes)
    9 %
    I changed into a reception dress and regretted it. : (0 votes)
    I didn't change into a reception dress and I am glad I didn't. : (2 votes)
    6 %
    I didn't change into a reception dress and I wish I had. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    456 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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 # 5
    4803 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
    2855 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    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
    3277 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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. 

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