Post # 1
I’ve been thinking about changing into a 2nd dress for the reception. The main reason would be so that I could dance and move around easier. I’m thinking about trying to find something like the classic dress from the last scene of Dirty Dancing, except in white.
But then I also worry about doing that because you only get to wear a long wedding dress once and I don’t want to regret rushing the moment and changing too quickly. Are any of you guys planning on changing into a different dress for the reception? What do you think I should do? Thanks! 🙂
Post # 3
From my experience with the boards, most of the bees here are against a 2nd dress change. Personally, I am looking forward to wearing two dresses. I’m considering changing possibly after dinner, for the majority of the dancing, dessert and the exit. It really depends on the first dress that I ultimately choose and if I can do my first dance in it and what we ultimately end up doing.
Post # 4
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
If my budget allowed, I definitely would get a reception dress – go for it!
Post # 5
Personally, since I am paying for my dress myself and it is likely the most dressed up I will ever be, I plan to wear my wedding dress for as many hours as possible. However, if you have the means and feel it is important to be uninhibited by the big dress so you can dance your ass off, then go for it!
Post # 6
- Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL
I liked changing into a second dress for my first wedding reception. However, my reception dress was an exact copy of my ivory wedding dress but made with red fabric so it was still a big poofy dress. This time I am looking for a more casual wedding dress so I will likely wear it all night.
Post # 7
My white prom dress is perfect for this, I LOVE that dress and would love to wear it again… However, I am paying so much money for my wedding dress that I feel like I should wear it for more than a few hours… Plus, I want as many pictures in it as possible! Lol
Post # 8
My SIL had a big ballgown for her ceremony and first dance and dinner than changed into a reception dress that was a light and airy fit and flare after she ate. She was soooooo happy she did it and both her dresses were pretty inexpensive so she didn’t feel too bad about spending money.
Post # 9
I love my dress and it was wayy too expensive for me to just wear for an hour to the ceremony – I’m wearing it all night long!
Butttttt I know a dress that looks just like that one – it’s a new J. Crew bridesmaid dress called Heidi:
(it comes in a blush color – http://www.jcrew.com/wedding/Wedding_Bridesmaid/silkchiffon/PRDOVR~93100/93100.jsp’ defer=’defer)