Post # 1
I’m thinking I want to have a second dress ready. I’m learning in my alterations appts that my dress is freaking hot. Plus I love the idea of just changing at the very end of the reception before we go out to a bar for an afterparty. I’ve been looking at nordstrom, zappos, amazon but haven’t found anything great. I’d like to have a place like that so that if I don’t wind up changing into it, i can return it.
Did anyone else do anything like this? Or have you found a cute short white party dress lately?
Post # 4
No, we are having a night wedding until 12:30 am, so we will just be going back to the hotel.
Post # 5
I’m planning to order an ivory dress from the bridesmaids section of J.Crew for our rehearsal dinner, and I would totally wear it again should my friends decide they want to go out somewhere else after the reception ends. Easiest way to find a simple white dress!
Post # 6
Yes! I’m also thinking about it, Haven’t quite decided yet. I guess it depends on if I find something I like.
Post # 7
I’m totally going to wear my wedding dress! Might as well rock it for all it’s worth!
Post # 8
I’ve seen white dresses at Limited, Loft, and Banana Republic in the past few months.
Post # 9
I got a short wedding dress specifically so I wouldn’t have to worry about this.
Post # 10
Yes, I have a simple white summer dress that I’m going to change into for after reception festivities. Bought it from Victoria’s secret for $29.
Post # 11
We didn’t go out afterwards but if I did, I definitely would’ve bought a cute white short dress for the occasion. I didn’t think I was going to be hot either but between the adrenaline and the yards of fabric underneath (I did a DB crinoline under a silk organza dress), I was overheating! When I sat down at our sweethearts table, I would secretly pull up my dress to my knees to cool off.
Here are some from Nordie’s (not sure what your budget/style is):
Kensie lace dress
Aidan Mattox One Shoulder Dress – 60% off!
Pisarro Night Beads & Sequins Dress
Post # 12
We’re having a small, intimate ceremony for just immediate family followed by a nice dinner. Since the dinner will be over by 7pm (which is too much too early to call it a night), and I don’t want to chance ruining my dress (I need to wear it again for at-home ceremonies to celebrate with extended family and friends), I’ve decided to change into this fun little number:
I know the bow’s a bit much, but as I like to explain it, it’s me in dress form – cute and obnoxious all at the same time 🙂
Post # 13
@flying_hearts: i think it’s adorable!
Post # 14
I didn’t go out after the wedding (reception ended at 11 and we had to head to the airport at like 5 the next morning!) but I did have a short dress I changed into for the very end of the reception!
Post # 15
I’m thinking doing the same thing for the exact same reason! One of the bridal stores let me know that Watters came out with a brand new line called Encore made for receptions, rehearsal dinners, etc. As soon as they have all of their dresses in I will be trying them on. They’re all online and super cute!! http://watters.com/CollectionHome/Encore/ I think most of them are about $200-$300. Not sure if you want to spend that much but at least it’s less expensive than a second wedding dress!
Post # 16
I had a short dress for the reception as I wanted to be able to party and dance my butt off, I got it for $50 on clearance at DB. It was a tea-length wedding dress.