Post # 1
Curious if anyone had an emergency backup dress on hand just in case something happened like a broken zipper or someone spilling red wine all over your gown during cocktail hour?
I don’t want an actual separate reception dress as I don’t want to change out of my dress, but I am wondering about having something like a pretty cocktail dress or evening gown on hand as a backup just in case of disaster.
Post # 2
I had one which I wore to the after party. It was a long gown in dark gray. Looking back, I wished I had it made in white so that i could have worn it during the reception. I had major dress regret with my wedding dress. I have a dedicated thread for this. Since it was custom made and only delivered to me on the day of the wedding, I had no choice but to wear the dress. I was thinking, if the back up dress was white, I probably would have worn it as my actual wedding dress.
Post # 3
Nope. I spent a lot of money on that dress, I was wearing it no matter what.
I didn’t have any problems on my wedding day. I don’t know anyone who did so it wasn’t something I worried about.
Post # 4
I do, I have a few dresses because I bought them all used and very inexpensive. I’m going to put one or two in my car trunk just in case.
Post # 5
No I have never herd of having a backup dress.
Post # 6
I had my rehearsal dress on hand to change in to late in the night as it was knee length and much easier to dance in. I suppose if something had happened to my dress I couldve changed earlier, though that hadn’t crossed my mind really.
It was a rental from rtr. It was very nice 🙂
Post # 7
I don’t… and now I wonder if I should have one just in case? The vibe of our wedding is going to be lighthearted and relaxed, but I don’t know if I want to walk around with a huge stain.
Post # 8
Never heard of this…maybe buy something on sale so it can still be something nice but cheaper. Check if BHLDN and David’s Bridal are still having their Fourth of July sales on sample dresses.
Personally, I am opting to change for the reception.
Post # 9
I will glue gun, staple or gaffa tape my dress in case of emergancy but it is going on and staying on all day and all night. I paid a mental amount of money so there is no way I am changing!
Post # 10
No I didn’t. But I wish I had comfy shoes to change into as my fabulous sparkly heels gave me the worst blisters early in the night. No bandaids could fix that! xo
Post # 11
No, this did not occur to me. If you are worried perhaps just bring something nice that you already own?
Post # 12
It didn’t occur to me to have one.
Post # 13
I unintentionally had a backup dress. My ‘backup dress’ was actually my backup rehearsal dress that I did not use. On the day of my weddding my mom suggested that we bring it to the reception in case I needed it. Well it turns out that I did! It was 96 degrees out so I was very overheated by the time of the reception, and my dress kept spinning around my body throughout the day. After the first dances I slipped into my backup dress and I was much happier!
Post # 14
I think useing the dress for your bridal shower or rehearsal is a good back up dress I wouldn’t go spend a lot of money on it. I plan on sticking to water or white wine and maybe whering an apron when I eat because I know all get something on me.
Post # 15
I wish I did. I may have to go look today for a new dress and I’m only 3 days from the wedding