(Closed) Did you (or do you plan to) leave your reception wearing your wedding gown?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What did you leave wearing?
    My wedding gown-I wore it the whole night and left in it : (42 votes)
    84 %
    My reception gown, which was different than my ceremony gown : (3 votes)
    6 %
    A more comfortable dress, like a cocktail dress or just something cute and short : (4 votes)
    8 %
    Airport clothes- We were leaving to go on the trip immediately : (0 votes)
    Other-none apply : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 2
    1251 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Every wedding I’ve been to the bride left in her wedding gown. I think going away outfits sort of went by the wayside a while ago now but if you did want to do that I think it would be cool! Like in Father of the Bride! 


    I actually look forward to sashaying through our hotel lobby in my wedding dress though, lol. Look at meeeee!

    Post # 3
    109 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Historic Rosemont Manor

    I’ve been considering a getaway dress myself, but mainly because we’re on a 6am flight to St. Lucia the next day and I don’t want to have to worry about how my wedding dress is getting home! So much easier to take it off at the wedding & send it home with my Maid/Matron of Honor. 

    Post # 4
    6830 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Eh it wasn’t a huge deal no one is going to blink an eye that you are wearing a wedding dress. They will just think oh they got married and go on with business. Personally I found it a waste of money to change into a different dress when the actual wedding dress was enough money as it was 

    Post # 6
    7272 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Yes. Every wedding I have been in, the bride has worn her dress in the limo/car/bus to the hotel. Our hotel room was right upstairs so it wasn’t an issue for me.

    I only would have considered changing if we were going straight to the airport- even then I may have worn it through security 🙂

    I wouldn’t worry about walking through the hotel- I went and got ice cream with mine and have gone to Panera and Starbucks with others.

    Post # 5
    799 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m not going too – there really isn’t any place to change at our reception venue. 

    Post # 7
    7679 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    emilythehutt: I changed at the end of the reception, because we were going on our honeymoon the next day (well in effect the honeymoon began that night at the hotel). And I certainly didn’t want my mother coming to the honeymoon suite the next morning to collect it!

    (And even if I wanted to take the dress on my honeymoon, we couldn’t take DH’s tux because it was hired).

    Post # 8
    808 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m leaving in mine and we are going by my parents so I can change before we go to the hotel.  I don’t want grand exit pictures without my beautiful dress!

    Post # 9
    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Not married yet, but I plan on buying a cute, inexpensive “exit dress” that I will change into right before I leave the reception. I am planning on this because, 1) I don’t wanna worry about how my wedding dress will get home once I leave on my honeymoon the following morning, and 2) My dress is corset-backed and I don’t think my new-hubby will have enough patience to wait 10 minutes while I unlace it once the reach our room! haha

    Post # 10
    9181 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    emilythehutt:  We stayed at a cabin onsite at our venue, so my husband and I stumbled drunk and barefoot to the cabin at about 3 am – definitely still in our wedding clothes.  In fact, when we woke up fairly hungover the next morning (already slightly late for our farewell brunch), all I had in the cabin to wear was my wedding dress.  So yup, I did the walk of shame at our wedding venue in my wedding dress – lol!  Luckily it was a stretchy comfy dress.

    I think it’d be fun to roll into your hotel in your wedding gear.  Literally a once in a lifetime opportunity (hopefully!).

    Post # 11
    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    emilythehutt:  Our wedding is coming up but I voted ‘leave in my wedding gown’ as that’s what I plan to do! I also thought about walking through the hotel in it too but hey, it’s the only time i’ll get to wear it, might as well make the most of it! We’re having an evening reception and it will be close to midnight when we get to the hotel so it’ll probably be fairly quiet anyway!

    I’m guessing people do it all the time, every wedding i’ve been to the bride has left in her dress!

    Post # 14
    243 posts
    Helper bee

    I will be leaving in mine, getting on a ferry, then walking through the city to our hotel. I feel like this is one time in my life I get to be all “LOOK AT ME!! I’m a BRIDE!!!” so I’m darn well going to show off my amazing dress!

    Post # 15
    2856 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    emilythehutt:  We had to help clean up the venue. I ditched that ballgown so quickly…(changed into a sundress)

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