(Closed) Did you/Will you ladies wear a reception dress? Let’s seem em!! :)

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I was going to wear a reception dress, but I got talked out of it because “your gown is so beautiful, why would you want to wear another dress?”.

Here are my inspirations pictures. The 1142 one is an Alfred Angelo and the Gown one is and inspiration picture that I found on a replica site, but I don’t remember which one. I was going to have my seamstress make it for me, if I chose that one.

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Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

i’ll be wairing a saree for the ceremony and demetrios 4279 for the reception πŸ™‚

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Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I had a fairly casual wedding and wore tea length. So I didn’t change into a reception dress.

But I almost considered wearing this J Crew "Lydia" dress in pewter for my wedding. Ended up wearing it to the rehearsal dinner.

It’s no longer on J Crew’s site but there are a ton of these on ebay. And in some pretty, bright colors too…which would look great at a Mexican destination wedding if you want to do something other than white.

 

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Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I really like 2.  The first picture I like the one on the right.  This is the one I originally wanted, but I am not 100% anymore!

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Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I am seriously considering it, but I wouldn’t get a casual dress. It would definitely be another wedding gown, but with a little more sex appeal or maybe a little more fun and flity. I absolutely adore my wedding gown, but it has a cathedral train with tons of beautiful lace, bead work, and a little tulle. So I’d be excited to do something different for the reception (think mermaid or vintage tea length).

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I cant remember who makes it, but its sold at Bella Bridesmaid.  I am not sure if they have any in Canada, but it doesnt hurt to find out!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I considered it too, but my mom flipped out when I mentioned it, LOL.  She paid for my wedding dress, and kept going on and on about how much she spent, etc.

This is also completely lame – I have always been excited about the idea of Fiance “undressing” me on our wedding night.  I wonder if it would have the same effect if it isn’t your actual wedding dress?  Also –our wedding is in the dead of winter, so I would be freezing in all the little reception dresses I liked πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@mrs.peters.to.be – Lucky you! When I first suggested it, my mom looked like someone ran over her dog.  “You don’t like your dress?” “What is wrong with it?” etc.  I was like, forget it, LOL.  Here is the one I was considering – I almost bought it for the reheasal dinner in pink, but found another dress.  I may still get this, maybe we will have an after party?

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Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I am waiting for this beaut from Anthropologie to go on sale so I can buy it for a reception dress. My fear is that I am going to end up with a lot of them. The good thing is my dress code at the prom dress store where I work is white, black,and grey so I can get away with rewearing them.

I would also recommend looking at Mori Lee Affairs bridesmaids line. A lot of the gowns (all of the chiffon ones) come in white or ivory.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Here’s mine =)

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