(Closed) Different Dress for Reception?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I get another dress for my reception?



  • Post # 3
    1896 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009 - St. Thomas of Villanova Church & the F.U.E.L. House

    Personally, I don’t have any interest in a second dress.  My first was pricey enough, and I loooove it, and with the bustle and reception shoes, it shouldn’t be too cumbresome while dancing.  Plus, when else will I be able to really have a great time dancing in a wedding dress?  Never! 

    Some designers make really cute shorter wedding dresses, though.  Maybe you could consider buying one of those used? 

    Post # 4
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    does it have to be a wedding dress? if it’s on NY’s eve, how about a colored party dress – you could even wear that again! i think it’ll be fun!

    Post # 5
    465 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    You could look for standard bridesmaid dresses in white- budget friendly and so cute! Also Ann Taylor, White House Black Market, etc. There was someone on here yesterday who turned a regular dress into a tea-length, and that looked awesome! 

    I think having a “dancing dress” is a great idea! Good luck, and post pics when you find one!

    Post # 6
    97 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    This is the only time I’m ever going to wear a wedding dress, so I want to wear it all night long!! However, I will probably change shoes during the reception.

    But, that’s what would make me happy! This is your day, do what will make you happy! If wearing a wedding dress all night long will really be that uncomfortable for you, you should change. Check out the store where you found dresses for your bridesmaids.

    Post # 7
    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I see it both ways. On the one hand, it is so romantic to have photos of the newlyweds dancing in their wedding get-ups. On the other hand, it is so much easier to get down in a smaller, less expensive dress! 

    Personally, I’m sticking with one dress for the big day. But if you’re a big dancer and your dress is super-uncomfortable, I would totally get another dress. It’s your call. Rather than spend (another) pile of money, though, I would look online right now. Summer collections are on clearance and there are lots of cute short white dresses out there. Good luck!

    Post # 8
    1245 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    My Fiance and I already dicussed this. But it was me saying that i would need a reception dress, and he is fine with it. You’ll be a lot more comfortable

    Post # 9
    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I’ve also been toying with getting another dress. I don’t care for too many of the David’s bridal dresses, but they have some really cute short dresses and a lot of them are on sale.

    Post # 11
    3363 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I want to be in my wedding dress as long as possible!

    Post # 12
    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Why spend all the money on a wedding dress to only wear it for 1 hour? Personally, I don’t like the “costume change”. 

    Post # 13
    955 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Do whatever makes you happy!!! Seriously, it’s YOUR day! If you want 4 dresses, go for it. I voted No because I wouldn’t want to change dresses, but that is just me. I want to wear my gorgeous gown as long as possible!!!

    Post # 14
    46 posts
    • Wedding: August 2010

    A lot more brides are having a second dress. If it is in your budget and it’s what you want, don’t worry about what anyone else thinks. I see a lot of girls that go out to clubs and bars after their reception and muck up their gowns, and it’s a shame. If you know that you will be heading out to party, it’s not a bad idea. A lot of bridesmaid dresses do come in white, so you can be comfortable, but still stay elegant.

    Post # 15
    5150 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I think the reception dresses are cute!! But I want to be in my dress all day/night 🙂 Only wear it once!

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