(Closed) do you think it’s ok to wear two different dresses for your RECEPTION?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: is two dresses too much to wear for your RECEPTION?
    YES. just wear one : (16 votes)
    59 %
    NO. as long as they are different looks : (7 votes)
    26 %
    ALTERNATIVE:wear the ombre for ceremony, lace for reception then change to chinese dress for dancing : (4 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    If you can afford it, do whatever you’d like.  I love fashion in general but bridal fashion is so fun to me that as a guest I’d love to see the wardrobe changes!  I have this lil diva inside of me that I haven’t been able to let out (yet), but I want to!  So don’t worry about it like me, be a diva for a day! 

    Post # 4
    752 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

    It’s your wedding, if you want it you should do it.  It’s sweet of you to be considering your Fiance and that he’d like the lace gown.  Do keep in mind the time it takes to change into different dresses though.  I was going to change into my Vietnamese dress during the reception but just ran out of time… not to mention that I forgot to assign the task of bringing the dress from my tea ceremony site to the reception, so it never even made it there.  In other words, having multiple dresses means more logistics and more people, time, and car space.  But all that aside, I don’t think it’s a big deal to have multiple dresses at your reception. 

    Post # 5
    1303 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    If our reception goes really late (in our families they can go till 2am and stuff) I’ll prolly change into a shorter dress in addition to traditional attire that we will wear at the reception.

    Post # 6
    1060 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010 - Anela Garden Chapel & Japanese Cultural Center, Honolulu

    agreed, more dresses = more time needed from your reception to change! but that said, i had 3 dresses and I wouldn’t have had it any other way! 🙂

    Post # 7
    2641 posts
    Sugar bee

    I debated a little if I wanted to post… I was one of the ones who said just one dress.  As you’ve said in your post, yeah your the bride.  Of course you can do what you want.  But I got the sense you were wanting to get a feel about how your guests might view it???

    I think it invites some judgment, particularly if you have saved money in other areas.  For example, if you don’t have a full open bar, skip favors, or skimp on the dinner or dancing.  So the budget guidelines that are advised in bridal magazines/articles, are a good place to see if your budget is as evenly balanced as it should be.  While most guests might not know what % of your budget should go for dress or flowers etc., I think within human nature, we have a general sense of when a wedding seems to be “off balance”.   That’s when people might crticize, and get snarky.

    If you have gone all out for your guests, then it might not seem so bad.  

    Post # 8
    2588 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @Tanya123: Agreed. ONLY do it if you are throwing a hell of a party for your guests. Otherwise, as Tanya said, it really does invite some harsh judgment.

    Post # 10
    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    If you have it in your budget and you’re having a long reception I say go for it!  Both dresses are super pretty!  I would wear the flow-y color one for dancing!

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