(Closed) I’m torn…reception dress or no reception dress??

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1032 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

If I could do it over again, I would have gotten a 2nd dress.

I was SOOOO hot at my reception in my dress that it actually took away from my enjoyment a little bit. All I could think was “I am so dang hot!”  I didn’t want to dance like crazy because I felt hot and tired. I kept stepping outside to get some air.

I would really suggest getting a 2nd dress, I wish I had

Post # 4
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I had a reception dress but the seamstress screwed it up.  I would have really LOVED to have changed out of my gown into something lighter and cooler.  One of my HUGE regrets.

Post # 5
152 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Personally, I would never think about changing out of my wedding gown. You only get married once and I want to live it up the whole night in the dress. I would just stick with one dress…but thats just my opinion

Post # 6
3166 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

my dress is mermaid fit with a crinoline underneath – that sucker starts heating up pretty quickly and as much as i love it, i’m excited I get to switch into my tea length reception dress!

Post # 7
3222 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I battled with myself about getting a reception dress, and ended up caving and buying one. I may/may not wear it, but at least I have it as an option! If you don’t wear it, you could always sell it after the wedding!

If it’s in your budget, I say go for it.

Post # 8
436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@TB2011: I’m with you. I don’t really get why so many brides now want to wear two dresses….I always say if it was up to me I would sleep in my dress and go to my day-after brunch in it! 

Its the ONLY day in your life you ever get to wear a massive white dress!

Post # 9
1577 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t see the problem with having a reception dress.  Maybe you could make your entrance in the ceremony dress… and have your reception dress stashed in a dressing room so you can change if/when you feel the need to.

Post # 10
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m in the “NO!” camp.  You can wear a short white dress any day of the year, for the rest of your life.  You’re wearing your actual wedding dress ONCE.  Wear it, revel in it, own it, celebrate it, then rip it off at the end of the night.

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