(Closed) Is a reception dress excessive?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

No, I don’t think so.  I know many brides who have done that.  Soon it will be so normal to have more than one wedding/reception dress.  By The Way, that dress is gorgeous!!!! 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Here is my thoughts on reception dresses, and obviously not everybody agrees with me.

Why would you want to spend a ton of time, money, and emotions in finding and buying the perfect wedding dress only to wear it for some pictures and the ceremony? Why wouldn’t you want to show off that beauty all night long? I mean, I can’t even think of a decent excuse to say “my wedding dress is too big and cumbersome to dance in” when I was able to stick my 9 ft ballgown train to my butt and dance the night away in the Texas heat! So, IMO, don’t get a reception dress! Show off that beauty of a dress you said “I Do” in and enjoy every second of being able to wear it. Because after that night it will go in your closet, a box or on another bride, never to hold the curves of your beautiful bridal body again!

 

Again… just my thoughts. Not every person agrees!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

That dress is SO PRETTY.  Personally, I couldn’t bring myself to get a reception dress because I am so in love with my dress/want pictures of me dancing in it.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

A reception dress is needed in my case, as we’re hanging out at baseball game afterward, and my dress won’t fit in a seat..

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

If it were me, I probably wouldn’t get a dress for the reception either.

It is a beautiful dress though, maybe you can get it and wear it to your rehersal dinner?

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Mrs Hedgehog: I agree.  In my culture, tradtionally you to change into a colored reception and my mom was a bit shocked that I wasnt going to, but I wanted to wear the hell out of my wedding dress.  And I didnt want to spend anymore money on *another* dress that I will never wear again.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with wearing it to rehersal dinner! I don’t know if it’s a little too fancy, but it depends on your dinner.

You spend all this money on a wedding dress, and you only get to wear it once!!! You want to wear it for more than an hour!! But I’m sure it’s also a regional thing and some people like to have two dresses, just depends on the person, but that’s my opinion!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Personally, I love my wedding dress, and want to wear it as long as possible. I’m buying a separate dress for dinner only because I can’t bear to get Buffalo sauce on my wedding gown. 🙂 But if you love the dress and are okay with only wearing the ceremony gown for a few hours, go for it. To each her own. 🙂

ETA: not to insinuate that you don’t love your wedding dress

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

If you’re asking about my personal thoughts, then yes, I find it excessive. I would never get one. Others do, and that’s all fine and dandy. It’s not like I have an intense hatred for them or anything! I just wouldn’t spend the money on two dresses.But I am not you and if that’s what you want then my thoughts are irrelevant, yes?

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

The dress is gorgeous, but if I only get one day to wear my wedding dress then I’m wearing it all night. If ppl weregoing to a night club after party after the reception THEN I would throw on the shorter dress.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@billyjoelfan:  I think if you really want it and if you can afford it, then I don’t see why not.  I see alot of brides having 2 different dresses, especially with the Asian cultures.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I say go for it if you really want/can afford it.  I’m having three outfits: wedding dress, traditional “ao dai” outfit, and a reception dress to party the night away in. 

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

if you can afford it go for it

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