Post # 1
Ahh! only two more weeks until we venture off to our big trip and get married in Sydney! It is just the two of us with our Sydney hair, makeup photo/video team waiting for us there. after our I do’s and photos, we plan to go eat at a churrascaria/brazilian restaurant. with the excitement and all, I was thinking of just going straight there with my wedding gown. too much? or should I go change?
Post # 3
I was thinking about doing the same for our destination wedding. I am going to bask in my bridal bliss all day long dress and all! 😀
Post # 4
@skschick: I went to dinner in my wedding dress (at a restaurant… we only had 13 people including us so a “real” reception just seemed dumb). With my leather jacket and flip flops I thought it looked pretty cute lol. My dress was not big and poofy though. If yours is a ballgown, I would change, but if it is not huge with a giant train, go for it.
Post # 5
If you don’t mind some attention, do it! I would send you a bottle of wine if I was at the table next to you 🙂
Post # 6
We once closed down a reception and went immediately to the bar. The bride didn’t change (nor did most of the bridal party) and just kept getting congratulations and free booze until closing. I think it sounds like fun! Go for it!
Post # 7
You should totally go out in your dress (no matter what it looks like or how big). Everyone will be super nice and excited for you — even strangers.
Post # 8
We are having a wedding dinner (not a reception) at a restaurant for our small intimate wedding and I am wearing my dress all night! Even to the biker bar later!
Post # 9
One of my friends left the end of her reception and she, her new groom, and their friends all went to a local bar/club in their wedding attire. It was hilarious and she continued to dance the night away in her wedding dress.
Post # 10
do it! Enjoy the day, and get as much wear out of the dress as possible!
Post # 11
@skschick: Did you do it? I imagine I will do the same for my small wedding in Oct.
Post # 12
You should totally go out in your dress! We have a private room in a restaurant for the “reception” so no issue there but I think I will wear my dress when we go out to the bar after too! You only get to wear it once…
Post # 13
I think it depends on how much you enjoy attention. If you’ll enjoy the “congratulations”, gawking, etc all day, then go for it!
If you’d rather have a private dinner, then change. You can even change into something more subtly bridal like a white cocktail dress if you like.
Post # 13
Sorry, I know this post is way old but I found it by doing a search asking about wearing my wedding dress to a Brazilian Steakhouse. I’m concerned that I will get my dress stained up. It seems most logical to bring a sheet to wear as a bib but that will look rediculous!!!! LOL! I just don’t see how I can expect to leave unscathed with all that cutting and meat flopping around : (