Post # 1
So I’m on the hunt for a reception dress, because I’m nervous about my vintage lace gown and how it’ll hold up for the entire wedding. If all goes well, it’ll hold up, and I’ll get to wear my pretty all night! I have been having nightmares about it tearing, or someone stepping on it and it just ripping to pieces.
So, with that said, I want to have a back up for the reception, just in case.
I have tried on a few ‘little white dresses’ at local bridal shops, and nothing is really ‘me’. I also feel like they’re overpriced, because they’re a wedding dress.
I decided to do some online research, and found a great designer, Lilly Pulitzer. She has really affordable dresses that could be considered a reception dress.
I really love this one and this one and MAYBE this one . I thought about pairing it with a really cute cardigan like this SMP spread.
Thing is, I’ll only wear it for an hour or two tops.
My sister said it’s not ‘bride-y’ enough. I think any of them would be cute, and comfy to wear to dance and have fun in.
What do you think?
p.s. if you think they’re bridal enough, which one do you like best? 🙂
Post # 3
I like the first dress 🙂 The cardigan would look great with it too
Post # 4
They scream “beach” to me honestly. I love them and think they would be cute for a rehearsal dress. Is your wedding dress informal?
Post # 5
I love Lily Pullitzer stuff! And I think this is the best of both worlds, honestly. You can wear it as a reception dress, and then you can most definitely wear the dresses as summer dresses with a cute cardigan! You can maybe even wear it on your honeymoon if you’re going somewhere warm!
Post # 6
I voted who cares especially since its just a back up. They are all lovely. I am now going back and forth over buying that 3rd one for my Rehearsal Dinner dinner though 🙂 Love me some Lilly!
Post # 7
I think they are cute, but I think you risk your guests looking more dressed up than you. Its isnt very “I am the bride” dress. It could potentially be a guests dress.
Post # 8
how formal is your wedding? the material looks like it’d be almost cotton-y, which seems really informal to me. what about looking for a bridesmaid’s dress in white or ivory? those might be in a similar price range but have a nicer material
Post # 9
the first one looks like a beach cover up, IMO. Second one is cute, though!
Post # 10
Honestly, unless it’s a very relaxed, informal reception, these are a little too beach-y for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love Lilly, and I’m actually wearing #2 as my rehearsal dress, but not sure about at the reception.
Lilly is out of Palm Beach and is known for her Palm Beach style clothing.
Post # 12
@blondilocks: @lefeymw: @jenewitt: My dress is very fancy…here’s a picture:
And I’m not concerned about if I’m less dressed up, or less formal than my guests, because it’ll be more for the end of the evening when I just want to let loose.
Hopefully no one else will be wearing white, if they have any manners 🙂 so I’m not concerned about anyone not knowing I’m the bride.
@finnaroo: I did try on a few bridesmaid dresses, but haven’t gone to much extent of actually considering any of them. Also, there’s a long wait for the Bridesmaid or Best Man dress and I don’t want to have to worry about the time limit. If I got a Lilly dress, it would be here in a few days.
Post # 13
Le Chateau has some nice ones:
Post # 15
Ohhhh my favorite of those that you have posted are the very last one first (Lulu’s) and the second from the last (shop bop 2). Those are beautiful! The first set of dresses I thought were very cute but a little too beachy for me as well.
Post # 16
That Lulu dress is stunning. Definitely says bride. Definitely a contender!