(Closed) Married Bees: Reception Dress or No?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What was your experience?
    Wore wedding dress all day and have no regrets! : (23 votes)
    82 %
    Wore wedding dress all day and wish I had another dress to change into. : (2 votes)
    7 %
    Wore wedding dress and reception dress, and it was perfect! : (3 votes)
    11 %
    Wore wedding dress and reception dress, and wish I had worn wedding dress all day. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    1371 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I wore the same dress all day.  I purposely picked a dress that was light and comfortable so that I could wear it the whole time.  I spent so much money on my dress and loved it so much, I couldn’t imagine having changed out of it!

    I can definitely understand why you’d want to change if your dress was really uncomfortable, but many bees on here have said that they were so focused on their day they didn’t realize their dress was uncomfortable until after they took it off.  🙂

    Post # 4
    1048 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m not yet married but I don’t see the point in spending all that money on a wedding dress to only wear it for about an hour or two.  I will probably sleep in mine!

    Post # 5
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Oh, the dress was heavy and sweaty by the end of the night, but I wouldn’t have wanted to change out of it! Afterall, it was my wedding dress!!!

    Post # 6
    2788 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I wore my wedding dress all night and was happy I did.  I picked a dress which was lighter weight and therefore more comfortable, but no matter what material my dress was made out of, I wouldn’t have wanted to change out of it!

    Post # 7
    6824 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I am also not married yet, but I personally don’t see a point on wearing another dress for the reception when I just paid more than enough money for my wedding dress, I am wearing that thing until it comes off at the end of the night.

    Post # 8
    287 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    my dress was heavily embellished and somewhat poofy. i LOVED it and wore it of course for all the important pictures, through the ceremony, first dance and most of dinner. i didn’t plan to chance to my lovely flowy chiffon 2nd dress until after all he “events” and special dances were over but i ended up changing earlier – my dress was getting in the way and people were stepping all over it and tearing it up. i am so glad i changed when i did though because my 2nd dress allowed me to dance and have a lot of fun that would have been hard to do in my first dress. i’m jewish and we did the hora where they put you up in chairs – there is no way i would have fit in the chair or been able to do such an energetic hora with my 1st dress! i was very happy with my decision. i all i wore my 1st dress for about 5 hours and my 2nd dress for about 3 or 4 (plus is less bridal and i definitely plan to wear it again).

    Post # 9
    105 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My dress was fairly simple and very lightweight. I also wore the train bustled the entire time so I did not have to contend with tripping/guests stepping on my dress. I loved my wedding gown and was very happy to wear it, even to our after-party at a local bar 🙂

    Post # 10
    562 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    Hmm it’s hard. I wore my dress all night because it was amazing and lovely and I couldn’t imagine wanting to change 😛 BUT! I wish I  had another wedding-like dress that was shorter to change into about halfway through the reception. It was sooo hot dancing in the ballgown I had to go outside (night time in early February in Illinois= below freezing) and it didn’t even feel cold~! I’d say find a cheap one just in case… you don’t have to change but if your makeup starts melting and legs feel like they need a breeze, you can.

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