Post # 47
We are both changing for the reception. The ceremony is day time, and reception evening, so I am changing into black tie for the evening. The bride will be putting on a white dress that suits the reception theme.
Post # 48
I voted no – It feels like a waste to buy a dress just for the ceremony. If I’m going to spend money on a dress I want my moneys worth.
What helps though is that my dress should be pretty easy to wear for the night – its not too heavy or overly corseted and as its natural waist my tummy has some room to expand if I stuff my face at dinner! When I tried on dresses, I hated the feel of the big heavy dresses, I felt like I was drowning in fabric! (Doesn’t help that all the samples were several sizes too big and about a foot too long)
Post # 49
GET THE SECOND DRESS JUST IN CASE! I never thought of having a second dress but my dad told me I should get one just in case because I had a tight fitting dress. I am SO glad I had a second dress because the bottom of my dress ripped during the reception and my bridesmaids had to try to sew it back on! I was able to change into my second dress and make a dramatic second entrance which was great plus I wore the second dress to the after party. I don’t know what I would have done without the second dress. I got mine off the rack from Bloomingdales and I left the tags on until the very last minute just in case I didn’t need to wear it and wanted to wear my dress the whole time. Definitely good to have the second one as a back up just in case!
Post # 50
AND I just saw your dress (GORGEOUS) but it is the same shape as mine. People are going to step on the bottom of yours just like they did for mine. DEFINITELY get a second dress for back up!
Post # 51
I agree with @chippybee. I’m going to get a second (although way cheaper) dress just in case. Probably something around $50-$100 in white. My first dress, although lovely, is a bit tight, and I want something as a backup, just in case.
Post # 52
I might! So far the choice I have is to wear a lace bolero during the ceremony and take it off for the reception
Post # 53
I changed into a cultural reception dress for a portion of the wedding night, but ended up back in my wedding dress because I wanted to leave the wedding in my wedding dress! 😛
Post # 54
@clairelou29: I’m currently having the same prediciment and wondered if you’d made a decision about getting a second dress? My dress is also HEAVY and tight – in fact I dont even know if I can sit down in it yet! (could be interesting!). Was considering changing after the first dance so that evening guests can see my dress.
I’m such a casual comfy person normally so I cant imagine being strussed up like a turkey all day and night!
Post # 55
I’m changing around 10 pm when the dance and all the fun starts. We have the hall until almost 2 am.
But I’m not changing into a dress. Both my fiance and I are going to buy Lulu Lemons lol. The photographer and videographer will be gone by that time, so I really don’t care how I look at that point. I just want to have fun, drink lots and partyyyy.
So a pair of yoga pants and a tshirt with some comfy shoes. I think by that time, 10 hrs after the ceremony, I will be ready to wear something comfy.