Post # 1
What are the general thoughts about wearing The Dress again at a post-COVID Reception/ One Year Anniversary Party?
We got married in a tiny ceremony in October 2020, and are now planning an outdoor open house reception-that-never-was on our 1st anniversary. Would it be OK to wear my dress again? Or is it tacky? Any ideas of what else to wear? OR, any ideas of how to wear the same dress but make it a bit different?
Has anyone else been in a similar situation? What did you do? How did it go?
Post # 2
I never wore my intended dress and if I still fit in it in the future I will absolutely wear it to an anniversary party. Do it! It’s not tacky to wear the special dress that covid impacted.
Post # 3
Wear it and enjoy every minute of your delayed celebration.
Post # 4
Wear that dress! Spend your day in whatever way brings you the most joy.
Post # 5
If you want to wear it, wear it! If it feels unnatural to you then get something else.
not quite the same as it was pre Covid, but we had our big wedding and then a separate smaller wedding reception a few months later in my husbands home country. For the second wedding (which was just a party), I debated sooo much what to wear but ended up doing a short white dress from Anthropologie rather than my original wedding dress. My husband wore his same suit though! There’s really no right or wrong answer, and I don’t think it’s a question of tackiness at all — just what feels right to you personally.
Post # 6
Yes yes wear it! A wedding dress is usually not only beautiful but very expensive, so yes, get the most out of it. Nothing at all tacky to my mind.
Post # 7
Wear what makes you happy! I think that with how much covid has messed up, you should wear your dress and feel fabulous at your reception (unless something else makes you feel more fabulous, in which case wear that!).
Post # 8
A dress is a dress. There’s nothing remotely tacky about wearing it again. I wouldn’t call it a post-Covid reception, though.
Post # 9
I’d say wear it – from a sustainability viewpoint and an ‘I want to enjoy my dress again’ viewpoint! Unless you will feel uncomfortable wearing it, in which case, wear something else.
Post # 10
Thanks so much for the input (and reassurance), everybody!
Post # 11
I’d wear it again – or if you’re concerned, take it to a seamstress and see what alterations could be made to make it different.
Please don’t say post-covid, though. We are far from being through the pandemic.