Post-COVID Reception/Anniversary Party Attire?

posted 4 weeks ago in Dress
Post # 2
140 posts
Blushing bee

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
595 posts
Busy bee

Wear it and enjoy every minute of your delayed celebration. 

Post # 4
797 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2021

Wear that dress! Spend your day in whatever way brings you the most joy. 

Post # 5
3383 posts
Sugar bee

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
10486 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

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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
7846 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

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
13623 posts
Honey Beekeeper

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
2005 posts
Buzzing bee

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 # 11
9913 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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. 

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