(Closed) Pros and Cons of Reception dress?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1373 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Pro- You can change into a less heavy/hot/cumbersome dress and dance better. But ultimately the biggest con for me is that I want to spend as much time as possible that night in the dress I get MARRIED in. You only get the chance to wear a wedding gown once, and you can wear a party dress any old time. I’m going to SLEEP with my darn wedding dress on. 

Post # 4
1379 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Pro- a more comfortable dress to party in

Con- I feel like your wedding dress is THE dress, and I would want to keep mine on the entire night!

Post # 6
7086 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I got mine at weddingshoppeinc.com, I actually went to the brick and mortar store in MN.  I just love my reception dress and am hoping that a new seamstress can fix it, it was the first dress I fell in love with.

Post # 7
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

CON: If you love your dress, you only get to wear it for a couple hours. Ever.

Post # 8
3330 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011


  • You get to buy two dresses for one event.
  • You don’t have to lug a heavy dress around all night.
  • You can have two different styles, ie: princessy and then more modern.


  • You have to pay for two dresses for one event :P.
  • It’s your wedding dress! You already only get it for a few hours.

That’s all I can think of!


Post # 9
5592 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

You get to have two dresses, you don’t have to be uncomfortable at your reception.

Cons – you have to pay for two dresses, and you don’t get to wear THE dress for very long.

Post # 10
936 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Jo.lee summed it up perfectly.  I didn’t want to take my dress off even at the end of the night.  I might have done something different if we had had an organized after-party.  However, we just hung out at the hotel bar for an hour or two so not worth it.

Post # 11
707 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

@ohheavenlyday: I feel that way too! I keep telling all my relatives, I don’t care how hot it is, how heavy my dress is, etc etc, I WILL WEAR IT MY ENTIRE WEDDING DAY! lol. No reception dress for me, although I do think they are adorable.

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