reception dress help

posted 1 year ago in Dress
  • poll: which dress for later in the reception?

    very bridal (sizing may be an issue)

    classy, semi-bridal

    fun, less bridal, more bachelorette style


  • Post # 3
    1611 posts
    Bumble bee

    I like the lace, and the hi low. The other ones is just too standard “nightclub” for me, your guests would likely be better dressed than you! 

    I have also bought a few possibly for reception because I have a cathedral train that won’t be a pretty bustle, even though I don’t plan to dance alot, it’s an early evening close… but just in case. 

    I went with a lace dress with overlay,  classy  white halter , semi formal knee lengrh. And a white lace dress with sheer tulle bottom, floorlength (the one I would likely wear) . I think it’s important to still be the bride. .. 

    Post # 4
    4081 posts
    Honey bee

    The second one leaps right out at me and says “fun, dancing dress”.  It would be my pick

    Post # 5
    140 posts
    Blushing bee

    What is your dress code? 

    Post # 6
    1958 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    I always caution against a bride becoming “too casual” – because “casual” cocktail dresses for women tend to slide towards the farmgirl vibe….or on a totally different spectrum, a nightclub vibe. If you have a farmgirl or nightclub theme, then no problem. But the vast majority of weddings simply don’t have these themes. 

    There will never be a problem with looking “too bridal” – not for a bride. Looking too casual, too nightclub, or too farmgirl definitely would feel lacking. 

    TLDR, it depends on your theme. But looking too bridal is the least offensive situation for any bride. 

    Post # 7
    1264 posts
    Bumble bee

    I don’t like the 2nd option at all. Not a hi-low fan and the sleeve length is odd IMO. And it just doesn’t look like a dress that’d be flattering on many body types.

    Can the person selling the first dress not provide measurements of the dress? If not, then go for the fun dress! It is not a clubbing only type dress. It’s cute and elegant and will look just fine as a reception dress.

    Post # 8
    5517 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2019 - Paris, France

    I vote other! If you can’t decide then maybe none of them are the right one. I think the highlow is cute but maybe trendy and I always think about what I want my photos to look like 10-20 years from now… By The Way I also have a reception dress, had NO IDEA that they are frowned on LOL 

    Post # 9
    9984 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    The first one by far. Looking bridal is, surely, the point? The fringes one is too girly and l don’t like hi los so for me, an easy choice . 



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