(Closed) Reception Dress in another color?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1458 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I think that whatever makes you more comfortable is best. I don’t think that there’s any realy etiquitte to what you can and can’t wear, it’s persoanl choice.

I myself would want to wear a wedding type dress because how often will I get to wear one? As long as you’re okay with your choice, it’s the right one.



Post # 4
13 posts

Having a second dress for the reception is becoming more and more popular.  It is totally okay to have a second dress and the choice is yours on the style, length, color, everything!  Whatever you want is what is most important.  I do agree with Sweeney2Be that this is the one day you can have a wedding type dress, so just think it through as you make your choice.  You could always go with a short veil with or without a tiara to make your dress more "weddingish".  As long as you are happy – that’s what counts.  Take care. 

Post # 5
105 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2008

I don’t think it needs to be white – but I would probably buy a white one…

Post # 6
61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

other cultures often have reception dress changes.  i had a dress change right before the cake cutting and wore a traditional chinese cheongsam, which was pink (but you can get them in almost any color).  many chinese girls change up to 4 times!  some of the bees have done that. 

you could always get a dress you think you can wear again, and if you’re comfortable enough in your wedding dress, you could just not change.  like i made my bms and myself flipflops, but in the end my shoes were so comfy i forgot to wear the flipflops.

Post # 8
323 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Claire Pettibone makes beautiful and comfortable wedding dresses out of cotton and lace that are really perfect for beachy type weddings. I fell in love with a couple of her dresses but they weren’t ‘formal’ enough for the entire event but were perfect reception dresses.


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