Post # 1
After the ceremony and photos, we plan on heading to a nice upscale restaurant for our “reception.” (We are only having 30 guests as well.) We will have the toasts and cake cutting for sure. I love my dress SO much, I don’t know if want to change for the “reception.” My concern is that it will be out of place because I will have the ball gown petticoat underneath and its quite a big dress. (I will get it bustled though.) Pushy family members are telling me to get a second dress, but I wanted everybody’s opinion before I decide. I think I might be more willing to get a second dress if I do lose the 25 extra pounds I’m working for because then I could show off my shape and find a nice (semi-sexy) lace dress. That would be great motivation, but I just can’t make up my mind. What do you think?
(We will also have plenty of photo opportunities before the reception, which is why I’m leaning for a change after typing all of that^. We are doing getting ready photos at a nice hotel, then doing a first look followed by a 45 minute photo shoot in historic downtown Dallas, then the ceremony and more photos (with family) at our venue (which is a garden.))
The dress (not me in the photo obv.)
Post # 3
location wise it might make sense but if you love it so much, why change it just because someone else says so…..
Post # 4
I don’t think you should change out of your gown unless that’s something you personally had your heart set on doing.
It’s your wedding day, and you have a beautiful wedding gown that you love! It shouldn’t matter at all that your reception is not in some large, hotel ballroom but, rather an upscale restaurant. It’s still your wedding reception, and it’s completely acceptable — expected even — for you to attend your wedding reception in your beautiful wedding dress. 🙂
Post # 5
Thanks ladies! This makes me feel much more comfortable. It didn’t really make sense to me to take off my dress that I’ve been so in love with just to put on something I spent $100 on. I’m thinking of having a simple dress on standby incase my dress irritates my skin. I have such a short tolerance to clothing rubbing at my skin. My dress seemed comfy but I was only in it for 45 minutes and I wasn’t walking around so I’m kind of worried about that. Is there any kind of trick women do to help with that like…idk Band-Aids? ALSO right now I have a sterling silver ($20 off of etsy) wedding band and I’m trying to save money for the $500 blue nile diamond band I want so not having a second dress would be great in that aspect as well!!! Thanks again for your help!!!
Post # 6
@sheepandbear: Where are you concerned that it may cause irritation to your skin?
Post # 7
Love love this dress… Do you have pics of you in It?
Post # 8
@Brielle: I’m a little worried about the area just below the armpit where it makes contact since that’s where most bras and strapless dresses eventually rub me, but its probably just me being overly concerned!
@jb58: I wasn’t going to post a picture…. but how can I resist! I had a custom sash ordered in Ivory (but not the one on me in the photo) so I will probably wear that for half of the time and then switch the champagne one as seen in the picture above. My fiancés sister said she didn’t like the champagne sash but idk, I actually like it a lot. (I only have a picture of the back but you can kind of see the front too. I’ll post the sash too just because I love it so much! Sorry for all of the sash talk lol )
Post # 9
Love your dress… Who is the designer? I think you can wear the same dress all night!
Post # 10
@sleepyhead22: Thank you!!! Its a Melissa Sweet!
Post # 11
You’re the bride, it is very hard to be over dressed. I say wear the dress you love all day! When else in your life will you wear a big poofy ball gown??!
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
I agree with everyone else — if you love your dress, don’t let others force you into changing! When else are you going to wear that beautiful gown??
Post # 13
@sheepandbear: Love the dress! Can you just take out the petticoat and bustle it?
And maybe switch to a plain or blingy belt?