Reception dress? Please help! Suggestions needed!

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
3066 posts
Sugar bee

That venue could either be formal or toned down. It sounds like you’re going for a more casual look. So in that case, I say forget mom & wear your dress!!

Post # 4
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

I would go a floor length sparkly number without a train and with some moveability so I can dance the night away! Only if your budget allows for a new dress though. You don’t have to wear white either 


Post # 5
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

But seriously you can wear whatever the hell you want, it’s your party! As for your ma’s comment, that was uncalled for. There’s a lot of truth to the saying ‘if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all’. If it’s meaningful to you to wear the dress you got married in then you should 100% wear it 


Post # 6
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019 - City, State

1) Your dress is adorable, and totally fit your hiking vibe!!!!! 

2) Since you’re already married, IMO, the wedding dress would be a little odd. If it were me, I’d use it as an excuse to get a new fancy dress kiss

3) Cute hairdo idea!

Post # 8
123 posts
Blushing bee

I like your dress and the whole rustic gastro barn feel could swing either way. If you are really itching for a new dress then perhaps a fitted causal white gown would also work.

Good Luck!

Post # 9
2 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

Another option – you can get a department store party dress for $200ish, something fun and short enough to dance in easily.  This is actually what I did for my wedding, and I’ve never regretted it.  Have fun!

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