(Closed) Reception dress – to do or not do

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I get a reception dress
    Yes - you will be able to enjoy yourself more : (10 votes)
    11 %
    yes - its fun to change : (6 votes)
    7 %
    No - it will take away from your dress : (44 votes)
    48 %
    No - no one will even care so it's a waste of money : (31 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 17
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I am still thinking about it because it is going to be a long day. I will discuss it with my Fiance and we will decide later. We are having a Jack & Jill party so I figure I can wear a nice creative dress for that.

    Post # 18
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I was super against reception dresses initially, but then I stubbled on an amazing deal for a Sue Wong short dress and fell in love! I onyl wore it for the last maybe hour or 45 minutes of the reception, but it was so much fun! It felt so nice and cool after wearing my huge ballgown, and was so much easier to dance in! It was a hit with the guests too.

    Here is the model picture

    Post # 21
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    1571 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    People WILL step all over your dress. But you’ll probably be so happy, you won’t even care. My Father-In-Law stepped right on my train with mud all over his shoe immediately after the ceremony. It was what it was. It was the best day ever and I didn’t care about the mud at all!

    I thought about getting a reception dress because mine was SO BIG, but ultimately decided against it. I loved my dress so much, I wanted to wear it as long as I could!

    Post # 22
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @mckeestephanie:  thanks 🙂 Anna Campbell – Australian designer but I beleive that there are 2 stocklists in America. Hope that helps x

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    i agree with blanche.

    plus, your wedding day will go by soooo fast. i know it doesn’t take that long to change, but i would not have wanted to waist a minute of my day changing into another dress. i wanted to be there for every second of it! i didn’t even like going to the restroom, lol.

    Post # 24
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    @lilchicana:  lol see that wasn’t really an issue for me. My wedding planner grabbed a piece of cake, we went upstairs to the bridal suite, I got out of my dress and took my first and only bathroom break since before the ceremony, shovelled cake in my mouth, and away we went. It really only took the same amount of time that I would have need to eat cake and go to the bathroom, both of which I would have undoubtedly done anyway 😛

    Post # 25
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    172 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I am debating this, myself. My ceremony dress is also by Maggie Sottero (Sabelle). I am concerned because it’s HUGE. And my reception venue is cozy to say the least. I am afraid of damaging it, or getting trampled, or getting too hot and not being able to breathe. I am considering Maggie Sottero’s Berkleigh for the reception.

    I think it depends on the person and the reason behind it. If you think that wearing the Divina all night is going to make you miserable by the end of it, change! It’s your day. Do it the way you want to and the way that makes you the most comfortable.

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