(Closed) Reception Dress? To Do or Not To Do?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 31
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876 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

windowlulu:  I never thought I would be one to have a wardrobe change but now I am considering it because I’m totally torn between two dresses – one more formal for the ceremony and another more glamourous one for the reception. Do what makes you happY – at first I thought people may think I’m a diva but now I think…. Who cares what they think?!

Post # 32
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697 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I love reception dresses and I say if you can afford it and you want it then go for it! But only if you can find another dress that you love just as much as your first one. I was on the fence to get one for a while because I loved my first dress so much. But I finally took the plunge 2 weeks ago and I’m so happy that I did! My first dress is a big satin ballgown for our first look/family pictures and for the ceremony. And then my second dress is a simple, but dramatic mermaid for the reception and to dance in. So if you want a second dress, go for it! Just because people don’t like it or understand it, don’t mean you shouldn’t do it. It’s your wedding so do what makes you happy πŸ™‚

Post # 33
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2005 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

lots of bees on here are wearing more constrictive dresses (see: mermaid) but I can move freely in mine. I dont think youll have any problems at all, i tried on a few ball gowns, but if you want a shorter dress just to have one. Go for it. I am goin to invest in a send off dress so I can have a less poofy dress fit into the car. LOL

Post # 34
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

windowlulu:  I never thought I would, but I bought one off AliExpress.com . My dress is a ballgown and strapless so I was worried I’d be pulling it up all night and wouldn’t be able to move too much. My reception dress was $150 and I figured if it was crap then at least I wasn’t spending too much on it. I LOVE both of my dresses and I will be wearing my ceremony dress until we cut cake and then I’ll change after. 

Post # 39
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697 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

windowlulu:  Sure πŸ™‚ I got the Pronovias Mildred.

Post # 40
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320 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

windowlulu:  I believe one of the last posts on there i linked it! 

Post # 42
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I have a reception dress.  My wedding dress (a Mori Lee 2105 in ivory) was $400 and while that’s not “expensive” in wedding dress terms, I would absoltely DIE if something happened to it!  So since we’re eating and the reception is outside, I got a beautiful david’s bridal champagne colored dress (used) on ebay for $13.50 and that will be my reception dress.

So do what makes you feel comfortable!

Post # 45
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I think if it’s in your budget, then why not get a reception dress? I just personally can’t spend more money on a dress that I might only wear 1-2x. But, if I had a more generous budget and if we were not paying for the whole wedding ourselves, I absolutely would entertain the idea πŸ™‚

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