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

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Post # 61
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

windowlulu:  I had a reception dress, and I’m glad I changed. I loved, loved, loved my wedding dress, but I felt so comfortable during the dinner in my reception dress – and, I can wear that one again!

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Wedding dress

 

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Reception dress 

Post # 63
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1295 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

ilora:  Wow! Your dress is amazing. Do you mind sharing the info and what color the underlay was? 

Post # 65
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I understand those who are anti-second dress and want to make the most of their gowns. Β I was absolutely in love with my dress (a gorgeous Maggie Sottero that I got for a steal at an off-the-rack bridal shop!).

However, as others have said, I got a second dress just because it was lots of heavy layers of fabric, and I had serious dancing to think about (my dad & I did a surprise break-out routine during our dance, and we did lots of latin dancing).

I broke with tradition and bought a slinky sequined number. Β Most of the photos were taken before I changed. Β I did end up changing early than I planned (I snuck out with my girls during dinner) because my back was in such pain that I was startng to get distracted from my focus on the fabulous day! Β I do wish my gown had been comfortable enough to lilve in all night long, but I had fun in my second dress and staying comfortable lead to staying happy all day long!

Best to you as you sort out what works for your special day!

Post # 66
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I understand those who are anti-second dress and want to make the most of their gowns. I was absolutely in love with my dress (a gorgeous Maggie Sottero that I got for a steal at an off-the-rack bridal shop!).

However, as others have said, I got a second dress just because it was lots of heavy layers of fabric, and I had serious dancing to think about (my dad & I did a surprise break-out routine during our dance, and we did lots of latin dancing).

I broke with tradition and bought a slinky sequined number. Most of the photos were taken before I changed. I did end up changing early than I planned (I snuck out with my girls during dinner) because my back was in such pain that I was startng to get distracted from my focus on the fabulous day! I do wish my gown had been comfortable enough to lilve in all night long, but I had fun in my second dress and staying comfortable lead to staying happy all day long!

My best to you as you sort out what works for your special day!

Post # 69
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60 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - Karlstejn Castle and we have not found a reception venue yet

weddingbee17:  Oh my gosh! Your dress is georgous! You look wonderful in it!

Post # 70
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - Karlstejn Castle and we have not found a reception venue yet

tolkenbee:  Both dresses are absolutely lovely!

windowlulu:  Oh gosh, in that case then you are totally right in getting a second dress, you wouldn’t want to ruin it! Hahaha! Howcome you Fiance has to transport the dress? Do you have a dress box for the airplane? If you do, I would love to know where you got it as I have to transport my dress too. It is awesome you are having two receptions! I am having 3, its nice to hear of another bride having multiple receptions πŸ™‚ It sounds like you are getting married abroad? What are the plans for your wedding day? I would totally love to know! πŸ™‚

Post # 72
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - Karlstejn Castle and we have not found a reception venue yet

windowlulu:  Hahaha! At least it will be in safe hands!  Oh gosh tell me about it! When I brought my dress home from my local city I had to transport it on a train for an hour and then carry it home, I thought my arms were going to break!

Your dress is made of horsehair!? I have not heard of that before! What is it like? πŸ™‚ 

Thank you for suggesting a drycleaner, I didn’t think of looking there, I would much prefer to buy it in person so that I know it is well made and will do its job well for sure. My dress has to be transported a lot for my wedding celebrations, out from the UK to the Czech republic and back and then to two receptions on opposite sides of the country.

Laguna Beach looks lovely! What a beautiful place, I will have to go when I go to California. Are your celebrations next to the coast with a seaview or are they a bit inland?

Where in Asia is your wedding? πŸ™‚ You must be so excited to be having two big weddings in such beautiful places with so many people!

It is nice that you are having a small wedding for just the two of you, it will be so romantic! What is the dress for that one like? Is it a full blown gown?  I wish you the best of luck finding a good seamstress!

Me and my FH are getting married in Karlstejn Castle, it is an hour outside of Prague, Czech Republic and then we are going to head back to Prague itself for our reception although we havent found a venue yet, we have seen one or two we like a lot though πŸ™‚ Then back in Wales we are having a reception in the North for my family and then another in the South for my Fiance’s family. We would have just the one but my partners family are a a bit older and would have difficulty travelling and mine would struggle to travel too for different reasons.The receptions in Wales are a lot more low-key, budget and less extravagant.

The reception in North Wales I want to be in a venue that my family has ties to. In Wales we have Miners clubs with pubs and dancefloors inside, back when the mining industry was in full boom the Miners would go to these clubs for a drink, to talk and to relax. The one I hope for my reception is a really pretty white building with columns and my family have had many parties there, have worked there and have friends there. It is also in my home village where I was born and raised, it is a simple venue and is nothing extravagant but it has a lot of sentimentality.

In South Wales it is a similar thing, my partners family and my partner have deep ties to a club affectionately known as the “RAFA”. It was/is a club for members of the Royal Air Force, my partners grandfather was a pilot and was even a pilot taking supplies and food to Berlin during the Berlin Air Lift, it is members only and is simple but nice. The RAFA is on the main street of the biggest village near me (I live nearby) called Treorchy which has a bit of history too.

We are going to make buffets for these receptions ourselves and decorate them ourselves (with help) I will enjoy doing the decorating! I have always loved decorating, especcially at Christmas hahaha! πŸ™‚ I love that I get to wear my dress three times although I am going to be mobbed by nanas at the ones in Wales lol πŸ˜€

 

 

 

 

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Post # 74
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697 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

windowlulu:  Thank you! At first I didn’t like that it was so plain… (I’m normally a bling kinda girl lol) but the big puffy mermaid skirt made up for that. I just love the drama of it! I say to hell if I can dance or not… at least I’ll look good! The rest I’ll make it work πŸ˜œ

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