Post # 1
Ok so now that I’ve gotten over my dreaded “dress regret”…I’ve started thinking about more important details such as…should I have a party dress or not?
Heres the thing..normally..I would say no..because I am just not a girley girl..and I don’t like changing a bunch…BUT..we’re getting married on the small island of Culebra Puerto Rico..right on the beach. After the wedding we are walking down a path..hoping in the public transportation and going to town for the dinner reception/party. I will be doing a lot of walking..it is going to be extremely hot..and I want to sell my dress afterwards lol I am worried about getting it to dirty..and being to uncomfortable at dinner.
So..what do you guys think? Should I just change after the ceremony or tough it out for the rest of the night? I can’t decide. I do want to get my moneys worth out of the dress though lol
Post # 3
I vote yes.
I had a reception dress and changed into it about 5 minutes into the reception. I felt so much better!
Post # 4
It sounds like you already know what you want to do. Go for it!
Post # 5
Given all you’re doing, you’ll be miserable within a few hours just for the sake of looking good. Heat, travelling, humidity? You do not want to be in a gown. Go with a light, comfy reception dress. 🙂
Post # 6
I wouldn’t change into a second dress. You only get married once and you only get to wear a wedding dress once, so why not wear it as long as you can? Not to mention, it’s expensive enough as it is, without adding the cost of a second dress.
Just get a comfortable dress for the ceremony so you don’t have to change and miss out on the festivities because you’re doing so.
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2011 - Sydney, Australia
It depends on the type of wedding you’re having! If it’s a destination wedding & you’re planning on getting down and dirty at the reception, I’d say go for it – it didn’t work for me, since we were having a traditional, formal wedding. If you’re happy with it, ignore everyone else & do what makes you happy. Enjoy! x
Post # 8
I am having two dresses. I am having a Catholic wedding which means I will be up and down a lot and kneeling so I wanted a dress that I can move easily in, but elegant for our traditional service. Our reception is going to be just a huge party celebration so I wanted another dress that was light and fun. I bought my second dress from lightinthebox.com which has a great selection of dresses for less than $200. They also have lots of pictures of reviewers so you know the product is better than your typical chinese replica place. Worth taking a look!
Post # 9
I changed into my reception dress immediately because I wanted to be able to go to the bathroom w/out having my MOH help me as well as I had a chiffon train, although bustled, I knew it would be stepped on.
I agree w/ other PP that you can go the replica route for $200 or less so you won’t have to worry.