(Closed) Reception dress..or no reception dress..that is the question.

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I change after the ceremony into a party dress?
    Yes..you will be more comfy.. : (18 votes)
    39 %
    No! Get your moneys worth! : (28 votes)
    61 %
  • Post # 3
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    1370 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    Member
    904 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    It sounds like you already know what you want to do. Go for it!

    Post # 5
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    4478 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    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
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    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
    Bee
    6473 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • 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
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    63 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
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    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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.

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