(Closed) Second dress for Reception?

posted 11 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you, or will you, wear more than one dress at your wedding?

    Yes, I changed (or will change) into a different dress

    No, I kept (or will keep) my ceremony dress on for the whole reception

  • Post # 3
    14490 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    We totally love to dance and are avid ballroom dancers.  There is no way I would be able to wear my big dress and dance the night away, so I bought a really pretty tea length to dance in.

    Post # 4
    7298 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    We will be having an afternoon ceremony/reception so I will leave my gown on the whole time. Then when the after party starts (bridal party and some other friends going out) I will change into another dress.

    Post # 5
    1870 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I can’t afford two dresses (or I don’t want to ‘afford’ two dresses). But if it’s your thing, go for it!

    Post # 6
    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    When I say I’m changing I mean after they kick us out of the reception hall at 11pm and me and my close friends and family (and new hubs) go to party down elsewhere.

    Post # 7
    440 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I want to wear my dress all the way till we leave because I love it and I’ll only be able to wear it on this one day! I was debating whether or not to get a reception or exit dress but it came down to I can’t afford it & I’ll stick to my original plan 🙂

    I don’t really like the bustle on my dress too much so I’m wondering if I can carry my train with the wrist strap during the reception after our dance.. But I’ll see how it is during pictures to determine if that’ll be too much work lol

    Post # 8
    1020 posts
    Bumble bee

    i wanted to wear my wedding gown the whole time, but i also didn’t want to regret not wearing a traditional Chinese dress (i’m from Taiwan), so i did. it definitely made dancing and mingling easier.

    but since i wanted to wear my wedding gown longer, i changed into my traditional Chinese dress half-way through my reception, which was after the first dance and dinner and only wore it for 2 hrs.


    Post # 9
    172 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    There are lots of different bustle styles, so have a look at your options first. For me, I actually prefer my gown bustled. In fact, the bustle is part of what sold me on my dress because I think its really pretty (and way more me than a train). Also, and this is a bit of girly romanticism…. I feel like when the party’s over and its just the two of us, I want to be wearing my wedding dress :o)

    Post # 10
    1235 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I just don’t understand why you would want to spend a couple hundred (or sometimes thousand) on a dress and wear it for 15 minutes and then take it off and put on another dress (sometimes equally as expensive) for the rest of the night… I only get to wear that dress for one day I am getting my wear out of it!

    Post # 11
    1755 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    As hard as it is to find one perfect gown, I don’t even want to contemplate trying to find two!  Laughing

    Post # 12
    23 posts
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I didn’t plan on changing into another dress, but I fell in LOVE with a cute white top+skirt set (corset top+ball gown-y skirt) for a few hundred dollars before I found my real wedding dress!  However, I realized it was way too informal for my evening wedding and so had to find a gown for the actual wedding.  I’ll probably change in to it after the first dance and cake cutting, so *really* dancing will be easier.  Plus, for my gown, I have to wear 4-inch heels because I didn’t want to spend the money on custom-tailoring!  (I’m petite.)  I probably won’t get it bustled, as it would be about the cost of the second set anyway.  (I like to tell myself I’m saving the equivalent of the second outfit.)  And I can wear more comfortable heels in the skirt!  

    Post # 13
    5109 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I will not be changing!!! I love my dress to much to chage out of it. lol 

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