Post # 1
Happy Monday to all you beautiful Bees!
I know this topic has been addressed before but I wanted to make it a poll: Did you have (or do you plan to have) separate dresses for the ceremony and the reception?
Also, for all of you that kept the ceremony dress on the whole time, did you have it bustled? And how did the bustle look? I’m a little worried because I’ve seen some pictures where the bustle looks all bunchy and weird in the back, but I’m not really sure how they would take in all that fabric without it looking bunched-up.
Did anybody with multiple dresses wish they’d kept just one on? Anyone with one dress wish they had a separate reception dress?
Thanks for the input and have a good week!
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
As hard as it is to find one perfect gown, I don’t even want to contemplate trying to find two!
Post # 12
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
I will not be changing!!! I love my dress to much to chage out of it. lol