(Closed) Second Dress? Third Dress? I'm so confused!

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What Should I do?!
    Get the long reception dress, and forget about an exit dress. : (21 votes)
    39 %
    Get the long reception dress, a short exit dress and screw what people think about three dresses : (15 votes)
    28 %
    Get a short reception dress and let go of the mermaid dress. : (14 votes)
    26 %
    Just wear my grandmother's dress all night and hope to God it doesn't rip : (4 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 3
    180 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If you can afford it why not rock them all!

    Post # 4
    612 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    Why dont you try and find one of those dresses that have the convertable bottom that way you can have your long reception dress and take of the skirt and have the short cute dress for your exit?

    Post # 5
    443 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @angelicd77:  +1. Convertible dresses are the answer to all your problems!

    Post # 7
    26 posts
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Yeah , if you have the budget, I say go for it… It would be awful if something happened to your grandma’s dress, so I get that… and if you want a cute dress for leaving, then go for it, it’s your day…


    I have two dresses myself, the main reason for the second dress is so people don’t have to help me to the bathroom during the reception and I can move/ dance freely…. but whatever you’re comfortable in  is important… good luck!!


    Post # 9
    1094 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I got a recption dress too! A short one and I love it! I almost love it more than my ceremony dress! The reason I wanted one is so that I could dance and bop around without having a big train.  I’ve never understood getting a reception dress that’s just as big as a wedding dress, but if you want it, then get it! As long as you feel happy and lovely on your wedding day, that’s all that matters!

    Post # 11
    1876 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Can you do a rent the runway dress for an “exit” dress? No need to spend a lot of money on that. I would probably skip it altogether. Your photog might already been gone, as will a lot of the guests.

    Post # 12
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    If you want a long white dress to dance in, I would get an Aline dress with no train.

    Post # 13
    879 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I don’t think three dresses is a lot. In my culture, many of the brides have AT LEAST three dresses.  I’m considering getting a short white exit dress since my reception dress will be long and red. Some of the factors to consider is the length of your reception, how long it will take to change into each dress, and cost.  You don’t want to spend your whole evening stuck in the changing room! I don’t think you should worry about how other people may feel about you having three dresses… do what you wish!

    If I were in your shoes, since I find mermaids quite restricting, I would just do the short Sherri Hill dress for the reception and exit… it’s SO cute! 🙂

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