(Closed) Should I buy a reception dress since my gown is huge?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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591 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.

Of the three, your dress is my favorite. I have heard that mermaid style gowns can be less comfortable. How comfortable it your dress?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012 - St. Philip Catholic Church/Arcadia Brewing Co.

Maybe a hoop skirt would help with the heat by keeping the layers off your legs? I think you can find them pretty cheaply online.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I had a reception dress because after my ballgown came in, I soon realized I would not be comfortable in it all day.  I found a sample dress for $300 that was lighter and not so bulky, and changed into it between the ceremony and reception. I did not regret it!

Do what makes you happy (and comfortable)! 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My dress was huge and heavy (10pounds). I got a sheath wedding gown to change into after the speaches.

 

Post # 8
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5075 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

My dress isn’t big or bulky but it’s not exactly comfortable.  I got a cute, comfortable reception dress for dancing  

Post # 8
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2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

It doesn’t seem like the other two dresses are significantly less bulky to make a switch.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Willow1991:  

I agree with @MrsElopement:

I was previously married and had a dress almost identical to yours, and it was 10+ and a peticoat, and it was HOTTTTTTT. I changed into a short dress actually for the remainder of the wedding. Those other dresses will be just as hot girl!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

The Cinderella dress is more of a fit and flare (top Dakota would be a trumpet since it flares at the thighs) so i think it would be a bit less constricting to get that one. I like how tha bottom of the Cinderella dress is similar to your ceremony dress as well!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I don’t think you need a 2nd dress for the reception at all — yeah, you have a ball gown; so what? It’s your wedding, and it’s probably one of the few times you’ll wear something like that. It looks beautiful on you! 

Plus, the other dresses you’re looking at aren’t really small.

If you WANT a 2nd dress for the reception, go for it. But you def don’t need one.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

They all have a pretty big skirt so toi me it doesn’t seem like its much different. i’d go with something different and more party style for the recption if it was me, and if I really wanted to change.

 

Beautiful dress!!!

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