Post # 1
We are getting married in a destination wedding with about 35 people. A few weeks later, we are having a brunch reception back home for anyone who wasn’t able to join us. We’re expecting about 150 people.
The current question is whether I should wear my dress again. On the one hand, I think people will be EXPECTING me to wear the dress and will be disappointed if I don’t wear it again. On the other hand, I am a firm believer that you get one day and it would be over-the-top to wear it again.
For reference sake, this is my dress:
If you don’t think I should wear my dress, what would you suggest I wear instead? Still white or just a great party dress?
Post # 3
Oops! Didn’t mean to put this in the Ring section – Can someone please move it?
Post # 4
I think it depends on the formality of the reception. Do you mean that you are literally having guests come to your home, or are you holding a more formal reception in your hometown?
Post # 5
I voted yes because I’d want to wear my dress again. BUT another option would be to get like a tea length dress or something like that, IMO.
Post # 6
I think you should do what you like. =) I decided to wear a different dress to my AHR but if I wanted to rewear my actual wedding gown, I would have.
Post # 7
I think you definitely should wear your wedding dress!
Post # 8
I think I am probably going to go against the grain here. I think most people would say any chance to wear your dress again go for it.
I think if it is brunch and casual I would get something else. I don’t think people will be disapointed that you didn’t wear your dress. You did wear it -at your wedding.
Post # 9
I say wear it again but that’s probably because that’s what I did. And the great thing about a destination wedding is you don’t just get one day! You paid a lot of money for the dress why not get more use out of it and people would love to see the dress in person vs pictures.
Post # 10
Another option I’ve been considering is to have my dress shortened to about tea length sometime between the actual wedding and the at-home reception. What do we think of that option?
Post # 11
I would say probably not. I mean the at home reception is really a celebration party, not really recreating your wedding day for the people. You can certainly go show some people the dress if they ask or even try it on for them, but I wouldn’t waer it at the party (unless you did alter it to tea length so it was different).
Post # 12
I didn’t have a destination wedding, but we did have a small dinner following the ceremony and then a month later we had a big party with everyone. I wore my dress to both 🙂 People will definitely want to see your dress, and it’s still part of the “wedding” celebration so i say wear it!
Post # 13
People def wanna see your dress. You should at least start out wearing it. You can change if you don’t wanna wear it all night.