(Closed) Thoughts on 'Going Away' Dresses?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: 'Going Away' Dresses- Yay or Nay?
    Yay : (10 votes)
    22 %
    Nay : (36 votes)
    78 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I left in my wedding dress…it was so expensive and I had only had it on for about 4 hours or so, so I wanted to prolong it as long as I could! 

    Post # 4
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I am not having a different dress for my reception because I love my dress so much that I want to wear it as much as possible. However, if I had happened to find a lighter shorter dress that I loved as much as my current dress I probably would have bought it!

    So, my reason for not having one is that I didn’t find one that I love as much as my current dress!

    Post # 6
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    512 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I like the idea of changing JUST BEFORE leaving 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @justjade:  I wore my wedding dress all through the reception then got into a going away dress at the end. It was for the tradtional reasons you mentioned: we were leaving for our honeymoon the next morning, and I didn’t want to take it with me. And no, I did not want my mother or anyone else coming to the honeymoon suite to collect it the next morning!

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Are cut the cake dresses still a thing? Some people seem to like them. 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    For a brief second I considered getting a cute white mini dress to leave in, but then got really excited about the idea of arriving at our hotel in the lobby in my wedding gown. I ended up having tons of people congratulating us and commenting on my gown. Also, you only wear it once so take advantage of that!

    Post # 10
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I think they are cute, but I think I will stay in my dress.  I don’t think I will want to take it off. 

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @justjade:  I know a few that have done this and the main reason was we didnt think the groom could undo the back of the dress once they left the reception. It was more of a technical reason for the swap

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I didn’t want to take off my big poofy wedding dress once we got to our hotel. I love clothes and shopping so I was considering getting a reception dress but decided to just get a cute rehearsal dinner dress instead. 

    It was fun to walk through the hotel lobby all dressed in our wedding finery and get congratulations from strangers. 

    Post # 13
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I think it is a lot of effort and expense for something that has little to no impact and that nobody will remember/care about.

    What are you going to do with your gown if you do a going-away dress?

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee

    @justjade:  It depends on you.  I love my wedding gown and it was expensive, so I want to leave it on for as long as possible.  Your wedding day, aside from maybe a photoshoot, is the only day you can wear a wedding gown without looking like a loony person.  I don’t want to rush through a once in a lifetime thing.

     

    Post # 15
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @crayfish:  “What are you going to do with your gown if you do a going-away dress?”

    Give it to someone else to look after. In my case, my sister took it home.

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee

    @justjade:  I already know I am going to be an outlier since I am changing more than the average Bee. 

    I said “yay” to the going-away dress because I don’t plan on wearing any of my three formal gowns for longer than a couple of hours. Even though there will be a ton of dancing at my wedding, I am also having a crazy dance-filled after-party for the younger crowd with a completely different (re: far less wedding-appropriate) music set.

    I don’t have the logistics down, yet, but I don’t want to wear my after-party dress to see my guests off (mainly because I get super hot when I dance, so my dress will be…minimal). 

    So, I am considering a more vintage-inspired look for seeing off the older crowd:

    And then I will change into a more party-appropriate outfit (likely something already in my closet):

    @crayfish:  “What are you going to do with your gown if you do a going-away dress?”

    Well, it’s part of my culture to have multiple gown changes (along with the rest of bridal party). So, my gowns will just be with the rest of my bridal party’s outfits (and one of my BMs/aunts will take them home for me). 

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