(Closed) Wedding Dress AND a reception Dress?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I have both a Ceremony Dress and a Reception Dress?
    Yes have both but make the reception dress shorter and less formal : (11 votes)
    31 %
    Yes and both can be just as fancy! like two alternate wedding dresses : (5 votes)
    14 %
    No just go with the one dress : (19 votes)
    54 %
    Other (please explain) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
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    4887 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I honestly think that if your dad is buying your dress, you should wear it all night long.  It’s a very generous gift and I think you should discuss a second dress with him before purchasing one.

    Also, I definitely get why some women choose to do this, but personally I’m wearing one dress the entire time.  This is probably the fanciest, most special dress you’re ever going to wear… the time will FLY by and I’d rather get the most out of wearing my dress ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 5
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    284 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I have my wedding dress that I am hoping to wear during the ceremony and the reception. I also have a cocktail dress for my after party, since I have a day time ceremony and reception. I am going have my after part dress with me at my reception just in case I get too hot in my wedding dress. I also migh be crazy and just wear my wedding dress to my after party depending on how comfortable I am in it!

    Post # 6
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    3613 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I wore two floor-length, regular wedding dresses. I wouldn’t say it’s very common but it’s not that abnormal. Husband’s side of the family probably thought it’s a tradition in my culture and didn’t say anything ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 7
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    5110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I like the whole one dress thing.. but thats not everyones style so I say do what you want its your wedding ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 8
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    6830 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Personally I would go with the 1 dress, your dad is purchasing your dress. I would be rather insulted if I bought a dress for someone and they only wore it for say an hour and then put on a different dress.

    Post # 9
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    4653 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Im doing the 2 dress thing (well atleast hoping to) I think that it is fun and I didnt want a long wedding dress so to me my short dress will be my wedding dress….

    If you want 2 dresses think about maybe making your dress into one of the 2 in 1 dresses… Those are getting popular… Because you are getting it made it could be a option for you!

    Post # 11
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    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I personally dont understand the desire to change into a reception dress.. you only get to wear your wedding dress once why would you rush to take it off?

    Post # 12
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    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Before we had our wedding, I seriously considered getting a second dress for the reception. I even had it picked out. It was a tea length lace dress and was longer in the back. It was perfect. In the end, I decided not to get it because “why spend so much money on a gown I will wear only once and not wear it for the entire time?” <—- in reference to my wedding gown. I am glad that I didn’t purchase the second dress because I really don’t think that I would have had time to change into it without ignoring our guests and we got a bunch of awesome pictures that we wouldn’t otherwise have, if I would have changed into a second dress. Ultimately, you are the only one that can make that choice, but like other posters have stated, you dad is purchasing your wedding gown, and I think he would be hurt if you changed into a second dress.

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