(Closed) Wedding dress to reception?

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 2
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

It depends on how formal it is I think. But I think it’s pretty common to wear the wedding dress to at home receptions.

Post # 3
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Sugar bee

I don’t think so! Unless the at-home reception is super informal, and your dress is a ballgown or something. But you could totally get another casual white dress!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Not weird at all!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

Definitely not weird!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2027

Every one I have ever been to the bride has worn her wedding dress. 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Ditto.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

Agreed! Unless it’s  a simple informal event but even so, it’s your wedding do what you want!

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper

I am wondering about this too! DH and I got married last month in the US, but are having a wedding reception in his home country later this summer since many of his relatives couldn’t make it over for the actual wedding. I have no idea what to wear, but have decided not to wear my original wedding dress. For one it is FILTHY after wearing it all day at our outdoors wedding a few weeks ago, and I don’t have it in me to deal with getting it cleaned before we go on this trip. For another it would be a pain in the ass to haul it all the way across the globe to his country cause its kinda big and poofy.

I do want to wear something bridal though, so I’m thinking of going for a more simple long white-ish dress. 

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