Post # 1
We are having our ceremony and reception, and then afterwards, weather permitting, we are going to have a campfire “afterparty.”
I love my dress. I went through a lot dresses and a lot of stress over a lot of months to find her. I want to wear her as long as possible. But I also don’t want an errant spark or someone with sticky marshmallow fingers anywhere near her! I also want to be able to kick back and relax at that point. We are telling our guests to bring a change of clothes. I know the guys including my groom will be out of their tuxes, and as you can see from the pic, the fitted waist and full skirt (double crinny!) aren’t really styled for lounging in the grass.
I am thinking of wearing a simple cotton dress and cardigan for this, but I am reluctant not to wear my dress till the end, though I realize that it is impractical. Would you keep it on or change out of it?
This is my dress, if that helps:
Post # 3
First off, the campfire sounds like a lot of fun!!
But I would be totally worried the entire time about my dress getting dirty/catching fire/etc. I think it would completely appropriate and cute to wear a second more casual dress!
Post # 4
I would change, it’s just not worth ruining your dress. And you want to be able to relax and not worry about it.
Your dress is beautiful!
Post # 5
Yeah. I would live in fear of a spark landing on my dress setting it on fire. Also, fires are really dirty, so unless you don’t care about your dress after you’ve walked down the aisle, I would change.
Post # 7
Cute “BRIDE” top and jeans!
Post # 8
Well just remember too that campfires smell! So all of that smell would get onto your dress as well!
Post # 9
that is a gorgeous dress! and yes, I would be terrified of something happening to it! (plus the smoke smell!)
Post # 10
As much as you love your dress you are going to be ready to get out of it by the end of the night and will feel so much more relaxed and comfortable in normal clothes!
Post # 11
For how often we have campfires and just having been at one on Thursday, is it terrible that I completely didn’t even consider my dress smelling like smoke?
I still haven’t decided if I’ll keep or sell the dress afterwards, but no matter what I do with it, I do not want it ruined. Definitely going to be changing!
Post # 12
I would try to find a simplier dress for this. My cousin has a down on the farm keg after party and she purchased a white eyelet sundress and a cardigan in her bridal colors (yellow). She attached a smaller veil to her head to still look bridal. Though you won’t ever wear your dress again you could pass it on to a bride who is struggling financially or save it for your grandkids. 🙂
Post # 13
Normally I would say wear the dress all night, but if doing a campfire I agree with PP change into something else. There is so much could go wrong with wearing a wedding dress at a campfire. From it getting dirty to accidently spark flying on it and catching on fire
Post # 14
It’s beautiful, but go for something else! 🙂