I’m doing 2 dresses. I have a big ball gown and i know I’m going to get irritated trying to dance in it all night long. I’m keeping it on to do my first dance with my planned family members but then while everyone is eating dinner I’m changing into my second dress.
I’m doing 1. I also felt like I was spending a lot of money on it and wanted to wear it as long as possible. I’m still trying to convince my FH to leave straight for the airport after reception so I can wear it longer lol.
I'm Vietnamese-American, so typically, we wear a white Western-style wedding gown for the church ceremony, then change into the red Vietnamese dress for the reception.
My wedding gown is only $300, so I'm not exactly choked up about wearing it once, but my Vietnamese "ao dai" is a custom design that I'm very excited about. However, I can't dance in either dress (both floor length, snug, and long-sleeved), so I'm changing into a white, spaghetti strap, full-skirted, midi-length dress for dancing. None of my dresses are difficult to get in and out of, so this isn't a big deal.
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Nope. Ball gown for the reception, a evening gown from a Nigerian dress maker and then a jumpsuit.
The ball gown is huge. Ten foot train, underskirt. And much more modest. As is expected in my culture for the ceremony. And the once I am off the market officially (reception) I have something a little sexier.
I agree! I would wear my dress for the whole week if I could lol...
But I do want 2 different looks, so in addition to my bustle, I have a lace panel that I will remove for the reception and I will add beaded straps. I am also changing my necklace and headpiece so I will look very flowery during the ceremony and blingy during the reception. I will be doing an exit dress, but that's just the last 15 minutes so I don't have to worry about fitting a giant dress in a teeny car.