I bought a cocktail dress (white, lace, fitted, knee-length) to change into it for the "send-off", but in the end didn't wear it. My dress was very heavy but I never felt like I needed to change into something lighter.
I am! I'll be changing into my second dress the last two hours or so of the reception. I will try to stick it out in my ball gown as long as I can before I change. But who knows, maybe I'll get too hot and want to switch sooner. Edit to add pics. Here's my reception dress.
I plan to have a second dress just in case. Im really in love with my wedding dress but it may be to hot to wear for the entire reception. If so, I plan to change for the last two hours of the wedding!
Here are both of my dresses. not me in either pic.
Nope....I scheduled a Trash the Dress shoot just so I could spend more time wearing my wedding dress and I knew immediately just one day wasn't going to cut it. IMO, if you feel the need and want change out of the dress then its not really THE dress
I am! My mother had her heart set on a big sparkly ball gown, and I fell in love with a plain jane simple simple simple under a $100 dress.
We bought both. FH is wearing a kilt for the ceremony, and I am wearing the dress my mom adored and bought. We are both changing (me into MY dress, him into a dress shirt and slacks) for the reception.
It worked out with the way we planned the wedding. FH is glad he isn't upstaging me in the kilt, as he might have with the more simple dress. My mom really hated the simple sheath dress I love, and I am very glad I don't have to wear all the froth (pretty as it is) all night.
It feels a little silly, but worked for us - especially since the total cost with alterations on both was still under $900.00
I don't want to have more than one dress. If I spend $2000 or so on a dress I want to wear it for the entire day. Plus I don't want to spend extra time changing and fussing. If you have two dresses you love and can afford to then by all means go for it.
I'm absolutely in love with my dress. I'm even thinking of having it shortened to wear on other occasions as a cocktail dress because I feel like one day just isn't enough. I've seen a few brides change into something lighter for the reception after being announced & cake cutting. It's your day!! If you even want 20 dresses, go for it ;]
I ADORE my dress. I would live in it every day for the rest of my life if that wasnt like the most ridiculous thing. PS to ANYONE who says they are changing because their dress is too heavy or too hot..... My dress is a HUGE ball gown with probably 15 layers, and my wedding and most of my reception(other than dinner) are taking place OUTSIDE. at the end of MARCH. in FLORIDA lmao i will be doing dancing in it outside. SOOOO all i hear are meaningless excuses. IMO, i feel the same as mentioned above. it is not THE DRESS if you want to change out of it. I know my dress is THE DRESS, because i hate having to take it off every time i have a try on. I make excuses to have a try on(ive gained a few pounds, lets see if itll still fits.... I got my earrings/made my necklace/ finished my veil! lets see what they look like with it! etc)
the only thing i could understand is like one girl mentioned she is going bowling after. i could see that being an issue, but i dont think I would do it even then lol.