AEW
Dedicated December 2023

Reception Dress

AEW, on August 1, 2019 at 2:40 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 29
Saved
Reply

Hi Hi

Is anyone thinking about or planning to switch dresses for their reception? I've heard about it and although it's not something I plan to do personally, just want to hear your responses. I saw someone on SYTTD shopping for one and it seems like they can cost the same, if not more than your actual wedding dress. But hey, if the dress fits . . .

29 Comments

Latest activity by Jessica, on August 2, 2019 at 10:10 AM
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
    • Flag
    I considered it. It does make it a lot easier to move around when you're in a shorter or just less bulkier dress.
    • Reply
  • Ivy ORP
    VIP October 2019
    Ivy ORP ·
    • Flag

    I plan to wear THE dress as long as I can stand it on the big day but will have my elopement dress ready if I feel the need to change during the reception. We are getting legally married 2 days before the big event and I bought the sweetest little boho dress under $20 from Amazon. It is all about comfort and I may want that for that final hour of dancing and mingling.

    • Reply
  • Kiki
    Dedicated November 2019
    Kiki ·
    • Flag

    Depends on your budget and if you think it is important to you. Ill be going to a bar after so obviously I will not be going in my gown lol, but I will be changing to something more casual and white.

    • Reply
  • Cher Horowitz
    Master December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·
    • Flag

    I thought about it, but decided to stay in my wedding dress as long as possible!

    • Reply
  • Tina
    Super August 2019
    Tina ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment
    Ikr! Me too but I want to be buried in my dress. Lol
    • Reply
  • AEW
    Dedicated December 2023
    AEW ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment

    LOL

    I'm not sure about that but hey!

    • Reply
  • AEW
    Dedicated December 2023
    AEW ·
    • Flag

    I guess because everything is gonna be on the beach (wedding and reception), I didn't think about changing. I was sure to consider that when I went shopping and the dress I picked will allow me to be comfortable and enjoy the entire day. But it can't hurt to have something on stand-by I guess.

    IvyandKris has the right idea - maybe I should check out Amazon and some other places to see if I can find something cute for later if I need it.

    • Reply
  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam ·
    • Flag
    I bought one that was going to be my elopement dress(but now we’re having a wedding), I don’t want to wear it for the reception now but I might wear it to the afterparty or just sell it. I guess I’ll decide the day of. It’s a gorgeous tea length and I would feel so pretty but I’m really in love with my puffy dress.

    Reception Dress 1
    • Reply
  • Cyndy
    Rockstar May 2019
    Cyndy ·
    • Flag
    I actually bought one to change in to for the reception and decided thymus wedding dress was comfortable and I wanted to wear it all night so I ended up taking it back.
    • Reply
  • Destiny
    VIP May 2020
    Destiny ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment

    Omg that is soo beautiful!!! i would totaly wear it just for the wedding its self!

    • Reply
  • AEW
    Dedicated December 2023
    AEW ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment

    Yam!

    This is a gorgeous dress! I see why it's hard for you to decide.

    • Reply
  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam ·
    • Flag
    I know it’s so pretty! But my ballgown was literally my dream dress and my FH actually bought it for me, so I absolutely don’t want to change out of my ballgown. The afterparty is still a possibility because it’d be easier to walk around.
    I wish I had an excuse to wear it after the wedding. Smiley sad
    • Reply
  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam ·
    • Flag
    This is the best part, I wish I could put it on my ballgown. That reception dress is so sparkly!

    Reception Dress 2
    • Reply
  • Kayla
    Dedicated November 2020
    Kayla ·
    • Flag
    It’s totally person dependent but I can’t imagine ever wanting to take my wedding dress off (May change my mind when I’m on the day though haha)
    • Reply
  • Destiny
    VIP May 2020
    Destiny ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment

    Where did you find this dress at? i really like it totally want to try it on lol

    • Reply
  • Yam
    VIP September 2019
    Yam ·
    • Flag
    View Quoted Comment
    It’s called Maggie Sottero Isadora Ann
    • Reply
  • Paige
    Beginner November 2020
    Paige ·
    • Flag

    I plan on wearing my actual wedding dress as long as I can that day, haha! I've known several people who do change into another white dress that is still gorgeous, but a lot more simple. Most people do it because it's easier to dance & move around at the reception. If I were to do that though, I wouldn't spend as much as I did on my actual dress. It doesn't have to be fancy, just as long as you're comfortable!

    • Reply
  • Shanita
    Dedicated September 2020
    Shanita ·
    • Flag
    Not me personally. I feel like if I’m only wearing my dress once I want to get maximum use out of it lol.
    • Reply
  • Katie
    Super November 2019
    Katie ·
    • Flag
    I will be changing into a reception dress just because my dress is fit to 5 in heels and I do not want to spend all night in those shoes. Fh is 6' 3" and I am 4' 11" so I wanted our height to be "decent" for the ceremony and pictures but opted to change dresses and into flats when the dance floor opens up. I'd hate to go to the ER on my wedding night with a broken ankle.
    • Reply
  • Katie
    Super November 2019
    Katie ·
    • Flag
    This is my reception dress.

    Reception Dress 3
    • Reply

You voted for . Add a comment 👇

×

Related articles

WeddingWire celebrates love ...and so does everyone on our site! Learn more

Groups

WeddingWire article topics