Hey Ladies! I am debating in whether or not I should purchase a second dress for the reception. My wedding dress is a fitted mermaid dress with a dramatic bottom and train. It's comfortable enough for me to move it but I don't want it to get in the way. Are any of you getting or have already purchased a second dress?
I love my dress so much, I can’t imagine changing out of it after just the ceremony. I may never take it off! But I specifically chose a dress I knew I could dance in. I get that’s not the case for everyone.
I will not be getting a second dress. Honestly I just don’t care for the second dress trend. To me, it makes your wedding dress less special if you’re ready to ditch it for something “more comfortable.” I also don’t understand why anyone would spend all that money on a dress, alterations and accessories just to have to spend money on a whole second ensemble. That however is just my opinion and does not make anyone else wrong for getting a second dress.
I also have a mermaid wedding dress and I got a flowy Hayley Paige gown for my reception! I’m excited to have TWO dream dresses also my family is HUGE into the dance party so I want to be able to enjoy it and be comfy all night long!
Also it should be noted that I am absolutely IN LOVE with my ceremony dress but I seriously hate hate hate how bustles look so I opted to just get a floor length reception dress so I wouldn’t have to mess with it!
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You have a really great point and gave me something to think about. I absolutely love my wedding dress. I went back for it 5 times after trying on other ones and it was always my number one pick. Thanks for your feedback. 👑
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I haven’t purchased my dress yet but, I know I will wear the one I buy for the ceremony and reception. Changing dresses make me feel like the ceremony dress wasn’t “the one” and not as special. To each their own, though.
I had a reception dress. I wore my 1st gown half the night though. I was/am absolutely in love with it! I wore it for the first few dances, cake cutting, picture worthy moments. My reception dress actually matched my wedding gown and my bridesmaids dresses. As much as I hated taking off my amazing gown, it was really nice to have a dress that was easier to dance in and I danced the night away. Both dresses and alterations cost a total of $500 so it was worth it The first 2 pictures are me in my gown, (the second one is me and my sister/MOH) The 3rd one is me in my reception dress with friends and the last one is me and my friends "pop lock and dropping it" lol So if you want a dress you can move around in for the reception, I say go for it.