Tianna
Dedicated November 2018

The after party in the dress?

Tianna, on September 25, 2018 at 2:37 AM Posted in Etiquette and Advice 0 31
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Our Wedding is ending early at 10pm because it’s an outdoor venue and you know... sound ordinance laws... so we are holding somewhat of an after party at the bar at our hotel. Now, I’m not sure what to wear! We will be leaving the venue for the hotel by limo and probably arriving before most people since they’ll be sending us off. So should I go up to the room and take my wedding dress off? If so what should I wear? Another white dress but a casual one? Or is it normal to just stay in my dress? What do you all think?

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Latest activity by Jennifer, on August 3, 2019 at 8:49 AM
  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    I think it's entirely up to you. Personally I would be ready to get out of my heavy dress and into something more casual for the after party. You could even make an appearance in your dress and then go change a little ways into the party.

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  • M.M.
    Devoted December 2018
    M.M. ·
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    Change! It's always great to shop for another dress!
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  • Susie
    Dedicated October 2018
    Susie ·
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    I plan on taking my dress off for the after party while someone is awake to help me get all the buttons undone. I haven’t thought about what to wear but knowing me, probably something casual (jeans or leggings casual) most of my family will likely change into something just as casual too
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  • S
    Dedicated June 2020
    Shannon ·
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    You will probably be more comfortable in a more casual one but stick with a white one!
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  • BlessedBenton
    Dedicated December 2018
    BlessedBenton ·
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    Wear the same dress! It's ONE day! 😩😍
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  • WED18
    July 1993
    WED18 ·
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    My daughter plans to stay in her dress for the after party. She loves it so much I’m not sure if she’ll ever take it off, lol!

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  • Danielle K
    VIP June 2019
    Danielle K ·
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    Our event, which is also held at a hotel, will be ending around 11 and we also considered continuing on in the hotel bar. If we do you can bet I will still be in my dress. I have considered going to breakfast and church the next morning still in my dress. no I am just kidding but I will be wearing it as long as I can that night.

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  • DC Wife 10.27.18
    Master October 2018
    DC Wife 10.27.18 ·
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    I am changing my dress during the reception and will wear my reception dress to our after party.

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  • Andrea
    Master January 2021
    Andrea ·
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    Hey Tianna,

    I think it depends on the style of dress that it is, and also your personal preference. If you have a full on poofy ballroom gown, then maybe you'd want to change into something more casual, especially if there's going to be continued dancing. However, if it's maybe a flowy, bohemian style dress, you maybe wouldn't want to change out of it, since those are usually extremely comfortable and don't restrict movement. What sort of dress do you have? Smiley smile

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  • NVV2B
    VIP January 2019
    NVV2B ·
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    Our wedding also ends at 10pm and we will have an after party at our hotel bar also. I am staying in my dress. You only get to wear it for one day and I plan on wearing it as long as I can.

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  • Shayla
    Devoted October 2018
    Shayla ·
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    I like the idea of changing into a 2nd dress in between venues. Besides....who doesnt love an excuse to shop for and buy a 2nd dress!? We are eloping, but Ill be wearing a big dress for our ceremony. After we are done with our photos, I will change into the dress below so we can go out for a nice dinner together.


    The after party in the dress? 1


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  • Kristen
    VIP August 2018
    Kristen ·
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    For our afterparty I went up to the room to change and when I put my hand on the zipper I couldn't do it! I had spent so much on that dress and I loved it and I never am going to wear it again so I went back down to the party still in it. When the hotel bar closed and we moved the after party to a friend's room then I finally changed into a comfy dress. Nothing special just something from Old Navy.

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  • Soon To Be Mrs. Stewart
    Devoted August 2022
    Soon To Be Mrs. Stewart ·
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    What ever you prefer, I plan to change out of my dress into another dress that's a bit more casual. Find another white dress just more comfortable.

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  • MrsSnez
    Super October 2018
    MrsSnez ·
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    We did the same thing and I stayed in my dress all night for a few reasons: A. I LOVE my dress and never wanted to take it off B. I knew if I went up to the room I'd have to force myself to leave again C. My dress has a corset back and it was special having H help me out of it at the very end of the night and then having our first night together as a married couple.

    Not intentional, but another perk of staying in my dress was that the other people in the hotel bar bought us drinks all night lol.
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  • LoweryForLife
    Devoted December 2018
    LoweryForLife ·
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    I think I'll WANT to stay in my dress so I could be over the top on my wedding and let everyone see me in my dress. In reality, I'll probably want that heavy thing OFF haha

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  • Meaghan
    Dedicated September 2018
    Meaghan ·
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    It’s your one day to wear it, DO IT!
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  • Mcskipper
    Master July 2018
    Mcskipper Online ·
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    I stayed in my dress— I wasn’t taking that puppy off until I absolutely had to!!
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  • Kat
    Expert May 2019
    Kat ·
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    Oh I’m staying in mine for sure. If I only get to wear it for one day - it’s gonna be the WHOLE day Smiley smile
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  • starsinwaves
    VIP November 2018
    starsinwaves ·
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    We're doing something similar (wedding ends at 10, going to bars after) and I am totally staying in my dress! I love my dress so much, I'm going to get as much mileage out of it as I can. And I'm going to milk it and be the bride for as long as I can (free drinks anyone?). It'll also just be fun to be out with everyone in their wedding attire, I'm actually really excited for it.

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  • Mrs Sullivan
    Expert June 2019
    Mrs Sullivan ·
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    I'd change! It'll be easier to move around and fun to shop for another dress

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