The Reception Dress

Yes, you spent hundreds, maybe even thousands of dollars on your wedding dress. So why would you spend money on another dress to wear during your reception? I admit, it may not be the most practical idea, but who says you have to be practical on your wedding day?! :) The main reason I support getting a second Reception Dress is: Comfort! I’m sure your wedding gown is beautiful, but for many of you, it’s probably heavy, hot, and perhaps a bit constricting. You want the freedom to move around, relax and dance! It certainly doesn’t have to be an expensive designer dress. Department stores are a sure-fire place to find the perfect white gown. Also considering finding a bridesmaids dress that comes in white or ivory, although keep in mind you’ll need to order at least 3 – 4 months in advance if going the bridesmaid dress route.

TIP: If you are unsure of when to change into Dress #2, consider waiting until after your First Dance and Father/Daughter dance (so that you can do those in your Wedding Dress) and change once the dance floor is open and in full swing.

Here are some fab dresses I found online that won’t break the bank!

This one is sooooo sassy!

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This dress is SO lovely, I would wear it for my whole wedding (if I could actually pull it off, which I can’t) and never want to take it off :) Chiffon & Organza Dune Gown, JCrew, $850

I don’t have a great full length shot of my own Reception Dress, but here is a candid moment which clearly shows how I was able to get my groove on at my wedding :) The Husband actually found this white satin dress with black beading for me at Carson’s for a whopping $123!

Photo by Dennis Lee Photography

Do you have a Reception Dress, or is this something you are considering? Where are you shopping for it?