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Dress during reception?

I am nervous about wearing my dress during dinner and dancing.  I just paid 600 dollars for my dress I don't want to stain it.   My family tells me people usually don't change, but I thought it could be done. I know a store will sell me extra clothes if I want, but do people do this? Messy

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    [QUOTE]I am nervous about wearing my dress during dinner and dancing.  I just paid 600 dollars for my dress I don't want to stain it.   My family tells me people usually don't change, but I thought it could be done. <strong>I know a store will sell me extra clothes if I want, but do people do this? Messy</strong>
    Posted by olivia138[/QUOTE]

    What?

    People change all the time after the ceremony, personally I don't see the point. Why buy a gown to wear it for an hour or two? My parents bought me my dream gown at an nightmare of a price (it was $800 more then I wanted to spend) and regardless, I plan on wearing my gown as much as possible, dinner, dancing and to the after party!
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    I didnt answer your poll because yes some people change, but most dont.

    I spent quite a bit on my dress and I wore it for almost 13 hours. Never once did I think of taking it off, we did a 3 hr photo shoot in historic Charleston and finished with a 4 course meal and dancing. 

    Put a bustle in the back and have fun.
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    Sure you can change, but most people don't. Although your argument is that you don't want to spill on an expensive dress, to me, I see it as, If I just spent this much money on a dress, why would I only want to wear it for an hour and then have it probably hang in a closet or be in a box for years to come? I would rather wear it as much as I possibly could on my wedding day and really "get my money's worth" so to speak.


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    I agree with PPs. Its not against the "rules" or anything, but I only get to wear this dress once so I plan on wearing it as long as possible! Most dry cleaners can get out stuff like dirt on the bottom and as for spilling anything on it, I'd just use a napkin in your lap and then if something does spill, have a Tide pen in your stash just in case.
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    Let's be honest when are you planning on wearing your dress again that you're worried about staining it. Wear it all night.
     
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    [QUOTE]I am nervous about wearing my dress during dinner and dancing.  I just paid 600 dollars for my dress I don't want to stain it.   My family tells me people usually don't change, but I thought it could be done. I know a store will sell me extra clothes if I want, but do people do this? Messy
    Posted by olivia138[/QUOTE]

    <div>1. I get that you are concerned about it getting stained, but you only get to wear this gown ONCE. If that's you're only reason for wanting to change, I wouldn't. It's a beautiful gown that you won't get to wear again. Wear the crap of it (also, stick to clear liquids  like white wine and water to avoid stains) </div><div>
    </div><div>2. I don't understand waht you mean by "sell me extra clothes" .. um.. yes.. retails stores.. often .. sell clothes? </div><div>Are you wanting a receptiong dress or something? THey will sell you as many dresses as you want.. It's retail..? </div><div>
    </div><div>3. You are ALLOWED to do whatevertheheck you WANT. It's your wedding.. There are no laws that make it illegal for you to not wear your wedding gown at certain points... ? </div>
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    Yes, you are allowed to change.  And yes, getting a reception dress is becoming popular now.  But my question is you are worried that your $600 wedding dress will become stained or ruined during your reception but you aren't worried that a $300 or whatever price reception dress won't?

    I couldn't have imagined changing out of my dress because I loved it so much.  I even went out to a local bar after my reception ended in my dress because I wanted to wear it longer.  Heck I would wear it to work if I could but that would be slightly odd to do.

    You can do whatever you want but I think spending $600 on a dress you only plan on wearing for maybe an hour is a waste of money.

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    You're ALLOWED.

    But I think it's silly.
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    You are going to wear your dress once. Why not wear it as long as possible?? I dont understand why you wouldnt want to wear it during the reception, not wanting to stain it is a horrible reason
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    You get to wear the dress for one day. Why not leave it on? Live it up!
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    I am not sure what all the "rules" are - but I am having an outdoor ceremony and reception.  My mom is making my dress and will be making a replica of it only shorter and in red for me for the reception. 

    It's not that I'm afraid of getting my dress dirty, I am sure it will either way, but love the idea of having the same dress only in Red =)  for my reception.  
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    I didn't answer your poll because it wasn't the right question.  Yes, of course you are allowed to change.  Should you?  That's really up to you.

    Like most of the girls, I loved my dress and wanted to wear it as long as I possibly could, especially for how much I spent on it.  I bustled it for the reception to protect the train, and made sure to place a napkin on my lap while eating (I did have a Tide To-Go pen in my 'emergency' kit, though I never needed it).  It wasn't very difficult at all to keep it clean, so if that's the only reason to want to change your dress, it seems a little silly to me.  But it's really up to you, if you are that concerned about it, then by all means, get a reception dress.
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    I also didn't answer because of the wording. Are you allowed? Yes. Should you? That depends. Your reasoning to me would be a no. People wear their dresses all night and have no problem. I was even at a wedding where the bride was eating spaghetti in her dress. She wore a bib, so maybe that's an idea. Sure it might look funny, but it might help if you're eating something messy (or just a messy eater I guess).

    Just don't carry around a dark colored drink onto the dance floor or something like that, less chance of spillage. Have things like a stain remover stick or club soda or something on hand just in case. I understand the fear of bumping into someone and getting a huge red wine stain on your dress. But as long as you're careful, you should be fine.

    If it's in your budget and you REALLY want a second reception dress, go for it, but I really don't think you need one IMO.
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    My dress Galina Signature SWG9902 is nearly impossible to bustle without messing with the pattern or bulking the dress, so i do have a reception dress on back up incase my gown gets to be too much or people are stepping on it.
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    also we have an after party being thrown for us at a bar so I will NOT wear my gown there
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    [QUOTE]I am not sure what all the "rules" are - but I am having an outdoor ceremony and reception.  My mom is making my dress and will be making a replica of it only shorter and in red for me for the reception.  It's not that I'm afraid of getting my dress dirty, I am sure it will either way, but love the idea of having the same dress only in Red =)  for my reception.  
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    I think this is really cool!!  You'll have to post pics!
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