Hello all--first post here, as I've run into a bit of a situation.
My fiancé and I live in the Paris metro area and are getting married in July in our neighborhood's town hall, the only place in which you can have a legally recognized marriage in France. We are having a small reception (40 people) at a really gorgeous restaurant/catering hall. My parents, however, want to throw us another party in New York a few months afterwards (probably in October), as most of my family will not be able to afford to fly out to Paris just to attend my wedding. I figure, hey, it'll make my parents happy, and I won't say no to another party.
However, in reading the threads on this forum, I've started thinking that maybe I shouldn't wear my wedding dress to the second party Stateside. I'd really love to, don't get me wrong, but I do have another dress that I already own that would do nicely, and maybe it would be more appropriate for a second reception kind of deal. What do you all think?