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#1 ACDCDCAC

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:00 PM

my photographer starts at 4pm, when i'm getting dressed & ready, and i'll be in my huge foo-foo dress for 9-10 hours when all is said and done. i know some of you changed mid-reception, or after the ceremony, and i'm wondering if i might like to do that too.

did/will you make any "costume" changes at your wedding? why? into what? are you glad you did or do you wish you didn't bother?

this is the dress i'm thinking of getting, $30 at Click the image to open in full size.
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obviously not with the black shoes, i'm thinking flip-flops!

what do ya think?

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    Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:04 PM

    Abbie I love it, its very cute! I say go for it! It will make you so much more comfortable and you will have already taken pics in your poofy dress so voila, this is perfect!

    #3 ErinB

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      Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:08 PM

      Cute dress! After trying on my dress, I'm starting to wonder if I should have a "costume change" dress. It's big and poufy and I lolve it, but it is a little heavy. I have my TTD dress that I could change into if I get tired of lugging mine around. Although I think my mother will have a fit if we paid a grand for my dress and I only wear it for an hour! LOL

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        Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:10 PM

        I changed mid-way through the reception. I kept trying to dance and people would either step on my dress or the bustle would come undone. Too much shakin going on- LOL.

        I didn't really plan on ever changing but I brought a dress "just in case." Well obviously I changed and I'm glad I did. I wanted to have a good time and the dress just kept getting in the way. It was more important for me to have a good time, then look great in my dress the whole night. I know some girls want to sleep in the thing, but I'm totally not like that. I just want to PAR-TAY!

        I won't lie. Travelling with the dress was horrible! I hated it. I ripped the bag and had a hard time carrying the stupid thing without dragging it. I tried to just fold it over my arm, but then the dress would fall of the hanger. Steve carried it most of the time for me so I was thankful.

        Even though it's crappy to travel with, I think you should ABSOLUTELY bring your big wedding dress. I think you would regret not wearing it even if it's a PIA.
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        #5 ACDCDCAC

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        Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:16 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by LC_Rachel
        Even though it's crappy to travel with, I think you should ABSOLUTELY bring your big wedding dress. I think you would regret not wearing it even if it's a PIA.
        i was thinking this too, but for the cabo wedding, we have less than 20 people going, and i will have already worn it at my BFW (big freakin wedding) at home, everyone going to cabo will be at the BFW, where we have our expensive photog, and all our wedding pics taken at the BFW. as of yet a photog is not in the budget for our cabo wedding (SAD! ), so i don't know how worth it it will be to lug my poofy dress all the way there and back if we probably won't even have that wedding photographed.
        KWIM?

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        Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:19 PM

        haha, just got this email from my mom, looks like it's a done deal :)

        What a great idea. And it will be fun to wear in Mexico for dinner or
        something. Get it NOW - let me know if you are short for cash, I could
        buy it w/my Visa today...
        Love you!
        Mom


        BUT, i'm still interested in your opinions and comments on changing dresses, so talk away!

        #7 Copita

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          Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:19 PM

          Hey chica...
          I was thinking abotu changing fo rhte reception but then decided against it because I love my wed dress so much and will prob never wear it again. Plus it costs me a pretty penny so I will be wearing it as long as possible! LOL! :)

          I do like that dress, though! And granted, it's gonna be hot so you are prob gonna love changing out of your wed. dress!

          #8 jajajaja

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            Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:19 PM

            Ok gotcha. I didnt realize your wedding at home was the real deal. I just thought it was something to make some people happy before you left. Geez, I dunno then. We had only 20 people at the wedding (incuding us!) and I'm glad they flattered me all night with compliments- LOL. But if your guests have already seen it, I dunno then- especially with no photog to capture some great images of you in your dress on the beach!
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            #9 Saraha

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              Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:21 PM

              Thats such a cute idea.... yes 9-10 hours is a SUPER long time to be a froo froo dress, I say go for it!

              #10 ACDCDCAC

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              Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:26 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by LC_Rachel
              Ok gotcha. I didnt realize your wedding at home was the real deal. I just thought it was something to make some people happy before you left. Geez, I dunno then. We had only 20 people at the wedding (incuding us!) and I'm glad they flattered me all night with compliments- LOL. But if your guests have already seen it, I dunno then- especially with no photog to capture some great images of you in your dress on the beach!
              hahaha, well, it is just as you described, it's just "a little something" to make people happy before we leave, but it turned in to a full fledged 200 guest affair. we started our guest list and "just family" quickly turned into over 70 people. when we looked at venues, it was either under 50, or big enough for 200, and since we had over 50, we decided to go for broke since we were paying for a larger venue anyways oh well :)

              we really wanted a true DW only, but there are just too many people in our families and friends who we really wanted to celebrate it with who couldn't do a DW for various reasons, so we're doing both! we thought if we're gonna do a huge AHR, we might as well do a wedding for everyone too, while they're gathered




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