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Reception question: Wear the Dress?

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#21 JaimeLynne

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    Posted 07 March 2009 - 01:08 PM

    We just decided to have an AHR. When I was speaking to my Grandma and Aunts I was really surprised to hear them say that I should most definitely wear my wedding dress again! Surprised in a GREAT way, that is! I mean, how many girls get the chance to get all dolled up in the wedding attire TWICE?! We are SOOOO lucky!!!

    Plus like a lot of y'all, I have family that won't be able to make it to the Mexico wedding - namely my little cousins who were so looking forward to being flower girls. So I decided to have a "why the hell not?!" attitude about the whole AHR. We are going to do it "wedding themed" and let all the little girls dress up in little white FG dresses and throw petals on us (we're getting legally married at our AHR since our site in MX only hosts spiritual ceremonies). I'm also going to ask the BMs to wear their dresses from the wedding, and FI will wear his suit.


    I wasn't going to wear it but we were at an engagment party for some friends getting married on New Years Eve and was talking to some friends who most likely won't be coming to the DR and she was like "what, you aren't going to wear it, none of us will get to see it" so it got me thinking that perhaps I should wear it at least for a bit...plus we are considering a "rock the reception" type of first dance so I'd have to be in the dress to make it work!!!
    "Rock the Reception"! I LOVE IT! We wanted to do that really badly but don't have the space down in MX - how cool to do it back home at the AHR!!

    ~ Jaime & Martin ~
    "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

    We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

    We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


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      Posted 07 March 2009 - 08:40 PM

      i plan to wear mine again!! Go for it!! You deserve to be a princess twice!!

      #23 Jacilynda

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        Posted 08 March 2009 - 12:48 AM

        I say its totally up to you. I'm having a second more comfortable casual dress (probably from JCrew) for our AHR. I personally don't like the idea of wearing it again. So I will have a different dress but we are having an open house college football bbq and will play our video and slidewhow on abig screen so everyone can see what i did look like.

        #24 candiekiss

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          Posted 08 March 2009 - 01:10 AM

          I too was having this same dilemma but after reading all the posts I think I will wear my dress to the AHR. I just thought maybe I'd feel silly if I did but it sounds like most people that did this their guests were happy to see it.

          #25 nicole.gia

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            Posted 08 March 2009 - 02:18 AM

            I would totally wear it again. Just another excuse to look amazing in a beautiful dress. Plus, those that are coming to the AHR might be disappointed if you are not wearing it....I went to an AHR and the bride didn't wear her dress. I would have loved to have seen it and how beautiful she looked as she did on her wedding day.

            #26 eloping789

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              Posted 08 March 2009 - 10:50 AM

              I'm definitely going to wear mine at the reception. A friend of mine did the same thing after her destination wedding and it was wonderful for all of the friends and family who didn't get to go and see her. Her FI also wore the suit he got married in which was pretty cool too since it was the one and only time any of us will ever see him in a suit! ;-)

              #27 meli122

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                Posted 08 March 2009 - 12:58 PM

                I say wear it. Everyone wants to see it for the AHR who didnt make it to the wedding. I would love to wear my dress 2x.

                #28 IMPPEARL

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                  Posted 08 March 2009 - 05:06 PM

                  I am most defiantly wearing my dress again!! I spent a lot and why not get two uses out if it. Besides I LOVE it and need the excuse to wear it again. My dilemma is weather or not I use it for TTD or get a cheep one for that. I am afraid of the condition it will be in after TTD (I have alot of beading on my dress) ... Anyway I vote wear it again!
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                  #29 big3n09

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                    Posted 08 March 2009 - 05:49 PM

                    Why not get your money's worth and people will want to see it on you anyway.
                    4/1/11 in St. Kitts at the Marriott I married my best-friend!!!

                    #30 dursula

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                      Posted 08 March 2009 - 08:51 PM

                      DEFINITELY wearing it again! I can't wait! I'm only sad that I can't wear it more often!

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