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#1 nicoleswrld

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    Posted 16 April 2010 - 02:57 PM

    Hey ladies,

    At first we were going to just have a casual backyard BBQ but now FI's mom offered to pay for a reception somewhere. So we have picked a really nice venue in Newport, RI. It is just a cocktail reception with stations and whatnot. Has anyone else done this and wore their wedding dress again? Or should I just buy something white but more casual

    This is so confusing :-)

    #2 becks1581

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      Posted 16 April 2010 - 08:26 PM

      I'm not speaking from experience but I think that it would be cute for you and FI to make an entrance in your wedding attire, maybe do a dance or welcome everyone and then you could change into a more comfy 'reception dress'. That way the guests would get to see you in your dress but you wouldn't necessarily have to wear the gown all night.
      UNLESS you want to wear it all night, in which case I say go for it!!

      #3 jhartford19

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        Posted 21 April 2010 - 08:58 PM

        I think I will want to wear my wedding dress again. Not too many brides get to wear their dress twice. Also, the people who were unable to come will probably want to see it. I went to a reception before where the bride just wore a plain old dress and not her wedding dress and I have to admit I was disappointed.

        #4 jk1101

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          Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:36 PM

          My parents offered to make our AHR and we are wearing our wedding clothes again. Ours is a lunch in a restaurant but we decided that it's still our day and a celebration of our wedding so we can wear what we want. It's the most expensive clothing we own so if we can wear it more than once...we will!

          #5 randi.renstrom

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            Posted 27 April 2010 - 10:34 PM

            i have been debating this exact thing for the past week! my fiance and i are living in mn (where i am from) and he is from wi. at first we were just going to do small ahr in the spring, in both mn and wi (we are getting married in november). but my grandma (who isn't going to the wedding) insists i wear my dress at a reception afterwards. so i am thinking of just doing a cocktail hour with drinks/appetizers, and wearing my dress. my fiance isn't all about me wearing my dress and him wearing his suit, but i think it would be nice for those who aren't at the wedding. we have mostly friends/family friends/fiance's family going to the wedding, so most of my family won't see me in my dress. and i know my grandparents would want to see it. so although it might seem a little 'odd' to be putting on your dress again, i think it would mean a lot to those who weren't there. and its your dress! i agree with everyone else that it just gives you another day to feel like a princess and wear your dress, which most brides don't get to do :)

            #6 Jenny310

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              Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:07 PM

              I'm 100% wearing my dress again! I agree people who didn't make it to the DW would love to see you, but most importantly I want to wear it. From a little girl I always looked at wedding dress dreaming of the day I would wear mine. Then shopping for it with my fam was so much fun! Thats why I'm not doing the TTD in my "real" wedding dress, I don't want to risk ruining it.

              Who knows maybe after the wedding my husband (sooo weird to say he'll be my husband :o) ) will come home to me sitting on the couch in my wedding dress LOL

              #7 Sjnovot

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                Posted 13 September 2010 - 09:00 PM

                You should wear your wedding attire again.  You want it to feel like your wedding again!  I would be afraid to feel like a guest if I didn't stand out.

                #8 niajs

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                  Posted 17 September 2010 - 04:03 AM

                  I'm definitely wearing my dress again! Not many brides get to have double the wear out of the most expensive dress they'll ever buy! We're not sure yet if FI will be buying or hiring his suit, but if he buys it, he'll definitely wear it again and I'm going to ask the BMs to wear their dresses. There'll be a load of friends and family who won't be joining us abroad, so they'll be really pleased to see the outfits. We're also having a blessing in FI's grandma's room at her care home earlier that day and I may even wear it there!

                  #9 sxcT

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                    Posted 22 September 2010 - 09:46 AM

                    This post is hilarious!!  LOL


                    Yes I will definitley be wearing my dress again no matter what type of AHR we have. 

                    Originally Posted by Jenny310 

                    Who knows maybe after the wedding my husband (sooo weird to say he'll be my husband :o) ) will come home to me sitting on the couch in my wedding dress LOL

                    #10 jaimeLe318

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                      Posted 27 September 2010 - 02:01 PM

                      I am definitely planning on wearing wearing my dress atleast for the beginning of our AHR. My grandmother also will not be able to make it, so it will be nice to atleast come out in the dress and do our first dance over again ? Then I will most likely change into a more casual/fun white cocktail dress since we are having a cocktail reception.

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