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#11 LilyPotter

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Posted 19 March 2014 - 10:37 PM

I can't seem to be able to not post every day x) Today I come with a little update on the reception dress! 

 

Reception dress.

 

I have told you about the TTD-session between the ceremony and the dinner... I was thinking about changing dresses, into a short reception dress, because my wedding dress was going to get soaked in a waterfall! BUT! Today I actually purchased a knock off of my dress, so I can preserve my beautiful gown! But now i have to get into the dress, then after the ceremony take the formal wedding pics, then change into the knock off, have fun (!), and then change again back into the wedding dress... Hmmm, maybe I'll get a reception dress after all? Easier to change into, and I'll sit and eat more comfortably... ? Sooo! Wedding dress for ceremony and pics, knock off wedding dress for TTD, and reception dress for the dinner! Three dresses! Whew! Luckily my wedding dress came well under the budget, so these other dresses are all well in the dress-budget!

 

Mori Lee style 6772

 

The short dress has to be something on the simpler side... Posted this pic before, but something like this:

 

little white dress

 

So, what do you think? Short reception dress, or change into the wedding dress gain? :) 


July 14th 2014, Taveuni Island, Fiji

#12 csho

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 04:00 AM

Its a hard decision! I love the reception dress you posted! And it might be more comfortable, but you wouldn't be in your wedding dress for very long. I am changing into a reception dress but not til after the dinner. And I am having a second wedding ceremony once we return so I get to wear it twice. But it would be a little insane for you to change 4  times lol!  I think this one is really personal preference, if you its going to be really hot and you'll be dying of heat and uncomfortable in your wedding dress then maybe the reception dress is the way to go.



#13 mckievme

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 08:41 AM

Where did you get your tablecloth from? I've been debating on getting a sequin cloth for our sweetheart table, but they just seem so expensive!

For your dress - my vote is to stay in the wedding dress! While I think the reception gown you posted is beautiful (I mean you really can't go wrong either way), I love how much energy you've put into making your first dinner as a married couple so romantic and I would love to see pictures of both you and your hubby in the attire you became husband and wife in! csho raises a good point - if you think you'll die of a heat stroke in your gown, switch to the reception dress!

#14 LilyPotter

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Posted 20 March 2014 - 12:11 PM

Where did you get your tablecloth from? I've been debating on getting a sequin cloth for our sweetheart table, but they just seem so expensive!

For your dress - my vote is to stay in the wedding dress! While I think the reception gown you posted is beautiful (I mean you really can't go wrong either way), I love how much energy you've put into making your first dinner as a married couple so romantic and I would love to see pictures of both you and your hubby in the attire you became husband and wife in! csho raises a good point - if you think you'll die of a heat stroke in your gown, switch to the reception dress!

 

Tablecloth:

https://www.etsy.com..._home_active_12

 

It's a bit expensive, yes... But my other alternative was to make it myself... And that's out of the question!

 

Yes, I think I'll stay in my wedding dress... I can use a little white dress any other time, but the wedding dress... That's once in a lifetime! I plan on bringing/buying a lot of dresses on this trip, and I guess we'll have a lot of occasions to dress up on our trip! I have the engagement shoot too... I can wear something short and cute then! Were having an artsy/fashion engagement shoot, so I have all the excuses to wear amazing clothes! Thank you for your feedback, girls! You've helped a lot!

 

By the way: the dress is quite short and light, so I doubt I'll die of a heatstroke ;)


July 14th 2014, Taveuni Island, Fiji

#15 LilyPotter

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Posted 22 March 2014 - 04:09 PM

Dress alteration.

 

I've shown you my dress a few times already, and I love it sooooo much! I'm receiving it in April/May, and have been thinking of alterations for a while. Of course you have the normal alterations, but I do want to do something about the back... I have a HUGE fear of back cleavage, and I also do have somewhat broad shoulders. I have read so many places about lowering the back of the dress. I was just wondering if it's possible with this dress? Will it ruin the overall look or construction of the gown? 

 

Mori Lee style 6772
Mori Lee style 6772
 
I was also thinking about adding straps if that's what it takes! In that case I'll add straps somewhat similar to this:
 
bilde (1)

 

Not with the flowers, though... Regarding the sheer fabric in the back: I like it, but I think that maybe it will take to much of the original dress design... But the low back is similar to the back I want... Is that to low, or can it be done?


Edited by LilyPotter, 22 March 2014 - 04:20 PM.

July 14th 2014, Taveuni Island, Fiji

#16 LilyPotter

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 01:37 PM

Finally got the dress! Hmm... Can I say finally when I was expecting it a month from now? It was scheduled to arrive the last week of April! I'm so happy!!! It fits so well! I'm kinda second guessing my alterations plans... I love it just the way it is, but then I really have to work on my back-fat and toning of shoulders and arms... Luckily I still have three more months until we leave! First scheduled alteration is the first week of May, so I have lots of time to decide what I want to do before I turn in the dress :P

 

I do still want to lower the back a bit, but I'm unsure about the straps.... Although I love the straps on the pics i posted, I'm afraid it will be to much! I love the simplicity of the gown! I found out that i need to buy some different jewelry, though... The belt is far to blingy for the simple earrings I got last week... Luckily I can use those on an other occasion! Maybe something bigger? Definitely with some sparkle! And I wasn't thinking of wearing a bracelet or a necklace, but I will see what I do...


July 14th 2014, Taveuni Island, Fiji

#17 csho

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Posted 26 March 2014 - 02:24 PM

Can't wait to see a photo of you in the dress!!!



#18 csho

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 04:20 AM

@LilyPotter I absolutely love the straps/back that you envision on your dress however, I feel like they may not look how you envision it to as its not the same style of dress. I absolutely love your dress and think it looks gorgeous as is! However whatever you decide will be beautiful! I just think it is probably not necessary to do those type of straps if you love it already as is!



#19 LilyPotter

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 04:34 AM

@csho

 

I think you are right! The dress did com with some straps in the same fabric as the dress. They are very long and can be attached however I like! I think I'll try that first, and see if I even like the dress with straps :P It is very light and comfortable, and I don't think i need the straps even if I lower the back! 

 

My FI said that I should do whatever I feel most comfortable with (he has not seen the dress, but I've talked to him about the straps VS no straps dilemma), so I've decided to wait until I get it to a seamstress, and together with her decide what would look best :) The challenge is that I have no friends or family wh knows about this, so therefore I have posted everything on this forum in such detail... I have to get it out somehow, or else I'll explode :P

 

Thanks for the input!


July 14th 2014, Taveuni Island, Fiji

#20 csho

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Posted 27 March 2014 - 04:58 AM

I think that's a great idea! Don't get me wrong I think it will look beautiful either way! And I can imagine! I am bubbling over with excitement, I can't imagine not being able to tell anyone!!! That's why I love this site soo much! Cause I mean no one else cares about weddings as much as other people planning them too!







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