I know with the recession brides are trying to find a dress they can afford. What about the reception dress? If the budget permits, I think it will be great to invest in a reception gown. Of course my favorite designer Priscilla of Boston-Vineyard have a great selection.
A reception gown is great to show the new you. You were single and and now you are in love and fully committed. Why wouldn’t you show out at the reception.