I would definitely recommend having a reception dress as a new bride-to-be. A wedding dress for the ceremony and a separate dress for the wedding reception. Thinking back, I would have loved to have rocked a different look for the reception party instead of being in the same dress all night long.
Here are two looks for a wedding reception using prom dresses from David’s Bridal. A prom or wedding, make it work! Personally, I prefer the overall look not to scream “wedding”! Also keep in mind that you don’t have to spend a fortune to look special on your big day.