Post # 1
I just posted another thread asking about my ceremony dress that just got alterations done. It got me thinking — when is the best time to change into my reception dress? My reception dress is more comfortable and im wearing flats with it rather than heels with my ceremony gown, so Id like to change into it early enough. I also want to get pro pics wearing both gowns with FI, so heres my timeline — when would you suggest I change gowns??
2:00pm — photographers arrive for getting ready photos & detail photos.
3:00pm- Head to venue for first look & first half of bride/groom photos.
3:40pm– Bridal party photos all together, bride with BMs, groom with groomsmen.
4:00pm – Family photos (we dont have a lot of those to do, small immediate family)
4:30pm- Photographers take ceremony & reception detail shots.
5:50pm-6:50/7:00pm — Bride & groom portraits while guest have cocktail hour/appetizers.
7:15pm — Dinner
8:15pm- Reception starts
11:00pm — End of reception
I was considering changing gowns right after the ceremony so I can get photos outside with FI in my second dress. So essentially an hour of photos in each dress so I get both looks? Plus walking around outside in heels will not be fun after wearing them for a few hours, and my second dress Im wearing flats?
Does that seem odd or what would you ladies do??
For reference, heres my ceremony gown:
& Reception dress:
The reception dress has no train also which will make it much more comfortable to move around in… What do you think bees?
Post # 2
- Wedding: June 2015 - Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rica
The first dress is sooooo pretty! you should stay in it all night.. or as long as possible 🙂
Post # 3
I had two dresses and I changed right after dinner/before our speech. Really, any few minutes when you can steal away will work! Selfishly, I wanted to go up for our speech in my cocktail dress because I wanted everyone to notice it 🙂 My momma made it for me!
Post # 4
PS I looooove your second dress! You look amazing in it.
Post # 5
I’d change into it after the ceremony so that you have professional pics in both dresses like you said.
Post # 6
Yep like you I would change right after ceremony since your doing a first look. I love both your dresses sooooo much!
Post # 7
Firstthingsfirst: Oooooh super cute!!
Post # 8
Firstthingsfirst: Your momma did an amazing job! I’m trying to learn a little bit of sewing and I’m envious of her skill, fitting things to people’s bodies is really hard.
Post # 9
Barbiestylez: I like the idea of after the ceremony as well. That way, you can do another “first look” 🙂
It’ll surprise your FI and guest!
Post # 10
Barbiestylez: Change into reception dress after the ceremony. Btw i’m deeply in love with your second dress !! You will absolutely look fabulous in your big day
Post # 11
yayimengaged: Nissipatra: Thank you ladies!!! 🙂 I cant wait to share my recap!
Post # 12
I would change right after your first dance to get slightly more wear out of your BEAUTIFUL ceremony gown. Then you can surprise guests when you walk back in the reception to dance with them in that (also gorgeous) mermaid gown!
Post # 13
After the ceremony and before dinner would probably be the best time. Maybe after the toasts/speeches and dances, you can sneak off while everyone is distracted by food – that would be my plan.
By the way, your gowns are gorgeous..ball gown ceremony and trumpet/mermaid is what I’m hoping for too.
Post # 14
Your reception dress is stunning, either one for pictures would be lovely but maybe after your dances with your father and husband.