(Closed) As a guest do you change your outfit when attending a wedding??

posted 7 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Do you change between the ceremony & reception?
    Never : (57 votes)
    73 %
    Sometimes, depends on the wedding : (17 votes)
    22 %
    Always : (3 votes)
    4 %
    Obligatory Other : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    3175 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Nope, I would probably wear the same thing. I might go to the bathroom and touch up my make up, at most. 

    Post # 4
    5797 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’ve seen people do this but I typically don’t change.

    Post # 5
    1586 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I have a relative that is having their ceremoney at 9am and there reception at like 5pm… i am definatly changing. thinking i will wear a classy pantsuit for the morning and a nice dress for the evening… yay or nay?

    Post # 6
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    No I stay in the same outfit. I think its  a bit much to wear two outfits to some elses event.

    Post # 7
    5183 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I have never heard of this either. But I have not been to many weddings with a large enough time gap to go home. Either way, I would prob just wear the same thing.

    Post # 8
    364 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I’ve always kept the same outfit. Only difference is if I’m wearing a jacket or shawl for a church ceremony and later take it off for the reception

    Post # 8
    2162 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    If the ceremony and reception are in 2 different places, definitely. I typically am casual to a church ceremony and then get dolled up for the reception.

    Post # 8
    622 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    Oh yea i’ve done this twice! no one notices and once was because it was a hot summer day and i didn’t want to look all sweaty and wilted so i put on a sundress for the ceremony and then we had a 5 hour gap and went to a local festival made it back home, showered changed got pretty and fresh again and headed out to the reception.

    It was great!

    Post # 9
    5093 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I’ve never done it before, but a ton of people did for my wedding.  It made sense to me, though, since our church ceremony was in the early afternoon, and our black-tie masquerade reception was in the evening.  Though our ceremony was formal, I think lots of the women felt uncomfortable wearing their evening ballgowns in the afternoon and for the gap afterward.  Thus, they came to the ceremony wearing very nice church attire, but they changed into their gowns for the reception.

    Post # 10
    1111 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Interesting, this has never occurred to me.  I can’t imagine a scenario where I would (or be able to) change between ceremony/reception because I think I always dress up for both.

    Post # 11
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    This would never even occur to me. People really do this??

    Post # 13
    16194 posts
    Honey Beekeeper

    The only time I’ve been to a wedding with such a large gap, I was in the wedding so I didn’t have a choice. I’m not sure what I’d do.

    Post # 13
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I’d never heard of this before until my friend told me that at Indian weddings you’re supposed to change between the ceremony and reception. Something about how you’re supposed to wear neutral colors to the ceremony and bright colors to the reception?

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