Post # 1
I was talking to a friend about the dreaded wedding gap and how it can sometimes be useful since you can go home and get ready for the evening. She had never heard of this before.
So how many of you do this? If I attend a noon or 1pm ceremony I will wear something nice but not overly dressy, then I will go home and get dressed up for the evening reception.
Post # 3
Nope, I would probably wear the same thing. I might go to the bathroom and touch up my make up, at most.
Post # 4
I’ve seen people do this but I typically don’t change.
Post # 5
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
No I stay in the same outfit. I think its a bit much to wear two outfits to some elses event.
Post # 7
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
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
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
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
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
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
This would never even occur to me. People really do this??
Post # 12
@crayfish: Yes, really. I really don’t feel like wearing my nice formal dress to a daytime ceremony, it doesn’t seem appropriate. Plus, I like to go home and do a better job with my hair for the evening and put on heavier make up.
Post # 13
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
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?