(Closed) Brides that had or will have two dresses!?

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

@SkyChick:  I will be changing more than once, so my changing schedule will be a bit different.

I think changing right before the tossing is perfect because it signifies a shift to the party, and the “reveal” to your guests will be more noticeable since everyone will be watching you toss the bouquet. 🙂 

What does your reception dress look like? Is it more party/dancing-friendly?

Post # 4
822 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I can’t remember exactly when I changed.  I think it was after dinner and before cake cutting and bouquet toss — according to the photos I got back. 

Post # 5
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I only have one dress but if I had two, I think I would change after dinner…

Post # 6
3276 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’m changing right after the ceremony/receiving line. You could change after the ceremony, then before the dance/bouquet toss, then change back after that. It’s a lot of changing but it could make it not strictly ceremony/reception dresses. 

Post # 8
280 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@SkyChick:  I have two dresses as well!  I have a huge, very heavy ballgown for my ceremony and the earlier part of the evening, and a sweet little reception dress to change into later on in the evening when the dancing gets underway.  I don’t really have a specific plan for changing, as such…I was just planning to slip into the shorter/lighter dress once I start to get tired and hot from lugging 30 pounds of ballgown around!  Haha!  But, I do know that I want my first dance with my hubby to be in my formal ballgown…so it’ll be sometime after that.  Yay for two-dress brides!  🙂

Post # 9
58 posts
Worker bee

@SkyChick:  You can also change the look of your dress.  I came up with a few looks using one dress.


This is my”dress” online



See…  This is the ceremony look. (Traditional Catholic Ceremony)



And then the reception look:





You can save a lot of money this way.  I almost got another dress too but I’m glad I didn’t.  I don’t want to have to change.  Hope this helps.


Post # 10
2874 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

i wore my wedding dress for the civil ceremony at 2, photos with my husband, catholic ceremony at 6 and then dinner (civil and religious weddings seperate in mexico).  

then my reception dress after dinner from 9-2am    that was a short strapless white chiffon dress with a sparkly bit at the side. (mexican wedding receptions are also very long haha)

so i got a good  bit of wear out of them!

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