(Closed) Changing Into a Different Dress for the Reception?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
267 posts
Helper bee

I changed briefly into a Vietnamese ao dai for the cocktail hour, but changed back for the rest of the reception. I think if you’re not going to be comfortable in your wedding gown, then definitely get a different one for the reception. Get it in white, maybe get a cute birdcage veil so it’s obvious you’re the bride even if the dress is short and more casual! Maybe something like this?


Post # 4
14 posts

I would stick with white or ivory.  Maybe do a sash and shoes in your wedding color?

I love the cage veil idea tanya2s had…very cute!

 <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”text-decoration: underline”>These dresses look fun:

<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-weight: bold”>http://www.destinationsbridal.com/servlet/the-24/beach-wedding-dress%2C-informal/Detail

<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-weight: bold”>http://watters.com/product.php?coll=watters&showid=747

<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-weight: bold”>http://www.dessy.com/dresses/bridesmaid/2509/#LineList=4&attributeMask=1&catid=1&displaytype=GridMedium&activePage=2&rpp=9&SortOrder=BridesmaidLineDefault&nbsp;

<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”text-decoration: underline”>And a few veils:

 <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-weight: bold”>http://www.destinationsbridal.com/servlet/the-9/cage-veil%2C-visor-veil%2C/Detail

<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-weight: bold”>http://www.myweddingveil.com/michele_side_400.htm

<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-weight: bold”>http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8795309&nbsp;



Post # 5
14 posts

Whoa!  Sorry ’bout that!  Maybe I’ll go learn how to post links now…



Post # 6
471 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Wear whatever you love! Everyone will know who you are anyway. 🙂

I will wear my cathedral length wedding gown through the introduction, cake cutting, and first dance..After that, I will change into a traditional Chinese kwa and/or cheong sam/qipao. Following that, for the dancing and partying, I will be in a chapel length wedding gown.

Post # 7
14 posts

Let me try that again…

 <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: tahoma; font-size: 13px”>http://www.destinationsbridal.com/servlet/the-24/beach-wedding-dress%2C-informal/Detail

 <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: tahoma; font-size: 13px”>http://watters.com/product.php?coll=watters&showid=747

<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: tahoma; font-size: 13px”>http://www.dessy.com/dresses/bridesmaid/2509/#LineList=4&attributeMask=1&catid=1&displaytype=GridMedium&activePage=2&rpp=9&SortOrder=BridesmaidLineDefault &nbsp;

 <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: tahoma; font-size: 13px”>http://www.destinationsbridal.com/servlet/the-9/cage-veil%2C-visor-veil%2C/Detail

 <span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: tahoma; font-size: 13px”>http://www.myweddingveil.com/michele_side_400.htm

<span class=”Apple-style-span” style=”font-family: tahoma; font-size: 13px”>http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=8795309&nbsp;

Post # 8
88 posts
Worker bee

Girl you can do/wear whatever you want… After buying three gown(I couldnt make up my mind) I have decided on one dress to wear to both… For the wedding I will wear all ivory, pearls, diamonds,ect. and for the reception i will wear pink shoes, a big pink flower in my hair and pink diamond jewerly with a colorful fun bouquet… but you can anthing you want… A red dress, purple, green, orange whatever!  Its your day!  And I would recommend you changing my bbf didn’t and it was a very long painful night for her. Good luck! 

Post # 9
47 posts
  • Wedding: August 2008

I have gone with two gowns.  Could not decide between the two.

 I will wear one for the pictures and the ceremony and then I will wear the other for the reception. I realize that lots of tounges will wag but…honestly it’s my day and my dollar. Laughs!

Post # 10
3 posts
  • Wedding: May 2008

I am wearing two dresses. The first is Priscilla of Boston and gorgeous! It is also a little much to dance and party in. So, I am switching to a BCBG short dress in the color Chalk that I found at Nordstrom. It’s not something I would typically wear (it’s short and low-cut) and that’s why I love it. Wearing two different dresses is fun and good way to keep everyone on their toes. Besides, it’s you wedding! Do what you want!

Post # 12
193 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Lik tanya2s, I’m also going to wear an ao dai… but probably after dinner for the father/daughgter dance and cake cutting.  Then I’m going to change into a white cocktail dress w/ birdcage veil, too!  I’m not planning on spending much on any of the dresses (ao dais can be custom made for around $100 and I think I’ll get the cocktail dress from Ross or H&M or something). 

Post # 13
5 posts
  • Wedding: April 2008

I love the idea of a short reception dress.  I’m doing a small wedding, but if I had the big blow out, I think I would have done a 2nd dress. BCBG makes great dresses that are bride appropriate, short and long.  In fact for my beachy wedding, my first option was a long BCBG chiffon dress (but ended up with a Nicole Miller silk dress that I LOVE). I tried this BCBG on, very cute and fun: Short white BCBG dress with applique flowers That also comes in yellow, super cute! Nicole Miller is a good bet too.  Check this one out. (first time posting, hope those links work) 

Post # 14
191 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

my friend who got married last november changed into a little black dress. it was great for dancing!

Post # 15
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I am wearing the wedding dress all night!  Fiance will have to pry me out of it, and I will possibly put it back on the next day.  Of course I knew that I didn’t want the hassle of changing, or even selecting another dress, and so it was a priority for me to pick a dress that felt really wearable.  Seriously, some of the dresses I tried on (mostly the ones that stood up by themselves) I really couldn’t see wearing at all!  After having to help my sister pee in her wedding dress (couldn’t get into and out of the stall, so we had to run up to the hotel room, and then I had to hold the skirt practically over her head) I knew I wasn’t going to have anything like that!

Post # 16
104 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2009

Suzanno! LOL — I can picture trying to get some of these dresses into a stall– definately something that should be added to the venue checklist! (and I guess the wedding dress checklist!)

I personally like to see brides in thier dresses all night. but if you are having an all day affair I can see the need for a change!

Anyone changing into "honeymoon apparel" for the grand exit?

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