(Closed) Changing Wedding Gowns….after the first look!

posted 5 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
4056 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I wore a light gold dress all night. I loved it!!!! 

Post # 4
2616 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

do your moms plan. if time allows i think having the nicer gown for a majority of pictures is the ideal situation…

Post # 5
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

Your Mom is both generous and brilliant!

That being said, my dress was Maggie’s light gold, and it looks white in pictures!

Post # 6
2070 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I would just wear the light gold dress all night. You will still look very bridal! your mum’s plan sounds complicated to me. 

Post # 8
130 posts
Blushing bee

@DaeEsq:  I think if you really want the white dress, do both! Your mum’s plan sounds like the perfect plan 🙂  Just be sure to budget enough time! And maybe try to minimize the additional changes (e.g. changing shoes, jewellery, etc.)

Alternatively, start off in the white dress for pre-ceremony & ceremony photos, then change right after the ceremony into the gold dress, and wear that into the reception. You can get some day-time photos in the gold dress, but exclude one change session. 

Post # 9
4948 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@DaeEsq:   Your mother is a genius!! Great plan!!!!

Post # 10
1895 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I sort of did this…I did an accessories change right before the ceremony but after the photos. All of my first look & family photos were with black accessories (it went with our venue) & I took those off and put On a white bolero top with a white sash for the ceremony. It was fun because my husband thought I had two different dresses so he was still surprised even though we did the first look photos! 🙂 (shows how much guys pay attention cause it was the exact same dress!)




i vote to dO it! If you have the time and you want to be in white, you should be!


Post # 12
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I love you mom’s idea!  Do it!  I have a white gown and will change into an ivory one for cake cutting:)

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