(Closed) Do guests care for the bride to change into another dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Do guests care to see the bride change into another dress?
    Yes - I like and enjoy seeing a dress change. : (10 votes)
    11 %
    No - It doesn't make a difference to me what dress you are wearing. : (78 votes)
    89 %
  • Post # 18
    758 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I had a ballgown for my ceremony and reception.  I had decided early on in the planning process that I would likely get a bit overwhelmed with wearing the ballgown all night, especially for the dancing portion, so I decided that if I could find a 2nd dress for $100 or less, I would buy it.  I did, and I couldn’t have been happier with my decision. 

    The ballgown was amazing and I loved everything about it, but it gets really heavy as the night goes on, and you eventually just feel like you need to wear something lighter, cooler, etc. I wore it for the ceremony and most of my reception (dinner, cake cutting, first dances, father-daughter, bouquet toss, etc.) and then changed for the dancing portion.

    I don’t think it’s “ostentatious”, as another poster said for the bride to change into something because the 2nd dress may be for comfort and may not have cost a lot. 

    My guests were excited to see the 2nd dress and I got a lot of compliments.  All comments were positive.

    Edit: PS – I’m caucasian, and spent less than $1000 on my ballgown.  If I had spent 10k on a Vera Wang…I might have wanted to get my money’s worth out of it…lol!

    Post # 19
    769 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I voted that the guests don’t care, but for the MANY episodes of Four Weddings I watch, the brides always loss dress pts for changing. 

    Post # 20
    2853 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I realized I’ve never actually been to a wedding where the bride did a dress change.


    I probably wouldn’t care. Your rationale for getting a different dress (that it’s lighter) is sound. And you’re not on 4 weddings. So if you’ll be more comfortable for your party I say go for it.

    Also, I think I tried on that DB dress, I liked it. Is there beading in there with the lace?

    Post # 21
    6659 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I’ve always felt that the wedding gown is such a big deal and you only get to wear it once so it would be crazy to change out of it at any point during the wedding. I was joking to Darling Husband for months that I would sleep in it that night. I can understand maybe if you couldn’t decide between 2 gowns or wanted to wear an inherited gown for sentimental reasons for the ceremony, but otherwise I just think it’s a waste to change.

    Post # 22
    6392 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I wouldn’t care at all as a guest, but I know that even though my dress was heavy, I didn’t want to take it off at all on my wedding day. I mean, it was a bit of a relief when I finally did, but if someone would have asked me to change halfway through, I would’ve been pretty bummed.

    Post # 23
    3261 posts
    Sugar bee

    I wouldn’t care for them to change. I actually think its weird/pointless most of the time.

    Post # 24
    331 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I actually like for the Bride not to change – – I like to get to see the ceremony dress, because it’s usually beautiful and intricate, and you just can’t see those details from several rows back during the ceremony!

    Post # 25
    1192 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    In my opinion, my dress wasn’t cheap and I am going to wear it all night.

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