Post # 1
I have a question. I have two dresses, my ceremony dress is about 30 pounds and has a train, my other dress is a great bubble dress that is about knee length. My question is that I am just not sure when I should make the change. Are any of you wearing two dresses and if so when are you making the change? Thanks for the help.
Post # 3
In our culture, its tradition to wear multiple dresses at the reception. In a family style 10 course meal, you would change after a few courses.
Not having a 10 course meal, a good time to change (IMHO) would be before/after the cake cutting ceremony. I’ve seen it done for before cake cutting, but if you want to wear your wedding gown during the cake cutting, then do it after.
I plan on having at least 2 dress changes during my reception – 1 formal dress and 1 traditional chinese dress.
Post # 4
you probably want to change before your first dance…it’s awkward to dance in a large heavy dress, even when it’s all bustled up!
Post # 5
A lot of my brides change before they make their entrance into the reception. That way everyone gets to see the new dress during the grand entrance (and it’s a great photo op).
Plus it makes it easier since you won’t have to disappear in the middle of your reception. I agree that dancing will be much easier as well.
Post # 6
I haven’t decided on whether or not I want to have our first dance in my big dress yet. I am thinking about waiting to change into the second dress right before a special song that I am dedicating to him.
Post # 7
I will be changing when the reception transitions to the "dance" part of the evening. I wanted to have photos of my first dance with my gown and greet our guests with it on and possibly have a bite to eat…then as the dj is ready to turn it up a notch, I’ll change. That’s when I’ll have to so I can dance a jig.