(Closed) Reception dress

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
37 posts

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
596 posts
Busy bee

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
53 posts
Worker bee

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
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

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
21 posts

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.

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