(Closed) Wedding Reception Party Dress..Anyone, Anyone???

posted 6 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
218 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think it is a great idea, but maybe change to your reception dress after you and your husband get announced and have taken some pics with your guests in your wedding dress.  Then you can change into something more comfortable and fun for the dancing.  I didn’t have a big wedding, but I did end up changing into another dress for our dinner because I didn’t want to show up in my wedding dress and be uncomfortable.

Post # 4
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I love, love, love clothes but I couldn’t fathom the idea of changing out of my wedding dress for the reception.  I loved my dress and was seriously sad to take it off at the end of the night knowing I wouldn’t wear it again.  So I don’t quite understand this new trend.

Now, I should say that despite my dress being a fluffy ballgown, it was very iight and comfortable, so it wasn’t a comfort issue.  Some of the dresses I tried on while shopping felt like they weighed 20 pounds.  If I’d picked a heavier dress, I might have considered a reception/party dress.

But to each bride her own.  And yes, your wedding is definitely a great excuse for a wardrobe change, simply because you can if you want.

Post # 5
7977 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I’m doing this! I need a super conservative dress for the ceremony, but I wanted something more young and fun (and without a big train!) for later in the night. If you can afford it… why not?

Post # 6
416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I still am looking for a dress to change into in case i get uncomforatble later in the night.

But im gonna try to stay in my dress.

Post # 7
942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

oooh oooh I did this !!

I am spoilt though cos I got married 2 weeks before our reception, so I wore my dress at the ceremony, then for about 2 hours for the group photos at the reception, then changed.

My wedding dress on our wedding day

We had ‘pre drinks’ before our reception at Quay Bar at Circular Quay where I wore my dress and we captured lots of group photos

Then as soon as we got to the restaurant I slipped into a back room and changed. People didn’t even notice I’d gone, then I was like “Surprise”! It was fun 🙂 I was also really comfortable in the reception dress and made our wedding dance so much easier!

Post # 11
12 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

Im definitely doing a change. My dress, I absolutely love but she is heavy, so Im changing into this gold number so I can move around and have fun, after my first dance of course!!! Wink

Post # 12
900 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011


@blisslife:  I changed!  My favorite color is red and always has been, but I didn’t want to be SO untraditional as to have a red wedding dress.  So I had a red reception dress instead! I changed during the reception.  We came into the reception and were announced as a couple while I was in my white dress. My husband and I were served our food first, so we ate quickly while everyone else was still recieving their food.  Then the people made their speeches.  Then, I ducked out to quickly change while people finished eating and were having their plates cleared.  Then I came out in the red dress and the DJ immediately announced our first dance.  We did the cake cutting right after while everyone was there and seated and watching…then we went into the dance portion of the night. 

Wedding Dress:


And Red Reception dress:


Caek cutting:

Post # 15
1094 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m doing this too! In fact, i’m a little more excited about my party dress that I am the ceremony!

Ceremony dress!

Party dress!

 I’m going to do the photos in the ceremy dress, but then change and do my entrance in the party dress.  I’ve had a few people tell me to stay in the long dress for the entrance, but I think about it like this:  I’ll be married when i enter the reception, it’s like a new me in a sense! So I want to make a splash twirling in my cute sparkly dress!

Is it a little silly? Never! I’m just too practical (and clutzy) to spend all night tripping over my train. Of course, I wouldn’t have been able to afford it had i not been a dressilyme bride.  Yay dressilyme!


Post # 16
5073 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

yep!  (and Fiance is pretty happy about it.  lol)

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