(Closed) When to change into reception dress

posted 8 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I would likely change before making your big first entrance into the reception hall. I wouldn’t want to stop halfway through the night to change. I also don’t think at any point during our reception I would have had time to leave for 15 or 20 minutes!

Post # 4
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have seen that most change after the first dance or father/daughter dance, but I will be changing right before the reception.  FH wants me in the shorter dress as we will be doing a compilation first dance which will end with east coast swing and the heavy dress will just be a hinderance.

Post # 5
661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

It depends on your preference.  Most brides do it right before they enter the reception hall. 

But, some want the wedding gown pics when dancing their first dance and father/daughter dance, so they do it after that.  Really depends on which dress you want to be wearing during those pics.

Hope it helps and let us know what you choose!!  🙂

Post # 6
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I am thinking of changing after the dinner. We’ll probably do the entrance, first dance as a married couple, mother/daughter and mother/son dances, and then dinner. Quick change after dinner and then get the party started! I just love my gown and I want some of those slow dancing photos with Mr.ND, but once it’s time to get dancing I’ll need a shorter dress. 

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