Calling all brides: Have you considered a second look for your wedding reception? This is one wedding fashion trend we absolutely love! If you're thinking about a second outfit for your wedding or a reception wedding dress to party the night away, you're in the right place.
Brides opt for a reception dress or a second wedding day style, look or outfit for many reasons. Sometimes they are looking for something to change into after their ceremony, including the reception, during a special tradition like a sparkler exit or the cake cutting, even for the after party. In this Garter Girl Loves post, we're sharing the reasons why brides choose second wedding outfits. Plus, we're exploring some of the top questions about choosing a separate reception dress and showing off our favorite styles.
Maybe you've dreamt about that ball gown style wedding dress you'll wear down the ceremony aisle, but it just doesn't seem practical for the dance floor at your reception or after party. A second look or outfit for the reception party might be the perfect solution for your bridal fashion dilemma.
So, let's explore a little more about second looks and wedding reception dresses and outfits for the bride.
Are you wondering why a bride would change her outfit after the ceremony and before the reception. The reasons for why a bride chooses a second wedding day look truly vary, but we'll share some of the most popular ones.
Most often, the wedding dress of your dreams may be perfect for exchanging vows during the ceremony, but not for dancing it up at the reception. Brides opt for a special wedding reception dress to be able to dance the night away.
Sometimes the bride's outfit change to the second look goes hand-in-hand with a specific wedding reception activity - cake cutting, garter toss, champagne toast, etc. A quick change right before a momentous wedding reception tradition can be the perfect way to capture your guests' attention. It's certainly a fun photo opportunity!
Do brides change their outfit for the after-the-wedding party or post reception party? Yes! Wedding after parties are another great opportunity for an outfit change for the bride.
An after-party bridal outfit allows you to wear a second look as the bride - be it more casual or more fun and glamorous, it's a great time to change into something different and help separate this party from the reception.
Are you thinking about a reception dress, but wondering about color? If you do a second wedding dress for your reception, does that bridal dress need to be white? What color do brides typically wear for reception dresses or outfits?
No, of course not, your reception wedding dress or second bridal look does no have to be white or even ivory! You...do you! We say that a lot around here at The Garter Girl, but it's true. It's your wedding so we want you to choose your favorite dress, jumpsuit or skirt...in any color and style.
As long as you love it, we'll love it too!
Shopping online for your wedding reception dress or second look is made simple with online retailers and Etsy. When you're searching for the perfect style for you, we recommend looking for the style or description of the dress or outfit you're envisioning.
Sometimes, you'll find the perfect style that may be labeled as a bridesmaid dress or even a prom dress...yet, it's a perfect reception dress. Simply searching 'reception dress' on Etsy may not yield as many results as you'll get with a description of the style you're searching for. So, be sure to get creative with those search terms when it comes to shopping for your reception dress online.
From boho to glam, from jumpsuits to dresses...we have some fabulous styles of reception dresses and second look outfits for the bride.
These are our favorite styles we wish we had worn on our wedding day...and we hope you love one of these second look dresses for your wedding day, too!
The Garter Girl
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