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When is a good time if any??? - second dress

MissSoonToBe, on May 6, 2019 at 12:21 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 3
To all the lovely ladies who decided to get a second dress/reception outfit when did you change into it? At what time during the celebration did you sneak away to change??


Latest activity by Sinéad, on May 15, 2019 at 9:17 AM
  • FutureMrsKC
    Master January 2019
    FutureMrsKC ·
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    I didn't have a full on second outfit, but I did have an overskirt for my dress that I took off at the reception so my dress looked different.

    I wore my overskirt for the first dances, dinner, cake cutting, etc. because I loved the full skirt and wanted it in photos. Then I took it off to dance and have fun! I feel like a lot of the times changes either happen before you arrive at the reception or once the dancing and partying gets going. For me, I wanted to wear the full skirt for as long as possible instead of just our 20 minute ceremony.

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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    We escorted our guests into the reception area for cocktail hour, grabbed a drink, mingled for about 10 minutes and slipped out to change. Nobody noticed until a few minutes before we came back! They were busy drinking, nibbling, socializing, checking out our decor, signing our poster (instead of guestbook).

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  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·
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    Hey there! Have you given this a lot more thought?

    If you want your ceremony dress to be the one that is photographed, etc. then maybe after your meal, first dance and speeches would be a good time to slip away and change. What is your second dress like? Is it more of a party dress?Smiley love

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