If you want to change things up, see if any of these options would work well with your wedding gown.
Convertible Dress – Remove the sleeves
Are you having an autumn or winter wedding outside? It might be a good idea to incorporate removable sleeves into your design. This way you will be warm enough outside but not overdressed on the dance floor.
Convertible Dress – Remove some body
If you have a very heavy and bulky wedding dress you can try and remove the inner skirt if this is possible with the design. Did you decide on a two-piece wedding gown? This would be the ideal situation to remove the long gown and replace it with a shorter skirt that will still match the bodice.
Design your dress with the particular functionality in mind. You can do this by starting with the reception dress at the bottom and have certain elements that you add to that dress to make it formal for the ceremony. After the guests had time to see your wedding gown up close, you can then quickly remove the ruffle overlay/lace sleeves etc.
For more ideas or to check out the original photos displayed in this post and their credits, have a look at our Wedding Dress to Reception Dress Ideas. Maybe you’re just the bride to look at Wedding Dresses that turn into Reception Dresses.
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- How to Choose Wedding Dresses – the A-Z Guide
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- Pink Book’s Wedding Dress to Reception Dress Ideas board on Pinterest.
- Wedding Dresses Podcast with Anna Georgina creator, Kobus Dippenaar
- Wedding Accessories for the Unique Bride
- Wedding Dresses 2017 – What are the Trends for Spring?
- Bohemian Wedding Dress