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You’ve found the perfect dress to walk down the aisle, and take the perfect photos in, but what about the rest of the night? Can you wobble, cupid shuffle, and drop it like it’s hot in your wedding dress? Many wedding dresses might make some of these moves a little uncomfortable which is why lots of brides are opting for a change in attire during the reception. You can choose to be introduced in a new dress at the beginning of the reception or you can change after dinner, the first dance, and cake cutting have all taken place.

Take a look at some reception dress inspiration below!

Lulu’s Make Them Marvel White Beaded Mermaid Maxi Dress

Price: $199

*If you want to keep a long dress but add some more glitz than this dress is for you. We love the fun Gatsby vibe!





Anthropology: BHLDN Josie Long-Sleeve Sequined Mini Dress

Price: $350

*If you love sequins and want a mini dress then this is the dress for you!






Nordstrom: Dress the Population’s Courtney Sequin Midi Dress

Price: $298

Elegant and classy with a little shimmer! Easy to dance in and will look great in photos!






Revolve: Nookie Adore 2Way Dress

Price: $369

If you want a sexy short dress for the party, but the bow adds classic bride flair!





David’s Bridal: DB STUDIO

short jacquard a-line dress with removable straps STYLE# SDWG1177


This simple and beautiful dress would look great at a reception, or bridal shower, or brunch.





Lady Black Tie: Couture


This dress makes the statement that the party has started! Can you imagine spinning around the dance floor in this?






Madi Lane Bridal: Kadey

You can find Madi Lane at Here Comes the Dress in Granger, IN

What is better than one wedding dress? How about two! This is a mini wedding dress, and it is breathtaking.

This dress is perfect for going from the dance floor to a beautiful send off!




There are so many gorgeous dresses out there for any budget that could easily be a reception dress! The reception dress also gives you the opportunity to shop for another dress, so if you couldn’t bring your bridal party wedding dress shopping then consider taking them to help you say yes to a reception dress. Another trendy idea for switching from wedding dress to reception look is wedding dresses with detachable skirts, but that is a blog post for another time.