When One (Gorgeous) Wedding Gown is Not Enough
Wedding Reception Dress
We’re loving the reception dress! The trend began about ten years ago when wedding gowns became more opulent, with bigger ball gown skirts and intricate beading. While there is nothing more lovely than beautiful detail on a wedding gown, these features tended to weigh a Bride down.
We went to wedding dress expert Donna Holland, owner of Party Dress Express, to get the full story on reception dresses. First, we were curious, what does a reception dress look like? She laughed, “That’s a very good question. The same dress in my store can be one Bride's destination wedding dress and it can also be another's reception dress! The simplest answer is a reception wedding dress is going to be simpler than the gown the Bride wore at her ceremony. A reception dress has functionality - our Brides love them because they can easily move around their reception in them and they are great for dancing!”
Holland showed us some of the most popular reception dresses at her store. Now all you have to do is decide between short or long!