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Completely in love with the idea of brides “making a change” between the ceremony and reception.  Either in the form of switching to a shorter dress, or in the form of an accessory.

This bride wore a great taupe-colored belt with her gown for her ceremony.

Image courtesy of W. Scott Chester Photography via The Brooklyn Bride

And, she changed into a black belt for her reception. It’s such a small detail, but it can really make a difference, or leave an impression on guests.

Image courtesy of W. Scott Chester PHotography via The Brooklyn Bride


  1. Love when a bride changes, too. I went from shoulder-length veil to birdcage veil to sparkly hair clip and a few people were teasing me about my “costume changes,” but I think most people loved it

  2. Jen
    10:02 am on December 4th, 2009

    My friend did this too! She wore a sheer white/polka dot sash for the ceremony and a hot pink one for the reception!

  3. Very cute..and what will you be doing??

  4. Thats really cute! And simple! I’d never thought of incorporating something like that

  5. landlockedbride
    4:34 pm on December 4th, 2009

    @Lynsey T Not sure if I will or not – but love the belt idea!

  6. I bought a second dress for the reception and didn’t end up changing. SO sad.

  7. Popped in to say hello! My dress was tea length, so I felt no need to change!

  8. landlockedbride
    2:40 pm on December 5th, 2009

    @Blond Duck Thanks for stopping by!! Short dresses are so much fun!

  9. Ohh I really like that. Cute little detail too.

  10. My plan is to change my earrings between the ceremony and the reception as well as replace my veil with a fascinator. I also really love the idea of changing for your “get away”.