A lot of the excitement of a wedding, particularly in smaller communities, is the general “buzz” that is going to be created around the bride’s appearance. Often it will be quite a talking point, especially among the older women in the community and they will certainly be looking forward to seeing the bride in all her finery on the day. Everyone invited to the wedding will also be looking forward to seeing the bride, the focal point of attention after all and as such, each bride, together with her mother of course, will want to be sure that she does her best and appears in sparkling repose on the big day.
A beautiful wedding dress is definitely expected for the actual ceremony itself. Normally this is a very formal affair and selection can require a lot of planning and budget. Nevertheless, the bride of today won’t necessarily stop there as it is now becoming commonplace to choose a second wedding dress – one for the reception as well. You cannot blame the bride after all, as the custom wedding dresses chosen for the ceremony these days can be quite heavy and restrictive. It can be difficult to move around with the wedding train in tow and the veil in place, especially when fatigue sets in during the evening.
Having two wedding dresses can certainly add to the budget, but this is after all intended to be a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence and should be as memorable as possible. There is normally sufficient time to prepare in between the ceremony itself and the reception and this should allow the bride, together with the maid of honor, bridesmaids and mother to go back to the hotel room or to the home, as the case may be and change.
It’s sensible for the bride to choose a much lighter wedding dress than the more formal gown worn during the ceremony, but it can be of the same style and color befitting her exclusive presence. There is no reason why the second dress should not have a great flair as well, even though many brides choose a shorter length, especially as it will allow her to dance the evening away with her loved one.
In Toronto, wedding dresses can be selected for the big occasion and for the reception by turning to the established experts and professionals who have helped many a bride select her options. Remember that you should coordinate between the two outfits for best effect and the other guests at the reception will be suitably impressed when you show up with a modified version of your original spectacular creation.
The wedding day can be a long and drawn out affair and it seems only right that the bride gets a chance to appear at the reception in a more appropriate garb. If you are yet to select your bridal shop, visit Bella’s Brides to find your dream dress.