Choosing the Perfect Wedding Reception Fashion + Exit Attire
by Sara Haugland January 22
You’ve found your perfect wedding gown, but have you considered what you’ll wear when you exit your celebration? We’re pretty sure THE cutest and most underrated wedding tradition is when the bride changes into an exit outfit either for the reception or right before the grand send-off, and brides today are definitely bringing a new stylish approach to this long-followed vintage tradition. There’s just something so symbolic about the outfit change that could signal more than retro elegance and tradition. Beyond practical clothing or just another ensemble to rock, this quick change is easily a bridge between the wedding day celebration and everyday married life – a slight ode to your perfect day ending and your real-life love story beginning. Whether you want to bust out your best moves on the dance floor or are sweeping straight to the airport to jet off to your honeymoon, you won’t want to step out in a full-length, puffy wedding gown. We’ve picked out our top choices for chic and stylish reception fashion and exit attire, perfect for any bride looking for comfort and convenience as she parties the night away on her dream day. Scroll to find the one for you!
Comfort, comfort, comfort!
While your wedding gown is absolutely stunning and wonderful, it might not exactly be the most comfortable thing to wear. Comfort is the MOST important thing when it comes to enjoying every aspect of your wedding day! When you’re comfortable, you can be 100% you and enjoy where you are – and we wouldn’t want anything less for you during your once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Changing into a shorter dress, a strapless jumpsuit or a less-bulky maxi dress may be just what you’re needing to be comfortable during your reception or grand exit – how else would you bust out your signature moves on the dance floor or cartwheel to your exit vehicle?
Two dresses are better than one
You found the gown to say “I do” in, but what about that style that came in close second to your dream gown? Maybe you wanted long sleeves but found a strapless gown that stole your heart, or you always envisioned yourself in white but found a light pink gown that you couldn’t pass up. Here’s where your reception and exit attire come in – two dresses means twice the excitement and twice the gorgeous outfits! Imagine the reaction of your guests when you step out of the reception or for the grand exit in a new and stunning outfit. Truly priceless!
Convenience is key!
If you’re hopping in the car with your bags packed when you exit your wedding to sweep straight to the airport to jet off to your honeymoon, you’ll want to be comfortable and ready when you arrive. A jumpsuit or short dress is the perfect airport attire, and you can always easily throw on a cardigan and some tennis shoes for extra comfort and style. Bonus: your reception and exit attire can double for a cute outfit to wear during your honeymoon! Or whether you’re leaving a brunch reception or even a late afternoon wedding, you still have a full day ahead of you to enjoy time with your new spouse. The day doesn’t have to be over just because your reception is over!