Wedding Reception Dresses Vancouver

Reception Dresses

What’s better than one dress for your big day? Two dresses for your big day. After you and your partner have met at the altar and sealed your vows with a kiss, it’s time to celebrate at your reception. So, in the name of starting a new chapter, why not change out of your wedding gown and into a reception dress?

Reception dresses are a popular choice for brides who are looking to wow their guests and transform their look on their wedding day. After the formal ceremony is over, brides may want to change out of their more traditional wedding dress and step into a more fun, celebratory reception dress for the second part of the day.

Luxx Nova has a unique collection of reception dresses in Vancouver. If you’re looking to stand out on your big day, and are considering trying out a reception dress for yourself, keep reading to learn all about this fun (and celebratory!) bridal trend.

Leda midi wedding gown


There are many reasons why a bride may choose to wear a reception dress: Maybe, they fell in love with more than one Luxx Nova gown and want to wear both! However, there are some very popular reasons why a bride may choose to wear a reception dress,


First and foremost, a wedding reception dress gives brides the opportunity to have a second look. As a bride, your wedding day is all about you — so it’s your opportunity to bring the drama and, essentially, do whatever you want! Having a second bridal look is sure to have your guests stunned, and have you feeling like the Queen you are.


Second, a reception dress allows brides to feel more comfortable and party-ready after the reception. Oftentimes, gowns can be a bit restrictive: whether you’re donning a tulle ballgown, a stunning corset, or a long train, wedding dresses aren’t exactly the most comfortable things in existence. So, changing into a shorter, more comfortable gown will allow your to make the most of your night — in comfort and style.


Finally, reception dresses are perfect for brides looking to step out of their comfort zone. It’s common for brides to compromise their dress dreams based on things like their parents’ wishes and traditional venues. However, a reception dress allows brides to have the freedom to wear what they want during the party portion of the occasion. It’s what they deserve.

Brides wearing short dresses
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What makes a great wedding reception dress? There’s no universal answer. Ideally, a great reception dress is comfortable, stylish, unique, and fun. While the ideal reception dress ultimately depends on what the bride wants, some of the most popular styles for reception dresses are short dresses, tea-length & midi dresses, slip dresses, and pantsuits. 


Sometimes, a long dress can really weigh you down, especially on the dance floor. Wearing a short dress for your wedding reception can allow you to move more comfortably, while also showing off your celebratory side.

At Luxx Nova Bridal boutique in Vancouver, we have a vast selection of short dresses for your second look. Not to mention, we have a dress for every style: from glizy and glamorous, to modern and minimalist.

For glitter lovers, the Rara Avis Reykjavik is the dress of dreams. Made with glittery fabric and dramatic sleeves, this short reception dress is truly fit for royalty.

Short Wedding Reception Dresses Vancouver (Luxx Nova Bridal BOutique

Reykjavik by Rara Avis | Ottawa by Rara Avis

The Beylis and Gavana gowns are perfect for brides who love a unique and show-stopping look. Both dresses are short and feature fun and unconventional feather detailing. If you’re a bride looking to step out of your comfort zone, and in style, this is the wedding reception dress for you.

For brides wanting a more traditional and minimalist look, the Carry dress by Ave is sure to sweep you off of your feet. However, if you want modern minimalism with a bit of drama, the Ottawa dress utilizes fun sleeves and bow detailing for a certified chic look. 

Short Wedding gowns

Beylis by Ave | Carry by Ave


Not a fan of short dresses? Enter: a midi dress, also known as a tea-length dress. This style of gown is traditional, yet leaves some room for unique and modern twists.

In our boutique, we have a few options for midi reception dresses. Our Iris dress is very unique, elegant, and delicate. The pearl straps are dainty and feminine, but still interesting and stunning. Additionally, our Fara dress has a high-low style (it’s shorter in the front and longer at the back) and has a stunning bow in the back. So feminine, pretty, and absolutely show-stopping.
Rea length Wedding Reception Dresses Vancouver

Iris by Ange Etoiles | Fara by Rara Avis


If you’re a minimalist bride who loves simple silhouettes and clean lines, then opt for an effortlessly chic slip dress.  Slip dresses are a popular, and trendy, option for brides: they’re easy to wear, breathable, and absolutely stunning. What’s there not to love?

Some of the popular choices for simple dresses at Luxx Nova Boutique’s selection are the Fey and Frea dresses. The Fey dress is so simple and elegant, while the Frea dress features a low back that sultry brides will love. Our popular Arha dress, which features corset detailing and a leg slit, is available in both satin and glitter fabric.

Simple and elegant second wedding look dresses

Frea by Rara Avis | Fey by Rara Avis

Our most recent obsession, and addition to the Luxx Nova family, is the Gracia dress. Edgy and chic, this gown features a sheer bodice, satin fabric, and an asymmetrical neckline that is absolutely to die for.
Wedding Reception Dresses Vancouver

Gracia by Blammo-Biamo | Arha by Rara Avis


Finally, for unconventional and stylish brides, pantsuits are the perfect option for your reception look. This style of reception wear is chic, modern, and (above all) unique. At Luxx Nova boutique, we have a show-stopping jumpsuit to offer brides: Meet, Ida.

This jumpsuit features a sweetheart neckline, a chic belt, and a flattering silhouette. Additionally, this look comes with stunning gloves to add a bit of drama and flair to your wedding look. Obsessed is an understatement.

Wedding pantsuit VancouverIda by Ave

Whether you’re looking for something short and sassy, or bold and beautiful, we have a great selection of unique reception dresses in our boutique and our online store. 

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