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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 wedding reception dress?
Wedding 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 wedding reception dress for the second part of the day.
Luxx Nova has a unique collection of wedding reception dresses in Vancouver. If you’re looking to stand out on your wedding day, and are considering trying out a wedding reception dress for yourself, keep reading to learn all about this fun (and celebratory!) bridal trend.
3 REASONS TO WEAR A WEDDING RECEPTION DRESS
There are many reasons why a person may choose to wear a wedding 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 wedding reception dress,
REASON 1: TO HAVE A SECOND BRIDAL LOOK
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.
REASON 2: TO FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE DURING THE WEDDING RECEPTION
Second, a wedding reception dress allows brides to feel more comfortable and party-ready after the reception. Oftentimes, wedding 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.
REASON 3: TO STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
Finally, wedding 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 wedding 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.
POPULAR STYLES OF WEDDING RECEPTION DRESSES
What makes a great wedding reception dress? There’s no universal answer. Ideally, a great wedding reception dress is comfortable, stylish, unique, and fun. While the ideal wedding reception dress ultimately depends on what the bride wants, some of the most popular styles for reception dresses are short wedding dresses, tea-length & midi wedding dresses, slip wedding dresses, and pantsuits.
SHORT WEDDING DRESSES
Sometimes, a long dress can really weigh you down, especially on the dance floor. Wearing a short wedding 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 wedding reception dress is truly fit for royalty.
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.
Beylis by Ave | Carry by Ave
MIDI WEDDING DRESSES
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 Vancouver boutique, we have a few options for midi wedding 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.
Iris by Ange Etoiles | Fara by Rara Avis
SLIP & SIMPLE RECEPTION DRESSES
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 wedding dresses at Luxx Nova Boutique’s Vancouver 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.
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.
Gracia by Blammo-Biamo | Arha by Rara Avis
PANTSUITS & JUMPSUITS FOR BRIDES
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’s Vancouver 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.
Ida by Ave
Whether you’re looking for something short and sassy, or bold and beautiful, we have a great selection of unique wedding reception dresses in our boutique in Vancouver and our online store.