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Wardrobe Change After Reception

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"Bring a traveling outfit. Although you may think you'll never want to remove that wedding gown, after a long day of eating, drinking, and making merry, you'll probably want to slip into something more comfortable for your departure."

Above are two of the many dresses I saw at Bluefly that you might like to change into for your departure, plus you can wear them again after your big day. Even if you aren't necessarily departing and you are staying at the location of your wedding locale, you might want to consider a change of clothing.

Here's a little story from my own wedding night as neither myself or my husband brought a traveling outfit. Our wedding was on the grounds of an historic inn, so we stayed there the first night. I remember my husband and I were hungry after the festivities wore down. We ventured out into the small town, but the only restaurant that was open was a sub/pizza shop. We walked in and ordered while still in our wedding gown and tux :) When we returned to our room and started eating I ended up dripping some tomato juice with seeds onto my dress - definitely not a good thing. But, a quick trip to the bathroom for cold water actually removed the tomato spot - thank goodness. Had we changed into something a bit more comfortable, it would definitely have been easier to eat without worries. But, then again - we did make history that night in a small town in upstate NY (and, no it's not what you're thinking). When we returned to that same shop about 2 years later, the owner actually recognized us as being the couple that came in to order in our wedding attire. Nobody else had ever done that before.

Above Dresses (left/right):
BCBGMAXAZRIA - lavender watercolor chiffon strapless dress

Nanette Lepore - teal floral silk 'Cleopatra Slip' dress