Originally Posted by Marengo
When did this trend of multiple wedding dresses start? I remember the Duchess of Cambridge did the same, as did Madeleine of Sweden. But I can't remember royal brides swapping dresses before that. I suppose it is more practical for the wedding party, but it is a pity that everybody gets to see the real wedding dress only for a few hours.
But then it is also since a few years that an evening reception takes place at the actual Wedding Day. Often it used to be the case that there was a Gala 1 or 2 Days before the Wedding and then at the Wedding Day there was an reception after the Ceremony and after it the bridal Couple left for their hooneymoon. Of course except for afternoon Weddings.