After Party Wedding Reception Dress Inspiration!

People dancing around bride and groom at a wedding with gold confetti in the air
Photo curtesy of Rob August Photography

The “second dress” has become increasingly popular for brides on their wedding day! An after party dress for the reception is good for so many reasons. The biggest reason is so your wedding dress doesn’t get ruined. Dancing the night away is kind of hard if you’re worried about your dress coming out of it’s bustle, dragging on the ground, getting drinks spilled on it, or ripping accidentally from people snagging it. We understand not wanting to ruin your expensive fairytale wedding dress! This is why having an after party dress is an absolute game changer! We’re going to show you some dress inspiration that will hopefully get you on board if you aren’t already!



Mich draped embellished tulle mini dress

Sparkly white mini dress that goes mid-thigh.

Drop. Dead. Gorgeous. This dress is everything and more with that droopy v neckline. You’ll be dazzling on the dance floor without a care in the world in this one! Literally, Kendall Jenner who? We don’t know her. Just you, our lovely bride! You’re the celebrity tonight, so do yourself a favor and act like it! Pretend you’re at the Met Gala and buy the dress!


Coco by Flora Bridal

White slip dress with ruffled short sleeved and a deep v neck and leg slit.

A take on a classic slip dress- but with a little spice! This dress is adorned with gorgeous ruffled sleeves and a draped waistline that’s sure to look flattering on anyone! The floor length skirt appears modest from the backside, but the design allows you to show some skin from the front. This is perfect for a classy and chic bride!


Rhiannon Mini by Christie Nicole Bridal

wedding after party dress for bride

The plunging neckline, the pearls, the half-sleeves, the flowers! This mini dress is a cloudy dream that will turn every head on that dance floor! This one has got to be our favorite. Like come on. Just look at the detail! This dress will have people talking for DAYS and don’t even get me started on how many Where did you find this?’s you’re going to get!


Zhivago White Rabbit Jumpsuit

White wedding jumpsuit with sheer fabric laced with white and gold flowers over white fabric

For the more eclectic bride, this after party jumpsuit brings in a fresh and funky feel to the dance floor! From the bold shoulder pads, to the lacy flared pant legs, this jumpsuit will have you feeling like the confident badass you are! Not to mention how AMAZING this will look in pictures. You know we love anything out of the ordinary at Grand Rapids Bride, and THIS is a perfect example of that!


Nasty Gal

Bridal Balloon Sleeve Embellished Mini Dress

Bridal Balloon Sleeve Embellished White Mini Dress

Disco ball vibes for the win! This sparkly mini dress brings an 80s feel to the room. Imagine this dress paired with some white GoGo boots? An absolute DREAM! Live out your red carpet fantasy with this one because you know you’ll be making heads turn!


Galvan Mirrored Cropped Rose Gold Dress

rose gold sequin dress with deep V neck that goes just down to just above the ankle.

We are seriously on the floor gasping for air from the amount of sparkle up in here! Imagine twirling on the dance floor in this number. These gold sequins give off a fun yet classy look with that deep neckline! Try opting for a pop of color like in the photo above with bright and colorful shoes!


So, how did we do? Are you convinced to get a second dress? Yes it’s an extra cost, but it’s the price you pay for not ruining your extra special dress! Plus, you’ll have a fun going out dress for years to come. Already have a dress picked out? Head over to our Instagram and send us a pic! We would love to see it!

Happy Wedding Planning!


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