Bridesmaid Dresses: Can a Maid Change Before the Wedding Reception?

by The Knot
Q:

I'm a bridesmaid in my brother's wedding. Is it appropriate for me to change into a nice suit for the wedding reception?

A:

It's understandable that you might want to change outfits to hang with your family at the reception and not feel like your dress makes you apart of the bride's entourage instead of your brother's. But it's really up to the couple. If it's okay with your brother and his fiance, then that's all that matters -- and so etiquette-wise, it's fine too. But if it's not okay with them, then you should respect their wishes and keep the dress on.

Up Next
Bride laughing with bridesmaids in robes
40 Creative Bridesmaid Proposal Ideas
Looking for ideas on how to ask your bridesmaids to be in your wedding? Check out these fun and unique bridesmaid proposal ideas.
by Elena Mauer8 min read