Ball gown with suit?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Would a ball gown with casual suits and bridesmaids dresses look awkward?
    Yes! : (7 votes)
    11 %
    No, the bride is allowed to be more formal. :) : (57 votes)
    89 %
  • Post # 3
    3735 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I’m doing a fancy schmancy dress and my groom will be in a tan suit. It will look freaking fabulous! You are going to look AWESOME and so will your DH.

    Post # 5
    299 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    It depends on the fabric I think. Satin with more casual suits might look off, but a softer flowier fabric would look fine.

    Post # 6
    193 posts
    Blushing bee

    I think the bride can be more formal. I went into my engagement and wedding dress shopping thinking I wanted a simple, ivory dress with little to no train. I did not feel bridal in them at all. I wanted my groom and groomsmen to wear suits since it was going to be outside near the water and bridesmaids in short dresses. I ended up with a very formal, bright white, bridal gown. The guys wore tuxedos because my husband really wanted too. I still wanted suits. I think suites like navy, tan and gray look great with formal bridal gowns! 

    Post # 7
    489 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    The wedding I was at this weekend, the bride had a huge princess ballgown and the groom wore a light grey suit. I thought it looked fine!

    Post # 8
    217 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I think you should wear whatever you want to. You are the bride you should wear what makes you feel beautiful!

    Post # 9
    30284 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    No, not at all! I don’t see anything wrong with a ballgown next to a suit. 🙂

    Post # 10
    3249 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @FrostedLace:  What time are your ceremony and reception?

    Post # 11
    10833 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I wore a huge ball gown and my DH wore a black suit. His groomsmen wore black shirts and black pants while my girls wore floor length black gowns… It looked fine! 

    Post # 12
    106 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m wearing a ball gown, my soon to be hubby will be in a suit, and his groomsmen will just be in black pants, white button up shirts, and tie.

    Post # 14
    4296 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I think it will look great!

    Post # 15
    27 posts
    • Wedding: March 2013



    My dress was very formal and my husband didn’t even wear a suit. He wouldn’t have been comfortable. He wore the below, black pants white shirt and tie, his groomsmen wore the same except they had black shirts. They looked great.

    Post # 16
    3250 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    To reiterate what others have already said, the ballgown with suits will be fine. 🙂

    I wore an A-line dress, had flowers instead of a veil also and my hubby wore a black suit. So it worked for us.


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