Beaded Ballgown for Beach Wedding/Unplanned venue

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
62 posts
Worker bee

It does seem quite formal for a casual beach style wedding, but there are no laws or rules on what the bride can or cannot wear!  


Post # 4
2419 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

It’s a lovely dress and quite honestly, you can wear what you want so if this is your dream dress, go for it! What I would say is that you might find it hot and heavy so perhaps consider a more casual, lighter weight reception dress too?

Post # 6
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

Firstly, lovely dress. I wouldn’t lose the train. Have you thought about changing into a reception dress? Honestly, I think you could bustle it for the reception. and it would still be appropriate. Maybe just go low key with accessories? “refined elegance” is the first thing that came to mind when I saw your dress. Its not the first kind of dress I picture when I think beach wedding, but I don’t think it would be over the top for the beach either. I’ve seen wedding pics of brides in satin ball gowns on the beach, and they were beautiful!

Post # 7
10877 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I wouldn’t destroy that beautiful train. What I would do is have some formal pics taken with the dress unbustled, but I would bustle it for the ceremony and the reception. 

Post # 10
4576 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@redstriped:  If it’s your “dream dress”, don’t you dare change it just to fit in with some ridiculous concept of formality 🙂 We are getting married at the beach, too, and I’m still wearing my drag-on-the-floor mermaid gown 🙂

Post # 11
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

oh my gosh, I love it! I think it’s perfect for a beach wedding – just go barefoot.  It’s definitely super glam but I think it will look really cool outdoors:)

Post # 12
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@redstriped:  That dress is SO BEAUTIFUL! It’s going to look amazing at your beach wedding!

Post # 14
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

First of all, I think the dress is gorgeous and it suits you beautifully!  If you’re worried about it being too heavy for the beach, maybe you can do the “reception dress” thing in reverse – buy a more simple dress for the ceremony, then rock this to the restaurant?  I definitely don’t think you should let this one go!

Post # 15
2 posts
  • Wedding: November 2014

Can you tell me how your day went? I’m having the same dilemma


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