Post # 1
I’m just wondering about something…does your dress have to um, “match” the style of your venue?
my venue stone “castle” and very early on i found a very simple, fitted plain sheath- not shiny, no bling, nothing – which I bet everyone would think was perfect for a beach wedding. I was planning to dress it up a bit with blingy jewelry but its very simple. I had orginally been planning to wear purple satin (a la Dita Von Teese) but my FI begged me to wear white or ivory.
Our actual ceremony will be in a garden but the reception is in the castle – do you think this will work or should I try to find something more romantic? I don’t want to Any ideas? I don’t want do a princess style ballgown or anything poofy.
A simliar style to my dress are these- the first one may even be my dress but the fit is like the second one. It’s beautiful quality – Romona Keveza but is it to plain for the castle? I can get another dress no problem as this was an ebay steal.
I don’t have great pics of my venue but if you are interested you can see it here
Post # 3
I think that dress is fine for the location! (Both the garden and the castle.) Besides, having your dress “match” your location is overrated…it should match YOU! =)
Post # 4
i love your venue. i think the dress works fine for it. i’m all about matching your venue / tone – by that i mean don’t overdo things if it’s a simple relaxed affair. for your castle and gardens, i think if you add some bling to your overall outfit as you’ve intended, that’s perfect. it’s a great take on the modern bride.
Post # 5
I think that dress is PERFECT for your venue! I love the material and think that it will totally work for both the ceremony and reception. I don’t think that it matters all that much if your dress “matches” your venue. I just think that it is something to take into consideration if you are torn between two dresses or something. Great dress!!
Post # 6
Stunning, don’t change a thing… bling it up with some baubles and you’re set!!!
Post # 7
The thing is that in the environment your dress *will* match. Common wisdom would have said that my dress was way too dressy for our simple rustic outdoor wedding… The pictures tell a different story and the crazy train looked like water cascading over rocks. I didn’t exactly plan that, but that’s how it worked out!
Post # 8
I think that the high quality of your dress is what will match it to your surroundings. I was at city hall yesterday picking up our wedding licenses and there were a bunch of brides in a bunch of different dresses. Regardless of the length, the ones that were cheaply made really looked it (I’m talking underwear showing through) and just didn’t look “wedding worthy.” The beautiful simplicity of your dress will show off the quality of the craftsmanship in the make. If you feel happy and gorgeous in your dress, it was surely show 🙂
Post # 9
Wow thanks guys. I have been having doubts about the venue and the dress (more so the venue b/c I was really worried it might be too over the top for my somewhat casual event – we were a bit pressured to choose it very early on and didn’t really care that much) but you guys made me feel so much better!
Post # 10
I’ve never even heard of that “rule”. Wear whatever you want regardless of where you’re getting married. Your guests certainly won’t care.
Post # 11
yeah ember78, i had never even thought about something like this! i’m just starting to get very stressed reading too much online – and i kept seeing people selling dresses b/c it “didn’t match the venue” and I was like – uh oh!
i’m really bad at all of this wedding stuff – horrible. i never dreamed about what my wedding would look like – heck, i never even expected to get married but here i am! and i’m really lost.
and i’m an unconvential person (not quite offbeat bride but definitely not martha stewart if you catch my drift) trying to have a somewhat convential wedding (my FIs family are a bit religious and not only that, they are from a different country) in a different country with so many different personalities involved pulling me in eighteen different directions, so its all been so hard!
okay meltdown over. for now anyway!
Post # 12
You should wear the dress of your dreams. Forget the venue. I am wearing a ballgown for my beach wedding and I couldn’t care less if it is not appropriate. That is the dress I fell in love with and that is the dress I will wear!
Post # 13
actualy beachwedding. i think a ballgown on the beach would look so cool – the photos will be incredible!
i don’t know why all of a sudden i care what is appropriate! i don’t usually give a flying fig what anyone else thinks normally!
Post # 14
Wow, I think that dress would look really cool no matter what your venue, but it will definitely look great there. I wouldn’t say that my venue influenced my dress specifically, but I do think it was complimentary. I didn’t realize until after we chose our color scheme (Black, ivory and gold/champage) that the curtains in our room were almost the same color as the sash on my dress!
I do think that sometimes a dress that might be less expected in a certain space can be really stunning. Mrs. DG’s photos come to mind–her train looked so goregous and organic in their setting. It fit perfectly!
Post # 15
It’s very glam. Plus, jazz it up with lots of gorgeous jewelry! I think it’s PERFECT and if you don’t want to be the princess in the castle, meh, who cares =]
Be the princess’s sexy other sister while the princess is locked away in tower
Post # 16
I don’t think that a dress has to match the setting, per se. But I do think that sometimes it’s better if it matches the style of the wedding, if that makes sense. I think that your dress is very elegant and will look great at your chosen venue. I think the danger lies more in overdressing for a casual affair. Like, I wouldn’t recommed a ball gown for a backyard wedding with a BBQ, but a tea length dress that would work there might also work for a more formal affair….if that makes any sense.