Post # 1
I made sure to pick my venue before I picked my dress because I wanted my dress to match my venue… well 3 hours and 30 dresses later… I left ordering a dress that does not match my venue. I’m starting to convince myself it will not be a bad thing to stick out againt my venue. I’m not a Maggie Sottero Bride, and I love her dresses so I couldn’t be happier but I’m trying to fend off buyers remorse. i bought a dress I thought would make me and my parents happy not just me but I keep thinking back to my runner up pick which I think was more appropriate for my venue that I think I liked more but went with what my mom liked more *shrug* … ugh… anyway Does your dress match your venue?
Post # 3
@radar: I have no idea if it does? Maybe? How can you tell? I don’t care though. lol I wanted to pick a dress that looked best on me, not on my venue. I figured nobody would be comparing them anyway, so I just ignored the notion.
Post # 4
@yanamari: i mean I guess a ball gown with a hoop doesnt fit a wedding on the beach, but a plain white sheath dress might be dwarfed in an ornate ball roo,
Post # 5
I voted yes but if I really loved a dress I don’t think I would’ve cared.
Post # 6
@radar: Oh. I don’t know… I don’t think it’s inappropriate… I don’t know if it’s too formal though. Maybe slightly? haha. Not sure.
Post # 7
Not sure, it’s going to be an outside reception at a bed & breakfast. Might even do it on the beach, not sure!
My venue has differnt places I can have my wedding.
In the grass out in the open.
On the Beach.
In front of a stone lighthouse.
In front of a man made waterfall.
Or, we can set it up facing this little plateau thing, which I probably won’t do, as I’d have fear of falling in!
Post # 8
I dont think so. I got married in Vegas and Vegas is a “go big or go home” type. My dress was not that.
Post # 9
I’m a Maggie bride, too! My dress is WAY more formal than my venue! It’s a fairly large silk tafetta drop waist ballgown (it weighs 53 pounds!), but I’m having a luncheon! My ceremony IS in a chruch, but that wasn’t the plan when I bought my dress! I just LOVED it, and it just owned me from the moment I saw myself in it!
Post # 10
I nearly bought this INCREDIBLE dress. It was STUNNING. Just jaw dropping. It was between what I ended up picking and this beauty.
We’re getting married in a cozy restaurant though. This dress is breathtaking, but my reasoning for NOT getting it was that it looked like it belonged in a cathedral. It really did. The detail, the poof, the train (oh god, the train…)…I have a little pang of regret for not getting this, but the dress I did get fits with our venue (and my personality) so much better.
Post # 11
It would be nice if they “matched” but it’s not necessary. It’s your wedding, anything goes! I wouldn’t have compromised on either my dream venue or dream dress just to make them match. That to me is silly. And who’s to say what matches anyway 😛
Post # 12
I think most wedding dresses go with most venues, so I don’t worry about it. I think it’s more about practicality… Like would you want to wear a huge, heavy satin ball gown with massive train on the beach? Probably wouldn’t be that comfortable. But overall it’s not that important as long as you’re happy in the dress.
Post # 13
So my venue is a little rustic while my dress is a little vintage. They don’t really match, but I wouldn’t say they clash.
I’m just trying to stick to a vintage romance theme
Post # 14
I went for my dress first, I knew exactly the dress I wanted and the dress is very important to me. I didn’t plan to have my venue “match” but I guess it might match? I don’t think the two clash, but having a dress that clashes with my venue was never a concern for me. My dress is all lace and the venue is an estate, but I’ll admit the room we’re having the reception is will have the art of students from the school on the walls so that small aspect might not match depending on the art theme that month. I’m debating covering it up with garland streamers lol. Not that there’s anything wrong with art, but the day we visited was “truck month” and there were lots of images of trucks hung up in the beautiful little space. My theme is kinda rustic.
I say go for the dress you want. I have a friend who is having a beach wedding but is dead set on a dropped waist gown with pickups.
Post # 15
I got a beautiful ball gown with a reception at an exempt club. As long as it fits with what you want, your vision, and how you make the rest of the event look, it doesn’t matter.
Post # 16
I voted yes, but I don’t think it’s that important if it’s what you want!