Post # 1
So…I just started trying on dresses, and those that I like the most are ball gowns. But…I wanted to have a nice, simple, outdoor, sort of casual wedding. Can I wear a crazy fancy dress to such an event? Won’t people think I’m overdressed? What do I have my bridesmaids wear? I think my one hundred flower girls (seriously, I have four nieces and my fiance has one…) are going to wear tutus…lol.
How do I even start planning??? Should I find a dress I like and plan around it, or does it matter if the dress is fancier than the venue and wedding and everything?
Post # 3
try maggie sottero yasmin … its a great dress and not sooo formal.
Post # 5
@jen 42713: I like this Vera Wang White dress soooo much:
But it is SO MUCH POUF.
Post # 6
There are some ball gowns that are very over the top and some that are more understated. Just because it has a full skirt doesn’t mean it won’t work for an outdoor wedding. Definitely go for the silhouette u fee the most comfortable with.
Post # 7
I was really worried that my dress was too over the top for my rustic winter wedding and next to my relatively casually dressed wedidng party… but it was perfect!! Many guests thought I fit perfectly in to the venue!
It is almost impossible for the bride to be overdressed! 🙂
You can see my Recaps to get a better idea of the atmosphere at my wedding.
Post # 8
A ballgown with some floral embellishments would probably compliment the outdoor feel nicely. Maybe try on some of those?
Post # 9
If my dress has a big tulle skirt, do the bridesmaids have to wear that fabric as well? I am so clueless. =(
Post # 10
I think ball gowns look amazing in any setting. 🙂
Post # 11
You can dress almost any dress up or down as much as you want with use of accessories and makeup/hair. A formal dress liek a ball gown can be brought down to more fancy casual with your hair mostly down and very natural makeup. Keep your jewelry understated and simple–a string of pearls or a pendant on a thin chain as a necklace for example. Avoid big sparkly heels–look into ballet flats, wedges or sandals.
Try to avoid dresses with tons of rhinestones and beading–a simple top with a tulle skirt would be amazing. Have the hem brought up to ankle length and don’t have a train.
I love the look of formal things looking a tiny bit out of place in a natural setting–you can set your decor to be similar–big wooden tables with rusticky stuff happening and then silver chandelier candlesticks on the table.
I would definitely choose your venue and get a little further in planning before purchasing your dress. My wedding has totally morphed in mood and decor as I’ve actually been planning
Post # 12
I say go for it. It is impossible to be overdressed as the bride 🙂
I would say try and stick with tulle or a more “light” fabric over a really puffy satin gown. You might get really hot in a heavy material.
Post # 13
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
A satin ballgown with heavy beading would probably nopt work as well as one in a lighter material (e.g. tulle, organza, silk taffetta) with more organic embelishments. I think the Vera that you posted would look lovely for an outdoor wedding.
Post # 14
You are the bride! It is your wedding! Wear the dress you love!
Post # 15
I’m wearing organza and tulle and my bridesmaids are wearing taffeta. I dont think its a huge deal if they dont match.
Post # 16
I think a ball gown and an outdoor wedding go just fine together! Especially if it’s a natural waist, flowy gown. That would be gorgeous! you could still put your BMs in more simple, natural waist, short dresses.