Post # 1
Hello-longtime lurker first time poster. I’ve got a major problem here-we’ve finally decided to tie the knot after a long engagement and our best friends were going to be in town this July so we decided to do it while they were here. Problem is, that didn’t leave much time at all to go through the whole process of ordering a gown so I just went and got one off the rack that I really ~do~ love but I’m not quite sure how we’re going to make it work on the beach of Lake Erie. It’s going to be an evening wedding so I’m thinking that the formality of it should be ok (I always wanted a fairytale princess gown lol) but what do you guys think about the semi-cathedral train? Anyone else faced this issue before? Thanks so much! 🙂
Post # 3
I say if you love it…go for it!!! I have a similar story..we were planning on having a formal reception at a hotel, but then at the last minute decided to have our ceremony in Puerto Rico. Therefore, my dress was purchased knowing my reception hall. I know it’s not the dress you envision for a ceremony on the beach, but I love it and absolutely will not trade it for a “beach” dress. If you love your dress, don’t second guess yourself…and I think it would be gorgeous especially for an evening ceremony!
Here’s my dress for my beach ceremony:
Post # 4
Thank you-I was wondering if maybe I was worrying all about nothing. By the way I LOVE your dress-I can totally see it on the beach in Puerto Rico with the pretty turquoise water!!!
Post # 5
I’m not sure how it’s going to work, but I’m in the same boat. I knew I was going to have an evening wedding on the beach and was just sure I’d get something simple since that’s how my taste in clothing normally runs. Naturally I ended up with this satin/organza/beaded/embroidered confection from Casablanca. Hopefully you can get an idea of what the back looks like. Here’s a link if you’re really interested: http://www.casablancabridal.com/collections/view/7/138
At first I tried to deny my love for this dress because it is so impractical for my ceremony, but finally I said screw it. I adored it and this is the only time I’m going be able to wear anything like it, so I got what I wanted!
Also, the girl that does my hair got married on a beach and had the same dress issue. She said she just partied like crazy in it anyway and loved every second, even if her hem got a little torn up.