(Closed) Help ladies! My dress doesn’t match the venue…

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
571 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Your venue and your dress certainly have different styles.  However, if you LOVE that dress and it’s the dress that you want and are going to feel gorgeous in, then wear that dress!  If you can make a wedding in a barn beautiful and have “rustic elegance” (and your venue looks gorgeous!), then by god, you can have “rustic princessy-ness” too!

But if you are going to be worried about not matching the decor the whole time or you think it is going to stress you out for the next 5 months, then maybe look into another dress that fits your princess dreams with your rustic venue.

Post # 4
1371 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think the key to this post is that you’ve always dreamed of a big ballgown with bling.  If that’s what you’ve always wanted AND what you picked out, then go for it.  I understand wanting to match the style of the venue, but if you LOVE the dress, then who cares?!

Post # 5
46240 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think this whole thing of the dress matching the venue can be  a little silly.

The decor can be the “rustic”, you can be the “elegance”.

Post # 6
3241 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I agree with julies1949.  I think your venue looks fabulous and the dress is amazing.  You picked a dress you love and it is very romantic looking (IMO).  You are the bride, you are not going to clash with the rest of the day. 

Post # 7
1145 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have a very rustic location and a very elegant, blingy dress.  I didn’t hesitate for one minute either.  If you love it, and it’s your dream dress, wear it!  You get to do this once (hopefully) so wear what makes you happy!

Post # 10
494 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Seriously, I don’t see any problems with your dress and the venue. I think your dress is very appropriate for the venue. I am not sure why you thought they don’t match. But I were one of the guests, I would not feel strange when I see your dress and the venue.


Post # 11
4804 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think they completely go together.

Post # 12
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think it works.  You’re the bride.  You set the tone for the day, so there’s no way you can be wearing the wrong thing.

Post # 14
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

weddings are however you want them 🙂


It’s a day when you should feel over the moon happy and if that means wearing a stunning dress to a uniquely beautiful venue then you do IT!

Remember to smile and BEE happy, it’s your wedding day your planning! <3

Post # 15
348 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Go with what you want. If you’ve always dreamed of having a ball gown, that’s what you should get! You’ll regret it otherwise.

Post # 16
170 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I think your dress looks fine with the venue.  Maybe it would look a bit out of place if you were having a casual backyard BBQ reception, but you’re not so I think it’s fine.  If you’re really having dress doubts, keep looking, but don’t throw away the dress of your dreams just because you’re afraid it will clash with the venue (because it doesn’t :)).

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