(Closed) Help! What should I do to my dress!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
45408 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You don’t need to change your dress just because you change the location of the ceremony. I would take some time however, to think of how you are going to keep it clean, to move to the golf club. (if the barn area is not all paved/lawn and clean)

You will also now have to rent chairs.

Post # 5
87 posts
Worker bee

please don’t change it! I LOVE the bow! (my dress has a bow too- in the back!) This is YOUR wedding day, YOU are the bride, and no matter what other people are dressed in they will EXPECT you to be in a big fancy wedding dress. Lots of weddings I’ve been too look very casual until you see the bride and groom decked out in super formal attire. While some brides want everything to be matchy matchy, I have seen brides rock dresses like that in barns and fields (and I’m from Texas, so I would know!) It is awesome and looks gorgeous on you as is.

Post # 6
458 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I agree to keep it as-is!  I think the bow is very congruous with your theme, and the dress isn’t crazy-princess, so the whole thing totally works! 

Post # 7
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@reienchs:  don’t change the dress! your figure looks amazing in it even though it wasnt clipped Laughing

If you look fantastic in it, noone in their right mind would say “oh, that’s not a barn wedding kind of dress” haha

What you could do is have the rest of your look soft and romantic like a raw edge tulle veil or bird cage, bouquet with a rustic country vibe, softly styled hair and makeup.

Post # 8
921 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I have the same dress! I just had my first fitting on Tuesday, and I’m very happy with how it turned out. I wish I’d had time to get a picture.

Anyway, I think your dress will be fine, even if you decide to go with the barn. I am also thinking about getting rid of the bow in favor of a broach. The alterations lady told me that it would be possible, but that the replacement would need to be at least about half the size of the bow in order to hide the bustle.

Post # 9
11335 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@reienchs: I really like this dress and it looks great on you so please don’t change it. You don’t need to change your dress either because of a change of location, especially for the one part of your day.

Post # 10
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

KEEP THE BOW! And are you sure you want to forfeit a church wedding for a barn one? Something to consider.

Post # 11
1078 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Don’t change your dress, especially since the ceremony might only last 15 mins., and the reception will go on for hours. 

I doubt anyone will judge you for having a “glam” dress in a “rustic” venue.

Post # 12
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@reienchs:  I think your dress is just fine for a barn wedding. It’s REALLY pretty and you look wonderful in it. Your dress looks very versatile–it’d look good in a church, barn, outdoors, indoors, parks, whatever! 

If you want to do a dramatic difference between the barn and the golf course, change your accessories. Like a simple necklace and earrings for the ceremony and something bold and sparkly for the golf course.

But really, I think your dress is perfect for wherever you want it to be! 

Post # 13
24027 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

You look fabulous in your dress and I wouldn’t change a thing! 🙂

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