Post # 1
My dress is too formal for our summer wedding! AH- I bought my gown months ago and am in love with it but we recently decieded we want a relaxed, rustic summer wedding. Now I’m a little worried I will look a bit out of place amoung our decor and what not. What do you think will help me look less “fancy” without looking silly? Jewlery, veil, hair..? I’m lost, bees!
Here is my dress
Post # 3
You’re the bride! You can never be too dressed up! I think if you keep the jewelry minimal and simple and do a hair flower or something instead of a veil and loose just picked from the garden kind of bouquet you’ll look fab!
Post # 4
@scadadle15: Couldn’t agree more!
Post # 5
Ha! Couldn’t have said it better.
There’s no way to really ‘un-formalise’ a gown by adding more to it.
A veil will definately make you look more formal. A flower in the hair and some bright summer blooms and non formal hair-do (say half up, half down or all down) will look lovely.
Post # 6
If you look on Style Me Pretty there’s a ton of “backyard” summer weddings where the brides are still all glammed up and looking like a million bucks – I think it’s a stunning combination actually.
But…if you really want to tone it down a bit I would say all you need to do it put a flower or headband in your hair instead of a veil and keep the jewelry to a minimum.
Post # 7
IMO a bride can never be too formal. But if you really wanted to change something to make it look less formal, you could probably shorten the train.
Post # 8
Thanks-this helps so much! I think I love it too much to shorten the train. I really like the hair flower or head band idea rather than a veil. Would it be weird to wear a flower garland in my hair?
Post # 9
I think a flower in your hair would be really pretty with a loose hairstyle!
I’d also like a nice big sash with no bling. 🙂
Post # 10
Fun jewelry! Like a big chunky statement necklace. Hair loose and down. Flats. BOOM! 🙂
Post # 11
I think you’re worrying too much. As PP said, you’re the bride. You will never look out of place or too formal!
Post # 12
I also agree with a PP who said to shorten the train as well for a little less formal look. Even though I think as a bride, its the perfect day to be formal and look all made up!
Post # 13
Agree with PPs and I will add that the material kind of says soft, garden feel more than a shiney satin or silk would.
Post # 14
No heavy jewelry and no veil would do the trick in my opinion. It gives a nice garden/romantic feel
Post # 15
Maybe if you don’t want to shorten the train, just have it bustled? Also, I agree with everyone else talking about flowers in your hair to make you look less “ethereal.” It’s a gorgeous dress, though!
The one I fell in love with (and could miraculously afford thanks to it being a discontinued model), is also a tad more formal than the informal, day-time wedding we’re planning, but I’m just keeping the jewellery to a minimum and having the train bustled. I will be wearing a veil for the ceremoy only, but it’s one of those tiny little ones.
It might also help if you opt for a more “natural” look for your make-up (as opposed to mega-glam!)