How Important Is It…

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Ceremony location be damned is how I feel. I wore a ball gown (with an added ball gown crinoline)…to a steakhouse reception with 25 guests. 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - TTC #2

Keeping within reason (no uber cleavage/leg slits in a Catholic church) or practicality (a short dress for a muddy/sandy location), I don’t see any reason for the venue to determine your dress. If you want a theme however, that’s your perogative 🙂

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@PositiveThinking:  For me, it’s not important at all. I’m all for wearing what makes you, the bride, feel beautiful. 

For the record, I have yet to attend a wedding where I thought “wow, that wedding dress really doesn’t match this wedding venue.” I think it’s a silly concept!

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I think it is all about convenience and what a person is most comfortable in. If you’re having a low key, laid back and informal event, it may be a bit uncomfortable to wear an extremely formal and traditional gown, and vice versa. That being said I think brides end up choosing dresses that go with the atmosphere of the wedding naturally because it is all part of the same event/idea. I can’t say I’ve ever been to a wedding, nor do I think I would, where I think the bride’s dress doesn’t “go” with the venue. I agree with you – I think if she’s happy and comfortable, that’s what matters! 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@MrsYoshida:  Ooh, hadn’t thought about that!

I generally vote that every bride should wear her dream dress, regarless of her wedding (I wore a 53lb ballgown to my luncheon wedding!)

But I’d like to add an addendum for very risque dresses in houses of worship. That’s less okay for me.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

The only place where I think it matters is the beach … I would really find it odd to see a full ballgown for a beach wedding. I also don’t like dresses with bodices that look like lingerie for black tie weddings or super elegant venues (or even for church). While I don’t really care about the ”style” of the dress vs. the venue (vintage, modern, dress silhouette, I couldn’t care less), I care about how appropriate the dress is for the venue where the ceremony or reception takes place. When I say appropriate, I don’t mean how much skin is shown, I mean just like you wouldn’t wear jeans and T-shirt for a formal academic conference or a party dress to a funeral. 😉

 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Andthepupmakes3:  That was the actual weight of the size 12 sample. My dress was a size 6, so smaller, but I also wore a hoop!

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@PositiveThinking:  I don’t think it’s a huge deal if the dress matches the venue, except for houses of worship as pps have mentioned. The bride should wear what she loves!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@PositiveThinking: It isn’t important IMO 🙂

If a bride is confident in her dress then that will mean more to me than seeing a gown that fits the venue/theme

Post # 15
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11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@HannahGrace:  Haha, yep! I ran a half marathon to train for wearing it!

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@BrandNewBride:  I have run a half marathon and you are still more woman than me. 

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