I need help with a wedding/elopement outfit… getting married on Oct 1

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
1136 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

KatieBee11:  I adore the look of that last link you posted, it reminds me of what Olivia Palermo wore when she got married recently! I’m assuming you’ll have seen those pics as they were everywhere but in case you havent, i’ve posted one below!

I think you could definitely do something like that with your tulle skirt, whether you have it tea length or full length, either will look gorgeous, then find a nice 3/4 length white cardigan or plain top like the one below and pair with some pretty ballet flats and dainty jewellery (if jewellery is your thing) and you’ll look perfect! I had major issues finding the outfit for our engagement party, I really overthought it and made it more difficult than it needed to be! Go with something that is YOU and makes you feel great! You will look fab 😉


Post # 4
1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My husband wore jeans, a black button down shirt, and a vest wen we got married. I wore jeans, a cream flowy tank top with ruffles, and a matching cream sweater. It was just us in Eureka Springs and we wanted to spend the day walking as well. I stressed about not being dressed up enough, and finally decided being myself was more important than wearing what I thought other people wanted me to wear. It was perfect! Go with wht makes you happy!

Post # 5
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Just like I wouldn’t recommend advanced calculus for someone struggling with algebra, tulle skirt + checked shirt/slouchy sweater + no heels is major advanced style and I’m not surprised a jeans-girl is uncomfortable with the look.  

I would stick with a short white dress + beige flats/black flats/brown knee-high boots.  Something simple, classic, bridal, inexpensive, readily available at the nearest department store.  Just google “NYC City Hall wedding”.  I love this: http://www.refinery29.com/city-hall-wedding-style#slide-10 and http://www.refinery29.com/city-hall-wedding-style#slide-22 .  You can add boots and a sweater if the weather is very cold.    

Good luck, you will look beautiful no matter what you wear, even if it is jeans and a white sweater!

Post # 6
2595 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013



KatieBee11:  I actually like the idea of incorporating plaid, especially if you wear it a lot so it’s kind of making a statement about who you are.

But I would prefer to add it in smaller amounts – a shirt would be hard to pull off, especially with a tulle skirt.

How about getting a bolero made in a plaid fabric? If you did that, I’d be thinking of asking the seamstress to make the skirt into a simple strapless dress with a tulle skirt. Maybe add some brightly coloured ballet flats in a colour to match the plaid, or maybe cowboy boots.

Or the other way round – cute plaid ballet flats, a simple top and a brightly coloured cardigan, something like this maybe?



Post # 8
1202 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I think the most important thing is that you feel comfortable and confident.  So if you feel comfortable in those boots and plaid and tulle, you do you, fellow Bee.  

I just want to say I think you should be careful with proportions.  A big skirt and heavy boots means a tighter, lighter top.  A lot of those images with tulle skirts and flats work because the women are wearing tighter tops.  If you go with plaid, go with something very fitted and roll it up at the sleeves.  You linked to a picture of a woman who balanced her long, full skirt with a grey halter top with a ruffle neck.  

Also, I think you can find English equestrian style boots without buying them from a tack shop.  This is a Canadian store, but just to show am example (these come in all-brown): http://www.thebay.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/en/thebay/shoes/tall-boots/ellerby-equestrian-boot-0075-7ellerby–24 

But if you like your boots and you like your shirt, the just enjoy yourself.  

Post # 9
2385 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

 KatieBee11:  Have you seen this look http://storyboardwedding.com/winter-wedding-plaid-bride-flannel-full-tulle-skirt/ 

It’s very lovely and seems to be more in line with your style. I would just say that finding the right shirt will probably take a little trial & error. You don’t want it to be too bulky or thick or loose since the skirt already has that going on. You might want to look into light-weight plaids/fleece or maybe someone makes a silk plaid/fleece print shirt? I think that would be lovely!

Edit: Just saw the link to your last picture- have you tried that shirt with your full tulle skirt? It looks very lightweight and you could take it to a seamstress and have it fitted a little more if you want…. 

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Post # 10
558 posts
Busy bee

What about this? You would be able to dress it up, and you would be able to find a cardigan at a good price just have the skirt and belt, oh and maybe the camisole made (if you can’t find a nice one)

Post # 13
481 posts
Helper bee


KatieBee11:  I love the Olivia Palermo idea! Also, if you’re up for something really unconventional, you could try a suit or even a tux – check out Marlene Dietrich! Such a classic, timeless look.

Post # 14
2791 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

What about just a basic summer-thin or 3/4 sleeve t-shirt/sweater? 

Space 46 Boutique Polka Dot Tulle Skirt-9 by Stylish Petite, via Flickr<br /><br />

Denim? Chambray?

Marcus Design: {holiday fashion: the tulle skirt}



Or a different print?<br />:: fool for tulle:: white tulle skirt:: black and white fashion:: tulle skirt:: vintage style:: retro fashionI want a tulle skirt.  I really really want one. I mean, I don't know when or where I would wear it. But I want one.

Post # 15
3501 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

KatieBee11:  I just want to say that I LOVE the look of the last photo of your first post. I may steal it for my own “surprise” wedding. Perhaps you could recreate that look with just a 3/4 sleeve sweater or cardigan over a cami instead of the potentially hot sweater. 

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