Post # 1
So, here’s the thing. I’m having an informal, outdoor, rustic, brunch wedding. I had originally planned on getting a simple, flowy gown. As it happens, my style is much more BALL GOWN and I ended up with this bad boy: http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_Tulle-Ball-Gown-with-Lace-Up-Back-and-Side-Swags-WG3403
I haven’t decided on bridesmaids dresses yet, but lately I’ve been thinking about long gowns. Since my gown is more formal/princess, why can’t theirs be? AM I OUT OF MY MIND, HIVE? 🙂
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Post # 4
I’m sure it can be done, but I’ve never seen photos where I think it looks right.
Post # 5
Well I used to worry myself sick over my dress matching my venue. I am getting married in st Thomas on a roof top terrace and my dress is def not your typical destination type of dress….. That just wasn’t me. Also my bm dress is long as well. I decided I had to have the wedding that made me happy!! No one at your wedding will judge your dress or your bridesmaid dresses and think badly…. It took me a while to come to realize this! With that being said, don’t sacrifice… Get what you want!!
Post # 6
@glitterbee: Heck, it’s your wedding and hopefully the only one you’ll ever have. Do what makes you happy and to heck with whatever anyone else thinks!
Post # 7
First of all, your dress is amazing! I think that long dresses can definitely work! I would probably choose a material other than satin, though. I like the idea of flowy chiffon in maybe a softer color.
Post # 8
@asscherlover: Your first two dresses were actually ones I was looking at! Strapless chiffon! Great minds!
@abbie017: No need to be sorry! I want honest opinions!! 🙂
@weddingbound: & @anothersmith: That was exactly my line of thinking when I fell in love with my gown. “THE HELL WITH EVERYONE ELSE! THIS IS IT!” Haha.
Post # 9
I’m planning a backyard kind of thing buuuut this is my dress (CT2406 also from David’s):
It’s all lace and beading and much facier than I thought so I needed to find something more elegant for my girls but thought the gowns were a bit much, I thought these were classy and elegant but not overly formal:
$99 each too! ($79 with the discount for getting your dress at David’s)
I’m going with Truffle with the matching satin ballerinas (which they dye to match) because FI and I are short-ish.
But long dresses would not be too much, but like others said I’d go with the simpler softer ones. =D
Post # 10
What kinds of long dresses do you like? Don’t you think they might get hot outside in August?
Post # 11
Traditionally, the length of the bridesmaids’ dresses is determined by the time of day of the wedding (long dresses after 6 p.m. only); however, I realize that that very few modern brides follow this traditional guideline.
Post # 12
I definitely love the look of long chiffon dresses at an outdoor wedding. My girls are also wearing long chiffon dresses, but in black to keep it a little more semi-formal.
Post # 13
You could, but depending on where you live, an outdoor wedding with a long hot dress might make your bridesmaids super uncomfortable and look awkward to your guests. I had an indoor summer wedding, and while we looked at long dresses (as my dress was very formal), we ended up with short dresses. We were only outside for a short time for some pictures and my bridesmaids couldn’t thank me enough for not picking long gowns (it was so humid and hot outside). Long doesn’t always mean more formal- you can definitely have super elegent formal gowns that are short.
Post # 14
glitterbee: yes, there are plenty of long gowns that will still have a casual feel.
Just don’t pick a taffeta or charmeuse material. Maybe get a chiffon, something flowy!
Post # 15
glitterbee: Totally. I’m having an autumn barn reception (church ceremony). Here’s a pic of me with my MOH. That’s her exact dress.