Post # 1
So my FI and I are really outdoorsy and are getting married outside by a creek in july. Im not going to lie it will be a hundred degrees probably. I originally bought a lacey dress and LOVE the bottom half but HATE the top, so I went and bought the Maggie Isadora. Now I am freakng out that it is too formal for my wedding, (guys wearing Dark nice suits) and girls wearing cotton summer dresses.). Am I just being crazy right now? I feel like my lace should be not poofy, lace, and white. While my dress is tulle, satin, and poofy 🙁 http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=J1364
Post # 3
Whoa, where is the rest of the post?
Post # 4
@lockha: I hate to say it, but in my opinion, yes. Are you considering shortening it at all? It seems like it’s going to be dragging. Your BMs are wearing cotton–what do their dresses look like?
Post # 5
I think you can be as fancy as you want, it’s your wedding! I’d just be worried about it getting dirty.
Post # 6
wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy too fancy.. and poofy.. it does not fit the venue.. but if it fits the bride.. who cares!
Post # 7
It does depend on your reception too. Are you doing an outdoor semi-formal/formal dinner after the ceremony?
Post # 8
@lockha: I have to agree with PP. Its a beautiful dress! But I don’t really see it in such a natural setting as you’re describing. Especially next to cotton bridesmaids dreses.
Post # 9
I’m not a believer that any dress is too fancy for any venue! Well ok, there are a few exceptions. But I wouldn’t say this is necessarily one of them. The lighting in the link you sent makes it look really shiny and formal, but I think that in natural light, it’d totally work. The floral appliques make it a bit outdoorsy! I’d only be worried about the weight of the dress. If it FEELS heavy on, you might not be comfortable. But looks-wise, I think it should work!
Post # 10
YAY! I can see the post now!
Yes, I do think it’s a little too formal. You might be really hot too. Is it possible to remove some of the bottom layers of “poof” so you’re not wearing as many layers?
Post # 11
I honestly think you can wear anything anywhere these days. There are a zillion pictures on the net of brides in very formal gowns with weddings on the beach, in the barn, at a park etc.
People expect to see the bride in a fancy dress.
Post # 12
Who cares if people think it’s too formal or not for your venue? What’s important is, do you love it? If you love it, then it is perfect. It’s a beautiful dress, and if you feel like a bride in it, if it makes you feel the way you want to feel on your wedding day, then you’ve found the right dress for you and your venue. I think you’ll look beautiful!
Post # 13
I was married outside in a park next to a very large tree and had a fancy dress. You can wear whatever you want! It did get really warm but it wasn’t unbearable.
Post # 14
I think it looks fine for what you have described! I think it is fine for the bride to be more dressed up!
Post # 15
You’re the bride and can be as fancy as you want. When else are you going to get to be so fancy? From my perspective, it’s more important that you love the dress than that it fits within some subjective rule about what’s too formal. Plus, I think tulle will look really nice for outdoor wedding. My dress is kind of poofy too and I’m wearing it for an outdoor ceremony and casual indoor reception. I don’t look good in fitted dresses so too bad to whoever cares. haha
Post # 16
You can wear whatever you want. It’s your day. But… I have to ask, have you thought about your dress dragging the ground and getting dirty? Will that matter to you?