Is my dress too formal for a beach wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

That is a gorgeous dress. I’m of the opinion that no dress is too formal for a bride, rock it!

Post # 4
607 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 1988

@Ellyson:  Exactly! 

I love the “formalness” (not sure if that’s even a word…lol) of a bridal gown against the casualness of the beach! What a beautiful contradiction!

Post # 5
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Ellyson:  Yep, another +1 to what she said. You are THE BRIDE. Nothing is ‘too’ anything. It can’t be too formal, too sexy, too poofy, too anything – if you love it, wear it. You only get one shot at this, so make it count. 

Post # 6
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Yeah, but so what? 

Post # 7
1648 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

The dress seems a bit heavy for the beach (assumming you’ll be on the sand and barefoot).  It is pretty though and ultimately your decision.

Post # 8
1106 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@Ellyson:  +1

there is no such thing as “too formal” for a bride. you’re a bride– formal is the name of the game!

its a gorgeous dress- you’ll look beautiful!

Post # 9
217 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

If you love it you should totally rock it! I am wearing a ‘non traditional’ beach dress to my wedding. You should do what makes you happy!

Post # 10
2372 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

I would rock this dress in a dumpster or a ballroom, because it is gorgeous. Seriously, if you love it, GO FOR IT! Since you’re the bride you don’t have to worry too much about looking “out of place” like a guest would.


Post # 11
434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - Tybee Island, GA

NO! I’m having my wedding on the beach and i have a fit&flare mermaid ball gown kinda dress! hahaha YOU’RE THE BRIDE! and that dress is gorgeous!

Post # 12
393 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I’d love a beach wedding and will definitely get a very formal dress! I don’t think it matters as long as you’re happy with it. 🙂

Post # 14
453 posts
Helper bee

Who cares! It’s gorgeous! WEAR IT!!! (and why does your family care anyway, YOU’RE the one wearing it! you rock it!)

Post # 15
4819 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I LOVE IT. but yeah its a bit “too much” for a beach.

Post # 16
4440 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


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