Post # 1
Hello Hive! I’m fairly new on these boards and my wedding is need of your help.
Originally, we were doing a very casual-chic wedding on a hillside overlooking the ocean. But that broke our budget into little tiny pieces and we had to pick a cheaper place.
So, we have happily settled on a BBQ area at a local park. It’s nestled in tall oak trees. The guests will be seated at decorated park benches aligned in aisles.We’re thinking of going with a rustic garden theme now. However…
My dress (in diamond white with carmel sash) and my bridesmaid’s dresses (in espresso) have already been ordered.
Hive, does my (non-refundable) wedding fashion fit this theme?? Any ideas on a color scheme? We were thinking brown, green and ivory.
Post # 3
I say, rock whatever you want. However, I’d ditch the train for practicality’s sake. Or, use this opportunity to get a “reception” dress.
Post # 4
if it’s non refundable then you have to make it work unless you sold the dresses, i think you should use a lot of candles and vintage bulb lights along with chinese lanterns to glam it up a bit.
Post # 5
i think the dresses will go well with the rustic chic theme. They are slim-lined, so they will work well. I like brown, green and ivory, but I’d also add another color like purple (lilac maybe).
Post # 6
I think you can totally make your wedding fashion work…your dress isnt a ball gown and the bridesmaid dressses are not overly dressy. I think if you don’t do a fancy updo, over the top jewelry, etc. you will be fine…you do want to stand out in the end. A garden theme can be very elegant as well
Post # 7
Thanks to each of you!! Hearing that you think it will work makes me feel better. Glad I picked slim lined dresses. Jacqi, I love the idea of adding purple. Especially if we did emerald green, purple/lilac, ivory, and chocolate. (Peacock feathers, anyone?) Sulaii, good point. Maybe I will just have my train pinned up since our budget doesn’t have room for a reception dress. The site is on concrete, but the “aisle” we enter through is grassy.
Post # 8
Your dresses can totally fit! I like the idea of brown, green, and ivory. My girlfriend is going to be doing the bbq wedding too, and she is making signs out of barnwood (pieces of barnwood with painted words) to lable things and add more of a rustic look to it (such as ceremony with an arrow pointing in direction)
Post # 9
Hmm…good idea about using barnwood!
Post # 10
I am getting married in similar type setting in Goleta. I have been looking at dresses and wondering if the ones I like are too fancy for an outdoor, day wedding. But you know what? I think a wedding dress is the one thing that can be a little bit more special, so you probably will look wonderful. I wouldn’t worry about it.
Post # 11
Just keep your eyes on oncewed.com it is all lovely-ness of outdoorsy rustic romance in my opinion.