(Closed) Please help! Morning ceremony=less formal dress? What should I look for?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think you want to stay away from the very embellished, very puffy, very long trained gowns, which it sounds like you don’t really want anyway.  My ceremony is at 11:30 and I’m wearing a modified a-line lace dress with a chapel train and subtle beading (it just throws off a little sparkle when the light hits it).  Good luck!

Post # 4
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Oo. You could totally do something super soft and romantic. A sheath would be beautiful! I agree that you should go less poofy, less beading, more flowy and casual. Lace would be pretty, or maybe chiffon, organza or net?

Something like this maybe?


Post # 5
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Honestly, I don’t think you should shy away of any dresses you like just because of the ceremony time. Location and venue are maybe something you should keep in mind, but go for what you’re drawn to!

It sounds to me you might like some of these dresses, no? All these are by WToo and Watters.

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Post # 6
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I thnk you should wear a gown that makes you feel great. It is your wedding and your gown can be as formal or casual as you want it to be. Just as long as you are comfortable in it, that is all that matters.

Post # 7
204 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Ditto on what noritake22, choose a dress that looks beautiful on you and fits your personality. if you follow those guidelines, it sounds like your dress will look perfect with your venue and time anyways. I love annapolis btw! its a great city to get married in because there is are soo many great photo ops!

That being said, if i listened to what my mother thought was an appropriate wedding dress, id be in a 70’s long, bell sleeved number complete with a halo of wild flowers around my head, all the while strumming my guitar and walking around barefoot. Needless to say, sometimes our mother’s opinions aren’t the most helpful.

Post # 9
382 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@jazziberry – jcrew has some beautiful, simple dresses that i think would be prefect for a morning ceremony.

have you considered doing something short? that might be cute for a June morning, too! i’m, personally, crazy for this one from priscilla of boston — classic, simple & would be stunning with a great pair of heels!:

http://www.priscillaofboston.com/dress_detail.jsp?gid=1&sfid=50939&f2=Short’ defer=’defer

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