(Closed) Small wedding… big dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: At a small wedding...
    A slimmer, lighter dress looks best : (18 votes)
    18 %
    A big princess dress fits just as well : (84 votes)
    82 %
  • Post # 4
    14498 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think that you should wear whatever you want.  I don’t think that I have ever seen a bride look out of place at her wedding.

    Post # 5
    9483 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @toelopeornottoelope:  No way!  I actually think the first dress is really pretty.

    We will have a total of 60 people at our backyard wedding.  Here’s a picture of my dress:

    Post # 6
    687 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I think the first dress is really pretty, even for a cottage wedding. I don’t think it should be a problem at all. As PP’s wrote, you will not look out of place and you should rock whatever dress you choose! 

    Post # 7
    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    I am rocking the ballgown at a wedding that will have around 50 people. Why keep your dress small just because your guestlist is?

    Post # 8
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I am having only 10 guests or less, so if I look weird in a ballgown, I am allowed…. I am the bride! No one tells me I am wearing the “wrong” style…. or they get kicked out to the curb! Hee Hee

    Post # 10
    5428 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @toelopeornottoelope:   like I’m overdressing for the cottage

    But that’s just it! You’re not going to the “cottage”…

    It’s your wedding not a weekend getaway!!!!


    Post # 11
    7312 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    I wore a full a-line at an intimate b&b wedding and it didn’t feel out of place at all. Wear the dress that makes you feel confident and beautiful. Now if said dress has a 20 foot train and you have a 12 foot long aisle or you want to wear tulle while traipsing through a throny rose garden, you may want to consider logistics in your dress decision. But I think you get a fair amount of leeway as a bride. 🙂

    (pics here-


    Post # 12
    282 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    The bride should always stand out, no matter if it’s just her and her husband present at the wedding! Besides if you wear what you feel most beautiful in, that will show.

    Post # 13
    5967 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    You wear what you wanna honey!  I had a tiny wedding and a pretty princess dress, it made me happy!

    Post # 14
    915 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @lovekiss:  I LOVE LOVE your dress. You looked super gorgeous, too!


    To the OP — I would hesitate to get a dress with a giant train, but I’m getting married in backyard and plan on wearing a ball gown. A slightly more simple one, perhaps, but still. I say go for it. 🙂

    Post # 15
    213 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Wear what you want dear! I had a big ball gown at first for our small wedding and only changed it because I wouldn’t have been able to get around between tables and chairs at the reception that and I felt overwhelmed by the dress lol.

    Post # 16
    3369 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I agree, I haven’t ever seen a bride look out of place at her wedding! You set the tone. If you want to have a massive, extravagant wedding with 50 people, DO IT! 

    My very good friend is a wedding planner. She had her wedding at the Benson Hotel in Portland, which is an incredibly extravagant and expensive hotel/venue. Wore the most GORGEOUS princess ballgown. She went all out Cinderella. And they had 45 guests. 

    It is YOUR wedding. You can do whatever you want sweetie!


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