Post # 1
I’m having an outdoor June wedding. I would like to keep it fun, relaxed, and casual to reflect my fiance and me. However, we will have a rather large wedding, and I unexpectedly went for a ball gown! (Mori Lee 4808 in Ivory)
Do you guys have any good ideas on hair (I have really long, dark, mostly straight hair), jewelry and shoes so that the dress doesn’t look as princess-y? I still like the dress, but I want it to still have a low-key, somewhat organic vibe.
Any advice on keeping a large wedding low-key and casual is appreciated too!
Post # 3
I would avoid an overabundance of rhinestones. Or a tiara! I’d go pearls. They’ll go with the dress and bring down the formality a little!
Post # 4
I love this hair style for a laid back feel. Everything down to the nice flower piece in the hair is perfect to make you not look so princessy. I would skip a veil and depending on what your dress looks like I would do minimum jewelry. Do you have a pic of the dress or you in it??
Post # 5
Or this for an updo if you want your hair up. I have long dark straight hair(and having an informal wedding with a very formal dress) and I am thinking about doing this for my hair, because the top of my dress is very pretty and I don’t want to take away from it. I am doing a very thin and dainty necklace and one diamond(fake) braclet.
Post # 6
I’m in a similar situation to you. I’m having an outdoor beach wedding, but I’m wearing a very fancy beaded A-line/ballgown dress. I’m perfectly fine with sticking out, since I’m the bride! Here are some other things I consider low-key and casual:
- Non-floral centerpieces such as citrus fruits ot branches
- I’m decorating with a lot of paper lanterns
- Buffet style food serving
For your style, I’d recommend pearl jewelry instead of metal and crystal so it doesn’t look as princessy/blingy. Maybe a loose updo for your hair, so it’s pinned in place, but not high on your head like a princess style.
Post # 7
Thanks, you guys are awesome. Definitely avoiding rhinestones and blingy things. I like pearls okay, but would rather go with something a little more “fun,” maybe even with some subtle color.
And definitely a wedge for the shoe, a low-ish one. maybe with some leather, cork, or fabric so it’s not so dainty. I don’t want to trip or sink in the grass!
Post # 8
I think you should do one of the loose, romantic updos like the ones pictured above and then find some pearl pins to scatter through. You get the “bride” factor without sparkling too much.