Post # 1
The bride hasn’t been specific. She said, “a bit on the formal side but not too formal” but not as formal as a black tie. IDK what she means.
I also think she could careless what we wore but I don’t want to look under dressed. The groomsmen are wearing black tuxes (DH is a groomsmen); it is a traditional Catholic wedding; and, the invites came in ivory and gold. My accessories are usually always minimal.
These are the two dresses I own:
David’s Bridal F15342
What do you ladies think?
Post # 3
Etiquette Snob here… lol
Both are nice outfits.
So far the description sounds semi-formal…
The other clue would be in the time of the Ceremony… and the setting for the Wedding & Reception.
Post # 4
Definitely the short dress. I think you would be overdressed in the long one.
Post # 5
Short! Or shopping is always fun!
Post # 6
What time of day? What sort of venue for the reception?
Post # 7
@This Time Round: The ceremony is at 2pm at a Catholic church; and the reception is at 5pm at a reception hall.
I’m leaning towards the short dress. I get to have more freedom in makeup and hair without looking over done. lol
Post # 8
Do you know what their bridesmaid dresses look like? I voted the short dress but I would be a little worried since it is an actual bridesmaid dress…wouldn’t want to end up matching the bridal party, lol.
Post # 10
@Westwood: They’re both bridesmaid dresses. lol I got them on sale. The bridesmaid are wearing royal purple.
@Astra: This is the venue: http://stoningtonmeadows.com/index-home.html
Post # 11
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
I’m going with the short one!
Post # 12
Definitely the short dress!
Post # 13
Two PM and I agree, I’d go with the short. Long would have been good for late afternoon or evening… and if the Reception Venue was upscale (ie Hotel Ballroom)
Hope this helps,
Post # 14
Agree with PPs, go for the short, the long is too formal.
Post # 16
The short one, definitely!