(Closed) And my dress changed everything. What to do?

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

I think your dress still works for a rustic wedding!

I had the same concern, that my dress was too fancy for our rustic, cabin wedding. It was a bejwelled, poofy ballgown with a long train! I loved it but I was worried it was too much because the guys were going to be dressed casually and the whole wedding was very laid back and rugged (burlap, aged wood, family style dinner, flowers made of paper, ect). My SIL and Mother-In-Law convinved me otherwise and I’m glad they did! Everyone loved my dress and look and many said it was perfect for the venue. It’s hard for the bride to overdressed!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I agree with @deathbydesign: I actually still think your dress works for a rustic wedding. Beautiful dress!

 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Maybe replace the jeans with a kaki pants and vest with chocolate and green ties. The kaki keeps it less formal but not as informal jeans.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

You’re the bride! You will always be the dressiest one there ๐Ÿ™‚ Just go for your vision and you’ll be happy ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think the guys should wear what you originally planned, I don’t think they need to match the bride exactly. Plus I don’t think you can ever be “overdressed” when talking about a wedding gown! It will look great no matter what.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Here is our wedding party. They were extremely casually dressed compared to me (the groomsmen were just in suspenders and the girls were very casual scrunchy boots), but everything still went great together! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We also had a rustic wedding at a private property with beautiful mountain views and a barn reception.  My husband was planning on wearing a brown suit.  Then I bought an ivory silk wedding gown with a train.  I bought it because I liked the dress, it fit, and it was off the rack at a sample sale.  Score!

Then we tried on my dress with his suit and it looked off.  (We were not superstitious about the whole groom-not-seeing-the-bride-thing.)  So he decided to wear his tux after all.  So, then the groomsmen also wore tuxes.

Except that one groomsman, who was supposed to wear his kilt, couldn’t make it at the last minute.  So a cousin stepped in and was wearing a tan suit.  And another groomsman ordered a tux but it came in with a flaw and the store refused to sell it to him.  So he wore a dark suit.

The photos still look fine.  I promise.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I don’t think jeans would look right. Maybe dark or khakis pants with button downs? 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

your dress is beautiful and perfectly acceptable for a rustic wedding.

What about the look of vests for the guys, I have seen some super cute unmatching brown vests for guys and it looks awesome for rustic weddings

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