(Closed) Are sparkly dresses ok for a morning outdoors ceremony?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Should I go for the dress I love?
    Of course!! : (31 votes)
    100 %
    Nah, stick with a simple dress : (0 votes)
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  • Post # 3
    773 posts
    Busy bee

    Getting hitched at 11 a.m. in a dress covered in sparkles and beads.

    Post # 5
    222 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Girl, don’t even stress. Those "rules" honestly sound like something she made up. Get married in the dress you love. I am an early afternoon-er and my dress is completely embellished in beading and lace. And the best part is, I wouldn’t have it any other way. 🙂 Happy dress hunting.

    P.S. The dress that you are head over heels in love with is GORGEOUS! 

    Post # 6
    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • V
    • 10 years ago

    That lady was on CRACK…i swear! She probably had a horrible wedding and wants to take it out on people.

    If you love that dress, go for it! The only place I would consider that dress tacky is if you were getting married at McDonald’s or something…actually even then the dress isn’t tacky…the location is!

    Post # 7
    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Go with what you love, seriously. . .tell the dress lady to take a long walk off a short pier. I have never heard of any such "rules" The dress you are in love with is absolutley STUNNING!  Go with what you love

    Post # 8
    1288 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

    I had a similar situation at Vera Wang. She asked me about my wedding (chapel ceremony, 50 guests max) and then what I wanted to wear: tulle ballgown. She gave me such a blank stare.

    I tried on mermaid dresses that were her idea of appropriate but as soon as I put on a tulle ballgown she knew there was no selling me anything else 🙂

    Maybe it will look a little funny for me to be in a tulle poofy mess in a chapel. But I felt most like myself in it. Wear what makes you feel great– you only get to do this once. You can wear dresses without embellishment at ANY formal event. 

    Post # 9
    35 posts
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I agree with everyone on wear what you want! It is your day! When it comes to your dress, its your call and no one else’s. You don’t want to look back at pictures and think "I wish I had worn that one instead" or "I wonder if that one would have looked better." Plus, you’ll be happier knowing everything is how you want it to be. Go for the sparkle! Brides are supposed to shine on their day…why do you think engagement rings are diamonds?

    Post # 10
    52 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I agree with all of the above.  Although I’ve never heard of those "rules", maybe the dress lady was just trying to suggest that you wear a dress to fit the occassion-i.e. casual wedding= casual dress (then again I think that maybe this rule might apply to guests attending the wedding- not the bride!)  Either way, it’s your day, your vision, and you should wear the dress you love!
    By The Way, that dress is gorgeous!

    Post # 11
    2022 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I don’t think it matters!  I think that people who have outdoor weddings tend to be more casual so perhaps do not choose dresses with beading…but I don’t think it precludes you from picking what you like!  Go for it!

    Post # 12
    2640 posts
    Sugar bee

    I don’t see itas a big deal.  That was probably some rule from twenty years ago when the "beading" was crazy heavy sequins and stuff.  Even dresses with beading today, are generally not as over the top as before.

    Post # 14
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Wear what makes you feel beautiful and throw the rules out the window. I’m getting married outdoors and while my tea lenght dress is simple, it does have some light beading.

    Post # 15
    1335 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Go you Mighty Sapphire! Your dress is beautiful and will look amazing in an outdoor ceremony! 

    Post # 16
    62 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    You made the right decision!!  I’m getting married at 1030am, decked out in sparkle and beads myself 🙂

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