(Closed) "Bee" Honest… A big poofy ballgown for a destination wedding? Share PICS!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: A Big Ball Gown for a Destination Wedding?

    Heck yes! Rock that big cupcake dress! Who cares about the location!

    Wear the ballgown for the ceremony and purchase a CASUAL, SHORT dress for the reception.

    Wear the ballgown for the ceremony and purchase a FLOWY, "beachy" dress for the reception.

    Wear the ballgown for the ceremony and purchase a more SEXY, mermaid dress for the reception.

    Other (If you choose this option, please explain below!) :)

  • Post # 2
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

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    futuremrstown :  I love a huge ball gown and I wouldn’t let the heat stop me. It didn’t stop Scarlet!๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚

    Post # 3
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    Helper bee

    I love it and I say do you!! If you want to be in the ball gown all night then you absolutely should be. In your situation I might consider a second dress (be it, sexy, beachy, short-whatever is your personal style and most comfortable to you. I would probably pick a light flow maxi because that’s my style, but again, you do you) to change into later in the evening if you were getting overwhelmed by the heat in the poofy dress. In this case, I wouldn’t spend much and would maybe buy something that if you don’t change into it could still be worn to a nice dinner or something afterwards on your trip.

    Lovely dress and if you love it you should definitely rock it for as long as you are comfortable.

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think it’s perfect for a beach wedding. I’ve always thought ballgowns look great in beach photos, provided they’re the right fabric (a bit floaty, not heavy satin, no lace hem if you’re walking on sand).

    The only other issue is comfort – how heavy and hot the dress is to wear. The hoop skirt should help with that.

    I’m not convinced you need a reception dress especially for a Destination Wedding – and that’s speaking as someone who had one herself.

    I’d only go with one if the ballgown is going to be too hot to wear all night, too hard to dance in, there are sentimental or cultural reasons or you really love two dresses and can’t decide. I don’t have any preference  on the style other than it should be easy to dance in (not a full mermaid), otherwise what’s the point?

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

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    futuremrstown :  If you want something fitted, you still can. There are fit and flare dresses that are only fitted to upper-mid thigh, which should be OK to dance in so long as you’re not planning to do the splits or breakdance. It’s just the mermaids that are fitted to the lower thigh or knee you want to avoid.

    FWIW, if it’s going to be that hot I’d lean towards a short dress – maybe something with a low back as well to keep you extra cool.

    Post # 7
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2019

    My bestie wore Pronovias Mosaico for her beach wedding & it was perfect!! This isn’t her but a picture of the dress!

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee

    I say wear what you want! (as long as it isn’t a dress you’ll faint it)

    There’s nowhere that says you can’t wear a ballgown in an outdoor wedding.

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016

    I’m having a somewhat destination wedding at a beach town a few hours away. I’m getting married on a boat, followed by a 2 hour boat ride, photos on the beach, etc and this is my dress (on the model). I’ll be wearing a sparkly belt with mine, flower crown and veil. I say wear what you want and rock it!:) 

     

    Post # 10
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: Dorset, UK

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    futuremrstown :  Wear your dream dress – sod whethe it “goes” with the location. If you can handle the heat and  weight etc, I say rock it!

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    My biggest concern would be transporting the dress and hoop on a plane…

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee

    We are getting married in a Portuguese Resturant private party room with about 50 guests. I’m going to try this bad boy on and I don’t really care how excessive it is! 

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee

    I wore a ballgown to my outdoor wedding and it was 98 degrees. It wasn’t a big deal. I was so happy to be getting married I don’t even remember if I was hot.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2016

    My friend wore a big fluffy ballgown for her wedding in Cancun and it was perfect!  Rock it if that’s your style

     

    Post # 15
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: January 2017

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    futuremrstown :  Absolutely you should wear the dress of your dreams!  I’m getting married on the beach in Punta Cana next January and I’m also wearing a dress that is not traditionally “beachy”.  Sorry for the larger than life pic ๐Ÿ™‚

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