(Closed) does your dress “match” your venue? does it have to?

posted 12 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2819 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

I think that dress is fine for the location! (Both the garden and the castle.) Besides, having your dress “match” your location is overrated…it should match YOU! =)

Post # 4
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

i love your venue. i think the dress works fine for it. i’m all about matching your venue / tone – by that i mean don’t overdo things if it’s a simple relaxed affair.  for your castle and gardens, i think if you add some bling to your overall outfit as you’ve intended, that’s perfect. it’s a great take on the modern bride.

Post # 5
955 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I think that dress is PERFECT for your venue! I love the material and think that it will totally work for both the ceremony and reception. I don’t think that it matters all that much if your dress “matches” your venue. I just think that it is something to take into consideration if you are torn between two dresses or something. Great dress!!

Post # 6
158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

Stunning, don’t change a thing… bling it up with some baubles and you’re set!!!

Post # 7
7081 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

The thing is that in the environment your dress *will* match.  Common wisdom would have said that my dress was way too dressy for our simple rustic outdoor wedding… The pictures tell a different story and the crazy train looked like water cascading over rocks.  I didn’t exactly plan that, but that’s how it worked out!

Post # 8
1489 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I think that the high quality of your dress is what will match it to your surroundings. I was at city hall yesterday picking up our wedding licenses and there were a bunch of brides in a bunch of different dresses. Regardless of the length, the ones that were cheaply made really looked it (I’m talking underwear showing through) and just didn’t look “wedding worthy.” The beautiful simplicity of your dress will show off the quality of the craftsmanship in the make. If you feel happy and gorgeous in your dress, it was surely show 🙂

Post # 10
4485 posts
Honey bee

I’ve never even heard of that “rule”. Wear whatever you want regardless of where you’re getting married. Your guests certainly won’t care.

Post # 12
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

You should wear the dress of your dreams. Forget the venue. I am wearing a ballgown for my beach wedding and I couldn’t care less if it is not appropriate. That is the dress I fell in love with and that is the dress I will wear!

Post # 14
3331 posts
Sugar bee

Wow, I think that dress would look really cool no matter what your venue, but it will definitely look great there.  I wouldn’t say that my venue influenced my dress specifically, but I do think it was complimentary.  I didn’t realize until after we chose our color scheme (Black, ivory and gold/champage) that the curtains in our room were almost the same color as the sash on my dress!

I do think that sometimes a dress that might be less expected in a certain space can be really stunning.  Mrs. DG’s photos come to mind–her train looked so goregous and organic in their setting.  It fit perfectly!

Post # 15
14181 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

It’s very glam. Plus, jazz it up with lots of gorgeous jewelry! I think it’s PERFECT and if you don’t want to be the princess in the castle, meh, who cares =]

Be the princess’s sexy other sister while the princess is locked away in tower Innocent

Post # 16
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I don’t think that a dress has to match the setting, per se.  But I do think that sometimes it’s better if it matches the style of the wedding, if that makes sense.  I think that your dress is very elegant and will look great at your chosen venue.  I think the danger lies more in overdressing for a casual affair.  Like, I wouldn’t recommed a ball gown for a backyard wedding with a BBQ, but a tea length dress that would work there might also work for a more formal affair….if that makes any sense. 

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