Post # 1
As I start seriously editing my Pinterest board and browsing bridal mags, I’ve realized that my dream dresses all seem to be similar styles– lace fit and flares with (lots of) embellishments. I’d really like a rustic/industrial type of venue, though. Is this going to look bizarre? Any Bees with pictures of their dress in a rustic/industrial venue? Trying to get an idea of what the big picture should/might look like. In my ideal world, the wedding would have an industrial/rustic/whismical feeling, that isn’t too formal and feels like fun. I recognize that the dresses that I like are a bit more structured and formal, is this a recipe for disaster?
Post # 2
I think you’re going to get a lot of responses telling you to pick whatever you want, they wore a ballgown on the beach, etc.
1. What you’re describing is a very popular dress style (lace fit and flare) and a fairly popular setting (rustic). I think a lot of brides have had some version of this combo, and it won’t be out of place at all to your guests, unless maybe it’s bright white with tons of beading, etc. If you veer more rustic in the venue, you may want to go a little more soft and lacy in the look of the dress. If you go more industrial, the structured look will be great. Both options give you a fairly blank canvas to add to.
2. Right now it sounds like you’re planning, versus actually visiting venues and trying on dresses. Me and my Fiance also loved industrial-ish venues, with exposed bricks and beams, old factories, downtown lofts. Unfortunately in our area, these are mostly out of budget for us. Same thing for dresses–what you love on Pinterest may not work on your body or appeal to you in person. It’s good to have an idea of what you like, but in the end, it will probably work out for the best on its own. And if you’re still undecided once you have a venue picked, you can always post here, preferably with tons of pics. 😉
Post # 3
I agree with everything bourdon: said! The style you are drawn towards and the style of your wedding seem to mesh well. If your venue changes dont let that deter you from your dream dress. Wear what you want to wear. We got married at a winery and my original dress was a lacey sheath that worked well, and then plans changed and I got another dress–a big ball gown. I wore both and loved both!! I didn’t have anyone tell me that the ballgown looked out of place, all I heard was how beautiful and happy I looked in both dresses.
Post # 4
It can be an interesting contrast that you can even take beyond the dress. If, for example, you go for a rustic-look venue, you might have nice wood tables with no tableclothes but with beautiful, ornate candlesticks, such as these.
Post # 5
Big ballgown on a beach might look kind weird, but the dress you described sounds like it would fit with the type of venue you described.
Post # 6
I think it should be fine. Also bear in mind that there are many different types of lace. Some are more delicate and some are bolder.
More graphic/Less traditional
So if you wanted to go something edgier, you could choose a lace pattern to suit.