(Closed) Dress too formal?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

If you change the train and/or bustle it I think it can totally work. Also, if you keep other things informal (shoes, jewelry) it will look fabulous. I don’t think brides can be “too formal.” This dress is really pretty. I was expecting something REALLLLY formal.

Post # 4
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think the detailing of the dress really fights with the theme, but the silhouette of the dress does not, if that makes sense. The scrollwork makes me think “castle”, not “rustic”. Were there any dresses in that super-flattering shape that had less scroll-work on them?

Post # 5
916 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I think formal dresses in informal venues are becoming more and more common and acceptable.  I will be doing it!  You look great in the dress.  I think you could make it fit with your venue by adding antiquey/rustic bracelets, and using a less blingy veil than the model has.

Post # 7
1701 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Everyone bustles their train after the ceremony, so I don’t think that’s even an issue.  Maybe it’s a little fancy, but everyone would be disappointed if you had a “casual” dress.  If this is the dress you love, go for it.

Post # 8
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I definately think the two do not match, but hey it is your wedding so who cares? Make your own rules!

Post # 9
7975 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I think you can definitely pull this off!

You might consider loping off the train though – my train was filthy and we only did a little outdoor time!

Post # 10
1991 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I personally think it’s too much beading for the type of theme that you are going for. Also, if you went for a fabric that was not as heavy, it would help. Maybe something that’s chiffon, organza, or tulle.

Post # 11
1314 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I think that you should wear whatever dress you want! I don’t understand why the dress has to match the venue. If it is THE dress, then you should be able to wear it. Also- you could always bustle it. Don’t do your jewelry too formal, put some cowgirl boots on underneath your dress, and it will be unique and cute! I’ve seen a lot of brides wear boots underneath their dresses and I think it’s adorable.

Post # 12
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I totally think it can work. I have never believed in the whole theme thing. Its your wedding day and you should wear whatever dress you want. Its your day to look as “fancy” as you want to!

P.S. That model looks like a porcelain doll. She doesn’t look real and she freaks me out.

Post # 13
576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

someone posted in another post a while back that you cant be over dressed for your own wedding.  i agree.  u love it. get it.

Post # 14
3941 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’m wearing a ballgown to my rustic/farm wedding and I have slowly learned that not every thing has to match your theme! 

If you love it – get it!  No one is going to think “oh, it’s too formal.” They’re going to think, “oh, she looks beautiful!”

Post # 16
2742 posts
Sugar bee

I would wear whatever gown I wanted as long as I am comfy. I think your gown looks fine.

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