Eloping in a ball gown..?

posted 7 months ago in Elopement
  • poll: To ball gown or not to ball gown, that is the question!
    Freak Yeah! Ball gown the crap out of this elopement, in a castle, like a boss!! : (19 votes)
    36 %
    Girl, you can ball gown wherever, on the beach, in the street! : (29 votes)
    55 %
    Noooooo!!!!! Casual/slinky dresses only! What is this? Tackytown? : (1 votes)
    2 %
    I can't answer because all of you options are worded ridiculously... : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Other- explain : (1 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 2
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I say wear whatever you want no matter where the ceremony. It’s your wedding day, and the bride can never be over dressed. Did you try on fuller A line dresses too? That might be a happy medium between your two preferences.

    Also to add..5 weeks at one resort? That’s a long time. I get stir crazy after a week. 

    Post # 3
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    8660 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    pantsapocalypse :  5 weeks at Sandals? Is that a typo? I can’t imagine staying over a month at one resort. Regarding the dress, I say wear whatever and your dress shouldn’t dictate where you get married.

    Post # 4
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    1464 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2019 - City, State

    Personally, I think ball gowns are always an appropriate outfit choice.

    Post # 7
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    707 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2019

    I say where what makes you happy. You can where a ballgown that’s not super poofy. The dress I chose is considered a ballgown but looks more like a fuller a line. Disneyland does have some neat elopement packages and that’s where I’m getting married. Your honeymoon sounds awesome I would totally do month long cruise if I could.   pantsapocalypse :  

    Post # 8
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    2699 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    pantsapocalypse :  got to Bali or Asia for your honeymoon if you have that long. We went to Bali for ours and it is beautiful. We did a stop in KL as well and have travelled a lot in that region. Would beat 5 weeks in a resort any day.

    Post # 9
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    2699 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    pantsapocalypse :  Oh and I would totally elope to Disney in your princess dress (aren’t you moving out that way soon anyway?)

    Post # 10
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    1069 posts
    Bumble bee

    pantsapocalypse :  there are some gorgeous full skirts that aren’t fussy at all, so yes I’d totally do it 😉 I too like slink etc but I’d wear the style  my husband wanted, I did the first wedding too. Just me! 

    Post # 11
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    233 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2019

    If you really want to wear a ball gown I say go for it! I’m eloping/having an intome wedding and I had the same dilemma lol. My dress is considered a ball gown, but the skirt isn’t full, keep in mind that even some dresses called a ball gown still require you to purchase a hoop skirt for you to actually get the “ball gown” effect so they actually end up looking more of an A line. Have you tried any A line gowns?

    Its you’re wedding and you can wear whatever the heck you want, as a previous poster mentioned, a bride can never be too over dressed for her wedding!

    Post # 13
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    2699 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    pantsapocalypse :  NP. I love Asia and stayed in some amazing hotels in that region. If you want any more details just ask.

    Post # 15
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    2699 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I LOVE the second one – that is a gorgeous dress (though I would need some more support round the booby department)

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