Post # 1
I bought a dress that I absolutely adored – the Maggie Sottero Fiorella in the alabaster color, when I was going to get married on grass and the boys in tux’s… but we switched it to being on the sand with the boys in tan linen suits, and I’m really, really having doubts about if it will look awkward with this huge satin ballgown type dress on a more casual beach setting.
Should I start looking for a new dress and hawk this on ebay or do you ladies think it would still look pretty (and appropriate) to have a satin dress on on the sand?
Here’s a beautiful bride with the exact dress on – it’s perfect for indoor black tie, but not sure if it works on the beach. Any thoughts?
Maggie Sottero “Fiorella”
Post # 3
I think it looks more like an a-line in that picture. Were you planning to wear a large crinoline or hoop under it and change the shape?
From the way it looks in that picture, it has a pretty flow and movement in the satin that I think could work at a beach wedding.
Post # 4
I love the dress, first of all. Second, I think it could definitely work for a beach wedding. It’s not a huge ballgown, it’s actually a rather slim A-line. The detailing on the bottom also makes me think of shells, which is random but makes me feel like it would look great on a beach!
Post # 5
I think your dress will be beautiful for a beach wedding! Keeeeep it
Post # 6
It’s perfect for a beach wedding…no regrets!
Post # 7
I LOVE your dress, the only thing I would worry about it being really hot. That is more of a personal issue that I had with satin dresses. Although I love the look and had my heart set on one, I was dying just trying them on. If that isn’t a concern of yours then I think it will be perfect.
Post # 8
I say go for it. It will look beautiful on the beach.
Post # 9
I agree… Go for it!!! (but I have the same dress so maybe I’m biased?) You look beautiful in the dress!!!
Post # 10
Hello! I ordered the Maggie Sottero Christina in Alabaster for my beach wedding… boys will also be wearing tan suits… and I think it works just fine… I had the same worries and presented my issue to the hive, I got countless comments reminding me that this is my wedding… my one big day…. and I get to be the belle of the ball…. even at the beach! I think the alabaster color tones down the fanciness of the dress and the warmth of the color blends perfectly with tan and natural colors… so…. ROCK IT GIRL! You will be beautiful!
Post # 11
I think a satin dress in the sand is ideal, it would sparkle and you will look godess like coming down. Just bustle it after and enjoy the night. Your dress is beautiful! I would keep it!
Post # 12
Rock it girl! You will look stunning in it!
Post # 13
Thanks so much ladies! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your encouragement… It is our ‘one big day’, so there’s so much pressure, but a lot just went away… I’ll keep it A-line, and not add too much ball gown petticoat layers, and it should be okay!
What an amazing network of advice this is!!!!