(Closed) HELP! Is my dress okay for venue?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Do I need a full-length gown for the venue?
    Yes, but the pink is a good reception dress. : (64 votes)
    75 %
    No, the short pink dress is fine for a ceremony in that church! : (10 votes)
    12 %
    Yes, and wear the gown for reception, too. : (11 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
    3162 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I think a church setting is very formal and that you should just wear the pink dress for the reception. I understand wanting to do your own thing and that it is “you” but honestly, if I didn’t know you or had bad eyesight, I’d think you were a bridesmaid.

    ETA: The dress is really cute, though, so don’t think I don’t like it! I just think no for a church. Garden wedding, you could pull it off, but not in a church.

    Post # 4
    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I agree with Kittyachi.

    Post # 5
    4465 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I have to agree with Kittyachi.  Your dress is super-cute, but it says reception dress to me.  I’d go with a gown for the ceremony.

    Post # 6
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    That’s a really pretty dress!  If you have doubts, I would lean towards a more formal wedding dress for the ceremony.

    Post # 7
    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Obviously do what you want.  I do think thats a pretty formal church to be wearing that short dress.  I feel like it would look like any other sunday wedding with you up at the alter. 

    I would probably look for a cheaper simplier white gown to wear for the ceremony.  Just something white, long, and simple.  Then change to your pink dress later. 


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    Post # 8
    520 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Agree with what Kittyachi said.  If you look around there are many wedding gowns with a pink undertone, that’s still bridal looking even though it’s pink.

    Post # 9
    2186 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    its a formal looking church, so i would get a dress that dictates that and matches that and leave the party dress for the party ๐Ÿ™‚

    very cute pink dress!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 10
    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I would probably get a long dress if it was me but if that’s the dress you love then wear it.  It looks awesome on you!  The notion that the bride must wear white (or almost white) is silly.  Wear a veil or something and no one is going to mistake you for a bridesmaid.  Besides, I always thought that reasoning was a bit off because presumably everyone at the wedding knows either you or your husband well enough to be able to figure it out without expending too much brain power.  And who cares if strangers looking at your pictures have to puzzle for a minute?

    ETA: We’re constantly telling brides “it’s your day, wear what you want” when they worry about matching their venue.  Why should this be any different?

    Post # 11
    1962 posts
    Buzzing bee

    It is a cute dress, but very informal.  There are a ton of formal wedding gowns available in pink.  Are you interested in them?

    Post # 12
    209 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    i honestly would’ve guessed this was a bridesmaid dress or a rehearsal dinner dress– it’s very informal for a wedding in any venue i kind of think- much  more of a dress you wear to a wedding or special occassion

    Post # 13
    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Very cute, more a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress, but certainly would make a great party dress, but not a church dress.  If you can swing it, then I’d be a two dress bride, otherwise, get a more formal dress (which can still be in pink).  I wouldn’t wear your current dress for the chuch.

    Post # 14
    19 posts

    Too funny, that dress is my exact bridemaid dress. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 15
    1032 posts
    Bumble bee

    Adorable dress! I would have to say though for the ceremony, as a formal event and church, it may be more appropriate to have a gown as well. Plus, then you aren’t left with possible regrets down the road that you didn’t have a more formal wedding gown. I do love the pink dress though! Its so cheerful and feminine and the fabric is lovely! Congrats ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 16
    2015 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I agree with those who said you should get a lng dress for the ceremony.

    I was a short-dress bride myself, for both the ceremony and reception. I loved it. BUT, we got married outside in a garden, so it realy worked. For a church wedding, your lovely pink dress (which is super cute) would just look really out of place to me.

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