Post # 1
I went shopping for a wedding dress for the first time on Saturday and tried on about 12 dresses. I fell in love with one of dresses at the first appointemnt but had another apointment at another Bridal Salon so I went to that after. I hated EVERY dress at this second place and went back to put the deposit down on the dress I loved. So now it’s ordered. And I’m nervous.
I love my dress but I think it might be too big. I’m having my ceremony at Regan Beach in Tahoe and my reception in Mr. Navy’s parents backyard. My friends say they love it and I already put down the deposit.
P.S.- Not quite sure what’s going on with my face there…..
Post # 3
I dont believe any dress is too fancy for the bride at her own wedding! It’s gorgeous and light and airy just like your backyard reception will be 🙂 To tone down my dress I’m thinking of going very relaxed on my jewelry details and my hair, maybe you could do the same?
Post # 4
Um thats stunning on you! You can toootally rock it and you tooootally should!
Post # 5
I think it’s stunning! And you’re the bride so don’t worry about it being too fancy!
Post # 6
It’s your day…wear what you want. It looks lovely on you!
Post # 7
It looks good! You’ll probably have it bustled while you’re dancing around and eating, so it won’t be as full then. And for the ceremony part a fancy and full dress is plenty appropriate.
Post # 8
it’s gorgeous. and i agree, no bride can be too dressed up for her own wedding! if you’re worried about it being too big, you can remove a few layers of crinoline.
Post # 9
If you love it then you should wear it no matter where the wedding is!!
Post # 10
I was worried about the same thing. My dress has a 9ft train! In the end I was reminded that it is my day and the only day of my life I get to wear a dress like that. You look amazing in that dress. Enjoy it!
Post # 11
Ok, I just have a message for the 1 person who voted that you will look ridiculous:
You are silly, and not very nice. She is going to look ridiculously beautiful!
Now that I’ve said my peace with that one person who I do not agree with, I want to say that your dress is beautiful, and I think you should take a peek at blogs like 100 Layer Cake and Once Wed… they constantly have brides with fun, outdoor weddings who are wearing more formal dresses….
As my Maid/Matron of Honor told me when I was dress shopping (as I, too, want a more laid back wedding) “You’re the bride. It’s ok for you to look more formal than everyone else.”
Post # 12
First of all it looks amazing on you! But. a word of caution. Your wedding is in July in California. I have no clue what the weather will be like but… I had a garden wedding and something that most brides don’t think about (not sure how b/c we think about everything! lol) is the weight and heat of the dress.
It was 96 degrees for my outdoor ceremony with like a million % humidity. I wore a light cotton J Crew dress and I was still sweating head to toe. I was hot in some dresses I tried on in stores after 5 minutes! Be aware! I don’t want you to be uncomfortable in the dress outdoors b/c there will be nothing you can do to cool off besides go inside. Just something to think about. Material matters!
Post # 13
Thank you guys for the kind words! I am definitely going to go more casual with the hair/ jewelry. I’m thinking a big flower or fascinator for the hair….
Post # 14
You look beautiful! Wear the dress you love. It will be just fine for an outdoor wedding and backyard reception!
Post # 15
True! I didn’t even think of that. My Ceremony is at 5pm and the reception is 6-11pm so hopefully I won’t be sweating. That would not be good!
Post # 16
Wear whatever your heart desires, for this is YOUR wedding.