(Closed) my maggie sottero jenna dress too fancy for my venue?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t think so, you’re the bride, you’re supposed to be a little fancier than everyone else.

Love your dress!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

It’s perfect!  Gorgeous gown!

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Nope, the bride can never be over dressed.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Being too big is better than being too small, you can always take it in, you can’t always let it out.  So from the sounds of it, you think the size they ordered you is going to be too big?  If so, I wouldn’t get too worried about it.  They will be able to take it in for you.  It isn’t ideal if they could have gotten it closer to your size, but it will still be able to work.  I would maybe discuss with them if they measured you wrong and if so if they are going to be reasonable with you for your alterations.  That would be more what Id be nervous about- what the alterations will run up to.  The dress is beautiful on you though! 

Post # 9
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I don’t really believe in “inappropriate for the venue.” You’re the bride. Isn’t this a day to dress up not down?

As far as your size question. I know some salons do order one size bigger for the very reason that you might gain weight. And like @KiwiBee: said, it’s better that it’s too big than too small. It’s not that much bigger than it should be. If they got you a 14 then I’d be concerned.

I’d ask about their prices for alterations, point out that you didn’t ask for a size 12 and maybe work out a deal on prices. Another thing is, alterations are usually cheaper if you go outside the bridal shop, but that voids the warranty or whatever.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Tell us a bit more about your venue? I don’t think your dress seems overly fancy though, I mean it’s a wedding dress and it’s supposed to be glamorous rather than plain…

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I thinks it’s elegant and beautiful, totally appropriate for the venue.  You are the bride, she can never been overdressed even with your groom in a suit!!!

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think it would be great for the type of wedding you are planning.  I am also wearing a Maggie Sottero dress that is on the formal side for a non-formal wedding, so don’t worry about that.  And if it makes you feel better, my consultant also had me order my dress in a larger size due to the measurements given for the gowns.  It’s easier to take in a dress than let it out 🙂

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper

i certainly hope it is not! i am wearing the exact same dress for my beach wedding in Jamaica!

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@MVGs better half:

I think the dress can work in any venue. You can make it a little simpler, softer. I think an elbow length veil with crystals on it but no crystal trim. A more drapey thin, delicate necklace than you have on in the photo. As for the size, what do you normally wear in street clothes? I think the rule is one or two sizes up from that. My opinion is that most places order it bigger to make you pay for more alterations, sneaky.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m a Jenna bride too!  And I agree with everyone, you are the bride so you are supposed to look stunning and perhaps ‘too dressy’… I mean, wow, it’s your wedding day!  I guess it’d be different if you were having a wedding in…. hmmm, honestly, I can’t think of anything because a wedding dress is supposed to WOW and VAVOOM!  You look lovely! 🙂

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