(Closed) OPINION NEEDED! This dress for woodsy, garden, camp wedding?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Does this dress suit my wedding location/theme?

    Yes

    Meh, it's alright

    No

  • Post # 34
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I read the theme and post and then saw the picture. It is literally a ball gown that does not remotely suit a camping style theme. Not what I was expecting at all. That dress is for a hotel. You really don’t need a train and you definitely shouldn’t be thinking about a ball gown. It will be such a pain in the ass. 

    Post # 36
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    I think you should give other dresses a shot. All short girls are not resigned to ball gowns. Try some on or ask on here for short gals to show you their dresses. I’m pretty sure you’ll never find a ball gown that suits a camping woodland theme thought so if you’re adamant on a ball gown you’ll have to be okay with that – look for one with less bling and embellishments.  

    Post # 37
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    Helper bee

    Short answer: no. It does not fit the venue and you might look alien in the woods in that dress. But, ultimately you should wear a dress that makes you feel beautiful. If there’s no other dress that gives you that feeling, then wear it with confidence!

    Post # 38
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2017 - Elliston Vineyards

    I voted no, only because it seems like a significant dress for an outdoor woodsy wedding, but if you love it and it’s not too much then rock it!

    Post # 39
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    Helper bee

    You are hearing a lot of “no”s for very good reasons. The answer to your question is a no.

    BUT does that matter? You love the big ballgown. BUY the big ballgown.

    I’m getting married on a mountain and I’m wearing a knee-length, dark red, a-line dress. I’m wearing it because I want to, and because I think I look awesome in it.

    Since you love this dress and it does look awesome on you – then go ahead and do you!

    Post # 40
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Girl wear the dress you love. I had a woodsy wedding and I wore a fancy designer gown and yes it snagged and got a little dirty and a bug crawled into one of the folds but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

    Post # 41
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    216 posts
    Helper bee

    If it won’t make you sad to shake twigs out of the train, and you love it to bits, go for it. ๐Ÿ™‚ It looks great on you and it’s clear you love the way you feel in it.

    If you think it will bother you that your dress may look worse for the wear from being snagged outdoors, have you thought about a dramatic corset top and flared tulle skirt without a train? You’d get the ballgown cut with more freedom of movement. 

    Post # 42
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I think the train is what makes it a poor choice for a woodsy wedding. I’d shorten the train by a lot to make it suitable. The venue looks beautiful, though!!!!!!

    Post # 43
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    what if you went with seperates? a tulle skirt and a nice top?? you could still have the “fairytale princess” look and get things that fit?

    Post # 44
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    jeska :  

    Well, like everyone else I think it is very grand and formal for your venue, but I never much cared about matching  dress  to venue anyway!

    From your posts  I think you love it and want to wear it and that is the only real criterion I would go with . A pp mentioned the dress-protecting piece of fabric under the train and that is an excellent idea. I would  also not wear  that big blingy  belt with it . I think its too much for the dress and in any case cuts you unflatteringly in half.

    A grand statement dress – and why not !!!

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