(Closed) Too formal for a morning wedding/afternoon reception?

posted 10 years ago in Dress
Post # 17
4485 posts
Honey bee

I think it looks great. The most formal time of day until very recently actually was the morning/afternoon so the idea that “afternoon=informal and evening=formal” is not entirely true. Wear whatever you love that looks great on you and don’t worry about what other people think.

Post # 18
18628 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think formality really matters for the time of day.  I think it would be too formal for a beach wedding but a church wedding would be great with that dress!  Try to wear your hair up so people can see the back.

Post # 19
653 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t think it’s too formal at all, this dress is very elegant so it would totally work during the day. 

Plus you’re the bride, you can be as fancy as you want and it doesn’t matter! But I say do it!

Post # 20
1037 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

Beautiful! And so very unique – I love the back details! So pretty…and I dont think that it would be too formal…if you like it, you like it!!!

Post # 21
3331 posts
Sugar bee

I think that’s a really pretty dress and I don’t think it’s too formal for your wedding.  I worried that my dress would be too formal, but my mom reminded me that I was the bride–I should be the fanciest person there. 😉

Post # 22
972 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I second Jessie. Its a stunning dress!

Post # 23
7052 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I love it!  Very lovely.  Somehow it reminds me a tad of Ivanka Trump’s gown.  She was so gorgeous in it.  The back is similar.

Very sleek lines. 

Post # 24
2344 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I am having a morning wedding too, though not in a church – outdoors. My dress is actually similar to yours, if anything it is more formal! I had the same feeling but I really think it is more important to wear your dream dress than to worry about formality. Besides, it is very common for a bride to wear a long, formal gown with her bridesmaids in tea length dresses and her groom and groomsmen in dark suits. In fact, I think that is more common these days than tuxes and floor length bridesmaids gowns. Don’t worry, you will look beautiful! 

Post # 25
435 posts
Helper bee

That dress is so pretty.  And, like everyone said you are supposed to be the best dressed.  You will look beautiful and it’s definately not too formal.  Congratulations on finding the perfect dress for you.

Post # 26
3709 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I don’t think that the dress alone would determine the “tone” of your wedding. I say get the dress. You can always tweak decorations, etc. if you feel you need to. I don’t think your Fiance will look less formal in a suit…as long as the suit is well tailored and not some crazy color you guys will look great.

Post # 27
76 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

You know, at first I was worried about my dress being too formal for my event, but I decided that since I loved it, I would just go for it! People are going to be so focused on how beautiful you look they’ll never even think about whether you’re dressed “too formally” or not.

If you love it, then I say go for it. You only get one chance to wear a white, formal dress!

Post # 28
2777 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh it’s SO pretty! I love it so much. The back is just stunning. I think it’s a great dress and so appropriate for getting married in a church – time of day is irrelevant, however if you’d said (as I think MissAB said above) that you’d be getting married on a beach I would have thought twice, personally.

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