Post # 1
My fiance and I are having a very small simple wedding later this summer, almost like a “country” wedding. The guys are wearing button up shirts and jeans or just khakis and my daughters are wearing very simple dresses.
I however have found a dress that I absolutely LOOOOOOVE but I am just wondering if some may think it is too much for such a simple ceremony. I know it is my day and to make my own decisions but I would like some opinions. The dress is not real elaborate but I just dont know compared to jeans and what my daughters will be wearing (simple cotton dresses).
Click the link to be taken to the website. The pictures are of the dress in white but it will be yellow or pink, not into white, especially for my 2nd wedding.
Post # 3
Why? YOU are the bride! You’re supposed to be different! And that dress is absolutely adorable, I love it!
Post # 4
I think it’s perfect for a simple country wedding! And you can always tone down the accessories if you still feel it’s to much. Can’t wait to see pictures of you in it and your Fiance and daughters!
Post # 5
Hmmm usually I tell brides that it’s their day and they should wear whatever makes them happy. However in this case I do think that dress is way to fancy compared to your Fiance in jeans. I would look for something in a slimmer, not as poofy, silhouette.
Post # 6
I think it’ll be fine, but I do think having the guys in jeans would make any dress seem over-the-top (just my own thought). The khakis would be a better choice and would work better with your dress.
Post # 7
it will be more than fine, it will be great! I didn’t investigate this dress but it probably has a crenolin underneath it, if you left that out it would look much less poofy and more casual for sure. easy fix and a great price!
Post # 8
I have to agree wtih Meowkers. The only way that I can think it can work is if it’s obvious that its a THEME. Like, everything else on the tables has a hint of high quality, the food is super high quality, the invites were top notch, etc. Otherwise it will look like two different weddings – he with the country, and you with the whole princess shebang.
I’m telling you this because I don’t want you to feel silly. While yes, the Bride should be allowed to wear whatever she wants, basically the rest of your hard work goes down the tube if YOU don’t match the wedding. Make sense?
Post # 9
I think I’ll have to agree with @WillyNilly and @Meowkers on this one unfortunately… I think it may look a bit out of place with the the rest of the wedding & theme you described.
Having that said, I don’t think that you need to settle for a plain summer dress – you could definitely still get a really nice proper wedding gown. I would probably just pick a different silhouette (or even another A-line that’s not as full), and preferaby in a plain, non-shiny material (i.e. avoid shiny organza or satin).
That’s just my 5 cents. In the end though it all comes down to what you feel comfortable in and what will make you feel really beautiful on your big day. That’s what really matters.
Post # 10
I agree with PP who feel that the wedding either needs other hints of elaborate details, or you should consider looking for a simpler dress. Definitely go for a full-on wedding dress, though, especially since that’s where your heart is going. But what about one without fancy embroidery, or any beading? Just simple silk, or organza, or even lace (which can be very country).
I’ve seen several, on people’s pinterests or on here, that would do. Here are some ideas. Looks like when they have a fancier dress, they dress it down with boots and go very simple on jewelry:
Here’s Miranda Lambert:
And here’s a Bee thread on “Cowgirl wedding dresses”:
Post # 11
Thanks for all the input. I got the gown earlier this week and it is not nearly as full as it looks in the picture, I just wont put as full of a slip with it as they have. And I could never wear some of those form fitting dresses. I am not a little woman and even though I am loosing wieght there are just some styles that do not look good on big or large busted women.
Post # 12
I like the dress, next to jeans not so much. In My Humble Opinion everyone else needs to bump it up to the level of the dress, or you need to bring what you’re wearing down a few notches in formality. It’s just hard to picture.
Post # 13
Oh yes, he vetoed the jeans right off. He woants to dress up a bit more. Since it is summer in SC he is considering a linen suit.
Post # 14
While I think you should wear what you want. That dress will be out of place with everything else around you.
Post # 15
That dress is beautiful! I think it’s great for the bride to stand out and have been to weddings where the bride is in a fancy gown and the groom is in jeans and it looks fine.