(Closed) Vibe Help: Formal Dress/Informal Wedding

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
8700 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I would avoid an overabundance of rhinestones. Or a tiara! I’d go pearls. They’ll go with the dress and bring down the formality a little!

Post # 4
22 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

I love this hair style for a laid back feel.  Everything down to the nice flower piece in the hair is perfect to make you not look so princessy.  I would skip a veil and depending on what your dress looks like I would do minimum jewelry.  Do you have a pic of the dress or you in it??

Post # 5
22 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Or this for an updo if you want your hair up.  I have long dark straight hair(and having an informal wedding with a very formal dress) and I am thinking about doing this for my hair, because the top of my dress is very pretty and I don’t want to take away from it.  I am doing a very thin and dainty necklace and one diamond(fake) braclet.

Post # 6
289 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m in a similar situation to you. I’m having an outdoor beach wedding, but I’m wearing a very fancy beaded A-line/ballgown dress. I’m perfectly fine with sticking out, since I’m the bride! Here are some other things I consider low-key and casual:

  • Non-floral centerpieces such as citrus fruits ot branches
  • I’m decorating with a lot of paper lanterns
  • Buffet style food serving

For your style, I’d recommend pearl jewelry instead of metal and crystal so it doesn’t look as princessy/blingy. Maybe a loose updo for your hair, so it’s pinned in place, but not high on your head like a princess style.

Post # 8
123 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I think you should do one of the loose, romantic updos like the ones pictured above and then find some pearl pins to scatter through.  You get the “bride” factor without sparkling too much.


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