(Closed) What happens when your gown is too formal for your wedding?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What do I do?
    Chill. Nobody will notice : (48 votes)
    49 %
    Try to fancify the wedding a bit ( I'll explain below) : (2 votes)
    2 %
    Enjoy your dress and your wedding and who cares if they think you are crazy! : (48 votes)
    49 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    The only thing I can think of is to shorten the train if you want to.  I had mine permanently bustled because I’m not a fan of trains.  No one will notice and no one will have outbursts 10 years from now.  And if they do, they are weirdos.

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I think that you’re the bride, and nobody will really care if you’re looking a bit more formal!  I think it’s good you found a dress you really love and look great in.  If it’s something you’re *really* worried about, you can try to add a few slightly more formal touches to the rest of the wedding, but I think you’ll be fine.

    Post # 5
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    Are you going to get alterations? Maybe talk to the seamstress and have her shorten the train a bit for you. If you don’t want to have it shortened, don’t worry about it. I am sure no one will think bad of you for having a long train.

    Post # 6
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

     That is rather long. But it probably won’t matter in the end, people will not be thinking “look at miss hoity toity with her long train! It’s only three pm! Her train-to-aisle ratio is too big!” They will be too busy thinking ooo here comes the bride!

    There’s no easy or inexpensive way to fancy-up most weddings to Monarch length train level. I say embrace your train and your wedding the way it is!!!

    Post # 7
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    136 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Honestly, this is the one day of your life when you can be WAY overdressed, and no one will question you.  Rock out your train, and have a great day!  It’ll be bustled for a good part of the evening anyway (most likely), so I really wouldn’t stress over it if I were you!

    Post # 8
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    489 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    What if you cut the train?

    Post # 9
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    489 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    @Magdalena: train to aisle ratio.  That’s awesome.

    Post # 10
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    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    The way I look at it, the bride can wear whatever makes her feel most beautiful on her wedding day! If you’re really worried about it, a seamstress can shorten the train for you, like some PPs suggested.

    Post # 11
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Its your day. If you love the dress and you fell in love with it because of the train then keep it!

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Once the ceremony is over it will be bustled and there will be nothing odd about it so enjoy your dress and day!

    Post # 13
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    543 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    If you love your dress and you love your venue, don’t change a thing! You picked both of them for a reason, and who cares what anyone else thinks!

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I say Rock it girl, its your day to be however you want to be

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2011

    You might get a citation for excessive dress in relation to decor from the secret wedding police.

    But I think you should live dangerously.

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    There is one day where you can be the most overdressed individual in a room and no one will care and that is when you are in a wedding gown!

    Enjoy your dress and don’t fret!

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