Post # 1
My fiance and I are having a small wedding with around 40 guests. I purchased a big poufy ball gown and a cathedral length veil for an outdoor garden ceremony and a small reception inside a community center. There will be no alcohol and no dancing at the reception. Would a simpler dress and shorter veil make more sense for this type of wedding? or can I stick with what I have? Please help
Post # 3
- Wedding: September 2011 - Bent Creek Winery (Livermore, California); Reception: Family Residence (San Ramon, California)
It’s your wedding, and if you want to wear a ballgown and long veil, then I say you should! I wore a ballgown and fingertip length veil to our intimate wedding ceremony of 16 people, and I wouldn’t have had it any other way. (We also had a larger reception with dinner, drinks, and dancing a few hours later, but I was going to wear that ballgown no matter what!)
Post # 4
I’d go with the shorter dress and veil given the venue and reception you described. Maybe you should add a poll to this question.
Post # 5
It’s your wedding!! You should have your dream dress no matter the type of wedding you are having!!! Do it up, sister!
Post # 6
I do think it’s great to take into account the overall style of your wedding/venue BUT at the end of the day, it’s your one day and you should pick the dress you love the best! I’m having a small wedding too (about 50-75 ppl) and I have a pretty full skirted dress too.
Post # 7
Well I am wearing a ballgown and long veil for my afternoon wedding and afternoon tea with about 60-70 ppl and figure it works for me.
I decided to have the wedding of my dreams and the rules have fallen a bit by the wayside
Post # 8
I say it’s your wedding day, wear whatever makes you happy and that you’ll look back on fondly. My wedding is going to have a guest list of 14-20 including us and I’m plannning to wear a very formal gown and cathedral length veil for the ceremony. If you feel good and are happy then it works whether it’s a traditional ball gown in white, a short hot pink dress and birdcage veil or anything else. The woman makes the outfit 🙂
Post # 9
If you love your dress, then wear it. The bride can never be overdressed 😉
Post # 10
Thanks Everyone! I absolutley LOVE my dress and veil so I think I will keep them! 😉
Post # 11
You wear what you want to wear!!!