(Closed) Would a ball gown and long veil be appropriate for small wedding???

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • 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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

If you love your dress, then wear it. The bride can never be overdressed 😉

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

You wear what you want to wear!!!

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