(Closed) Would this be appropriate?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

a beach, yes.  a garden venue, yes.  a church, no.  it just seems to expose too much skin.  i wouldn’t be comfortable in something like that in a church setting.  that’s just me.  i’d imagine all the older guest were looking at me like i was crazy.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I agree  that it may be too much for a church setting….beautiful for a beach or park venue…

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Depends on the church- I know one church where I live thats very modern and casual, where people wear jeans and tank tops to service, where as our church is much more formal.  I think if you are wearing a veil, it would probably be ok, or maybe add a small shrug/bolero for the ceremony.  If you are really unsure ask the church secretary- they should have a good idea of whats ok. (And they can tell you if something is flat out not allowed- in my parents church a strapless dress is an absolute no)

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Catholic Church would say no to the dress! i woud buy some lace and sew a privacy panel across it,

Post # 8
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Newbee

Waaaaay to sexy for a church setting in my opinion. Definitley should cover that up some how, maybe with a pretty capelet or wrap, as a bolero might not be enough if the dress cuts that low. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@ozpeony:  With the hair down and a veil…you will be fine.  Do you have a pic of your dress??

Post # 11
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Newbee

I dunno, you said you hair is only 2/3rds the length of the one in the picture, thats a little past the shoulders and with the dress cutting so low, thats still a lot of skin exposed…and a veil is see through. 

Post # 12
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Newbee

@ozpeony:  “I have seen plenty of brides get married at this church (it is a Catholic church) with open back dresses and I know it won’t be a problem.”

Yes but were they wearing a bolero or something to cover themselves? Even if they didn’t, that does not mean it was appropriate. I would just be worried about what the older guests would be thinking. But if you feel confident that other people have done it perhaps they would not be so shocked.

Also…Catholic churches seem to be the strictest when it comes to showing skin. Maybe you should ask the church if they want you to cover up.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I think with the hair and veil it would be fine.  But I never went to a super strict church before (jeans were okay) so maybe take that into account.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

As long as your church won’t object, I think you will be fine with your hair down with a veil over it! …and I’m assuming your reception is somewhere else, so it won’t be an issue for very long!

 

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