Is my dress appropriate? Opinions please

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cassandrafem Posts : 2 Registered: 3/24/09
Is my dress appropriate? Opinions please
Posted: Apr 10, 2009 1:45 PM

Help, I need your opinions. Is my dress appropriate for my venue and does my gown match my grooms attire? I am worried my dress may be too casual or simple for the venue. I was going for classic and vintage but i may have ended up with casual. Our ceremony will be in an expansive Cathedral, and the reception will be in the garden courtyard of a nearby restaurant.
Also my fiance wants to wear a classic black and white tux with a bow tie. I am worried he will look very dressed up and I will not match him. I am going to wear a cathedral length veil, hoping it will make the dress more formal. Please give me your honest opinions.


Edited by: cassandrafem on Apr 10, 2009 1:57 PM

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CheetahAngel Posts : 2,017 Registered: 11/29/08
Re: Is my dress venue appropriate?
Posted: Apr 10, 2009 2:01 PM Go to message in response to: cassandrafem

Honestly I think your dress is perfectly fine. Is that the veil you are going to wear? I like that veil because it's long and to me long means more "fancy" and more dressed up. Hmm maybe you can also wear a nice shiny necklace to make yourself feel more dressed up. But in my opinion I think that dress is beautiful and I don't think your husband will look more dressed up than you.
                              

 

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adrigirl01 Posts : 287 Registered: 10/2/08
Re: Is my dress venue appropriate?
Posted: Apr 10, 2009 2:02 PM Go to message in response to: cassandrafem

That dress is gorgeous and if that's the one you want I would say to go for it. You getting married in a cathedral doesn't mean you're required to wear an elaborate dress with a ten foot train. Plus you're having a garden reception in a courtyard later, which doesn't call for very elaborate, even if the reception is quite formal. It's your day, wear the dress you want.

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CSUFgrad08 Posts : 114 Registered: 6/19/08
Re: Is my dress venue appropriate?
Posted: Apr 10, 2009 2:05 PM Go to message in response to: cassandrafem

I personally don't think your dress is too casual for your venue. From the information you have provided and the pictures I think your dress is beautiful. The cathedral length veil that you are wearing adds even more formality to your overall look. Also, you will you be wearing accessories? Such as a bracelet and a necklace? I think these pieces combined with your makeup and hair style will complete your overall look as well. If your reception is during the evening perhaps you can have your makeup be a little more drastic. That's what I think. Also if you really have your heart set on this dress and you feel like this is "the dress", then I think it is totally suitable for the occassion.
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DoesntPlayNice Posts : 809 Registered: 12/17/08
Re: Is my dress venue appropriate?
Posted: Apr 10, 2009 2:11 PM Go to message in response to: CSUFgrad08

I think the dress is beautiful but you could dress it up with a more elaborate veil. Maybe something with lace edges or something.

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EnchantedEverAf... Posts : 88 Registered: 9/3/07
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Posted: Apr 10, 2009 2:53 PM Go to message in response to: cassandrafem

I think the dress is beautiful and would work just fine, but if you aren't convinced, what I would suggest is looking for another dress that you feel is a bit fancier for the ceremony and switching to this one for the reception. That's what I'm doing. I have a ballgown for the ceremony that I'm wearing for the first half of the reception and then changing into a dress with a similar cut to yours thats a lot more comfy than the ballgown after all the main dances are over.

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JamieMarie Posts : 11 Registered: 1/26/09
Re: Is my dress appropriate? Opinions please
Posted: Apr 10, 2009 10:23 PM Go to message in response to: cassandrafem

I don't think this dress is too casual at all! You are the bride and in white you will look beautiful! Like pp's said wear a "fancy" veil for the ceremony and then take it off for the garden reception... the only thing that makes a red flag go up for me is that YOU think it is too casual. If you feel underdressed on your wedding day you won't be comfortable and maybe you should keep looking. Personally I think that this dress is awesome and will look fine with your finacee!

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SoonToBeMrsDodge Posts : 70 Registered: 2/7/09
Re: Is my dress appropriate? Opinions please
Posted: Apr 11, 2009 8:42 AM Go to message in response to: cassandrafem

Omg I think that's my dress too! yay! Is it CRL538 from David's Bridal? I don't think it's too informal. It's a very beautiful dress (the simple details in the beading and the lace make this dress sparkle without being too busy). I personally think this dress could work just about anywhere because it's not over-the-top (so not me), but it's still very much a wedding dress. The shape of the dress is really what makes the dress, I think. It's so flattering! Our wedding is going to be more of a dressy casual wedding with the ceremony outside on a large patio by the water with an indoor reception (max 115 people), but I think it would would just as appropriate in a cathedral. Knowing this dress like I think I do, it has a chapel train as well which is perfect for a cathedral. Some people go for longer trains in a cathedral because they can, but honestly, it's a pain and really the chapel train I think is the perfect length.

I think the cathedral veil would work very nicely with this dress as well. I'm getting a fingertip length veil, but the only reason I decided on that was because I was going to be right by the water and sometimes the wind can pick up and I don't want my bridesmaids to be fighting with the veil that's blowing behind me lol.

You look goregous in your dress!!! We must have very similar taste :)

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BrighterThanSun... Posts : 853 Registered: 10/17/08
Re: Is my dress appropriate? Opinions please
Posted: Apr 11, 2009 1:57 PM Go to message in response to: cassandrafem

In my opinion it is not too informal. Simplicity does not=informal and intricateness does not=formal. And brides look gorgeous on their wedding day no matter what kind of dress they wear. Brides wear big poofy dresses to more casual beach weddings and brides wear simpler dresses to more formal weddings. Besides, although the shape is simple, the texture of your dress is not. Detail is definitely there.

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FutureMrsB2010 Posts : 15 Registered: 3/24/09
Re: Is my dress appropriate? Opinions please
Posted: Apr 13, 2009 11:10 AM Go to message in response to: cassandrafem

Its not too informal at all! You look beautiful! But if you're still worried about being informal you could dress it up with a fancy veil like some others have suggested. Or you could get a wide ribbon sash for your waist. (You have a tiny waist so you could pull it off.) Since you said you're going for a vintage feel maybe you could get some fancy vintage style jewelry or a nice pin to add some sparkle?

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tessandnate09 Posts : 136 Registered: 4/21/08
Re: Is my dress appropriate? Opinions please
Posted: Apr 13, 2009 11:31 AM Go to message in response to: cassandrafem

I think the dress is beautiful! I have tried that dress on and although it looks simple (not bad simple, good simple) it is intricate and goes with a semi vintage feel very well. I think that if you want to make it look more formal the right shoes, jewelry (if you choose to wear any), and veil can make it so, but as it is you look lovely and if it is the dress you want then it is the dress you should wear. Your fiance will love you in anything i'm sure and the gown looks lovely on you.

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bunnybear05 Posts : 157 Registered: 1/7/09
Re: Is my dress appropriate? Opinions please
Posted: Apr 13, 2009 8:23 PM Go to message in response to: cassandrafem

I think that dress looks fabulous. I would think that its just fine for a formal wedding. If your not sure, then don't buy it. I know that I wouldn't be comfortable in a long trained dress. I trie don some elaborate fancy dresses and they were terribly heavy and not something i would want to wear all day. I want to be comfortable at my wedding (as comfortable as a wedding dress can be). The most important factor is that you love the dress.

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KCI Posts : 150 Registered: 3/30/09
Re: Is my dress appropriate? Opinions please
Posted: Apr 18, 2009 12:15 AM Go to message in response to: cassandrafem

Agreed, I don't think the dress is too informal. Just make sure you're happy with your dress. It's so pretty, and if you love it then I think you're all set.

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Knoxvegas Posts : 951 Registered: 9/12/07
Re: Is my dress appropriate? Opinions please
Posted: Apr 18, 2009 10:49 PM Go to message in response to: cassandrafem

You look amazing in that dress. I think it is perfect.

 

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cccousins Posts : 5 Registered: 9/26/08
Re: Is my dress appropriate? Opinions please
Posted: Apr 24, 2009 9:54 PM Go to message in response to: cassandrafem

I think that you are wearing the traditional wedding dress that is appropriate for many places. Don't let people sway you if that dress speaks to you. Lace is very formal. You look wonderful, and no one will tell you otherwise.

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