Written by Laura Zabbo on Jun 02, 2017
Only if you want it to be! My rule of thumb as a consultant: No one is going to tell the bride she's overdressed...LOL! So for whatever reason you chose a more casual ceremony/reception (personal taste, location, budget, # of guests...), you can still wear whatever dress you're dreaming of! Let's remember that you are a BRIDE and if there is ONE day to go all out, it's THIS DAY! The way you feel in your dress on your wedding day will set the precedence for the rest of the day, so it's important that you feel your most beautiful and comfortable self. Now, most brides getting married on the beach don't opt for a massive satin ball gown...but it's been done before and it''ll be done again! I will add, though, that keeping the venue in mind can certainly help in the decision making process. But most of the time, the venue reflects the bride's style and chosen theme, so the bride's dream dress and venue end up mending well anyway!