All wedding aspects should match in formality, but still if you have fallen in love with some wedding elements that seem to clash, there seems to be a problem. To be more precise, I’m referring here to your wedding venue and your wedding dress. It is obvious that your apparel must match the location of your wedding ceremony. But, what shall you do, if your wedding dress is too formal, while your wedding venue tends to be quite casual?
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Firstly, you should calm down, because it is very normal for a bride to wear something more formal and elegant than the other guests. Therefore you won’t be too over the top, but you will blend perfectly in the background of your wedding ceremony.
Therefore, for the time being you should comfort yourself with this idea and wear the bridal gown of your dreams in your ideal wedding venue. Thus, you will achieve to expose the ideal bridal image and to enjoy the décor of your wedding ceremony.
But, what type of wedding venue could be that casual? Well, to begin with a garden or a beach wedding is known as the perfect informal ceremony. At these weddings, brides usually wear something more casual, cozy and simple. However, if you love formal ball gowns with some tulle and beadings, you could wear something like this, but only if you will adjust the location of your nuptials, to your needs.
So, you may add some elegant wedding centerpieces that will definitely match your wedding gown. Thus, everything will instantly become sophisticated, glamorous and elegant. In other words, just perfect for your bridal image and wedding gown.
Garden and beach weddings are usually appropriate for your wedding day ceremony, because usually in this time the temperature is pleasant for this event. However, in the night it could get even cold, so you should have a restaurant booked, or some other place reserved for your wedding reception. In this case, you may wear two dresses if you want: a casual and comfortable dress for your wedding day ceremony; and your dream wedding dress (the formal one) for your elegant wedding reception.
All in all, it seems that there are many solutions for your problems. You will just have to think hard, to ask for various ideas, to be open-minded and the great answers will come.