Yesterday we showed off the versatility of lace by classiying it into two catagories, formal and casual. Today, I thought we would take a look at another versitile aspect of weddings…the location. As I gathered information to write about this topic, I discovered it was way too big to cover in one day. So, I have broken it into two days and indoor verse outdoor locations. Since I long for a break in the heat to go outdoors, we will begin with the great outdoors. Obviously some of the formality of the wedding still depends on the time, but the other half depends on the location you choose. The rules with the dress, however, remain the same. First, the fabric. For more formal weddings head towards silk satins, Shantung, silk satin organza’s, mikados, and lace lined with the same. For a more casual look head for the chiffons, orgnazas, taffeta, and laces lined in the same. Next, look at train length. For more formal go longer and shorter for casual. Beading and embroidery tend to make a gown more formal, but ribbons and sashes can take it either way depending on what they are made of.

The only complication with outdoor sites and matching the dress is the personality of the site. The two need to somewhat go together. If you are going for a laid back morning garden wedding; choose a dress that’s light and airy with smaller skirt and floral theme. If you are going for grand wedding on the lawn of a mansion; go big and grand to stand up to the bold backdrop. Perhaps photos would better explain and help you choose the right dress for the right location.

Gorgeous beach front…go with something like this…

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Nautical theme…go with simple structure like this…

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Fancy Mansion…take it up a notch with something like this…

Need other ideas for outdoor weddings? Send a photo of your venue and we will write a post with some help. (Ginny@AnneBarge.com). Happy shopping!

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