There are many ways you can go about choosing what wedding dress silhouette you prefer for your big day. For us at Romashka Bridal in Everett, WA, we always encourage our brides to consider what venue they’re getting hitched at! Your venue and dress are two of the most important factors of your wedding day, so it’s important that they complement each other. It makes you look like you truly belong there, which is the goal, right?
It’s so important that you’re comfortable at your venue, which means that you should also take into consideration the weather and location. And lucky for you, there are plenty of wedding dress styles to satisfy each of these factors!
Today, we’re going to discuss potential venues that many brides get married at and help you determine what style of wedding dress will be best for this venue type! Let’s get started:
You have to think about a lot when picking a dress for a beach wedding. A light-weight fabric that's breathable and airy is best for a natural setting. And if you’re actually walking down the aisle on natural turf, a super long train might not be the most practical. In addition, most beach wedding locations require travel. As a result, you need a dress with a minimal amount of maintenance that’s easy to transport. Bohemian, goddess-like gowns tend to be the best option!
Gowns like these two from Allure Bridals and Julietta by Morilee are perfect for beach weddings! The A-line Allure wedding gown is lightweight and dreamy, covered in lace appliques that will make you feel like a princess for your beach wedding. And the Julietta wedding dress features flowy tulle and a front slit that makes for perfect movement for an outdoor wedding. The sweetheart neckline and straps flow into a gorgeous open back that creates an ethereal look for your wedding day. Fantastic for beach nuptials!
Church weddings call for more traditional wedding gowns, as most brides try to abide by a set of rules for these venues. Because church weddings tend to be more formal, it’s ideal to opt for a dress that makes an impact! Large skirts and ball gown silhouettes are wonderful options for a church wedding, especially when paired with long trains that stand out in this venue setting.
These gorgeous gowns are wonderful choices for a church wedding. The Rebecca Ingram dress is vintage-inspired and romantic, complete with allover lace and an illusion neckline that feels fresh yet timeless. The scalloped edging on the skirt brings together the entire look, creating a feeling of alluring elegance for a church wedding. And this beautiful long sleeve gown from Allure Bridals is the epitome of a chic wedding gown that feels royal in its nature. The ballgown silhouette will make you stand out at your church wedding - no doubt about it!
Rustic venues like a barn create a warm, inviting atmosphere for a wedding. They’re super comfortable venues that offer a laid-back feeling for guests, and the dress you choose should definitely reflect that. Fabrics like chiffon and lace and wonderful choices, as they offer beautiful flowing movement and comfort! And opting for a silhouette that’s more relaxed like an A-line or sheath will be super comfy.
These two wedding dresses are great representations of the different directions you could go in for a more rustic wedding day look. The Casablanca gown is more fitted from the bodice down to the knees, but because of the stretchy chiffon fabric, it hugs your curves and moves with you comfortably throughout the day. Plus, the cathedral train adds a touch of romance that looks beautiful for this venue! And the sleeveless Maggie Sottero wedding gown has a chiffon skirt that brings together the ultimate elegant, romantic wedding day look. The bodice feels extravagant because it’s accented by Swarovski crystals and delicate beading, but the gown will feel comfortable and free-flowing that pairs gorgeously with a rustic barn wedding.
Any indoor venue other than a church gives you so many more options! Ultimately, your choice should be based on the theme and formality of your venue. Dressing elegantly and in a sophisticated fashion is appropriate for the majority of indoor venues like a ballroom. A modern silhouette and soft, luxurious fabric finish look great on these occasions! Simple, uncluttered styles and minimal details are ideal for a modern, stylish look.
These two wedding gowns are the pinnacle of understated elegance that’s fitting for a ballroom type of venue. The Stella York strapless, satin ball gown is absolutely stunning! You’ll definitely feel like a princess in this incredible dress. What’s great about it is that it’s a fairly simple gown that feels extravagant, making it super easy to accessorize and wear on your wedding day. The illusion plunging neckline offers a sensual touch that still offers coverage, making it a striking option. The Blu By Morilee A-line dress has a dazzling elegance to it as well, with its sheer net neckline and lace appliques and gorgeous draped waist. The flowing chiffon fabric offers an ease of movement and comfort while making a beautiful statement for your wedding day.
There’s something so warm and intimate about garden weddings, right? As a result, it comes as no surprise that this outdoor venue is one of the most romantic. There are also natural elements to consider for a garden wedding, which means that you’ll want to wear a wedding dress that’s both romantic and practical for the environment. It’s best to go for fabrics that are lightweight to keep you cool and comfy and will allow you to move freely throughout the terrain. The greenery is the best setting for delicate wedding dresses. Make sure you stay away from heavy ball gowns and thickly layered skirts. Try lace, chiffon, or silky satin instead!
This sleeveless A-line Allure Romance wedding gown would look incredible for a garden wedding. We absolutely love the vines and flowers strewn across the gown - it really makes for a gorgeous addition to the natural elements of an outdoor wedding. The Voyage By Morilee A-line wedding dress is a beautiful mix of bohemian and classic with super sweet details. The sweetheart bodice has crystal beaded lace appliques that cascade down the soft tulle skirt and the detachable pouf sleeves add a hint of romance that’s perfect for a garden wedding!
We hope these gorgeous gowns have inspired you to use your venue as inspiration! Are you ready to find the perfect gown? Book an appointment with us at Romashka Bridal today!