Making Your Designer Wedding Dress Work for Your Venue

One of the first things on a bride’s mind after the big question has been popped concerns her wedding dress. Whether or not most people know it, their wedding attire and venue usually follow a set theme. Without a general direction in terms of aesthetics, your wedding can look out of harmony. Your wedding dress, venue, and décor are going to determine the feel and ambience for the day, so it’s important to get it right.

So, what comes first, the wedding dress or the venue? We’d like to argue both. A bride’s tastes usually fall into two or three categories that can be applied to both the dress and the venue. With a designer dress, though, a bride can expect this to be the focal point of the wedding, and her venue and décor will have to mesh well with her style. A designer wedding dress makes a big statement, so you need to be prepared to adjust your venue accordingly to avoid a clash. A sparkling ballgown dress, for example, might look out of place for a beach wedding. We have compiled a simple list to help you place your designer wedding dress in the ideal venue for optimal consonance.

Barns, Farms, and Country Chic

Rustic, casual, and ideal for artsy DIY décor, farm-type venues can be stunning. For these types of venues, bohemian glamour fits perfectly into the scenic backdrop. In this category, we simply adore the Balimena designer dress by La Sposa, which is made of lace and chiffon for a flowy, free-spirited look.

Castles and Mansions

Straight out of the pages of a history book, castles and mansions with their high walls and manicured gardens tell the story of royalty, grandeur, and splendour. A beautiful princess-styled ballgown with a full skirt and detailed bodice is exactly the type of statement designer dress needed for such a venue. Our personal pick here is the SY6732 design by Stella York, with hundreds of small, gleaming pearls embellishing the delicate off-the-shoulder straps, and large ballgown skirt to match.

Outdoor Spaces

Opulent botanical gardens, vineyards, wineries, game reserves, and billowing veils in soft breezes are an opportunity for some truly magnificent photographs. For these venues, we love some plunging necklines and flowing skirts. From the Modeca collection, we favour the Alexia design for a more clean, crisp look, and the Demetria with its flowing empire waist for more care-free brides who want a wedding dress that gets caught by the wind.

Modern Weddings

For weddings set in venues like “blank slate” lofts, hotels, country clubs, or other modern spaces, we recommend sleek, figure-hugging dresses with low backs. One such dress is the luxurious and laced Beautiful wedding dress by Le Papillon. By the same designer brand, the Templeton is a dramatic crêpe dress with a clean look to complement minimalistic venues.

If designer wedding dresses are what you are looking for, we at Timeless Bridal Couture have a wide selection of dresses to complement every venue. Book your appointment with us today.