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Natalia
Expert October 2020

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Natalia, on August 20, 2020 at 6:29 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 5
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Hey, everyone!


I have a very similar problem as most 2020 brides. Our venue doesn't know if we can still host the wedding there, which is a huge bummer. However, we were planning on getting married on 9/21 at the courthouse just to keep our original anniversary date as it is, now. My problem is, since I just secured an app for our marriage, what in the heck do I wear to it?

I have my wedding dress that I got in April, but since we may not have a wedding (not postponing since we are moving in early 2021, so it'll just be canceled or outside somewhere,) I don't want my dress to go to waste. Is there such a thing as overdressed to the court?

My wedding dress is floor length, long sleeves, open back, the entire thing donned in lace. It's gorgeous but I don't have a bra for it yet, nor do I have a shaper that will go unnoticed since I wasn't planning on having a ceremony until Halloween, as originally planned. But we figured we can just do a big Halloween party to celebrate.

Should I stay with the dress that I have and go in that? Or should I wait until early September to get my answer from our venue to see if we can even host the wedding there?


Thank you,

Very disgruntled and distraught bride


Edit: We will be taking photos, wedding or not, on Halloween in a park in Westfield NJ that is usually made up for Halloween due to the Addams Family creator being from there. So I was planning on donning my white wedding dress for those as well as my black reception dress that is more important to me.

5 Comments

Latest activity by Lynnie, on August 21, 2020 at 11:30 AM
  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    You know I personally would just wear the dress because having multiple chances to wearing a wedding dress is not very common so I would take the chance and wear it again
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  • Samantha
    VIP October 2020
    Samantha ·
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    I agree with Melle! Wear it as much as you can!
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa ·
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    I agree with the previous comments, wear it as much as you can!
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  • Amanda
    Dedicated October 2020
    Amanda ·
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    I’ve been saying all year that if our wedding gets cancelled, I’ll be at the courthouse in my big ball gown regardless.
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  • Lynnie
    WeddingWire Administrator October 2016
    Lynnie ·
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    Wear the dress!! 🙌 Don't let covid or the courthouse stop you from rocking your gorgeous gown!

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