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Expert October 2020


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.


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
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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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