Post # 1
I went dress shopping this weekend and fell in love with the Maggie Sottero Sabelle. But it was so dang heavy! The woman at the shop said it would feel better when I have the right size, but I’m still concerned because it’s just a whole lot of fabric.
Has anyone else worn the Sabelle or any other really heavy gown? Was it a problem? Were you exhausted and wanting to die by the end of the night? Any tips? This sounds silly, but are there any workouts I could do to get ready to wear a really heavy dress? Thanks!
Post # 3
My gown doesn’t even have a long train and it’s fairly heavy!
Honestly though, you’ll probably be so excited about the happenings of the day to even notice how heavy your dress was (hopefully!).
Post # 4
I’ll have a rather heavy dress, too. “Justin Alexander 8236” – a lot of silk!
I wore it for about an hour at the alteration appointment and I have to say I really got warm in it… but that was the only thing that maybe could get uncomfortable.
The corset of your dress will “sit” on your hips, so it won’t feel heavy and the skirt of the dress will “sit” on the crinoline. I had the same doubts first, but I didn’t think it was too heavy in the end.
Post # 5
I tried Sabelle on, and it is a very beautiful gown, but it was really heavy, one of the reasons i did not go with it! I am getting married at the state capitol, there are going to be a lot of running up and down the stairs – so i passed on the dress!
Post # 6
My dress is really heavy too…it’s completely full of embroidery. But that really was the least of my worries..I probably won’t even notice the weight when the day arrives!! 🙂
Post # 7
I think mines pretty heavy, long train and taffata. I’m looking for a second dress since I’m getting married in middle of the day outside in August, but I was told last night that my fiance wants to carry me over the threashold in it, so I’m lost. Good luck everyone.
Post # 8
My dress felt heavy when I was carrying it, but it doesn’t feel as heavy when I put it on.
Post # 9
Although my dress was made of mostly tulle (Casablanca #1858) it was quite heavy when I had it on. One of the things that helped it feel more manageable was that my seamstress put a sort of belt on the inside. It was like a rubber/cloth belt that snapped around my waist. It helped to hold the dress in place and made it feel lighter when on.
Post # 10
My dress weighed 20 pounds!!! I wore the Maggie Sottero Aurelie, and I wouldn’t have changed it for anything. Once I was in the dress and the festivities of the day started, I didn’t even notice it. I did get married in December, though, so I wanted a heavier dress.
Post # 11
My dress was pretty heavy (silk satin with multiple layers of crinoline underneath), and like @Jessie516, my seamstress sewed in an elastic belt to help hold it up at my waist. I just googled the Sabelle dress and it looks like A LOT of material. My dress didn’t have a corset, so maybe that will help on the Sabelle. If you love the dress, you can make it work! 🙂
Post # 12
Mine’s pretty heavy, pronovias megan but it’s gorgeous so I don’t care, lol. I am tall and “athletic” though so… it may be easier for me to carry it? no idea.
I’ve toyed with a lighter end of reception/getaway dress, but I probably wont…
Post # 13
My train is riduculously heavy, so much so that I had to go with a french bustle, so she could put some serious support in there to hold it up. We also had to put a band around the waist to add extra support, so that the dress doesn’t slide down from the weight of the bustle.
But I love it, and I’ll deal with it for a day. If you love the dress.. get it!
Post # 14
mine is heavy too (allure c157)..i wore it around the store for over an hour because i wanted to make sure i could handle a bigger gown. i think i’ll be okay but i have a feeling i will be ready to get out of that thing at the end of the night. i twirled around the store in the dress to make sure i could dance in it 🙂
Post # 15
My Lazaro was beaded all over and had a chapel train. That dress was HEAVY even at a size 6. Felt like I was carrying a dead body while dragging the garment bag from the store. It literally broke two hangers, one at my home and one when the bellboy was trying to hang it up in the hotel room! It didn’t feel too bad when I had it on for the pics and the ceremony, but I was glad I changed to a different dress for the reception. I don’t think I could’ve danced as much as I did otherwise.
Post # 16
My dress ispretty heavy I think I am going to practice wearing it when Fiance isnt around