(Closed) Anybody wear a heavy gown?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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2634 posts
Sugar bee

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
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309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

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
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2538 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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
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5390 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

My dress felt heavy when I was carrying it, but it doesn’t feel as heavy when I put it on.

Post # 9
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3332 posts
Sugar bee

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
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576 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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1021 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

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
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

My dress ispretty heavy I think I am going to practice wearing it when Fiance isnt around

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