(Closed) Anyone worried about sweaty summer pics?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
4496 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would have been worried about this if we were having a summer wedding. Its part of the reason we chose not to, haha. I just think it will feel uncomfortable to be in a wedding dress & suit in such heat. I would just bring some tissues to blot off any sweat. Maybe carry one of those little hand held fans, too? LOL, I know it sounds ridiculous but it would probably really help between pics.

I never really see sweaty brides in wedding pics though. However, a friend of mine got married in early September and she was literally sweating through her dress 🙁

Post # 4
257 posts
Helper bee

THIS is exactly why my wedding is in September! And I live in nothern New England, so the cooler temps should be starting around then 🙂

Post # 5
7312 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

Use coffee filters to dab away the sweat. They don’t affect your make-up. Also, after your make-up trial, go out and do stuff in the heat to see how your make-up holds up. Some products and combos hold up better than others, and doing trial runs is the  best way to figure out what will work for you.

We got married in October, thinking it would help us avoid the heat. It was 84 degrees and very sunny. Well crud. lol

Post # 6
722 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@virgomasala80:  I’m getting married in the beginning of June so it probably won’t be as nearly hot but I’ve worried about this too! I recently splurged and bought murad’s oil mattifier, I have pretty oily skin and I put it on before hand (it’s really thick, almost like glue) and my make-up/face is no where near as shiney as it was before! so that’s definetely helped! and I’ve also looked into finishing powders, I’ve heard NARS (it’s the white one) works really well too!

Post # 7
3161 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999


I’m worried about the same thing and I’m looking into  taking magnesium tablets and sage tablets…..they are supposed to reduce sweating.


I’ll let you know how it goes.



Post # 8
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

@virgomasala80:  I’m having a destination wedding, so yes, I’m terrified of this. I’m following to see what I can do about it, lol.

Post # 9
207 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I know where you are coming from but it can be avoided! I was just a bridesmaid for a wedding in 30 degree (celcius) heat so we were worried but it all turned out fine.

Just make sure you have a good make-up artist to get your skin ready for the heat so you don’t become shiny. Also your hair, if its giong to be humid you need to make sure your hairdresser does something to prevent frizziness.

Pack deoderant so you can re-apply when you are starting to feel a bit sticky.


Post # 10
2213 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Totally unhelpful, but this is why I’m getting married in May.  Though, I’d be more concerned about the possibility of fainting than sweating if I were getting married in August!

Make sure to drink lots of water, and keep the deodorant at hand.  I’m betting most photogs can do wonders on sweaty looking photos!  (as long as wet, sweaty hair isn’t involved)

Post # 11
1416 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I won’t be any help, I had my wedding in January to avoid the heat, I’ve never found any makeup or deoderant that works for me in the heat, I’m ugly, sweaty, frizzy, shiny all summer long, alas. Even in January I still wore a lightweight strapless dress and had my hair all the way up to avoid sweating as much as possible while dancing and still looked like shit by the end of the night lol. 

Post # 12
74 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Ok bees,

Here are my go to things.

1. Buy a deodorant with aluminum chloride in it. It works miracles. I use Certain Dry (they make one for feet as well). You apply it before bedtime, let it dry, and then put on an old shirt that you don’t care about. After a few uses, you hardly sweat at all! I love it. 

2. To prevent a shiny face, dab a makeup brush in cornstarch. Yes, cornstarch, and lightly dust over your cheeks and forehead after applying your makeup. I saw this tip from another bee and was skeptical, but tried it. It’s amazing! I moved to Florida recently and my makeup wasn’t holding up as well because of the extra humidity–this allowed it to hold up.

I hope this helps you out!

Post # 13
1670 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Commenting to follow this, my wedding is in August, all indoor so I’m not so worried BUT I would like to have some brief pictures outside if weather permits.


Post # 14
1890 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I used to wait tables during the summer, and with all the running around, hot kitchens, etc. I relied heavily on Mac Blotting powder (I think it’s called)… You can just have a bridesmaid carry around blotting sheets and touch you up with powder if you get shiny.

Post # 15
8580 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m miserable in the heat. It’s very very humid here, so 90 degrees feels like 115, and I just drag ass! There’s no way I was having my wedding in summer!

I’m guessing your wedding is outside? Are you putting up tents for shade? Or a large tent for the reception? There are fans & air conditions you can rent for tents.

Post # 16
340 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I’m terrified so i decided on a lunch reception and doing the ceremony at 1030am. i hope im not sweating a lot !

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