Post # 1
So…I’m getting married on 8/27/14 in Miramar Beach, FL. I went dress shoppping last month with a “dress type” in mind, however I fell in love with a completely different style dress (that is soo me, matches my personality and vintage-ish style) and my mother & father purchased the dress for me. I’m a plus size girl and heard many horror stories of dress shopping for plus size brides. So, I was thrilled when I didn’t have much trouble finding the perfect dress. My main concern now is that I may have picked the absolute best dress for ME, but wrong dress for a late summer beach wedding. Any tips or suggestions on how to keep cool for the 30-45 min ceremony or until I can change into a less formal shorter dress for the dinner/reception afterward? The first 2 pics are of the type of dress that I went in thinking I was going to purchase and the last 3 are of the dress I actually purchased. Thanks in advance. * Dress hasn’t been altered for best fit yet.
Post # 2
That second one is STUNNING!!! The back makes it! I had the same thougths about my barn wedding, I was afraid of a dress that wouldn’t “fit” the venue. Just let that go b/c no matter what you get, it will be perfect if you love it!
Post # 3
mrscrawford14: Wear what you love! They both look great on you but wear the second one since you love it. I’m getting married at a resort in Punta Cana in June so it will be stinking hot, but I’m still wearing a lace dress since it was THE dress!
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2014 - Smithfield Center
I think the dress you went for originally definitely fits a beach wedding more, BUT the second dress is gorgeous and will still be appropriate. 🙂
Post # 5
mrscrawford14: Gorgeous dress, but I am NO help with staying cool, but just wanted to say you are brave girl for having a beach wedding in SE Fla in the summer. I used to live down there. Just get into the AC as quickly as possible aftwards.
Post # 6
- Wedding: Davis Island Garden Club
I say wear what you love! You’re the bride and entitled to be glamorous. I saw pics from a friend’s DW in St. Lucia, she wore a dress that was not “beachy” and I think she looked amazing!!
Post # 7
I like the one you got MUCH better! Pretty!
Post # 8
I live near Waikiki and have to say that it doesn’t matter what everyone else thinks is the perfect beach wedding dress. Get the dress you love!
I’ve seen ladies in all types of dresses on the beach. From short and sheer to Abominable Snow Beast, all types of brides have gotten married on the beach and I’m sure they just have to deal with the heat until they can slip into something more “beachy”.
You are going to look GORGEOUS! Just imagine how your dress is going to sparkle off the sun with those blingy pieces on your back! You will be beautiful!
Post # 9
Thanks everyone =) We’re getting married in front of a beach house we have rented. I’m thinking I’ll need to have a lot of iced water on hand. As, of now I’m thinking that I’ll stay inside until I absolutely have to go out and go back in right after the ceremony before pictures to re-touch and cool down for a few minutes. Where there is a will, there is a way =)
Post # 10
Gorgeous! I bought my dress before we changed our mind and decided to elope somewhere hot and in summer! That being said, I have a heavy satin dress!! I loooove it but I know I’ll be hot! I got a pair of shapewear shorts so it will collect all my butt and thigh sweat! Lol. Besides that, I don’t know, girl!
Post # 11
I love your second dress. It has way more detail and interest. The first dress does seem “beach-appropriate” to me, but that’s because everyone always thinks relaxed, simple, etc. IMO, however, you can never be overdressed as the bride. You rock that bling, girl! I really like the back.
I’m wearing a gown with a beaded top and a tulle skirt, and our reception is on a farm! lol.
Post # 12
You’re the bride therefore it fits the occasion perfectly 🙂
If it makes you feel better (I don’t have pics of me in it at the moment so this is a stock photo) but this is my dress for my Florida beach wedding in October:
Post # 13
That second dress is beautiful! And it should still work really well on the beach.
I find the dresses that are marketed as beach style gowns are really really simple and casual, which doesn’t work for every wedding. Our wedding ceremony is on the beach, but the reception will be at a hotel banquet hall that calls for a bit more detail and sparkle. So I guess what I’m saying is as long as you love the dress, you can make it work 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: September 2014 - Villa Celeste
I don’t think it’s too much. Besides you’ll only be on the beach for the ceremony I’m assuming? I’m getting married in a white sundress, also on the beach. But then again my overall theme is very casual. I think it matters how you feel in the dress, and being comfortable. It is a really stunning dress 🙂
Post # 15
I can’t really comment on heat, but if you’re worried about formality, then don’t be. I truly think thats it’s virtually impossible for a bride to be overdressed on her wedding day. In fact I think it’s practically a requirement that she be the fanciest person there.