Calling all my girls with ballgowns :D How did you travel?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
127 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I am posting so I can keep track of this. I am in the EXACT same situation and FI thinks there is a solution other than hiring a limo…(I don’t think there is).

Post # 4
1112 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My dress was originally an a-line but i added hoops to make it a ballgown. I was able to sit in the front seat of DH’s car by removing the hoops, it just took a little squishing of the skirt. If you watch My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding they fit ridiculously huge ballgowns into SUVs all the time, so obviously there is a way!

Post # 5
8678 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I got dressed when I got there, and I changed into a lighter dress (My dress was HEAVY) shortly into the reception.

Post # 7
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@limekitty:  We used a towncar instead of a limo, and my massive ballgown fit in just fine!

Post # 8
877 posts
Busy bee

I was in an organization that wore ballgowns to bimonthly meetings… You should definitely be able to fit in an SUV, but you need to think of the logistics of your gown, for example, if it has beautiful details in the back of your dress, you want to avoid creases before the ceremony.  You also want to think about how hard it is to get in the vehicle with regular clothing or dressy clothing.  I mention this having rented an SUV on vacation that had a backseat that was nearly ten inches higher than the front seats and had no foot rail.  I am a tall woman, so saying it was a struggle to climb in should speak volumes.  The rental had normal height front seats, so I mention this because it wasn’t something that you might think of especially if it is a vehicle you are normally only sitting up front in, or only occasionally hop in the back for.   In a ballgown, climbing up will be a bigger challenge.  If you can find a nice car to ride in it might be a better choice.  Look for one with a roomy backseat.

Post # 9
328 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

It should be doable. I was in a fluffy a line dress in the back of a Bentley. A ball gown in a suv should be ok. Just be careful of wrinkles in the dress and your head! Getting into a car with a big dress and trying not to mess up your hair in the door frame takes some work.

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