Post # 1
So I was looking for some advice. I’m getting married in Mexico next May (it’ll be HOT) and I fell in love with a Maggie Sottero dress Charisse http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?style=J1522 . The only problem is that it’s quite heavy and I don’t want to overheat. I may look stunning in it, but that’s worth only so much if I faint halfway down the aisle! I work in a kitchen so I am used to some pretty high heat, but I also do want to be comfortable.
Has anyone here gotten married on the beach on a hot day in a traditional dress? What was your experience? Were you so hot you were distracted or were you so caught up in the moment you couldn’t care less if you were hot.
Should I go with the dress I love, start looking for a new one, or go to a dress-maker and have her make something similar with a lighter fabric underneath the lace?
Post # 4
that’s a gorgeous dress. I think it’s perfect.
Post # 5
@AdriannaJean: looks awesome, at least it is sweetheart neck and not long sleeved! I say go for it!
Post # 6
When I got married I lived in Belize (in Feb). There are no wedding store and I was going to get my dress made. However my mom being the same size offered to by my dress for me. I went online to Davidsbridal and sent her a whole bunch of styles that I loved. Well she came back and said they were either not nice or heavy and that she picked out this lightweight dress.
The dress was light but since it was polyester my legs sweated with it. So I say wear the dress you love (it is beautiful) and enjoy your day. Trust me during the ceremony you will not even notice the heat. It wasn’t until the dinner that I felt the sweat. Then I would just do a few photos of the garter to let some air in my legs LOL.
Hope this helps
Post # 7
I wore Maggie Sottero’s Barcelona in Dominican Republic, very similar style dress. Yes the dress is super heavy but I wasn’t too hot in it. I say go for the dress you love!
Post # 8
Lace and Satin dress’ do tend to be a bit heavier but are gorgeous!
When I went dress shopping, I remember consultant said organza, taffeta or tulle are less heavy. Just a thought. This is the dress I tried on that was very light, organza material.
Post # 9
Thank you all so much! I have decided to stick with the Charisse, heat be damned!
Post # 10
Doesn’t matter what you’re in! You will be sweaty! Get the dress you love! =D
Post # 11
Either way you will be hot no matter what you wear. Maybe they could remove a layer or so under the dress to make it lighter? It doesnt look like a heavy dress from the picture
Post # 12
@sweetchiquita12: Yeah it doesn’t look heavy at all. But looks are very deceiving with this one. It’s heavier than some satin ballgowns I tried on.
Post # 13
I wore a dress very similiar for my wedding in Mexico this past May. I was warm but with everything going on I didn’t really notice it too much. I am pretty sure that I would have been warm no matter what kind of dress I bought. I say go for the dress you love!! I wasn’t letting my beach wedding stop me from getting the dress of my dreams 🙂
Post # 14
I haven’t but a friend of mine wore Kendra (superrrr heavy) on the beach in Mexico in July. She look beautiful, and surprisingly the dress didn’t look too heavy (and she’s super petitie) for a beach wedding. She wasn’t visibly sweating or anything, so if it is what you love go for it. You could always get a lighter reception dress?
Post # 15
Thanks for the responses! I ended up deciding to get the dress custom made to look the same as the one I love, but made with a light silk lining instead of the heavy polyester satin. Best of both worlds!
Edit: and believe it or not, my custom silk dress is actually costing me less than the Maggie would have. You pay a lot for a label…