(Closed) Help! What happens if my dress gets wet?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t think it will stain right away.  You should just have it cleaned afterward and it will be fine.  You might be sort of wet when you come back in from the snow though.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Would you actually be standing in snow drifts or are you talking about standing in a path through the snow? Your dress is going to be exposed to some snow at some point from the car to the church (or wherever you’re getting married) so I think unless you’re rolling about in it (which you said you weren’t) you don’t need to worry.

Also, I’m so jealous! I wish we thought about a winter wedding!

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Have you asked your photographer if he/she can do outdoor nighttime shots in the snow?  Might be gorgeous!  Take a look at this one that’s on my photog’s blog right now, of her and her husband playing in the snow: http://mariavicenciophoto.squarespace.com/ 

That would get rid of any issues about mussing your dress before the ceremony, so could be a good option.

We snuck away from our reception for a few minutes for oudoor nighttime shots, and they’re some of our favorites– very dramatic and romantic.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t think it’ll stain either.  As long as you’re not walking along a salted sidewalk or roadway.  The salt is the killer.   But you do have to make sure you have enough time to let it dry.  I think if you take just a few day time shots you’ll be in good shape.  But I love the idea of night time snow shots.  I’ve seen a bunch  before and its so beautiful!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I don’t have advice about what do with the dress but I do have some beautiful snow pictures you can show your mom to convince her.  I don’t know if you been to Stlye Me Pretty but go to the Dec 28th post to find this wedding. Here is a link to one set of picture but there are many more. It is seriously the most amazing snow wedding.

/www.stylemepretty.com/2009/12/23/winter-wedding-by-erin-hearts-court/
 

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Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

One more …’cause I can’t help it.

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Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

Actually it POURED 10 minutes before my daughter walked in for her garden wedding,so her dress getting wet was unavoidable. The show went on! After everyone but the bridal party went inside for cocktail hour,they got some great photos,but the whole train was soaked. The paper parasols for the girls also got wet,and the BM’s used them to cover themselves to run inside after the  pictures. My brilliant SIL did some quick thinking when there was nothing to cover her to get her to the ballroom,so he pulled a tablecloth off of the DJ’s table and draped it over them as they rain through the rain! Turns out they are my favorite pictures.

We also have great pictures of her standing against the wall in the bridal suite with her arms up as the BM’s dried her gown with hairdryers! No one knew anything about it and it dried beautifully. It was lace so we thought it would be heavy,but it dried…it will be OK…trust me,snow is nothing compared to a full blown summer rain!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

Sorry…can’t attach the picture. I have it in the Gallery from a Snapfish photo book.

Now MY daughter’s dress got WET!! lol.

 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

Perhaps you could consider putting down something that you could stand on like a small tarp or picnic rug or something and then if you’ve got a full skirted dress you could use your dress to cover it up a bit?? Although I’m Australian so snow in wedding photos is not something I can speak of with any authority! LOL

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I really liked @Miss Sparklespaniel ‘s suggestion of a tarp or something. But you could always consider doing a “trash the dress shoot” with the dress the next day or even weeks later so that you’re mom’s nerves don’t get the best of her on your Wedding Day!

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