How dirty did your hem get after your outdoor ceremony?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

to be honest, I have no idea cause I didn’t even look at the hem of my dress. I know it was a bit dirty underneath anyways since it was a sample sale dress and I steamed it myself since I refused to pay $300 (the cost of the dress) to get it cleaned for the sake of wearing it for a few hours.

 

I also had a reception dress that was short, which is the dress that I’m keeping, so I wasn’t really worried about the ceremony dress anyways.

Post # 4
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Honey bee

@Purplejo:  my lace, scalloped edge train is filthy! We had an outdoor reception and it briefly rained, so being on the dance floor caused the loose dirt to turn to mud.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I didn’t have a train, but it did rain the night before and there were puddles all the way down the path to my beach ceremony! But honestly, there wasn’t much noticeable mud or sand on my dress by the end of the day, especially not on the outside. It had a large hoop skirt so there was some inside but it still wan’t bad!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Well it rained the whole week of my wedding (not on the day of thank god!!!) It got a little brownish grey on the underside but wasn’t noticible to anyone else. The part touching the ground isn’t the same part you can see, and my bustle didn’t show the underside either.

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@Purplejo:  it wasn’t lace, just very simple polyester blend.  I did that on purpose so it would be easy to take care of (since I wasn’t spending thousands on a dress that I would wear for a few hours).

 

I can’t see why you couldn’t steam lace though.  Stores do it all the time.

Post # 9
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Honey bee

@Purplejo:  yeah, but it wasn’t super noticeable during the reception because it was dark. I didn’t want a train originally either and ended up with a 4 foot train! It was totally worth it for the photos though!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My cousin had a big ruffly-bottomed mermaid dress (like the Gemma, kind of), and the tulle that the ruffles were made out of got absolutely FULL of leaves. Honestly, I never would have noticed if she hadn’t been like, “OMG look at all of these leaves and sticks in my dress!” lol. Nobody’s going to be looking at your hem!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Purplejo:  lolol….uhhh the bottom of my dress was BLACK at the end of the night.

I didn’t care. 🙂

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Purplejo:  Found a picture for you, one of my faves from our whole wedding…..my Husband giving the thumbs up for my completely destroyed dress….spilled on, ripped, the bottom as you can see looking like I ran through a coal mine.

LOL – all signs of a great day and night! Don’t worry if your dress gets dirty!

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

My wedding is indoors but I’ll be strolling around Las Vegas afterwards. Considering cutting the train off or significantly trimming it down to size.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Mine didn’t get bad. You can’t really tell unless you are looking closely at it. But our outdoor wedding wasn’t on any dirt at all. mostly a wooden boardwalk and cement sidewalks…

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I had a lace dress and mine still has pine needles and leaves stuck to the bottom of it. You can sort of see them in the picture above. We were able to pick most of them off, and I still plan to have it cleaned.

 

 

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