Post # 1
I just started trying on dresses Friday and boy my expectations were off. The gowns that I loved online and look pretty in person weigh a ton! I’m not even talking about ballgowns, I mean lace trumpets and A-lines and fit and flares. My legs are sweating from the crinolin within 10 minutes. I will need to be in my gown a solid twelve hours…how do you bees manage? Am I alone in my leg sweating, or do you guys just put up with it for the sake of beauty?
Post # 2
Yes they are hot and heavy. But I found that the studio was warmer than my venue (we had an outdoor spring wedding). It is the middle of summer so if you aren’t planning on getting married next summer, you should be okay heatwise.
Post # 3
pumilionis: heavy, yes. Hot? I didnt have that problem. I would sugges you wear stockings or maybe even cotton spandex to keep from chaffing and heat rash.
Post # 4
I think you can find lighter, airier gowns. I had a ball gown and at no point felt it was too heavy. I did get a little warm but not uncomfortably and it was a warm day so I didn’t really blame the dress.
Post # 5
pumilionis: Im scared of this too! My wedding is next July, and it can push 100° here. And my ceremony is outside.
Does anyone have suggestions on certain fabrics that I should absolutely avoid?
Post # 6
pumilionis: I feel ya! I made a comment to the consultant about how all the dresses were much heavier than I anticipated and she said normally brides say the opposite…hmm. Glad I’m not alone! Were the samples you tried on a decent fit or were they too big? Most of the dresses I’ve tried on so far had a lot of extra fabric that needed clipped in the back, so I’m thinking (and hoping!) that’s why I found them to be really heavy and sweat-inducing. Next time I try on dresses I’m definitely going to ask for lighter fabrics, like silk organza!
Post # 7
MrsBagel: I found silk dupioni to be ridiculously heavy and uncomfortable, so you may want to avoid that.
Post # 8
missoptimism: thank you!
Ugh, I’m naturally a sweater too. Its something about New England.
Post # 9
we are having a DW next summer with an outdoor ceremony and the majority of dresses i tried on just felt far too stiff and heavy…I had a runner up lace dress which I absolutely loved but I had to be realistic and ‘say no to the dress’ as I knew I would be so uncomfortable on the actual day.
i ended up going for a much lighter, floaty chiffon dress. I want to be able to enjoy the wedding day without feeling uncomfortable and sweaty for hours on end lol
Post # 10
Maggie dresses were by far the hottest and heaviest I tried on. But yes, it was surprising to me that I would break out in a sweat before taking the first sample off
Post # 11
Yep, most wedding dresses are super hot. But there are also dresses that are quite light – I tried Pronovias Urkidi and it was heavenly light!
Post # 12
I didn’t feel mine was heavy, but it definitely was hot.
Post # 13
Most of the dresses I tried on at my first and only dress appointment so far were tulle ballgowns. The tulle was super light and comfortable, lighter than the satin bridesmaid dress that I wore in a wedding a few years ago. So yeah, some fabrics are heavy and hot, but others are light and airy.
Post # 14
My dress was organza. I felt hot on the dancefloor but not otherwise. I also found that fabric to be lighter and more comfortable than for some of the other dresses I tried.
Post # 15
pumilionis: haha oh gosh yes. I went for my first dress fitting in the evening last week and was sweating just standing there. I’m so ecstatic I picked autumn for my wedding because I’m hoping for some slightly cooler weather.