Is it just me, or are wedding gowns insanely heavy and hot?

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
Hostess
24457 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
Member
6525 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
Member
6503 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

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
Member
579 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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
Member
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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
Member
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

MrsBagel:  I found silk dupioni to be ridiculously heavy and uncomfortable, so you may want to avoid that.

Post # 8
Member
579 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

missoptimism:  thank you!

Ugh, I’m naturally a sweater too. Its something about New England.

Post # 9
Member
889 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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
Member
2358 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
Member
224 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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
Member
7070 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I didn’t feel mine was heavy, but it definitely was hot.

Post # 13
Member
77 posts
Worker bee

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
Member
2052 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

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
Member
1646 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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.

Leave a comment


Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors