Massive gown…

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

You can always get some of the “under stuff” taken out.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@AndysCraftsNmore:  I had a very big dress also. Mine had a hoop skirt, which made it less heavy. But I couldn’t wait to take that thing off by the end of the night–halfway through the night I was wishing I had a second dress to change into because it was so tiring trying to maneuver around in it. That said, I didn’t stop dancing all night – so if that’s what you want to do, I’m sure you will find a way to do it! As PP said, you can always take some of the crinoline out to make it smaller. If you still want the poof without all of the weight of the crinoline, I would also suggest looking into adding a hoop – it will still be big, but the hoop will make it a little lighter than all that crinoline.

ETA – our first dance went pretty smoothly considering DH had no idea how big my dress would be when we practiced before the big day. He handled it just fine and he’s not a big dancer. We were pretty close during the dance – we just had to squish the dress between us =)

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park

My dress was more flat till I added a HUGE skirt under the the dress (12 layers of crinoline, no hoop). It was not hard at all to dance in. It was large, yes, but it isn’t like it was constricting. 

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I had a three-hoop crinoline that was made for dresses with crazy trains (mine was around 10ft long). It was actually really easy to move in!

My prom dress, however, was a MASSIVE ballgown–it had 50 YARDS of light pink tulle in the skirt–25 full circles (I know because I made it!). It didn’t need a hoop, and was actually really easy to dance with my date in!

Tulle is mostly air, so it squishes!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

The first 2 describes Hubby very well. He’s a quirky nonchalant type of guy and anyone that knows me knows I live to eat not eat to live!

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