Post # 1
After trying on 30 dresses this weekend, I am still fixated on dress shopping. My wedding is not until next spring, so lots of time to shop.
This is the dress I really like – Pronovias Rangun. I am worried that it is going to be too much – too hot, too much of a train – for a small, outdoor wedding in Hawaii. I know trains can be cut down. What do you think? Alternatively, there’s a Jasmine dress that has a similar kind of vertical ruching at the bust, in a lighter fabric – silk taffeta (and it’s $500 cheaper).
If you are getting married outdoors, what are you wearing? Will you have a train, and what kind of surface are you walking over (grass, sand, aisle runner, etc)?
Post # 3
I am getting married outside in June and it can be pretty sweltering here in the south that time of year. I didn’t want to be stuck in layers of tulle or a formal dress with a long train to drag all over. I ended up going with a Jim Hjelm Ocassions gown in Ivory. A lot of his designs look great as wedding dresses when you order them in ivory and they are MUCH cheaper than a traditional wedding gown. It’s worth a look…also Jenny Yoo makes some great gowns that would be perfect for an outdoor wedding.
Post # 4
The Pronovias dress you like is very similar to the Pronovias dress I’m wearing for my outdoor wedding at the end of June. I’m wearing their diamante, and I had the train cut to a sweep train instead of the longer train. It still gives a bridal look, but then I don’t have to drag a train around all day. I won’t even have to bother with a bustle–it’s small enough that I just have to remember it’s there and swish it out of the way. We’re getting married in an aspen grove, so I’ll be walked on packed dirt or grass all day. The Diamante is made of raw silk (dupioni), so I am told it will both breathe well and wick sweat (!!) — so you may want to check what the dress you like is made of, also. Good luck!
Post # 5
I’m also getting married outdoors (in Puerto Rico, so it’s hot… but it’s February and in the mountains, so while it will still be hot it won’t be THAT hot), and I’m also wearing a Pronovias gown. Only my ceremony is outdoors though (reception is in a hotel ballroom), and I’m not going to be walking on grass at any time, at least that I’m aware of. Here’s my dress, Pronovias Huesca:
(though I’m going to be altering it to not be a halter top but rather a regular v-neck, and I’ll have the neck ruffles sewn down so they’re not all sticky-uppy like that)
The train is not that big, and the dress/fabric feels very light and breathy. You should definitely make sure that the fabric of the dress is breathable, so you don’t feel like you’re suffocating in the dress if it’s too hot outside.
Post # 6
I’m getting married outdoors in October in Texas in a very light & gauzy (100% polyester! ha!) gown with a fitted bust and otherwise sheath shape. It has no train, and I’ll be walking predominately on concrete.
Post # 8
I wore lace with a train. It wasn’t too hot or heavy, but it was early May in Pennsylvania, not Hawaii. 🙂
Post # 9
I’m getting married outdoors in September (in Ohio, still could be hot). I’ll be walking over grass for the ceremony and then will be indoors for the reception. I’m going to be wearing a tea lenghth, strapless dress from Mori Lee. I like the shorter lenght and don’t have to worry about the hem getting dirty.
Post # 10
I’m definitely not adhering to the outdoor light material rules. I went more glam… What can I say? It might be hot, but we’re doing late afternoon, so hopefully it’ll be cooler!
Post # 11
Umm … have you seen the pics of my dress? And i’m getting married outdoors in July. TOTALLY not practical.
Sometimes I wish I’d picked something different, but then I the pics of my dress or go for a fitting and think "It’s just for a couple hours, and look how pretty it is!"
Post # 12
Ha! We are getting married outdoors in Missouri in AUGUST… and here’s my dress! I know it’s probably to glam for an outdoor wedding… but I don’t care! I LOVE IT!!! Oh, and I’ll be walking mostly on concrete and a boardwalk over a lake.
Post # 13
I have a fancy-schmancy dress for my outdoor wedding next June. At first I was just planning on a plain a-line white dress…. but I found this (fancy) dress and FELL IN LOVE, and I thought, "it’s my day to be dressed up and fancy, it’s my day to wear the dress I love, and I’m going to wear it, no matter what!" so here I am with a fully beaded/rouched taffeta dress for my outdoor ceremony. I have no doubt it will be beautiful and wonderful not matter what – and yours as well!! Best of luck!!! 🙂
Post # 14
I don’t have my dress yet, but I want to wear a lace dress to my outdoor daytime wedding in June 🙂 I think I will have to keep in mind breathability when shopping, but the end I’d rather be uncomfortable and beautiful than not wear my dream dress! I want a pretty short train, though, but more because its daytime than outdoors.
Post # 15
I wore a nicole miller dress. I loved the back.
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Post # 16
Our ceremony and reception will be in my parents back yard in upstate New York in July.
I will be wearing the J. Crew Celeste Pique Dot Dress.
I love it love it, but I have had a lil bit of dress envy, especially now that our wedding has taken a turn towards vintage… but If I call it a "whimsical vintage garden party" I guess it can still work.