Post # 1
Do they shine too much? I’m worried if I choose a satin dress (which a few of the styles I like are satin) and my wedding is outdoors in phoenix in may (sure to be sunny) will it “glow” or like shine or something?
Post # 3
@Ronneykay: I can’t foresee it being too much of a problem in terms of shine. What I might worry about for you would be the weight of satin gowns. In phoenix you could be sweating bullets!
Post # 4
@pengoala:Agree! Satin is hot!
Post # 5
I wouldn’t worry about it being shiny in the sun – it’ll be way more shiny at night with a camera flash! Satin is lovely, just look at how heavy it is if it is summer. I love the sheen of my satin dress but I made sure to get a very lightweight one because I am getting married in summer. So yes, it is possible to get a summer-appropriate satin wedding dress (you can also check charmeuse for similar sheen and lightweight). Mine is going to be the Madison Marie but there are other even beach wedding dresses that use lightweight satin fabric 🙂
Post # 6
I agree with the PP’s. I married in St. L last July, which was a very warm day (I believe it was 92 AND quite humid). When I look back at photos, I don’t see a problem with the shimmer due to the satin. However, I do recall the satin becoming quite heavy and hot! The ceremony was held indoors, but we were outdoors for quite some time taking photos. While waiting for the shuttle bus/limo to pick us up I remember becoming quite thirsty and little irritable. The only suggestion I have is to make sure someone has a cold beverage for you and maybe one of those fans to keep you cool, if needed. I also became quite warm when dancing the night away, but that’s to be expected. Best wishes deciding!
Post # 7
okay you all confirmed that satin is NOT for me… I didn’t want it really, but there are a FEW satin dresses out there that I like. But I did not consider the weight, I just didn’t wanna look like the stay puff marshmallow woman or something and glow worm. But I will be wearing it from about noon to whenever hte party ends (after party at my house, and I do NOT want 2 dresses)
Thanks all for your input:)
Post # 8
@Ronneykay: You’re welcome! Glad our advice helped! Keep us posted on the gown you choose.