Satin in the summer?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I haven’t actually worn a satin dress in the summer, but if you aren’t having a super long ceremony I don’t think it would be too bad.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015 - Country Club

hahah I was actually looking up some posts in the same regards. Satin dress in August, I came across some brides commenting they wish they had a fan under their table or to get a hand held fan,lol. I think I’d be doing the lattest. Also I read up on putting some baby powder or chafin gel to prevent your legs from sweating too much and causing chafing/discomfort.

Im also interested in the tips they bees might give.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m wearing satin in late May in SW Florida. My ceremony is outdoors, under cover and a couple fans. I have a hoop skirt to keep the dress off my legs. I know it’s going to be really hot (I start getting sweaty just trying on my dress for more than a few minutes), but getting the beautiful satin is way worth it. I wouldn’t feel as elegant in any other fabric. 🙂

ETA: I’ve also thought about wearing spanx that cover my thighs to prevent any chafing

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Wedding dresses are hot in general. I know I hiked mine up under the table when we were sitting down and it was organza. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Manda613:  I would think satin would be very heavy and hot. Most gowns are. Try to limit your under garments, wear open shoes and your hair up- to limit the sweat. 

Post # 8
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Newbee

I wore satin in August but in the UK so our weather may tend to be cooler! The rain poured down from 4am (I lay listening to it most of the night) but it faired up for us all going into and out of church as well as for photos. For North West England it was a hot day when dry.

It was hot under there (I had a total of 7 layers of skirt). First thing I did when we arrived at the reception was lose my bolero jacket (it came with my dress and I wanted my shoulders covered in church anyway). Drink cold soft drinks as well as wine…I also got some not-so-sexy cotton shorts which were brilliant.  (Unfortunately I forgot about these until hubby was halfway through undoing my dress  and  had to tell him to stop “there’s something you’re not meant to see”, I whipped them from under the dress and launched them across the room!)

I remember sort of shaking the skirt to create a breeze and did hitch it up under the table too.

You’ll be hot regardless of the fabric so go with the dress you love. I hated the way tulle hung on me so had my heart set on a heavy fabric.

 

Oh…I showed hubby the shorts about 3 weeks later, he thought they were hilarious! 

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