Post # 1
I’m new at this, I have two months to plan my wedding, and I just bought this dress on Etsy (after staying up night after night all week pinteresting dresses).
It is gorgeous. It was a steal. I fell in love with it. I had that special feeling about it when I saw it, and now it’s on its way to me and I’m realizing just because it’s cold outside today does not mean it will be cold at my SUMMER WEDDING. I live in the Pacific NW (Portland) and am getting married outdoor on a farm…
What should I do? I am planning to have a back-up dress for the reception in case I’m boiling up.
I should mention I have clinical anxiety, and suffered heat related panic attacks last summer that led to me being medicated for anxiety. I haven’t had any panic attacks since my medication reached a therapeutic level, but I am a tiny bit worried about the worst case scenario (me getting so hot and nervous that I have a panic attack and faint or something dramatic).
Post # 3
depending on time of your wedding you might be okay. i would just have a reception dress as back up.
Post # 4
i would for sure. i would go with a thin matarial for reception/back up dress. i dont know what the weather is like in portland but i would be sweating bullets in pa.
Post # 5
It’s hard to know with Portland summers! Sometimes we get robbed and have a drizzly, cool summer that warms up a bit in August or makes for a really beautiful fall…other times we have ridiculously hot weather that makes everyone flee the city for the river. Ridiculously hot for me is 90+. I don’t think we’re super humid, so we have that going for us.
Scouring internets for reception dress as we speak.
Post # 6
are you looking for short or long?
Post # 7
i found some articles about how a seamstress can make over a vintage dress, and I’m wondering if it’s possible to turn my dress into a convertible two-piece. It seems possible. I’ve seen some pretty cute transitions where the skirt ties around with a sash, and when you take the skirt off, you could have fancy shorts or a short skirt underneath…