(Closed) Summertime brides: Heat factor?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: How big of a factor is the summer heat in choosing your dress?
    BIG factor--I'm picking something lightweight or short to beat the heat : (11 votes)
    16 %
    Meh, kinda keeping it in mind, but it's not going to sway me from a dress I love : (47 votes)
    68 %
    Heat, schmeat. Bring on the silk satin! I'll be inside most of the time anyways. : (11 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’m getting married in late August so it will probably be pretty hot still. We’re on the water so we’ll have some of the breeze from that, but I definitely didn’t let the heat factor influence my dress. Mine isn’t really too bad – strapless, lace, fit and flare. I don’t look good in big ballgowns so that was never even an option. I think (hope!!) I’ll be OK. But yes, I’ll have to have someone on hand with a mini-fan just in case 🙂

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Yes, it is super HOT in Nebraska in the summer. Hopefully it won’t be too hot when I get married in June in MN. The heat hasn’t really been too much of a factor in any of my decisions, though.

    Post # 5
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    166 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Savannah in May can be super hot, but I think I can tough it out in my heavy (but beautiful) satin gown! We’re having the ceremony and pictures outdoors (weather permitting), but we’ll be inside for the reception…

    Post # 6
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I didn’t want a heavy dress anyway, so it worked out both ways.  My dress is definitely lighter than most.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I didn’t want a heavy one, but I did want a princess dress-I got that! It’s taffeta. You should really look at getting it if you want a lighter dress…it’s way lighter than satin but has a similar look!

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Im a Aug 7,2010 bride too. At first I was worried about the heat but luckily the dress I really want inst to heavy.

    Post # 9
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    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I wasn’t inside, but I did the heavy satin dress in 90 degree heat.  Honestly, I knew it was hot, but I didn’t really notice too much, since my attention was on other things 🙂

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I just have to laugh because a lot of you are from up north, I am getting married in June in central florida.  Where right now it is 80 degrees and the average high for June is 89 degrees without humidity index! 

    Post # 11
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    794 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    We are having our wedding at Bald Head Island, NC in July.  It will be rather warm.  I just noted as I was trying on dresses, if I was already sweating and I was in an air conditioned store it was probobly not the dress.  The fabrics I found best were chiffon, organza, and lace.  The fabrics that were horrible were satin, taffeta, and heavy silk.  I would tell the bridal consultant do not show me anything in these fabrics.  haha  Otherwise they will bring you everything taffeta. (or it seems)

     

     

    Post # 12
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    1120 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    I am always feeling cold – I honestly think I would be comfortable in hell with all the fire and whatnot…so summer heat wasn’t a factor that I considered – I still thought it was a bit too cold at the end of the night! 🙂

    Post # 13
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    685 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Nah, never once thought of the heat despite getting married in late June in a church with zero air conditioning.  While I was trying dresses on, my consultant tried to convince me to look at organza dresses but it just didn’t jive with it.  Followed my heart and got the dress I wanted.

    Post # 14
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    i was swayed from a hot dress (lol) it was top 2 choice, but i was strongly swayed from it by my bridal lady who said i will melt at my outdoor ceremony. but i am IN LOVE with the gown i chose ANDDDD it was my top choice ANNDDDD its a lighter material but still flowly and wonderful and i love it!!!!

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’m getting married in July, but I’m going to be inside for the mopst part, except maybe for pictures. So for the most part, I don’t really care. I did end up picking out a pretty light weight dress though, but that’s because I loved it.

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m getting married in late June and I wanted to stay away from really heavy dresses. There was one Casablanca I tried on and really liked, but had to eliminate from my top choices because it was so insanely heavy and had really thick fabric. I mean if that dress had been in my top 2, I don’t know how easy it would have been for me to say no just because of the heat factor.

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