Post # 1
Everything was awesome and perfect. My words of advice to brides-to-be are these: If you do not normally wear strapless dresses, seriously consider NOT wearing one at your wedding! If you want to change into a second dress, or second outfit, and you are not someone who normally wears fancy clothes, make that second outfit something you LOVE to wear…!! Our ceremony was at 4, then we had to take pictures (we did a first look and a bunch of photos before, too), then cocktail hour (omg yum), then dinner and dancing. By about 8pm I was ready to change into jeans!!!
I ended up going back to the condo where we’re staying and changing into a different outfit (my green pants, a gold sparkly tank top, plus wedding hair and jewels haha) for the after party, so that was fine. If you don’t have that option, though, and you’re not someone who loves to dress up…seriously, think about bringing something other than a dress to change into!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo
Congratulations peachacid!!! Thanks for the advice, and can’t wait to see a full recap (if you plan on doing one)!!
Post # 6
Congrats!! Hope to see a recap of your day soon!
Post # 7
@peachacid: Congratulations! These pictures are adorable, and I love that hairpiece!
Your advice makes me a little nervous, to be honest. I’m a total jeans and a t-shirt and/or hoodie kind of girl, and I rarely dress up. In some ways I like dressing up because it makes me feel more attractive (maybe because I then actually bother to put some makeup on?), but I’ve been a little nervous when thinking about wearing a wedding gown for like 8 or 9 hours.
On the plus side, I chose a dress that isn’t heavy at all and has enough structure in the top that I won’t have to worry about it falling down or sliding out of place (it’s strapless). Fingers crossed that I don’t have the “I need jeans NOW!!!” feeling. It’s awesome that you were able to leave for a bit to change into something more comfortable, though.
Post # 8
@angelinthesnowxo: If your dress is strapless, you might want to consider getting a second dress that is stapful. I was soooo hot, too, which probably won’t happen to you…though if you’re inside with heat it might be hot!!
Post # 10
@peachacid: We’ll definitely avoid the issue of heat (which is one of the main reasons we wanted to get married in November). My fiance and I both get hot very easily, so we’ll have to talk with the coordinator to ensure the temperature is comfortable for us inside (without freezing everyone else out, of course!).
I love my dress, and I honestly can’t imagine changing out of it. I’m also too cheap to pick up a second outfit for the reception! Haha.
I’m 100% set on wearing flats throughout the ceremony and reception, though, despite being very short. I’d be a lot more concerned for my comfort (and probably my safety since I’d likely trip and fall!) if I chose to wear heels. At least my dress isn’t super tight … If I’d chosen a mermaid dress, I think I’d have to change.
Post # 12
- Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY
Love your headpiece! And you’re so right about the strapless dress!
Post # 14
Oh wow!! I didn’t realize yesterday was your big day!! Congratulations!!! You look beautiful (love your eye make-up in the first pic), and I can’t wait to see your recaps!
Post # 16
@peachacid: congratulations! And you look super cute.
@angelinthesnowxo: I was set on flats too (I’m 5’2). But I got really cute 2″ Latin ballroom heels and am surprised how comfortable they are since I don’t normally wear heels. The ankle strap holds my foot in and the soles are leather, so they flex with my foot. Cheap too, $20.