What is it like to wear a large ball gown to your wedding??

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1112 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Mine was tight (my mom went crazy wth laces) but other than that it was super comfortable. I had fun twirling the hoops all day. And, it actually wasn’t very heavy! If you have hoops and are doing a garter toss watch out though… if he lifts it up too high things will not go well!

Post # 4
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I wore an A-line and it was hot! I had to take a break to get some air on my legs. It was also a bit difficult to dance. 

Post # 6
7630 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

@holister:  For me it was worth it because I figured no dress would be completely comfortable. My dress wasn’t that big though. How heavy is yours? 

Post # 7
638 posts
Busy bee

Mine was ten pounds, and I never noticed at all!  I didn’t get hot, and I didn’t notice it was heavy.  (And I danced during the entire reception.)  You’ll be so excited on your wedding day that you’ll feel like you’re walking on air no matter what 🙂

And if your dress is tulle, it’s probably not even all that heavy.  I don’t think you have anything to worry about 🙂

Post # 13
3813 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

That dress is gorgeous!!  I didn’t wear a ball gown so have no advice, but you are going to look stunning! 😀

Post # 15
2751 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@holister:  Awesome. If it is strapless, make sure it is tight on top so it won’t be slipping around and feel heavy

Post # 16
231 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My dress was tulle and lace and VERY heavy. I loved every minute I wore it, but I changed into my grandmother’s much lighter 1950’s style wedding dress halfway through the dancing. I had always planned to change dresses. The dress change was motivated by tradition rather than comfort, but it was lovely be able to change into something lighter after dragging the weight around all day. 

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