Post # 1
I fell in love with a satin dress, but after having it on for just a few minutes in the bridal salon I knew there was no way I’d be able to wear it for our wedding in Jamaica. It was very heavy and hot.
At a different salon they showed me a charmeuse gown that had the same look of the satin, but it was much lighter. I probably had the dress on for at least 30 minutes without feeling like I was melting, but I’m still wondering if the fabric will “breathe” enough that I’m not too hot while getting married on the beach in Jamaica.
Anyone have any experience with Charmeuse?
Post # 2
Didn’t want to not comment, but no. In fact I’m not even sure I know what Charmeuse is. LOL 😉
Post # 3
My dress was silk charmeuse and I wore it to my destination wedding in Mexico in July. I bought it because it was the lightest feeling dress I tried on out of all the dresses I tried on.
Yeah, I was hot. It was 35 degrees Celsius outside. Especially because we did pictures outside for 3 hours but I think it was the best option for me. I wasn’t dying of heat and I think I would have been in some of the other dresses I tried on.
Post # 4
BeachBride2015: Depens on whether it is silk/natural fibers or is it synthetic and whether it is lined and whether it is lined with synthetic.
If it is 100% silk and lined with silk it should be fine – natural fibers are more breathable. I guess silk with acetate/polyester lining is prolly better than 100% poly.
Also If it has lots of layers it might be on the hot side. I guess you also got a feel of different dresses when you tried them on, so I would go with a lighter one. Are youhaving a reception too? You might want to get a lighter reception dress and just wear your big dress for ceremony/photoshoot – that’s what im gonna be doing.
I am getting married in South Africa – on our engagement photoshoot day it was +36C and the wedding day is in the same season next year. I will be wearing a silk dress lined in acetate BUT I will be wearing a petticoat to take away all those layers from my legs!!
Hope that helps.
Post # 5
I believe they said it was silk, but I’ll be sure to double check next week when I go to see the dress again.
The plan is to just have dinner at the resort following the ceremony, so no official reception. It would be easy to change clothes after the ceremony and pictures if the dress gets too hot.
Post # 6
Thank you! You’ve set my mind at ease a bit. The temperature in Jamaica in April seems to be around 86F, which is around 30C.
Post # 7
BeachBride2015: Not a problem! The material was light and I think there were a few layers as well. I never counted but I would guess three under there of a thinner material. The dress was very light and airy and made for great photos with the sea breeze as well.
Post # 8
BeachBride2015: it was over 90 degrees when i got married in July in Jamaica! Im pretty sure anything you wear you will be hot in. Im not sure what kind of dress you are wearing (a line, sheath…etc) – but the best advice i got was to wear a hoop skirt to keep the dress off my legs! It definately helped a ton. But honestly, you will be so caught up in the excitement, you probally wont even notice how hot you are!