Post # 1
At the end of the ceremony, the couple goes to each set of parents and bow (from the waist; no kneeling). I was told to put my hand over the top part of my gown while bowing to prevent guests from getting a peak.. won’t this look more obvious?
Post # 3
Sure, it might make it obvious that you’re covering yourself up but it will hopefully prevent your girls from popping out or anyone from getting a look!
Post # 4
I think putting your hand over doesn’t make it obvious – it is just the proper way to bow like that. It actually looks much worse and a little crass if you odn’t put your hand over. I have seen that done and people were like, "Woah, tiger!" haha. just be light, dainty and gentle about it 🙂 it’ll be over before anyone notices your hand was there!
Post # 5
It is the polite thing to do, if people think it is "obvious" that your hand is over your cleavage they will quickly realize that you are being polite by having your hand there.
Post # 6
Grab your bouquet back from your Maid/Matron of Honor and conveniently hold it a little higher than you would normally, it should cover up the boobs and not be as obvious as your hand holding your dress to your chest.
Post # 7
It’s funny – I think anyone who notices shouldn’t have been looking, but I agree, anyone who does notice will realize quickly that you are being polite. After the ceremony, everyone is so excited for you both that it won’t matter really – no one will notice. We didn’t bow, we kissed and hugged the parents.