(Closed) Destination Dresses

posted 9 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I think people give that advice because it’s really easy to get caught up in the look of the dress and not realize until months later when you’ve tried it on a couple times that it may not work with the location. Here’s my own personal experience and maybe it will help : ) I’m getting married in Puerto Rico in November (but not on the beach) and honestly, the whole wedding dress shopping experience was not fun for me. So when I finally found a dress that I liked and that looked good, I bought it – a silk taffeta very form fitting mermaid style gown. Then, at one of my fittings on a rather hot and humid (as humid as los angeles can get) day, I realized I was extremely hot and uncomfortable and, yuck, sweating a lot! It was then that I realized I hadn’t put any thought into the weather and actually being comfortable. So the very next day I hopped online and managed to find a claire pettibone sample for half the normal price – it’s french cotton with some lace, light, airy, but still very bridal. I can literally step into this dress and zip it up myself whereas the other one requires 2 other people to get me into it. I love both dresses and may, in the end, wear both if the weather cooperates, but at least now I don’t have to worry about melting in my dress and have the option. Yes, you should absolutely wear a dress you love, but i think it does help to consider the location and especially the weather. I never intended to be a 2 dress bride, but i just want to be comfortable (and beautiful and not sweating!) on my wedding day. If you don’t mind the possibility of being uncomfortable (it is a wedding dress after all) then go for it!

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