Post # 1
I’m having issues, I picked up my dress today. First off, I LOVE my dress. It is beautiful, I love looking at it, I love how it looks on me. BUT I hate how it FEELS on me. Sound weird? I feel like it is a lot of dress, I was hot and sweaty after having it on for 20 minutes and basically uncomfortable. I don’t remember it being this stifiling when I initially tried it on. But today made me want to cry. Granted it is 95 degress today and I need to lose 5 pounds. (i’m getting married in April and it wont be as hot) but I also felt like I couldn’t walk comfortably, move around. I am getting a layer of the tulle at the bottom taken out, (there are 2 layers) and taking a few inches off the bottom. I just feel like it is too much dress for me and I don’t want to be uncomfortable on my wedding day.
Ugh. I’m going to talk to my alterations place and see what they suggest.
Did anyone else experience this? Did you get over it? Already married bees: did you even stress about being uncomfortable in your dress on the day of, or did the excitement of the day take over and you didn’t think about it? Do I just suck it up and suffer in order to look great or get a different, more comfortable dress and not love it as much?
Post # 3
I really didn’t think about how hot my dress was on the day of the wedding. Thankfully, you are getting married in the spring so it won’t be as hot. It looks gorgeous on you, don’t worry!
Post # 4
I like the dress looks great on you! I’d say keep it because you love it and it looks great on you. When I went for my first fitting, sweat was literally dripping down inbetween my thighs and I was like ewwwww gross! However, there’s not much you can do about that. As long as you can sit and dance fairly well you should be fine. I think having them take out a layer of tulle will help.
Post # 5
Personally, I really like it. Remember that it is JULY and your wedding is in the spring, so you are definitely right when you say it won’t be as hot when you wear your gown. Talk to whoever is altering your dress. Once it is tailored to you, I think you will feel differently.
HOWEVER, if you don’t, sites like oncewed.com do exist where you can sell your dress to a budget-conscious bride who will buy it from you at a discounted rate so you could buy one you are in love with.
Just don’t make any rash decisions. 🙂
Post # 6
It looks beautiful on you. With nine months to go until your wedding, you may be thinking too much about this. So many ladies post such gorgeous gowns on here, and it is understandable that you may second-guess your choice. I think that with the alterations you have in mind, you will feel better once they are finalized. You will look lovely!
Post # 7
Thanks ladies…I appreciate the good advice.
@MissAB, I’m glad to hear that you didn’t even think about your dress on your wedding day. maybe I’ll be too excited to worry about it too!
@MacFaniam24: Ok, good…I’m not the only one literally “sweating it!”
@Brideatbeach: thank you for the good adivce, I will NOT make any rash decisions!!
@Sudslover: I think you’re right, I may be overthinking this…my mom agreed that I need to focus my energy (nervous energy) on something more positive!
Post # 8
A slip might help the dress feel better on your skin. Also with how many times those dresses get tried on I’m sure the it changes a lot about the dress. When you get it cleaned and pressed I’m sure the fabric will feel a lot softer and more like you remember. Also, if that is you in the picture you look great! I don’t think you need to lose any lbs!!!
Post # 9
I was really surprised at how hot my dress was when I tried it on before the wedding. However, our wedding was in October, and I was perfectly comfortable in it all day.
Post # 10
my seamstress let me tried on one of his under skirts to poof out the bottom of my dress and it’s the type that has a “hoop” sewn on to the bottom of the under skirt rather than having layers of tulls. that “hoop” thing kept my dress away from my legs and thus makes it cooler inside the skirt. maybe you can try something like that?
Post # 11
Thanks everyone, I think I’m just going to forget about it for a while. I still have 9 months until the big day so I’m sure I’ll figure something out. I just feel bad that I don’t love it as much as I thought I would.
Post # 12
If it helps, I just had my first fitting on Saturday afternoon. It was about 90 degrees and I not only sweat between my thighs, but when I finally took off the undergarment shaper, it was covered with sweat marks. My dress is a lot heavier than I remembered it being back in March when I first bought it. And my wedding is in 3 weeks. Ugh. I plan to suffer through as much as I can and am hoping to buy a short white dress off the rack to slip into when I can’t take it anymore. I love my dress, but I too have had thoughts of why didn’t I plan better when chosing it.
Post # 13
My dress was very hot and heavy with many layers, but I didn’t even notice except for once on my wedding day. It was only when I sat down to eat dinner that I thought, Wow, It’s pretty hot under this dress! So I hiked the skirt up to my thighs under the tablecloth and nobody was the wiser LOL!
Post # 14
Wow, that is a beautiful dress. Love it!
I know you’ve already posted that you’re going to see how the dress works for now… but just wanted to tell you that you look great.
And that I was also sweating a lot during my fitting (in fact, I made a post freaking out about potentially making sweat stains on my dress). I’ve had my second fitting, and at the second one she made measurements to shorten the inner layer of tulle so that it goes OVER my shoes, and to leave the very outer layer longer. When she had it pinned up, it was a lot easier to walk around. So maybe if you pin up some layers, you’ll feel better about moving around in it?
I haven’t gotten married yet, so I’m not sure what it’s like to wear the dress all day yet, though.
Post # 15
You look great in the dress. Don’t worry too much! I plan on wearing a body shaper under my dress, and I’m sure it will feel uncomfortable, but I don’t care as long as I look great! 😉
Post # 16
I’m sooo glad to hear that you guys are sweating and hot and uncomfortable during your fitting too! I’m hoping the excitement of the day takes over and I forget about it. I definitely will talk to the tailor, I’ve never thought of having a hoop put in so that it’s not clinging to my skin or just pinning up the layers. Good idea!