Post # 1
This is a second wedding for both of us and we already own a house together, are raining a three year old and feel plenty ‘married’ already so we feel no need for glitz and glamor but he still wants something more intimate than a court house and I want something that can get us some nice pictures. Sooooooooooo. here is the plan:
Me (in wedding dress) Him in slacks and vest. His friend Arron who is a photographer (and will be our witness) and his friend Michael who will officiate. Possibly one of my friends to help with hair, make up, and getting a wedding dress up the mountain. Thats it.
We all go hike up the bluffs at a local state park and find a nice little spot out of the wind to have a quick little ceremony, mainly just read a poem or two and exchange rings. then we take amazing pictures around the park and I would REALLY love to get some pictures at a historic mansion that my sister works for not too far from there. Thats it, done. Ideally in late winter when there is still a little snow around, but spring would be fine too.
I feel like it can’t possibly be that simple. Is that really all we need? Should I really bother spending $300 on a dress that will be worn less than 3 hours, while hiking up a mountain? I am in love with This dress by the way http://www.dressilyme.com/product/productDetail.do?pid=74807 incase anyone wants to help figure out how to hike in that…The whole thing was planned on a trip to Ikea and I feel like I must be missing something.
Post # 2
It sounds beautiful, and if it’s what you both want then go for it!
Any chance you could go in clothes suitable for hiking, and get changed into your dress once you get there? I can’t imagine a dress being too practical or comfortable to hike in, plus you wouldn’t want to get it messy before your photos.
Post # 3
- Wedding: March 2017 - Nepal
I tried clicking on the link but it sent me to the main page. I think it totally depends on the material and cut of the dress and length/intensity of the hike. It would be relatively easy to change once you get to the location. I wore athletic tights, a white bralette and a down jacket for the hike then once we got to the top just took off my jacket and slipped on the dress.
Post # 4
oh shoot sorry try this link, it is
Fiance suggested getting a two pieces dress so that I could hike up in pants and then change in to the skirt part once i got up there. It isn’t entirely out of the question. i just haven’t found a two piece i like yet.
<strong class=”heart”>This is a link to another dress I like that i think might be a little easier to hike in maybe?
Post # 5
As far as the dress, I can see that being a pain in the butt to hike in. But $300 isn’t unreasonable and you can eithe resell it after to donate it to an organization that will use it.
It sounds like you have the large bases covered. So just double check that his friend can legally officiate, get your rings, and make sure you follow the rules for your marriage license. Maybe look at planning a small meal to celebrate after.
It’s simple to get married, the wedding is the complicated expensive part.
Post # 6
I think we found the best of all worlds, another state park near by has a pavilion with a large fireplace you can rent. I think we will plan on finding a secluded spot in the woods to actually get married, but then rent the pavilion to have as a back up incase it is raining or too cold and windy to be out.
I haven’t found any dresses that I actually WANT to hike in that would still look good on me (tiny waist but big hips I am pretty much confined to A-line) but I feel like for $300 or less even if it gets a little messy at the bottom it isn’t the end of the world.
Post # 7
I love the dress and I also believe that it is worth the price. In terms of hiking, you can do one of three things:
If you are gutsy like me, I would have my female friend hike up there with me (away from the men) and change somewhere on the mountain top…Please have a bra and shorts on in case a dog walker comes passing by…lol….(Yes, I am serious as all hell) When you get dressed, go meet the fellas and he would be presently surprised 🙂
Option 2: If option 1 is a hell no option, I quite understand. However, you can either pin the dress up or hold up for the hike so it would not get dirty…
Option 3: If either of the above options fit, wear spandex and a tight fitting shirt (get a coat to cover you hiney of course) and follow the instructions of option 1 without being exposed.
Whatever you decide is best for you to do, I think your dress is absolutely gorgeous, worth the price tag and I am wishing you and your future husband a happy and joyous elopement…
Team elope 🙂