(Closed) Feel faint everyime I wear my dress! WHY?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The only two things I can think of are:

A. Is it a really tight corseted dress? In that case, give yourself a little breathing room and don’t lace yourself up so tight- lol!

B. Anxiety. Just remind yourself that your wedding is going to be awesome no matter what happens, and you should be ecstatic rather than anxious!

Good luck!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Is it too tight in the torso?

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

I second the other bees…too tight or perhaps you are standing up too straight with no bend to your knee?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@brideatbeach: I’ll add to this:

C. Heat. I nearly passed out during one of my fittings, and it happened to be hotter than usual in the building. The dress is also very, very hot.

D. Lack of food. I also hadn’t eaten enough before the fitting.

 

It could be a combo of any of these things (or something we haven’t thought of)

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

First thing that came to my mind was you’re locking your knees.  I would really pay attention to the way you’re standing and making sure you’re not doing that. 

If it is a corset dress make sure it’s not too tight! Eek, good luck!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I agree with other bees. Check and see if it’s too tight. I had to tell my seamstress to lay off, because at my 2nd fitting after she had taken it in, I couldn’t breathe. See if that helps.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Could be one of the things listed above, but could it be that your gut is trying to tell you something?

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Is it a ballgown? My very tiny cousin had a gorgeous large ballgown, but it was too much for her to hold up. She had to cut her ceremony short and spent most of the reception sitting down :(. If it’s heavy, could you cut out some crinoline and make it more of an a-line? 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@KoiKove: That is kind of uncalled for.

OP: I am sure that it is just hot, or heavy, or tight or something. Is it satin or some other thick, heavy fabric?  Can you work with your seamstress to fix the problem? I am sure she has had this issue with other brides, and she may have some recommendation. Good Luck!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@missapis: It’s a pretty reasonable question considering the only information given is that she gets dizzy in her dress, anxiety or nerves can cause that.

I’d also like to know how heavy this dress is. You may also be sucking in your belly or holding yourself in a really rigid position when wearing it. I forget what it’s called but there’s a great technique to relax where you sit or lay down and progressively tense and relax every muscle in your body from your feet to your face (so tense your toes then relax, tense your calves then relax and so forth) maybe you could sit for 5 minutes next time you put your dress on and let your body relax, then when you stand up you should have a more natural posture. Just a thought.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@missapis: Why? I’ve read lots of stories about brides who after the fact (ie-getting divorced) realized their body was trying to tell them something. Often times the stories talk about feeling dizzy or lightheaded when wearing the dress. I’m not saying that is the reason, just saying on top of looking at locking knees, holding breath, etc, she should do a gut check.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My seamstress said that she has had brides pass out on her before, and it usually means that they are locking their knees and/or didn’t eat before their appointment.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@KoiKove: When I saw the title of the post, that was my first thought.

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