Post # 1
I could use some advice or suggestions please! I’ll be wearing a princess/ballgown style dress and I’ll be getting ready in a hotel suite that’s about a 20-30min drive to the ceremony and reception venue. I don’t know what kind of car/limo thing we’ll have yet, but I’m assuming it’ll be big enough to fit my dress. It’s got nice delicate layers on the skirt part, and I’m really scared that sitting on it for 20-30 mins is going to crinkle or wrinkle the skirt.
Do brides usually get ready at the hotel, get the getting ready pics, and then take *off* the dress for the ride to the venue? Then put it back on when I get to the venue (which does have a prep room, but it’s kinda an ugly conference room)? I’ve heard this recommended by one of my married friends and I’m wondering if this is common/suggested.
Post # 3
@HelloKittyEsq: I’m not married yet, so I don’t have any experience there. But, I am going to wear my dress ALL DAY. I think it’ll probably be fine, depending on your dress. What type of fabric is it? I just climbed a mountain in a wedding-ish dress yesterday, and I think that it looked great in the pictures even after all we put it through. Your photographer will be able to make it look beautiful.
Post # 4
Encore bride here…I rode in the limo to the church in my dress and there were no issues. The limo driver is used to helping get women in and out of the limo in huge gowns..take your time getting in, smooth it under you and sit, it will be fine! 🙂
Post # 5
If you are that worried, see if anyone has a little hand held steamer to freshen up the dress once you get there…
Post # 6
I chose to get hair and makeup done at the hotel, then put my gown on at the ceremony location. I was concerned that the cathedral length train would get wrinkled if I sat in it or if it were bustled.
Post # 7
You’re so all helpful, thank you!!
The skirt part of the dress is a soft silk organza. The salon told me not even to touch the skirt that much until the day of because they didn’t want the skirt to get weighed down! Here’s a link to the dress so y’all can see what I mean: http://arzelles.blogspot.com/2011/02/new-arrival-we-are-in-love.html
And good idea about the steamer, I’ll ask the salon if that would be ok to use/show me how to use it on the fluffy layers!
Do you think I should ask the associates at the bridal salong or the seamstress at my next fitting (in May) if it would be better to get changed there or if it would be ok to sit on for the ride? I mean, it should be ok for the ride, right? otherwise I’d have to stand the whole time between getting to the venue and the walk down the aisle!
Post # 8
@HelloKittyEsq: SO PRETTY. THE DRESS. I just died for a second there.
My dress has lots of little tulle layers on the skirt and my ceremony site is about 35 minutes from my parents’ house, where I’ll be getting ready. I’m not putting on my dress till we get to the church. The “getting ready” room is pretty – stone walls, stained glass window – so I’ll get some pics with my girls in there. Getting ready at home will be hair and airbrush makeup – I wouldn’t wear my dress for that anyway!