Post # 1
Wedding is in one week; wrist was broken last night. She sees an orthopedic doctor on Monday. This is the wedding she’s dreamed off for 30 years & is freaking out about how she’s going to look with a wedding dress & a cast. Any ideas? We were thinking of covering with bouquet or asking Dr to give some temporary tan colored cast until after wedding. We even thought about gloves, but of course they won’t fit properly over a cast!! I even suggested having all the bridesmaids wear a fake brace on the same arm as a last resort (if nothing else, laugh at yourself). Suggestions?!? Thank you so much!
Post # 3
ouch! how about a lacy shawl or pashmina draped over her shoulders and covering her arm? like in this picture, except make sure it drapes over her arm with the cast as well:
Post # 4
Oh, good God that’s terrible!
Can she get a larger bouquet? What if you wrapped it with an ace banadage, that would at least be a flesh tone? Wear a glove on just the other arm???
She will be able to take some photos from the side,esp. with the groom. So, she shouldn’t worry that all of her photos will be a disaster.
I think the idea of having the maids where a cast is FUNNY and would certainly be memorable!
Here’s some other ideas: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100729104639AAwYUY7
Post # 5
ya know – one of my bridesmaids broke her LEG a week before my wedding. she called and was so upset and was all “you can find someone else” like hell! nope – she was in her wheelchair – we moved the wedding inside the building from the outside garden deck for easier access (not to mention it was 90+ degrees outside that day…) and we decked out her wheelchair with flowers from the boquet my “florist” (a friend who made all my flowers for me) made a really cool long floral arrangement to put on her chair. she loved it. she’s in my pics in her chair and was able to stand for a few!
it sucks but it’ll be ok – i like the idea of the colored cast – me, personally, i’d be the kind that if there’s a “pink elephant” in the room – i’ll make it bright pink just to laugh at it.
i’d def. try the flower arrangement or maybe a “cascading” boquet that she can hold in her crooked arm? here’s a pic of what mine looked like:
Post # 6
She could always get a removable cast and take it off for the ceremony and picture session. My friend broke her ankle a couple weeks before her wedding and was in a cast. She couldn’t dance or walk by herself, but you can’t tell in any pix b/c of her dress.
Post # 7
Present the situation to the doc. He may be able to do a lighter, less noticeable cast for the wedding day. If it isn’t a bad break, perhaps the cast could be removed for the wedding day (the bride would need to be super careful with it) and possibly just wrapped with an ace bandage. I don’t know, just tossing ideas out there.
Post # 8
Or bling it out..if she has to go with it, go with it all the way!
Post # 9
@JuneBride_26June2010: a cascading bouquest is a great idea – that could totally cover up the cast for pictures and walking down the aisle.
Post # 10
She may not even have a cast. She may have internal fixation with pins. You won’t know until she sees the orthopod.
She has choices-she can have an ordinary white cast applied and just carry on
-she could rock the cast-have a blue cast applied and make it her
Gloves, shawls etc would only call more attention to the area. She will be able to hide some of it with her bouquet for pics and some can be taken from the other side.
Although it is a tragedy now, in time it will be just another funny story about the wedding.
This bride isn’t letting a broken foot get in her way:
Post # 11
@menobride: Yeah rhinestones all the way.
Post # 12
I would embrace the cast instead of doing everything to hide it. It would probably just draw more attention. Can a cast be decoupaged? I just imagine going through the specialty paper aisle at JoAnns, pick up a great wedding pattern, and cover the whole cast . Or she could turn her cast into the guestbook!!
julies1949 is probably right. Bride won’t know how it will be set until meeting with a specialist.
Post # 13
Ohmigosh! How horrible!!! I think all the suggestions above would work. Personally, if it was me, I’d rock the heck out of that cast. I would choose blue and bling it out. Makes for a funny story for the grandkids…and I think pictures too!
Side story: I think her having a cast is mild compare to one I’ve seen recently. We were at a piano bar where a bachelorette party was occurring. The bride had more than enough to drink thank night and to close out the show, the pianist asked her to come up on stage and get on top of the piano. When she was attempting to do so, she slipped, hit her head on a corner of a table but stood right back up. She managed to get up on the piano and sing along with the pianist. But after the song was over, she faced our side of the stage and whole side of her head swelled up, at the very least 2 inches from her brow bone. She was also beginning to show some bruising on her left eye. Her wedding was in a week. I would much rather have a cast, than a black eye and swelling. Luckily she didn’t need stitches…
Post # 14
I honestly think gloves is the way to go. There is so much stretch lace out there these days so you could probably find something that would be gorgeous and get the job done. Depends on what color the cast is you could even take the non-broken-wrist glove to a tailor and have them line it with fabric of the same color (white, beige, etc) so the gloves would look the same. If both gloves were the length of the wrist cast, then it would look continuous, as well. I would also say go with the fingerless gloves… like these:
they are stretch lace…
here are some other ones that are gorgeous, but not sure where they are from… so you would just have to get them custom made (which a seamstress could also easily do with fabric you pick out):
lastly, I have heard of people getting casts removed for events, but of course you run the risk of doing permanent damage… or they might have to re-break the wrist… so I guess she has to decide if it is worth it!
Post # 15
I would ask the dr. He must have had to deal with this situation before – she can’t be the only bride to have broken her wrist on her bachelorette!
Although personally I’d rock the cast out and get everyone to sign it at the reception. But that might just be me.
Post # 16
a girl on my FB had a cast on during her wedding. she covered it with a lace glove, according to photos. looked fine!