(Closed) Help! Crinoline or no? SF Cityhall wedding coming soon!

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
449 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

In trying on things, I figured out that I personally prefer crinoline over hoop skirts. Some hoop skirts really show through and make the dress oddly shaped. I think the crinoline gives more of natural appearance… well as natural as a full skirt can look lol.  I don’t have my dress yet so sorry that’s not much help. Also, I think it’s sweet that you’re upholding one of your mom’s traditions. I’m sure it means a lot to her 🙂

Post # 3
1935 posts
Buzzing bee

I;m really confused – so you can’t do any dress fittings? If so, get a seamstress who is really good to take your measurements and alter the dress to fit you. If you do get a crinoline it will lift the skirt as well so account for that.

Post # 4
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - The Fairmont, SF

You look darling – your dress is beautiful.

I think that if tradition is very important to you, then you should keep to it – however, I’d be nervous because tailoring a size 6 dress to an eye-balled size 0 girl seems risky, especially if there’s no way to take it in further on the day of your wedding! I think crinoline would be nice as it always seems to look really nice. 

As a side note, City Hall is an amazing building! It’s so beautiful, take as many photos as you can! My SO and I thought of holding our reception there when we were looking at venues and then realized we wouldn’t have enough friends to fill it… Haha!

Post # 5
866 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

You definately need a crinoline or hoop skirt.

Post # 6
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Definitely get a crinoline or hoop AND take it to a seamstress to get altered to your body. It will be money well spent. 

So jealous, SF City Halls pics are doing to be amazing, it’s so pretty there!!! 

Post # 8
3026 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Do you have the dress in your possession? I would try it on. I’d just be too nervous that there could be a problem. And yes, I’d get a petticoat. I think it will be gorgeous at City Hall!!!

Post # 9
1411 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

ann3jacoba:  Buy a crinoline; worst case scenario you don’t use it(and you could return it for 30 days if you get it from DB). I don’t think they’re really affected by trains or vice versa.

I was at SF city hall on a weekday in June getting our marriage license, and there were brides in dresses that elaborate,  just so you know (:

Post # 11
461 posts
Helper bee

I think because you have already gone against tradition by buying a DB dress then you need to carry through and get the dress properly fitted so it doesn’t swamp you like in the pic.

I understand from what you say about how your family tradition works that brides do end up with their dresses fitting and I think you will be upset to look back at your photos and see how your dress looks on you.

Once your dress is sized to you it will look stunning and I am sure will look wonderful at city hall or indeed any venue!

Sometimes one just has to do things for themselves not just for their family!

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