- 8 years ago
- Wedding: August 2010
I’ve had my satin wedding dress for over 3 years and I’ve been absolutely in love with it. I hadn’t really thought much of season/weather because I’ve had it so long and have been dead set with it. However tonight when watching “My Fair Wedding” the guy was stressing the importance of seasonal wedding dresses.
I can live with heat and sweatiness for just those couple of hours when we’re outside under the sun taking photos. If I’m outside I don’t care. But the rest of the time indoors like the ceremony and dancing the night away I want to be feeling comfortable.
My wedding is in August. Two months from now. I’m in NYC and it can get real humid out here. I’ll be wearing the dress beginning at about 12 pm in my parents’ house, to the limo, waiting outside in the limo for my father and I to be called in. Ceremony’s at 2pm about an hour in a church, photos outside for an hour, then reception in another building from 5-10 pm.
This is a SATIN gown and I’m reading on some posts here that satin is too heavy for the summer. I don’t really know makes a “heavy” wedding dress and what’s not. Now, it’s from David’s Bridal, so maybe their inexpensive “satin” is not as heavy as it might be in a more expensive dress? I don’t know, I’ve never worn any other kind of satin bridal dress.
I’m planning on wearing no pantyhose and I’ll also be wearing sandals to keep me cool. I will be getting a bustle, so the train will be up during the reception. The church and hall are air conditioned. But we definitely want to spend our photo hour outside.
This dress is now at my parents’ house and it’s been there for a while. So I can’t try it on at the moment. I’m going there next weekend anyway to put on the dress to see if the silk bouquets coming in the mail in a couple of days will look right with it. Yet another reason I need to figure this out — b/c then I might have to send back the flowers! I’d bought the bouquets to match the dress. Now I DO have the option with this great flower company to send the flowers back and choose others and I’d definitely get them on time, but I’d hate to go thru all that.
In another week and a half I have an appointment at DB (for the first time in three years), for my very first alterations. But I am worried that the appointment will end up being one where I will have to get a new dress.
But I’m willing to do that if I have to. Be honest, what’s the best way to go?
It’s a David’s Bridal dress, described as a “strapless satin A-line gown with beaded embroidered lace bodice and draped organza skirt. Features beaded organza tails and chapel train.”.
Below are different photos. The first is the official DB advertisement. The ones after that are public photos I found online of two girls who wore it.
THANKS SO MUCH!!! 🙂