(Closed) Help! Priest says I need a jacket :(

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I wouldn’t tuck the one shoulder strap in. It will look bulky and get wrinkled.

I’m not suggesting this particular bolero but if you get one that has this kind of coverage, people won’t know it is a one shouldered dress until you remove the bolero.

This pic is from an old post on weddingBee discussing the same situation. A tulle wrap would look great. You could duplicate the design of the dress by adding detailing over the strap.

Ideas for how to cover-up :  wedding dress one shoulder cover up catholic Tulle Shawl 2011

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

@julies1949: Love the tulle wrap idea. Looks very elegant and like it wouldn’t take away from the dress itself.

Post # 5
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Newbee

Definitely this idea would work.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I agree, dont tuck in the strap. You picked the dress because you obviously like the strap. I say go with a loose tulle or even some type pf lace cover up would look nice

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I am getting married in a church where we are technically supposed to have our shoulders covered as well. However, I don’t want to wear a jacket of any kind (I love my dress too much to cover it up!), so I asked our priest if I could just wear a long veil with the sides falling in from of my shoulders, instead of behind, and he said this was fine. I know some priests might not be as lenient as ours, but it is worth a shot to ask him. If he says yes, then your shoulders are technically covered, but it won’t take away from your dress at all!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I don’t know if this picture is a wrap or the model holding the dress, but you could always purchase extra fabric from Sottero & Midgley to make a wrap. I bought extra fabric for my Maggie — it’s not too terribly expensive πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Don’t forget that you can use a bit of double sided tape to keep the edges of the bolero or jacket where you want them to be.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Did you tell him it was 2011 and not 1980? Why is he marrying you? I would get married elsewhere.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

A Jacket isnt a bad idea if thats what the priest wants– Dont forget that its just for that part of the ceremony adn afterwards during the reception you can wear your dress how you like. There are many prretty lace jackets OR eve in davids bridal they have sleeves where you can attach to your dress… like this.

 

Or

 

and lastly:

 

 

The last two are Sleeves you just add to your dress. First is just a Lace jacket. you can find these at Davids bridal under ” Accesories- Coverage options”

(:

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@danicalifornia: He’s probably marrying her b/c she wants to get married in a church…. If you want to get married somewhere, you need to follow their rules… I think the OP was asking for suggestions on what to wear — not asking where YOU would get married!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@danicalifornia: Most Catholic churches have this requirement.  In fact many churches will require that the bridal party follow the same guidelines.  The strictest churches will require that anyone attending the wedding ceremony do the same.  But it’s at the church’s discretion.  And it’s only for the ceremony…afterwards and even for pictures, you can do what you want. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

@red_rose: i agree!

also, people who want to get married in a church know what it takes to get married in one.  so i hate it when people get mad about it.  

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MrsDiddles: Where did you get those pics from ?….sorry slight thread hijack.

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