(Closed) How did you/are you keeping from sweating in your wedding dress?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

cotton undies! no man made fabrics, leave dress to put on til last minute and stand near fan / air con when putting it on.

wear a hoop underneath so it holds the dress away from your legs.HTH

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think I will just be sweaty and will have to deal with it.  With a 20lb+ dress, I don’t think there is any hope for me….

 

My cousin’s wife (who was the last in the family to get married) kept talking about pantyhose on the wedding day, and I was thinking “pantyhose?? In June??  OH HELL NO!” but was too polite to say anything out loud.   

 

So in the politest, least TMI way possible — I plan on wearing as little as I can underneath my dress.  Dress, veil, shoes, panties.  And that is it.  I’m praying that there will be a breeze most of the day to keep me cool.  

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

My dress is fairly light, but I was sweating up a storm when I tried it on last summer, IN the air conditioned salon! Ughhh. I’ve heard dusting baby powder helps, so I’m going to try that and hope for a nice breeze during the ceremony.

Post # 6
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3555 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I haven’t picked my dress yet, but I’m leaning towards a sheath with only 2 layers: chiffon and lining. August is Wisconsin is hot and humid.

Post # 7
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501 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@vorpalette:  This – I definitely worked up a sweat trying on dresses – and it was early spring (read: not warm at all yet)!  Average temperature for my wedding location on my date is low 70s, so hopefully I can stay cool, calm, and collected!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We’re getting married in late July this year. My dress will be a sheath and entirely weather appropriate. I don;t get why anyone would wear some of those monster, huge cupcake looking dresses in the dead heat of summer. We went to a wedding last year around the same time. It was outside and the bride wore a huge dress AND was pregnant. She looked like she wanted to die. No thank you!!!!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

I highly reccomend Monistat’s Anti-Chaf gel. It’s about 5 bucks a tube, but only a dime amount per leg is needed, and it will help keep your legs from chafing and sticking while you sweat.

 

Post # 10
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5014 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

The girl I bought my dress from was so worried she got Botox in her arm pits! She had a destination wedding in the Caribbean and needed to sell her dress after so she was really concerned about damaging it. It looked great so I guess it worked!

Post # 11
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436 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

@HeLovesDogs:  baby powder & if you can wear your hair up for the ceremony and then if you want it down, take it down…

i wish i would have listened but i was stubborn and wanted my hair down from the beginning. it went from curly to straight in minutes (not exaggerating)

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m worrying about this too. My problem is the spanx. My dress is a sheath so I REALLY need to the spanx to help smooth out. But they are SO hot.

Any sugguestions of breathable spanx?

Post # 13
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1329 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Would it be totally out of the question to use an unscented antiperspirant all over under Spanx, etc? 

Post # 14
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838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

@HeLovesDogs:  I took it off as soon as humanly possible!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

It was 100 degree’s on my wedding day last year. I used Certain Dri in preparation and I am PRETTY SURE that even though it felt like a hot box under my dress, that I was the LEAST sweaty person at the wedding. I put it between and under my boobs, armpits, even under my “cheeks”, trust me that shit WORKS!

http://www.amazon.com/Certain-Dri-Roll-On-Anti-Perspirant-Pack/dp/B001F0QX1E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369259325&sr=8-1&keywords=certain+dri

You don’t have to buy it online, it is sold in drugstores/target etc as well…

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I just sweat.  It was 95 and humid.  I wore a thong and pettipants under my dress so I didn’t stick together but the damn dress kept sticking to my calves I was so sweaty!  It was gross, but we were happy and had fun.  🙂 

ETA – I also Certain-Dried my pits so at least I didn’t stink.  Would have had to take a bath in the stuff for a week to avoid what happened at the reception though.  Greenhouses are a bad place to be when it’s almost 100.

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