Post # 1
So these last few days in the Boston area have had hot weather and humidity for the first time this year, which has made me think how am I going to keep cool on the big day (June 29th)?! I am wearing my dress all night and it is long so I am worried about my legs in particular being hot! I don’t sweat an abnormal amount or anything, just like anyone would on a hot sticky day! What are you doing to keep cool?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
@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
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
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
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
@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
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
Would it be totally out of the question to use an unscented antiperspirant all over under Spanx, etc?
Post # 14
@HeLovesDogs: I took it off as soon as humanly possible!
Post # 15
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!
You don’t have to buy it online, it is sold in drugstores/target etc as well…
Post # 16
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.