(Closed) How dirty did your hem get after your outdoor ceremony?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 18
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Sunshine09:  Yes! I wish I had taken this photo too!

The bottom of my lace dress is black and ripped a bit from where my brother stepped his big feet on my train. 

My bridesmaids kept fussing and trying to help me pick up my dress, but I just wasn’t interested. I’m not going to wear it again and it had a pretty good run if you ask me!

Post # 19
269 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

wedding dresses are beautiful, but they realistically almost never get worn again. Enjoy the day, be care free, let your hem drag through the mud, and let your photographer get some awesome photos of you laying in the grass if it’s a nice day!!

Post # 20
2168 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@Purplejo:  Yes we had an outdoor ceremony and indoor reception. I was walking on tarmac in the parking lot on a hot sunny day so I *think* that’s where most of the black came from, but could have been the ground/grass/dirt when we were taking pictures (outside) and then inside…well who knows, maybe that’s dance floor stained on the bottom too! lol

I took this picture the next morning – I just had to. πŸ™‚

And PS – I never cleaned my dress…..it still hangs in the closet in it’s garment bag with all that dirt and ruin on it from that day almost a year ago….I like it better that way, don’t want to wash off the memories…. πŸ™‚

Post # 23
585 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


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@KoalaWalla:  I agree.  You wear the dress for one day.  Just go with it.

It rained on my wedding day.  We were supposed to have an outdoor ceremony but we ended up having it indoors for obvious reasons.  That didn’t stop us from doing photos outside though, so the hem is covered in mud and grass.  It didn’t help that I took my shoes off when I went outside (they weren’t supposed to get wet or they could get ruined), so my dress dragged a bit more all over the ground.

No one will be looking at the hem of your dress and commenting that it’s dirty.  And if they do, well, it’s a sign you’re having a good time and letting loose!

Post # 24
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Purplejo:  Haha yeah he did. Before the ceremony too. Oh well. I still love the big lug! 

Forgot to add that my dress ripped in the front during all my dancing to Lady Gaga and Dropkick Murphys πŸ˜‰ Better to have great memories than a pristine wedding dress, IMO. 

Post # 25
8480 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Mine hardly got dirty at all, but we were only on grass.

Post # 26
4145 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

OH honey your dress is definitely going to get dirty if you are having an outdoor wedding, but don’t worry, once you are dojne walking down the aisle, all the fancy pictures will be over, and you’ll be living it up not worrying one iota about your train.

A) I had a lace dress, I had it dry cleaned after, and it’s still stained on the bottom. It’s unfortunate but what am i gonna do about it now :

B) I also took a steamer with me and steamed. It’s pretty easy, just time consuming

Post # 27
2478 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Manhattan Church Rec Center

my dress is an all lace pronovias gown (tre expensive – retail value, not what i am paying) and you know what, I have resolved myself to the fact that my dress will be filty after my outdoor garden wedding. then we are going to a “trashy” club to party hardy, then afterparty somewhere. You can’t live in fear that it will get dirty. Its your wedding! just enjoy it.

Post # 28
10972 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

My dress got pretty dirty after our outdoor ceremony and all the first look and bridal party photos!  We even got a giant black mark on it during our first look somwhere – having chalk on hand was a blessing!

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