(Closed) Jumping into the Lake in my Dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
838 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Just be careful with how heavy your dress will be once it is soaking wet. If you have to tread water (i.e. you can’t reach the bottom), especially. I have heard a horror story (I don’t know if it was on the boards or not), of a girl doing a “wreck the dress” by a waterfall and drowning. Sorry to be a Debby Downer!!! :p

Post # 5
47 posts

I can’t imagine doing that in my wedding dress. your hair and make up will for sure get ruined. You might regret it later especially if the shot doesn’t turn out ask expected. Get a cheap dress for the picture if you are going to do it 🙂

Post # 6
942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

seriously, this is VERY dangerous.

I don’t know how excited I would be if I were in the wedding party; be sure to check with your party if they’re okay doing this.I would probably have to have plenty to drink and that wouldn’t be a good combo.

Just plan a trash-the-dress photo shoot after the wedding and that way you don’t need to worry about being soaking wet and smelling like lake at the wedding. 

Post # 8
7673 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If this is before the reception, everyone will need time to get dry and change. And yes, your hair (and bridesmaids’ hair) will be a mess.

Also remember some dresses (especially the sort bridesmaids usually wear) go clingy and pretty well see-through when they’re wet.

@TammieRei: Yes this was in the news a few months ago. Part of the problem is a large wedding dress gets real heavy when it’s wet.

(Sorry to bring up all the negatives, but that’s what this board is for – asking questions without embrasssment!)

Post # 9
196 posts
Blushing bee


Proceed with caution.  I believe a Canadian bride drowned a few months back while doing a TTD session in a lake.  The photographer was there, but there wasn’t anything he could do, apparently.  There was a post with a link to the article, but I’m not sure how to find it again.

Also, few lakes are pristine these days.  I’d feel pretty icky after a dip in a lake, and would want a change of clothes or a hot shower before I did anything else.

Post # 10
1893 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

BE VERY VERY CAREFUL!!!! I was just reading this about a canadian women who was killed b/c of how heavy her dress was wet…

Post # 12
9181 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Could you do it after the reception?  (Probably too dark.)  Or the next day, even?  I kind of love the idea!  Good points about the weight of the dress though.

Post # 13
196 posts
Blushing bee


Yep, that’s it.  Thanks for finding it 🙂  Reading it still sends chills down my spine.

Post # 15
11068 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@dreamwedding4us: Would be a great photo! If it were me I’d get another dress

Post # 16
1157 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@dreamwedding4us:  Please be very careful if you do that!  Very dangerous.  That dress will be so heavy when it is wet.  A bride in Canada done this some time back, and she drowned.


Don’t mean to be a party-pooper!

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