(Closed) Jumping into the Lake in my Dress?

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

make sure your bridal party is on board, because i wouldn’t be very happy if someone aasked me to jump into a lake in nice clothes with my hair and makeup done.

Post # 34
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think you should either do it after your wedding, or at your engagement. Also, how shallow is the lake? If it’s too shallow, I would be very worried about someone getting injured from hitting the bottom.

It won’t be enough to get your makeup and hair touched up, unless you envisage not getting your top half getting wet at all. 

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

What if you guys did it after the rehearsal dinner or the morning of the wedding? I think an early morning race to lake and jump shot could be really cute. 

If I was in the wedding party or did something like this for our wedding I could see it being fun, but after spending hours getting ready, I wouldn’t be super jazzed to redo hair and makeup, not to mention changing clothes.  Also, sometimes lakes smell bad. I live around a bunch of lakes and they all smell kind of knarly. I definitely head to a shower as quick as I can after swimming. Not all lakes smell of course, soo you should probably do a sniff test haha. 

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

You could get a simple reception dress to change into, dry off your skin, no make up or basic make up, and just wear your wet and slicked back.

Post # 37
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Bumble bee

I think the water shots look awesome and soooo romantic 🙂

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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@TammieRei:  +1! I read the article about that! This bride drowned after being married only a couple months because her dress was waterlogged and she got pulled under!

So please be careful, OP! But as you say it is shallow, I would get a stand in dress. Dirt really will just saturate any part of the dress that hits the bottom, and lake mud tends to be really pigmented and I may not come out.

Post # 39
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@hollyberry4:  That’s exactly what I was thinking! I’m sorry but I would drop out of that wedding party so fast if I was told I had to go jump in a freaking lake with the bridesmaid dress I just spent good $$ on after the ceremony, and was then supposed to clean myself up for the reception. No way.

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@dreamwedding4us:  I would wait until sometime after the wedding to do a “wreck the dress” photoshoot with your husband. That way, you can enjoy your wedding day more and not be a soaking wet mess. 🙂 And I would also if you are really planning on doing this, making sure your bridal party is okay and checking to make sure everyone is comfortable in open bodies of water, make sure they all can swim on a basic level! I would forgo it and do the “wreck the dress” later. 🙂 

Post # 41
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - The Millennium Center

I would also be worried about the drowning thing, but since you said the water at the end if the dock is shallow, I will bring up a new concern! If it is so shallow that you can’t possibly drown, I would be worried about jumping off and hurting myself! I’ve seen too many yucky videos of the aftermath of jumping off things, especially if you’re in restrictive clothing and have possibly been drinking. Just something else to consider. 

 

It seems like you’re mind is pretty much made up, so I hope the picture are worth the extra troubles that have been mentioned by previous Bees, so I will not restate them. 

Post # 42
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

The model pics look neat but most of the pics of real people doing it on google look kinda underwhelming.

Post # 43
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

As a current photographer now, and an ex-lifeguard instructor for lake training, everything in me is screaming right now!

 

Please, for the sake of your safety and all of your wedding party, please don’t do this.

If it is shallow, you will get hurt.  If it is deep, you can drown.  If a turtle swims by, you can get bitten (issue in GA where I live.) 

When we get shots like this for weddings, we NEVER do it day of.  Have you asked your photographer and venue if they are comfortable with this?  When we do sessions with people in the water for any amount of time, we use precaution and hire guards.  If you MUST have that photo, please think ahead and hire a few trained guards to be ready for an emergency.

 

Your best  bet is to have your wedding, then when you get back from the honeymoon, gather up everyone from the wedding party, get dressed again, hire guards for safety, and do your shoot then.  It will be safer, will be more fun, and you will have multiple chances to get the best photo.

Post # 44
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

You’re going to do all this for the sake of one “staged” picture wow…..

Post # 45
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I don’t get the whole trash the dress thing I’d be mortified to have my dress ruined in dirty water. If you’re going to do it I reckon use a cheap dress for it

Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Seriously? I think this is crazy! You are all going to jump into a lake wearing your dresses, make-up and jewelerry during your wedding? You could drown, and you and your party will spend the rest of your wedding looking like drowned rats! I think this is really silly and weird.

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