(Closed) My dress is really heavy!

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

I had the same worry. I fell in love with a Maggie Sottero dress that was lace over satin. It felt like it weighed a million pounds. But because I am getting married in Mexico, that simply would not do. I ended up having my gown custom made to look very similar but have a light, breathable, silk layer underneath instead. Surprisingly, it ended up costing me less than buying the original Maggie would have…

Edit: Sorry that’s probably not reassuring. It depends on what kind of venue you have and what time of year it is. I can’t tell you whether you will be comfortable.

Post # 4
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

My dress was incredibly heavy during my fittings thanks to the satin and endless beading. I can say with most certainty that on my big day I felt ligther than air and it didn’t even bother me. I was so preoccupied with everything else the weight of my dress (or any discomfort) didn’t even cross my mind.

I think you should be fine. Just invest in a great bra (or build one into the bodice) and ensure a proper fit so that you aren’t tugging it up all evening.


Post # 5
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Gorgeous dress! Maybe you can start conditioning yourself by strapping ten pound weights to your body. Good luck 🙂

Post # 6
485 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Is there a train?  Maybe you might consider removing it, depending on your venue?  That would shed some of the weight.

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