Post # 1
Today, I met with my seamstress and tried on my dress. She laced me really tightly (my dress is a little big but she thinks we can avoid alterations by lacing me up extra tight) and the room was hot and I ended up passing out in my dress. It was so awful. Apprently, all the color drained from my face and my lips got a little blue. It was so scary. I’m prone to fainting if I get too hot, so I guess I should have predicted this? Anyone else had this problem? Now i’m totally paranoid that I’ll pass out during the ceremony.
And for fun, here are a few pictures of my dress. I’m currently debating if I need spanx or not to conceal my belly a little better, so if anyone has an opinion, let me know:
Post # 3
awe! hugs, that sucks!! I tried on my dress this past week and i was coming down with a bad sinus infection (didnt know at the time) and i was sweating like CRAZY which is really abnormal for me, i was alone, no one could come with me to the appointment so i chalked it up to nerves… turns out most likely just the cold.
Post # 4
OMG you passed out. That muct have been scary.
On the plus side, you look amazing in your dress. And you do not need spanx… I don’t see a belly anyway. You have an amzing shape.
Post # 5
It may have ben a combo of the lacing too tight, the heat, and not eating/drinking enough. Did you eat anything that day? I only ask because I had that happen a couple of times while I was planning my wedding, and my doc said it was probably because I wasn’t eating/drinking as much as I should have (not on purpose, just cause I never had the time!)
So make sure that whe you lace it the day of, you can still breathe and move around… make sure you drink a lot, and try having one of those little portable fans with you. Might make for a cute picture!!
Also, I don’t see a belly at all. In fact, it looks like you and I have almost the same body type. I worried about my little “belly” showing too, and tried to get stuff to hide it, but in the end the tightness of the dress was enough that I didnt even have to worry about it. You look gorgeous in that dress.
Post # 6
Were you standing still for a long time? When I was having my fittings and having the hemline adjusted on my train I started to swoon. I have low blood pressure and blood sugar and I find that if I stand dead still for too long I start to pass out.
Post # 7
Umm, what belly? You look amazing!
Maybe you carry a cute hand fan during the ceremony in case you get too hot?
ETA: Not sure if this is true, but I’ve heard that locking your knees can cause you to pass out as well.
Post # 8
I’d say leave out the Spanx if only to keep yourself cooler! Plus, you look FANTASTIC!
Post # 9
What is your dress? I love it. No spans needed at all!
Post # 10
omg, i can’t believe you passed out. i’m glad you revived b/c you look amazing in your dress.
Post # 11
You definitely don’t need the spanx, as there is absolutely NO visible tummy! Also, if you pass out when you get hot, you don’t want to add any more layers of clothes.
Post # 12
@pink lantern: Yeah, I was standing still. And I have low blood pressure 🙁
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Post # 13
I’m also prone to passing out (low Bridal Party and vasovagal syndrome with heat and dehydration as triggers). I stayed perfectly conscious during my ceremony despite 95 degree heat. I think adrenaline and pure excitement help lol (meanwhile, the best man who was dehydrated and hung over DID pass out). Just drink a good amount of water and eat before the ceremony! Sometimes these things just happen…I know I can just feel faint all of a sudden for no reason.
Post # 14
@bearlove: Yes! That’s exactly what I have! It’s awful. But I’m hoping adrenaline kicks in. Fortunatly, I’m having a winter wedding, so I won’t be too hot.
Post # 15
I good trick i learned from my years in band is DONT LOCK YOUR KNEES EVER! try that and maybe loosen the dress a little
Post # 16
When I was an OR tech, we learned to never lock your knees, and to shift your weight from your right to left to help avoid passing out. Stay hydrated, stay cool, eat, breathe deeply, don’t lace too tightly and don’t lock your knees and you should be OK. Your dress is gorgeous.