(Closed) Parisans (and basically anyone else) ! I need your help with my dres

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I would wear a short one– I’d feel very self conscious if I were walking around any city in a giant wedding dress, but that’s just me!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Having lived in Paris for ten years I can categorically say no, I would not walk around the streets in that dress. It would be trailing in all kinds of dirt and dog poo for a start. Plus, depending on where you go, the streets are not always wide but are usually busy. Couldn’t you compromise with a tea length dress and a cute cardigan?

Post # 5
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Helper bee

Being from there (and getting married there too!) I would not recommend it either. I will have a long dress but will be doing barely any walking, we are paying for a car to drop us off where we need to go. 

Go short! there are a lot of options that are really cute!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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trinibride0417:  April in Paris can be warm, it depends on the year. Are you planning on sandals or closed shoes? Are you going to wear tights? I’m sure your feet will be fine, it’s not like it’s December…

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: A restaurant on the beach

Something like this would probably be easier to move in. It’s a Jennifer Gifford Designs gown. I was in France in January and while it was cold, I think I would have been able to wear this gown long enough for the ceremony and pictures. 

 

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 5 months ago by BeachBaum17.
Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Chances of showers are pretty high in April so I would stick to a shorter dress to avoid pictures with a nasty bottom

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m not in France, but UK, which isn’t far. Last April was lovely, this April, it snowed.

I’d go for a shorter dress, bring a cardi, and find some good skin colour tights if it’s cold, with comfy shoes to change into later.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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trinibride0417:   http://www.davidsbridal.com/Product_zac-posen-long-sleeved-short-wedding-dress-zp341642_truly-zac-posen

 

How about a dress like this? I think it has enough layers to keep you warm up to your knees and some sheer stockings might help out as well. I also love the long lace sleeves which will be an added layer of warmth. I don’t think your feet will be that cold in flats in April, yes it’s not going to be 80 degrees outside, but it also won’t be 20, you should be fine for the short amount of time you guys will be out and about and then you can change into your comfy clothes like you suggested after a nap 🙂

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

If you would consider other alternatives to the very romantic ones, you could explore the possibility of going with simple, comfortable and, a bit sophisticated (you’ll be in Paris, after all!)

From Anthropologie:

From John Lewis:

A simple low bun:

with a flower hair pin:

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