(Closed) Tips for staying cool during a hot wedding day!?

posted 4 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 2
222 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Commening to follow. I also have a summer wedding and my dress is pretty heavy.

The only trick i’ve learnt so far is to have a hoop skirt to keep the dress away from my legs.

Post # 3
15963 posts
Honey Beekeeper

My wedding day was about 92 degrees. I was really worried about this, but it actually didn’t end up being a huge problem. It was WAY worse for the guys — who were all in wool suits — than for the girls. I had the guys all bring an extra white undershirt to change into after photos (we did all of our photos before the ceremony) to help them freshen up. We also had lots of cold water to drink, made sure to do photos where there would be shade, and our photography team had fans and oil blotting sheets for the ladies and tissues or paper towels for the guys if they were sweating.

I had a pretty serious dress on too, along with a crinoline that added extra weight. The assistant with our photography team was great at keeping me hydrated and kept an eye on my makeup. We even have a photo of her sticking on of those little handheld fans up under my dress at one point, too.

Really though, while it was definitely warm, I was too wrapped up in the day to notice it too much. Like I said, I think the guys probably had a much worse time than I did, and they were total troopers and barely said a word.

Also, we had a limo that took us to our photo location, so that offered some air-conditioned reprieve for a while.

Good luck, hon! 🙂

Post # 4
6110 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


Honestly, just avoid being outside. When outside, stay in the shade. I don’t really think there are many tricks to stay cool in South Carolina in July. Makeup sure to get some really good longwear makeup. Estee Lauder Double Wear is a really good one. Wear a primer! Make sure to bring some tissues (for blotting sweat) and deodorant along so you can reapply when needed. I went to a wedding in VA in July and even in a short sundress, I was dying when outside.

Post # 5
2808 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Water. Ice cold water.

I went to a wedding where there was a small fan under the head table (hidden by floor length linens), which the bride used to blow air up under her skirt when she was seated.

Post # 6
597 posts
Busy bee

This is gonna sound crazy but put deorant between your thighs. You wouldn’t believe how ridiculously hot it gets under your dress. My wedding was on a content May day and i was still sweating. The deodorant kept me good under my dress and kept me from chaffing! It was a 100% a life saver! Lol

Post # 8
213 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I am dealing with the same issue! My seamstress keeps telling me to just carry baby powder around and basically cover your body under the dress with it to avoid sweat! I’m also not a huge fan of parasols for weddings, but I may use one ahead of the ceremony to keep shaded.

Post # 9
323 posts
Helper bee

I have the same worry, my dress is pretty tight and form fitting right to the knees(mori lee 5108)and even trying it on in the unheated bridal store(in the UK where it’s about 9 degrees!)I was sweating like a pig!! We’re having our wedding in Spain in September where it’ll be at least 25-30C heat and ceremony and reception are in a garden with no shade…I’ve only ever found one anti-perspirant which actually stops sweating and that’s Mitchum(I think it’s a US brand)so I’ll be using that roll on all over my body haha! Good idea about the fan under the table I’ll have to try that too!

Post # 10
200 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014 - Forest in PA

Commenting to follow!!!

Post # 11
2 posts

memo:  I got married in July, also, in a very heavy dress.  I made sure not to have any alcohol until after the pictures, and I kept a hand held fan stashed so I could blow myself off if I felt like I was starting to melt during pictures.  Who ever does your make-up should have primer or tricks for keeping it in place.  My favorite trick, personally, is spraying your completed face wih aersol hairspray.  Just keep it back a few inches, and of course, close your eyes.  If you’re going to be outside, stick with a style to keep your hair off your neck.  Other than that, you’ll be so excited you’ll barely notice the heat!!!

Post # 12
65 posts
Worker bee

I bought a super powerful antiperspiant at the farmacy to stop me swetting under the armpits at least!

Post # 13
9780 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

One little voodoo trick- therapeutic grade peppermint oil! You can get at whole foods. Rub a few drops on the back of your neck and in a few minutes it will be icy icy cold. Save it for the peak heat of day because it only works for an hour or two. 

Post # 14
38 posts
  • Wedding: May 2015

For brides and for guests it becomes unbearable to attend the wedding in hot weather. So select a place which become reliving for the guests, it could be any villa or hotel fully a/c, having decoration of light summer colors and with flora. Most important for brides to choose an dress in which they feel comfort, so for that they should choose the right fabric such as chiffon, crepe, cotton eyelet, cotton organdy, organza, Georgette and voile in which they can enjoy their big day.


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