Post # 1
I admit it, I sweat like a pig. I overheat easily and it normally results in some not very attractive forehead sweating. I also sweat when I’m nervous which is simply fantastic (not!). We opted for a fall wedding in hopes that it would be cooler but I’m kinda starting to question that. Ideally we’ll be looking at a cool 65 degrees but with my luck it could either snow or be record highs (P.S. F you Upstate, NY and your shitty, unpredictable weather). Oh, how I wish they made a personal AC that I could wear under my dress all day! Lol
So, did you do anything special to cope with the sweatiness on the big day?
Post # 3
I wore my hair UP and made sure everything I had on was light in weight and as loose as I could stand it. Instead of regular Spanx, I also wore the Higher Power knee length stockings to smooth everything out since they were so light and I wore long dresses. Oh…and I also made sure I carried a handkerchief!
Post # 4
I thought this thread was for winter weddings- and wearing a sweater;)
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Post # 6
They do sell clinical strength deodorant for some popular brands. That’s probably what I’ll do, as I can not stand the heat, yet will most likely have a hot summer/early fall wedding!
Post # 7
@UpstateCait: I know what you mean! We married on a 93 degree day that was intensely humid. Of course, I sweat, but here are a few pointers:
1. Have water on hand all the time.
2. Wear a hoop slip (if possible) to keep the skirt of your gown off of your legs.
3. Have a mini-operated fan closeby or incorporate pretty fans into your big day.
4. Use blotting cloths on your face so you don’t ruin your makeup.
5. Put on your gown at the last moment possible.
6. If all else fails, ask your BM’s to escort you into the bathroom to lift your skirt and fan you underneath! (I did twice during the reception where I was disgustingly sweaty).
Post # 8
I got married down in Mexico and I’m a big sweater. I used very strong (clinical strength deodorant), did not wear anything under my dress except underwear, wore my hair up and kept a bottle of water nearby all the time.
Post # 9
We got married in May and it was an unusually warm day by the ocean in Maine no less. I agree with the wear your hair UP suggestion – it makes a world of difference. I was planning on a side pony but then switched it to a full up-do on the morning of.
Stay in the AC until the last possible second. I was cool as a cucumber.
Putting on my dress is what got me heated up, so I brought a fan and it made for some cute pics!
Post # 10
Apply your deodorant at night, right before you go to bed. It gets drawn into the pores better because your body is at a cooler temp at night. It works even if you shower in the morning. I was skeptical, but it really works!
Agree with everyone else – wear your hair up.
I didn’t have any undergarments except a thong on under my dress – that helped a lot.
Post # 11
I don’t have any advice, but I’m scared about this too. December in wine country in the southern hemisphere – possibility of 40 degrees. Would that i could slather my whole body (including forehead and stomach flab foldy-over area) in prescription strength deodorant.
Post # 12
I wore Spanx with the legs, to help with the sweat dripping down. I know, gross! But my Bridesmaid or Best Man was also really hot and she was only in her short dress! So she fanned both me and herself with paper plates while we were getting ready, haha.
Post # 13
Thanks for the suggestions! I wish I could wear my hair up but it’s so thin that I look bald if it’s up. I’m planning on half up/half down for the ceremony & pictures and may end up having one of my bridesmaids pin my hair up for the rest of the night if it gets too warm.
@AbbyDabbyDoodleBug & @MrsMaine: Love the cooling off pics! =)
Post # 14
Are you all inside or outside for the ceremony and reception?
Post # 15
Invest in Certain Dri. That is all I have to advise!
That stuff really works and you can use it on other parts of your body than just underarms (hands, feet etc) . Its an anti perperisprant not just deodrant (just masking odor). You absolutely have to use it at night before bed and start light and work your way up to useing every day and a full roll of the stuff. It is strong and I only have to use it every 2-3 days now. I highly recommend it!!!
Post # 16
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Love this thread. Right now I am trying to find make-up that won’t sweat/slide off like it did for my engagement photos. Darn sweaty face. Good times… not.