(Closed) To all the sweaters of the Hive, how did you cope on your wedding day?

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
5778 posts
Bee Keeper

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
1269 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I thought this thread was for winter weddings- and wearing a sweater;)

Post # 6
3000 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
5984 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1999

@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
2422 posts
Buzzing bee

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
2792 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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
5095 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
929 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

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
404 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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 # 14
114 posts
Blushing bee

Are you all inside or outside for the ceremony and reception?

Post # 15
1995 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
7311 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • 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.

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