(Closed) To glove…or not to glove?

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
  • poll: Should I wear gloves? (40s vintage wedding)
    Ew, no : (20 votes)
    43 %
    Maybe...if it's the right style (post pics?) : (17 votes)
    36 %
    Rock it! : (10 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    On an episode of My Fair Wedding I know he was showing the bride some gloves that have an opening that you pull your hand out of during the ring exchange and just fold the glove back.    I think if they were simple lace ivory gloves they’d look gorgeous though.

    Post # 6
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    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I love the look of gloves, I’d go for it!

    Post # 7
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    527 posts
    Busy bee

    Oooh, a capelet with that dress would be so amazing!

    Post # 9
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    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    If you are wearing wrislets, it is appropriate to take off your glove and hand it to Maid/Matron of Honor.  That’s what a lot of bride’s did in the 50’s

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    We both wore opera gloves for our wedding.  There are several ways to handle them:

    1. If they are short, you can just remove the glove immediately before the ring exchange.  Hold it in your other hand, or give it to you Maid/Matron of Honor.
    2. There are some gloves made with a special ring opening over the left ring finger.  You can therefore just pull that finger off, leaving the rest of the glove in place.
    3. Some gloves have a mousquetaire opening:  three buttons at the wrist.  You can unbutton the buttons, remove the part of the glove that goes over your hand, and tuck it into the part that goes up your arm.
    4. There are fingerless gloves.
    5. You can do what we did:  Just put the rings on over the gloves initially, then move them later.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    @Statutory Grape:  I see that you’re having a fall wedding, as we did.  That actually simplifies things.  With most people, their hands swell a bit over the summer, then shrink when the weather gets cooler.  What we found was that even rings that were relatively tight in the summer were loose enough in fall that there was no issue with them going over the gloves.

    Post # 13
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    3004 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    I think that some lace gloves would look awesome with that vintage dress! Go for it lady!

    Post # 15
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    610 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I think your best bet would be to put it through a couple of “test runs” with you Fiance, if that’s an option.  That way it doesn’t seem awkward during the ceremony.

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee

    Butterick Retro has a sweet capelet pattern with a Peter Pan collar, but I think doing the pattern sans collar and with a bow to tie it closed instead of the button closure would be so sweet.  Something like this…

    Maybe the capelet could be the same green as the dress with an ivory lining for some drama?  Just a thought.

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