(Closed) Wedding dress: modest enough?

posted 9 years ago in Jewish
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Are you getting married in an Orthodox temple? If so, it needs sleeves.

Otherwise, I think it’s beautiful!

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

A friend of mine got married in a very conservative catholic church and needed sleeves.. she bought a dress with straps (about 2 inches wide) and had sleeves put on I think she also got the dress on sale so it was worth it. It was gorgeous.. have you thought about doing that?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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@littlesunbee: I’d add a bolero, or like you said, a jacket. Otherwise it’s totally conservative. I’m not Jewish though (Catholic), but same principles apply I believe.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think for the party that is totally conservative enough.  My cousin got married in a Greek orthodox church (very conservative) and wore a dress just like yours for her reception, with a long sleeved bolero for the ceremony.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I went to a wedding in an orthodox synogouge and the bride just covered her shoulders during the ceremony.  Her dress was strapless and thats how she wore it for the reception.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

For your party in a hotel, there shouldn’t be any restrictions – it is up to what you’re comfortable wearing!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t think the shoulders are too nude with your arms covered, but I don’t really know the culture, either.  As long as there’s zero cleavage, I think you’ll be ok, but I’m sure others will pipe up with more definitive answers ๐Ÿ™‚

For the party, I think you’re definitely ok with the sleeves and the open shoulders.

Can you ask the rabbi, maybe get a picture to him somehow to make sure?  That’s what I did with our priest- I’m not Catholic, Fiance is, we’re having a Catholic ceremony. I showed the priest pictures of the sorts of dresses I was considering (although given it’s far less conservative than the temple), and he ok-ed all of them with certain conditions about alterations (ie, you don’t need a bolero with a strapless dress, but keep the cleavage to a bare minimum). 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Wowzers! Love your dress! I’m thinking it’s fine and I’m going by what they allow you to wear in St. Peters basilica in Rome. Shoulders should be completely covered.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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@littlesunbee: When you get the dress back please take lots of photos of the new creation!

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