(Closed) What is it like to wear a large ball gown to your wedding??

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Post # 17
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Mine was tulle and I also wore a petticoat…it was hot! And a pain in the ass to go to the bathroom lol.  I was married 2 1/2 weeks ago and it was 75 degrees that day (in MI)…we had our ceremony and wedding indoors but took pics outside.  The dress was heavy but I wouldn’t have changed it for anything.  I still want to put my dress back on to this day! Just suffer, it’s worth it lol

Post # 18
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I didn’t notice mine at all.  I tried to drink very little so I wouldn’t have to use the bathroom too much, though!

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

i had a large tulle fitted a line dress!  it was comfortable but hard to move up and down steps in.  also i took it off to use the bathroom since it was so big!!  good thing  my bridal room was right next to the bathroom at my venue.  i also had a reception dress so i changed into that after.  i loved my wedding dress though!

i wasnt super hot in it and it was around 80 degrees that day and kinda humid and sunny.  

i’d recommend a hoop skirt, keeps all that tulle from winding around ur legs makes it easier to maneuver the dress!

Post # 20
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@dli:  ohhh good idea!! Mine is also has a big tulle skirt and I was wondering the bathroom issue… that should work well because my top is zip up not corset. 

I was thinking about getting a  reception dress too, but part of me feels like I should wear my wedding dress as long as I can…did you feel cheated in a way or do you reccomend it??

Post # 21
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

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@holister:  Your dress is pretty!

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@holister:  Ok, so my dress is VERY similar to yours and I just got married last weekend. I’ll attach pictures. I wore my dress the entire evening, and had it on from 3:30PM- 1:30AM. Dancing in it wasn’t bad. My bodice was very heavy, though the tulle was not. I added straps to it to make it more comfortable. The straps dug into my arms and I ended up bruised the next day BUT it was way better than constantly having to keep lifting the dress. It was also super tight so I wasn’t taking full breaths. Would I change anything about it, not for the world. I loved every second in it! 

Post # 23
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Mine was A line inthe front and ball gown in the back (the mullet of the wedding dress world). It was hot as hell but very easy to move around in, which was more important to me! 

Post # 24
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

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@Boxerlover24:  

well my wedding dress is very “unlike” me.  not something anyone pictured me in.  and i kinda had dress regret when i saw all the beautiful mermaid dresses on this forum.  but then i’d look at my gown and knew i made the right choice!

so for my reception dress i went w/ something totally me…semi sheer bodice, mermaid shape, feathery tulle skirt!  

the thing is we did 3 hrs of pics in my wedding gown before my ceremony so i actually wore it quite a bit.   i changed into my reception dress shortly after the salad course.

it’s a personal choice.  i have a friend who hates it, but she’s kind of got old lady taste.  i personally don’t regret it because i got the best of both worlds!!  i love my reception dress as much as my wedding dress!

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@Boxerlover24:  I have the same conflict!  I want to plan to wear my big giant heavy satin dress the whole time!  BUT I am getting a short inexpensive (like from Ross) party dress to have on hand JUST IN CASE I want to change, or even just to leave in if I want to do that.  Right now I’m planning to stay in my dress until I get to the hotel after, but just like I’ll have an emergency kit with cleaning and sewing stuff, I’ll have an emergency party dress. 😛

Post # 26
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

First Wedding (circa 1980) and my dress was an A-line Ballgown.  It had a chapel length train that was bustled for the Reception.

I LOVED my dress, didn’t mind the enormity of it at all… and was able to dance the night away in it quite easily.

Mind you compared to today’s gowns that are strapless (mine had an illusion neckline & sleeves) and are heavy boned or beaded etc… my gown was featherweight in comparisson.  So no HUGE issue with staying in it all day and getting “tired” carrying around the extra weight.

No Regrets

 

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Mine was a ballgown and my only concern in the shop was that it was a bit too big. But as my Mum pointed out, when else do you get to wear a dress like that?! I would definitely advise having a hoop as it holds the dress off your legs – easier to walk and lets air circulate so not as hot! I did need help going to the loo but I was more concerned about where the dress might be trailing than anything else! I didn’t have to take it off which I think you would do with a mermaid.

Post # 28
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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@Eradicatereality:  love the idea! I might have to do the same, I can always not wear it and save it for a nice dinner during honeymoon or something!

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