We are hoping to have a destination wedding somewhere warm and by the sea in December…
I’ve started looking @ wedding dresses (am i too early?!) and wanted to reach out to any brides who are wheelchair users/ have experience / are fashionistas.
I’m a full time wheelchair user and was wondering if anyone could suggest any styles? Major no no’s? I’m cool w my disability but I really do not want to ‘force’ any traditions that wont work or will look silly/inappropriate. I’m figuring no train and nothing ballgown.
Also, if any other brides who have been through getting married in a wheelchair and have any tips I’d be grateful! Were you escorted down the aisle? How did it go? Did your escort push or did you link arms and get ‘pulled’ along as it were? I really do not want it to look silly or awkward.
How did you do your first dance? My Fiance (able bodied) and I dance around all the time when alone … but a “First Dance” in public is a wholeeeee different thing… a tad intimidating.
Anyway – *any* advice or tips would be appreciated!
On “say yes to the dress” I once saw an episode of a girl who was in a wheelchair and was looking for a dress. She got a really beautiful sheath dress and she actually had them attach the train directly to the wheelchair. I thought it looked really nice.
I was going to say the same, I thought I saw the same episode, I loved that she was still able to have a train! =) Best of Luck to you in your search! Congrats! And Im a Dec. 18th 2011 Bride, and ordered my dress in late July so its NEVER too early, plus it can take up to 6-8 months to get your dress in!
I’m not in a wheelchair, but I was thinking sheath dress too. That story is so amazing!! I love the idea of the train on the back of the chair. Heres a link to a youtube video of a bride and grooms first dance, where the bride is in a wheelchair. It’s so beautiful! Made me tear up a little. The dip at the end is my favorite!
@amariem25: I saw that episode too. I loved the chair train. A cathedral veil is also a great way to rock the train (if that’s your thing) in your chair.
I can imagine an empire waisted dress with poufy light fabric would look really glorious sitting down…I think it would flow beautifully around the front of your chair and show off your figure without bunching or rising up out of your lap like a lower waisted full skirt might.
This dress that I nearly got for myself was is what I was seeing:
I have a friend who is in a wheelchair and she got a mirmaid style so that she had the flairy ballgown look she wanted w/o all the fabric under her and in her lap. It looked stunning! She even wore a cathedral length veil because she had always wanted a train but since she obviously couldn’t do that she had a “head train” as she jokingly called it. I wish I had pictures of her on my computer. She looked amazing!