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#1 FLgator

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    Posted 26 July 2008 - 12:08 PM

    For those girls that got married on the beach in the Carribbean....

    I was sure that I would end up getting an informal flowing chiffon gown for my beach wedding in Jamaica in January. However, I never found one that I liked on or felt like a bride in. I ended up with a silk taffeta dress with some crinolin and a chapel train. I was thinking about having the crinolin removed to make it lighter and shorten the train, but I also don't want to mess up the dress. Those of you that got married on the beach in a formal gown, were you absolutely miserable (temperature wise)? I guess of all the months January must be the coolest, right? Although by reviews I have read it is still HOT in Jamaica no matter what time of year! What are your thoughts? Thanks!

    #2 ACDCDCAC

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    Posted 26 July 2008 - 12:14 PM

    ok so i cant answer for jamaica, but it was 100 the day we got married in cabo, and i didnt wear the bra or underskirt that i used at our big wedding at home, i also snipped out the crinoline lining prior to leaving for mexico. i was SO comfortable this way. it was 75 the day of our home wedding, and i was so stinkin hot all evening, with all that junk on underneath the dress. i had a corset back, so that helped with not having a bra on, i just had it laced tighter in cabo than i did at home.

    #3 JaimeLynne

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      Posted 26 July 2008 - 01:16 PM

      Abbie, did your dress still look as full without the crinoline?? Also, what material was your dress made out of? Mine is some sort of taffeta-like material, and it has layers of crinoline (from what I remember) underneath. They suggested I wear Spanx and a slip underneath, but I'm thinking of foregoing the Spanx, because those things are uncomfortable in everyday life!

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      We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


      #4 Jenn

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        Posted 26 July 2008 - 02:43 PM

        I was hot in my dress (duchess silk satin), but not unbearably. We were married at 4:30p, so that helped. We changed after dinner/cake into our TTD clothes and danced the night away like that.

        The weather in January in Jamaica is hot. Everyday is different, but we were there for 3 weeks, and we really never had a 'cool' day. It was very comfortable in the morning, but by midday, it was HOT!

        January 19th is a great day, BTW *wink*. I'm trying to swing an anniversary trip back to Jamaica!

        #5 ACDCDCAC

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        Posted 26 July 2008 - 03:17 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by JaimeLynne
        Abbie, did your dress still look as full without the crinoline?? Also, what material was your dress made out of? Mine is some sort of taffeta-like material, and it has layers of crinoline (from what I remember) underneath. They suggested I wear Spanx and a slip underneath, but I'm thinking of foregoing the Spanx, because those things are uncomfortable in everyday life!
        jai, no, for sure it was not as full as with, i didnt realize it really until i got home and started seeing all the pics, and comparing. my dress was like a freakin ball gown at the BFW! but still lovely in cabo too, just not as poofy.

        #6 amyh

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          Posted 26 July 2008 - 03:39 PM

          Of course! I had on spanx and a strapless bustier. But its manageble.

          #7 FLgator

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            Posted 26 July 2008 - 05:23 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Jenn
            I was hot in my dress (duchess silk satin), but not unbearably. We were married at 4:30p, so that helped. We changed after dinner/cake into our TTD clothes and danced the night away like that.

            The weather in January in Jamaica is hot. Everyday is different, but we were there for 3 weeks, and we really never had a 'cool' day. It was very comfortable in the morning, but by midday, it was HOT!

            January 19th is a great day, BTW *wink*. I'm trying to swing an anniversary trip back to Jamaica!

            oh yay, we have the same wedding day! Our ceremony will be about 11AM, so hopefully the sun is not in full force by then. I am sure I can survive the short ceremony, but we will be having our reception at Evita's right after and it is an open air restaurant so hopefully I won't be sweating the whole day.

            #8 JaimeLynne

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              Posted 26 July 2008 - 07:34 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by Abbie
              jai, no, for sure it was not as full as with, i didnt realize it really until i got home and started seeing all the pics, and comparing. my dress was like a freakin ball gown at the BFW! but still lovely in cabo too, just not as poofy.
              Ok, thanks. Hmmm... I guess I will just discuss this with the seamstress when my dress comes in. I would love to have as little fabric as possible but definitely don't wanna lose the great shape of the dress.

              ~ Jaime & Martin ~
              "Rain or Swine! 2-0-0-9"

              We had 24 people attend our wedding in Las Caletas, Mexico on May 24th, 2009!

              We all stayed at The Marriott in P.V., and Honeymooned at The Royal Plantation in Ochos Rios, Jamaica!


              #9 Jessica

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                Posted 26 July 2008 - 07:51 PM

                I was hot! But it wasn't too bad. Luckily we got married when the sunset so the weather cooled down a bit during the ceremony.

                I will say I was glad to change into a lighter dress after the wedding.




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