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Help! Is this dress to big/heavy??

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#1 Angela139

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    Posted 25 July 2009 - 01:20 PM

    Hello Ladies!

    I bought my dress in March, and had my first fitting this week - it is Brielle by Maggie Sottero (pics below). I'm now starting to freak out a bit about it, worrying that it is too big and heavy for a destination wedding. I'm worried I'll be so hot in it that it will ruin the wedding for me, and also that I will look silly in photos because it is so formal (the groomsmen are wearing linen pants and white linen shirts with sandals, etc). Also, I really want to do a TTD, and don't know whether this dress is appropriate for that. I have NO PROBLEM ruining the dress - that doesn't bother me. But I don't want the photoshoot to be ruined because the dress is too big/heavy/inappropriate. Please help!!! Should I buy a second dress, or is this one okay?? I love it so much but am soooo nervous now...

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    #2 The Mandy in Chandy

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      Posted 25 July 2009 - 01:23 PM

      If you love the dress, go for it! I think no matter what we're all going to be hot in these things, even the shorter, lighter ones, but we're not going to be thinking about the heat much! You could get a second dress for the reception or after-party so you don't stay as hot and can move around better.

      As far as being too formal- many many many many many destination brides wear much more formal attire than the wedding party. i wouldn't recommend a 7 foot train or anything, but this looks fine!

      #3 Positanobride10

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        Posted 25 July 2009 - 01:33 PM

        Your dress is beautiful! I think you should have the dress you love for your day.

        #4 A2Bride

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          Posted 25 July 2009 - 01:35 PM

          I love your dress!! As long as you love it, you should keep that one. You set the tone with the dress, it can be as formal or informal as you want. It is your day to be a princess!

          #5 alkoch

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            Posted 25 July 2009 - 01:39 PM

            You look so beautiful and happy in it!!!! I think you should keep it, I think that it will look beautiful and not at all too formal!

            #6 missk

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              Posted 25 July 2009 - 01:46 PM

              You look beautiful, you said you love the dress. Don't second guess yourself. You look happy wearing the dress. You should keep the dress.

              #7 heartbeat

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                Posted 25 July 2009 - 01:49 PM

                The dress is gorgeous and you look beautiful in it if you LOVE the dress then that's the dress you should wear.

                #8 *Meagan*

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                  Posted 25 July 2009 - 02:11 PM

                  I think it is perfect. I had the same issue.. too poofy, too big for destination and then with some help and re-assurance from this blogand the great brides, and re trying it on.. it is perfect!!! You have to love it and you look really happy in the dress and also who cares.. it is your wedding day! wear what you love!!!!!! Im doing the same thing and grooms men are wearing the same attire as yours.. but the bride and groom are the stars of the day you will look beatiful and stunning and I love it! As for the TTD it is perfect!!! follow your heart!!

                  #9 *Meagan*

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                    Posted 25 July 2009 - 02:12 PM

                    ps...nothing is inappropriate on YOUR dream day!

                    #10 YaelM


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                      Posted 25 July 2009 - 02:22 PM

                      First of all you look GREAT in that dress and if you love it you should wear it!! Ive seen destination brides with more "formal/bigger" dresses than the one you have and it totally doesnt look ridiculous. I think you will be so excited that the heat wont be an issue for you. Definitely wear it if you love it!

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