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Ball gown too hot for Mexico??

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#1 lulucarmen

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    Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:02 PM

    Hey Ladies, need your help!

    I absolutely LOVE ball gowns..and I really want to wear one for my wedding in Mexico. We are planning it for the end of August in the Mayan Riviera. Has anyone had experience with wearing a ball gown style and being too hot. Your opinions and experiences are much appreciated.

    Ps, here is the gown I am in love with:

    Penelope - by Maggie Sottero

    #2 Sheree10

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      Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:31 PM

      what a gorgeous dress! It's going to be hot in Mexico no matter what you wear. The dress does look like it will attract a lot of heat but it's YOUR day!!. If you try it on and feel comfortable go ahead. The temperature depends on the time of the day... it's much cooler at night/ evening. Also, if you have the reception indoors in the a/c you will be okay.

      BRIDE + GROOM + 60 GUESTS!!

      #3 karenk77

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        Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:44 PM

        OMG the dress is beautiful.
        who cares if its going to be too hot..like sheree said you'll be hot no matter what, and you'll be sweating regardless so you may as well do it knowing you're in the dress of your dreams...hopefully we only do this once so be the princess you always hoped to be :)

        #4 islandbride317

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          Posted 23 September 2009 - 10:59 PM

          FORGET THE HEAT and wear that BEAUTIFUL MAGGIE GOWN!!!

          Oh, it's is just stunning....and how gorgeous and dramatic it will look against the serene, lush backdrop that is Mexico!

          I say if a ball gown is what you want, then you will regret it if you don't have what you truly desire. I also was worried about whether or not I should get a ballgown to wear for my wedding in Jamaica, but I went with my heart and said, "for this gown, I'll deal with it!"

          I said "YES!!" to this Sottero & Midgley dress (RSM 1038 ) and think that it'll be worth the heat in the end:

          Click the image to open in full size.

          They always say, "Sometimes women have to suffer through a little pain for beauty", and what better day to do what you've gotta do than your wedding day?!

          Maybe wear your DREAM DRESS for the ceremony, and then change into something cooler afterward? That way you'd have the best of both worlds!

          #5 starchild



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            Posted 23 September 2009 - 11:01 PM

            It probably will be too hot but so what, if you love it then wear it. I was really hot but I didn't care because I loved my dress. After the first dance however, I changed into a white sundress and was 10x more comfortable :)

            #6 ashnic2005

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              Posted 23 September 2009 - 11:26 PM

              I am wearing a ball dress too for my wedding but I am changing into my second dress for the recepton. My reception will be in the Ballroom and I am wearing a shorter dress. It is your day so do what you like....
              Bride and Groom + 62 Booked = PARTAAAY!


              #7 adelaide

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                Posted 24 September 2009 - 08:29 AM

                Screw the heat! I say go for it. I'm wearing a ball gown as well and I think it will be fine. Maybe you'll get lucky and have a bit of a breeze :)

                On a side note - my best friend got married last August here in Ontario and I am telling you, it was HOT...stinking, sweating hot. She wore a ball gown (we all wore floor length in fact) and I cannot imagine that it will be any warmer in Mexico than it was that day. We all had a fabulous time and nobody really worried about the heat (especially after a couple of cocktails!)

                Good luck - the dress is beautiful!!

                #8 KarenM

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                  Posted 24 September 2009 - 09:33 AM

                  Beautiful dress! If it's your dream dress, def go for it!

                  #9 atalanta

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                    Posted 14 May 2011 - 05:17 AM

                    I know this thread is old, but I am so glad I found it. I have been debating about the same thing for weeks. Do I buy this gorgeous dream dress even though it will be sweltering in Jamaica on the day of my wedding? Thank you for the encouragement.


                    I wonder now with perspective how you feel?



                    #10 kellygrrrl

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                      Posted 14 May 2011 - 08:46 AM

                      my experience in trying on petticoats in the store was they actually made the dresses cooler by sort of lifting the layers up and away from your legs and putting a nice cool layer of sheer fabric in between. maybe that would help with the heat?


                      and having your shoulders bare is always a good thing when it comes to heat - I definitely think that would help balance a full skirt.

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