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#1 muzikgrrl

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    Posted 01 April 2011 - 06:24 PM

    I'm just wondering if anyone else is having this dilemma.  I just starting my wedding dress shopping and I"m having a hard time finding dresses that will be suitable for summer in Costa Rica.  The dresses are very nice but the fabric's are very heavy.  I know I should stick with certain fabrics.  We don't plan on having our ceremony until late afternoon but it will still be very hot and very humid.  When I'm shopping for my dress should I just go with a dress I love and melt on the day of OR should I stick with lighter fabrics?

    #2 mmcst38

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      Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:03 PM

      melt.....well unless the fabric you love is chiffon....not for me but the dress I pciked is a silklike taffetta so its still lighter than satin but I will be melting even in a bikin in jamaica..good luck!

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      #3 harkatea

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        Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:23 PM

        I guess it partly depends on how long you'll be outside.

        #4 lesee

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          Posted 01 April 2011 - 07:27 PM

          I'm wearing a dress of silk charmeuse. Light and breezy :)

          #5 mrssylvester2b

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            Posted 02 April 2011 - 08:05 PM

            Go with what you love! If it's somewhat impractical to be in all day, buy a shorter, lighter reception dress as well... Mine is chiffon, but it's what I envisioned for my Day. :)
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            #6 mandys

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              Posted 03 April 2011 - 11:16 AM

              I say go for what you Love. You need to feel beautiful in your dress.

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              #7 muzikgrrl

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                Posted 03 April 2011 - 06:04 PM

                Thanks for the advice! 

                #8 JayKay

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                Posted 04 April 2011 - 07:39 AM

                I was torn between two dresses.  The first one was one that I really loved but it was a ballgown and made of taffeta which will be pretty hot.  The second was a lighter more flowy dress.  I eventually decided on the first dress as it was the one I loved and I figured Ill be hot in anything anyways!

                #9 jamieirene

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                  Posted 04 April 2011 - 07:49 AM

                  I actually purchased my dress when I thought I was going to have a wedding at home.  I love it so much there is no way I am going to change it.  I will most likely be hot, but for the dress I am willing to suffer!  Its only going to be for the 20 min ceremony some pictures then cocktail hour and the reception will be inside with air conditioning so I am not too concerned.

                  #10 starrysim

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                    Posted 05 April 2011 - 05:37 PM

                    Believe it or not, it's possible to find a great compromise!  When I first started trying on dresses, I felt the same.  But trust me, there are lots out there that are structured and "fancy" without being too heavy.  Some dresses that look really big aren't heavy at all, so don't let size be the only consideration.  I would suggest to stay away from most Maggie Sotteros, they tend to be heavy.  I found that lots of WTOO dresses are very light (I ended up choosing the Dulconee), and some Enzoani (ie Casablanca) and Mikaella as well.

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