What Not to Wear If You Want to Be Comfy on Your Wedding Day

Updated 10/14/14

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Beauty may be pain for some brides but not you! No, you'd rather be able to breathe as you eat and feel light as a feather as you float around the dance floor. You're a girl who values comfort, which is why we've put together this little list of all the things you shouldn't wear if staying cozy on your big day is at the top of your own list.

Heavily Beaded Gowns

Looking at all those gorgeous ornate gowns in bridal magazines can be absolutely mesmerizing. However, you have to remember that the average wedding dress weighs anywhere from five to 10 pounds without beading, points out certified green event designer Veronica Cole. "Now, add beading and that weight can increase to 15 to 20 pounds depending on the style," she says. "Do yourself a solid instead, and stick with something simple made from light and airy fabrics, such as silk, cotton or organza."

Dresses with Boning

Corset wedding dresses and strapless gowns with boning can be a huge nightmare for any bride who takes her comfort seriously. "Though these style of dresses give you tons of support and curves, over time the boning can start to dig into your skin," explains Stefany Allongo, founder and chief consultant of The Majestic Vision: Wedding and Event Planning Services. Short girls will feel it more in their hips, while tall girls will feel it more in their ribs. If you're still dead set on one though, Allongo suggests making sure you have the length of the boning checked during your alteration. Also, find out if your seamstress can replace it with a piece that fits your torso better.

Strapless Dresses

It's certainly not impossible to find a strapless wedding dress that stays up all night, but if you're not into boning (see above) or you don't want to safety pin your bra to your dress (it's been done before!), you might want to opt for a less fussy style.

Uncomfortable Undergarments

Sure, Spanx can seriously suck you in, but if you can't stand wearing them in your every day life, your wedding day definitely isn't the time to suck it up. Same goes for thongs, corsets, shapewear and panties that are impossible to pee in.

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