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    I am starting to plan my wedding and looking for a dress that will still look great while sitting in a wheelchair is driving me crazy. I am wondering if there are any wheelchair using brides on this site that can offer suggestions or pictures of what worked for them on the special day?

    #2
    yes I can, I am not home at the moment, but can send you a picture of me in my dress. Hope it helps!!
    God is good

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      #3
      Hi "Kara,"
      I am helping the daughter of a friend look for wedding dress styles on line (she does not use a wheelchair). While I have been looking, I found these articles from the television series, "Yes to the Dress."
      http://www.beautyability.com/2.0/201...e-2/#more-2112
      http://tlc.discovery.com/tv/say-yes-...g-dresses.html
      I would never have thought of the train idea and having the wheelchair become part of the dress, but I think it worked beautifully here.
      When I saw your thread, I searched the internet, "brides in wheelchairs." There were a number of photographs and articles that may be helpful.
      Best Wishes on your upcoming wedding. I 'd love to see a few of your photos, share them with us at Care Cure Community.

      All the best,
      NL (GJ's wife and caregiver)

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        #4
        Originally posted by gjnl View Post
        Hi "Kara,"
        I am helping the daughter of a friend look for wedding dress styles on line (she does not use a wheelchair). While I have been looking, I found these articles from the television series, "Yes to the Dress."
        http://www.beautyability.com/2.0/201...e-2/#more-2112
        http://tlc.discovery.com/tv/say-yes-...g-dresses.html
        I would never have thought of the train idea and having the wheelchair become part of the dress, but I think it worked beautifully here.
        When I saw your thread, I searched the internet, "brides in wheelchairs." There were a number of photographs and articles that may be helpful.
        Best Wishes on your upcoming wedding. I 'd love to see a few of your photos, share them with us at Care Cure Community.

        All the best,
        NL (GJ's wife and caregiver)
        Checked it out and I love the train idea also.

        I know it is going to sound stupid, but even after 22 years in the chair, I want it to show as little as possible on our special day.

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          #5
          http://www.izadaptive.com/Store/tabi...AN,ProductName has two dresses for a wheelie bride. Even if you don't like the dresses you might be able to get ideas.
          Emily, C-8 sensory incomplete mom to a 8 year old and a preschooler. TEN! years post.

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            #6
            i had mine made. a bit pricey but very much in line with what i see on the bridal shows like say yes to the dress. mine was two pieces which work best for me so i could easily pee. congrats!!

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              #7
              I got a dress that I liked that we thought would look good on me and then my mom did any alterations (removing the train and the stuff underneath the dress). It turned out cool. I will be willing to send you a pic of me in it if you would like.
              "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot nothing's going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Seuss

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                #8
                Congrats! did you try googling 'wheelchair wedding' and click on 'images'?
                When is the wedding? indoor/outdoor?
                Can we throw a party for her here

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                  #9
                  The two piece dress idea is a very good one. I talked a shop about it once (I'm not married, but was being a bridesmaid). It's really easy for them to do if you're getting your dress made.

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                    #10
                    a follow up

                    Just a follow up. First off, the wedding date is July 30 2011. We are hoping to have a outdoor wedding, but that is still a hope as we need to find a outdoor venue that will have a wheelchair accessible bathroom.

                    I tried on a few dresses this past weekend. Does that ever take time when you are sitting!!! No real decision yet. Everything that I seem to like has a sweetheart neckline. Although I like them, I think they may show a little to much boob (I am a big c small d cup), but then again I think it is our wedding I can wear what I want and if somebody sees something they didn't want to see oh well.

                    I doubt I will try anything else on until after Christmas as I hare going shopping right now because of the crowds.

                    Once again, if anyone has pic's or suggestions, keep them coming.

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                      #11
                      I was just about to come say that I did a 2 piece dress

                      Good Luck!
                      L1,2 Para since 9-12-99
                      ~*~*~Priscilla~*~*~
                      Mommy to William (2004) Lucas (2008) Nathan (2011)
                      The Wheelchair Mommy Blog

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                        #12
                        here is a picture

                        L1,2 Para since 9-12-99
                        ~*~*~Priscilla~*~*~
                        Mommy to William (2004) Lucas (2008) Nathan (2011)
                        The Wheelchair Mommy Blog

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                          #13
                          Wow glittergirl you look Stunning!

                          I'm not married, but when I wear long evening gowns that are full length I have a trick to stop them wrapping round my front wheels. I make sure the back part is shorter, and only the front hangs down to cover my feet. You're sitting on the back anyway, so no one sees if its 30cm shorter- it just stops a big tangle!

                          (I once had a wardrobe malfunction when going on stage to get an award and my dress wrapped round the wheel pulling the top part down so my boobs were showing- rather embarrassing!).

                          I hope you have a lovely wedding, enjoy planning it!
                          "The impossible is just that which hasn't been done yet.Impossible is nothing"

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Kara Rask View Post
                            Everything that I seem to like has a sweetheart neckline. Although I like them, I think they may show a little to much boob (I am a big c small d cup), but then again I think it is our wedding I can wear what I want and if somebody sees something they didn't want to see oh well.
                            I understand your concern over showing a little too much. A revealing neckline on a seated person may indeed show more than you want to show. But I think you can still wear a sweetheart neckline if you have it fitted correctly, especially if you go with the two piece idea that a couple of posters have suggested. A good seamstress can do wonders with alterations.

                            Too the Happy Couple,
                            NL (GJ's wife)

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                              #15
                              two piece dress

                              I am starting to like the idea of the two piece dress. The long gowns are so hard to get on when seated and it should also help with any needed trips to the washroom.

                              And Glittergirl, you looked so beautiful in that dress.

                              Thanks everyone for your help in making my upcoming special day even more special.

                              Kara

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