Advise on temple garments/temple wear


edakanari

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Hello 

I am due to attend the temple in the next couple of weeks (hopfully)

and i want to try to work out how much it is going to cost to purchase everything that is needed - how much are a set of garments (in £ perferably) and cermeonial items ( i know the dress and other items are discounted are the ceremoniacl clothing)

Also does anyone have any advise of the type to get i have been told about alot - i am a larger lady uk size 18 and wear dresses mainly - 1 sister recommened longer tops and shorter bottoms , another receommeded petite( i have very short legs). One older sister even told me to get a one pieice garments ???  no idea 

Any help is much apprechiated 

 

 

 

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Just now, edakanari said:

Hello 

I am due to attend the temple in the next couple of weeks (hopfully)

and i want to try to work out how much it is going to cost to purchase everything that is needed - how much are a set of garments (in £ perferably) and cermeonial items ( i know the dress and other items are discounted are the ceremoniacl clothing)

Also does anyone have any advise of the type to get i have been told about alot - i am a larger lady uk size 18 and wear dresses mainly - 1 sister recommened longer tops and shorter bottoms , another receommeded petite( i have very short legs). One older sister even told me to get a one pieice garments ???  no idea 

Any help is much apprechiated 

Each garment piece is ~3£, depending on the fabric, and then it's like 50% your first purchase (it's to make everything easier).   You wear a top and bottom every day.  

Dress and ceremonial: many temples have rentals so you don't have to buy (call your local temple to ask if they do).   If you want to buy, any modest white dress will do, but there's lots of places that you can buy one, for a whole range of prices.  Ceremonial items are so not expensive I don't even remember the cost.  

As to go about actually purchasing: call your local temple for their procedures.  Many temples you can just try things on and buy there, so it's super easy.  And then once you know what you like you also have the option of ordering online.  

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For sizing, I've found the sizing charts pretty accurate, and in the store you can ask them to measure you and / or the item, and they will hold an unpackaged item up to you so you can get an idea how it will fit, but you can't try on garments without buying, for obvious reasons. 

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From my own experience and by being the Escort for three sisters ~ on the day you will be receiving your endowment go about two hours early and head straight to the Distribution Center. Don't bother with purchasing a dress and ceremonial that day - you can rent all of that at the temple. Talk with the sisters at the DC about fabrics, styles. Feel the fabrics and really listen to the sister(s).

Buy three sets to start out with. The garments are less expensive now compared to when I got mine back in 2001. The reason I say not to buy your dress and ceremonial items for your first time is you are going to be bombarded with so many new experiences and sensations, lessen the load ~ so to speak. My two older sibling sisters bought my first everything the day I was endowed. They bought what THEY liked/preferred to wear and I was too much in a fugue state [satan was really bashing me to keep me out of the temple, I was so physically sick with a cold or the flu. BUT the two blessings I had ~ one on the Sunday before I went and the second that morning before we set out from home, told me that THIS was the right time, that the Lord will walk with me, guide me and shield me from satan while I was in the Lord's home.], so I let them pick out everything. Days afterward, I realized that I didn't like the fabric of the garments - TOO warm, TOO scratchy for me. One of the gifts I received from a couple member was money to purchase my garments. So, I counseled with that sister and another one regarding fabric and style - and when we went on the next Branch Temple Day (back then we went to the Temple as a Branch every three months) I purchased the fabric I am now wearing - DriSilque. Unfortunately it is being discontinued as bottoms but for now I can still get the square neck top. Also the 100% nylon of the dress, slip, etc. made me miserably hot when I wore them. 

After, you can go online or go back to the DC to look at the dresses that are available - because this is your first purchase the dress, ceremonial items, slippers, & socks will all be 50% off, but only if you purchase them through the church.

It was in 2006 that I finally found my temple dress through Dressed In White, an online company that is LDS. My body is wired differently and all of the man made fabrics are too warm for me. What I mean is I sweat like crazy - from the top of my head to the soles of my feet. Considering they keep the inside temperature of the temples I have been in at around 78 - 80 degrees F - THAT is too warm for me. My dress is 100% cotton, I no longer wear a full slip but instead wear culotte style (pettipants), and my socks are white compression knee socks (diabetic feet/legs), my slippers are Dearfoam brand.

Once I have my home office/work space cleaned & set up - I will make my ceremonial items out of 100% cotton - IF it is still permissible to do so.

Also, when you receive your Endowment, you will have an Escort who will be right there to help you through EVERYTHING - choose a sister from your ward to be your Escort, and counsel with her regarding the purchase of everything temple related and do this well in advance of The Day.

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