Winter wedding gowns are being sought after more and more these days as the days are gone when brides choose to get married in the warm months only. Even though many brides are now getting married in the colder months of the year, the dresses they often choose would not be considered winter wedding gowns. If you are getting married in the winter, you should ensure your dress is weather appropriate.
Pamela Kazmierczak (owner of wedding-planning-101.com) is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees through advertising and linking to amazon.com.
On my pages you will find text links and photo links to amazon products as well as other programs I am an affiliate of. I also use other forms of advertising such as google adsense.
If you click to add or purchase an item through a link, I might earn a commission.
Even though these brides decide to get married when it is not summertime, many still opt to wear short-sleeved and sleeveless wedding dresses. Sure, you will look beautiful, but you will not be comfortable. If you want to be comfortable on your wedding day, I suggest that when picking out winter wedding gowns, you either pick one designed for the season or pick something to wrap yourself in fashionably if you are too uncomfortable.
Of course, the easiest choice would be to purchase winter wedding gowns meant to withstand the colder weather. This would mean that the gown would at least have long sleeves. Suppose you really want to be all decked out for the season. You could choose winter wedding dresses made of heavier but beautiful fabrics such as satin, velvet, brocade, and heavy lace. There are many beautiful winter wedding gowns to choose from; it only takes a little extra shopping, online or off, to find them.
We understand if you still want to wear the slinky or sleeveless dress. If this is a must, ensure you are prepared to deal with the cold. You will need some cover-up or wrap in case the weather is too much to bear. Just because you are getting married in the winter does not mean you should spend your day shivering and miserable. Remember, you are the bride, and your happiness is of the utmost importance. It is your day; make sure you are comfortable.
So what kind of wraps would you consider wearing? If you are afraid of crushing your beautiful gown, you may want to wear a cape and shawl draped over you. It will provide warmth and a dramatic effect without ruining your dress when you are ready to take off the extra layers. If you would rather have a coat, how about a fur or faux fur coat fur definitely screams winter. As the beautiful winter bride, you would look fabulous with this sleeveless dress and fur coat combo.
Want to use a cover-up that is not white or off-white? Consider using a wrap or coat that matches your wedding colors, an excellent way to incorporate your wedding theme into even the least nice parts of the day, like needing to cover up the beautiful dress because of the weather!
Whether you choose to go with a long dress with sleeves made out of a winter suitable material or you choose to wear your dream wedding dress just make sure you are prepared for the elements. Remember a bride should never be unhappy or uncomfortable.
Are you looking for some tips and tricks when choosing winter wedding dresses? Check out these 7 ideas to help you stay warm or keep your gown on theme for a winter wedding.
Still, looking for inspiration? Here are some other winter wedding dresses we love!