Choosing the Best Wedding Dress for Winter
Planning a winter wedding means making some adjustments to your menu, your venue, and to your colors or theme. You also may want to consider some adjustments for you wedding dress since some styles are more appropriate for springtime and warmer weather than for snow and cold and winter.
Sleeves may be the first thing you consider when choosing a winter wedding dress. Short or cap sleeves and sleeveless styles are typically associated with warmer weather, so consider sleeves that at least reach your elbows if not full-length sleeves that go to the wrist or even beyond.
To keep the dress light and to keep it from feeling stifling, choose sheer sleeves with little embellishment. You can also consider a shawl or shrug your wear for the ceremony but remove for dancing at the reception; this will have a nice formal look but will still be comfortable.
Because the weather is cooler, you can consider dresses that are fuller with more layers around the skirt. Ballroom skirts may be a good choice as opposed to sheath styles. If you want a dress that is very ornate and embellished, a winter wedding may be a perfect time for such a choice since you can wear a heavier dress without becoming uncomfortable.
Consider your accessories for your winter wedding as well. You can wear a longer veil with heavier feathers or fur for embellishment during winter months. Some brides may consider gloves which are appropriate for a winter wedding, and of course your flowers should reflect the season with deep colors such as red and violet, rather than the light pinks and yellows that are associated with springtime.