When the seasons change, so does the weather which often means chillier temperatures for winter weddings. But that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style for warmth when it comes to choosing the perfect dress! Here are a few details to consider when searching for winter wedding dresses.
With the cooler winter air, you’ll want to pay attention to your dress fabric because this can make a large difference in keeping you warm on your wedding day! Slightly heavier fabrics will hold up better in the colder temperatures. Popular fabric choices for winter wedding dresses include silk mikado, velvet and brocade.
Adding some layers to your wedding day look not only helps keep the frost away, but also adds some subtle style. Depending on just how cold it will be, we recommend choosing either a faux fur wrap, fuzzy shawl or even a cascading cape. Be sure to try them on with your wedding dress beforehand as well to see the complete look.
Add Some Shimmer
Stand out from the crowd (and the snow) by adding some shimmer to your winter wedding dress. Whether you choose a sparkling bodice, shimmering sleeves or even glitter accents covering the gown, it’s also a perfect touch for the holiday season.
Long sleeves are one of our favorite details for a winter wedding dress. There are several ways to style these, such as fully covered sleeves or sheer fabric covered with elegant lace appliqués down the arms. You can also opt for a half sleeve or 3/4 length depending on which style you prefer.
Have a Second Dress
If you really want to avoid the layers and wear a sleeker, thinner dress, we recommend having a second dress on hand once you move indoors for your reception. Your second look can be a bit simpler and also more comfortable so you can dance the night away without having to worry about feeling confined.
Are you planning on hosting a smaller, more intimate winter wedding? Check out some of our favorite small wedding venues in Indiana to find the perfect location for your special day!