Wedding Dresses For Different Seasons

When planning a wedding, it is easy to get carried away with the fun things first. For example, most women preparing to be married have dreamed of the perfect wedding dress before, and that certainly makes it tempting to focus on outfits first. Choosing a wedding dress is a fun, once-in-a-lifetime experience that provides you with arguably the most important element of your wedding. However, in general it is a good idea to make some of the bigger decisions before you head to Marks & Spencer to choose a dress for yourself or for your bridal party. For example, the setting of your wedding can have a major impact on your attire.

Where and when you have your wedding impacts not only how warm or cool the weather will be, but also the season and mood of your wedding. This in turn will impact how the bride and bridesmaids ought to outfit themselves to match the atmosphere. For example, having a thin, sleeveless and backless wedding dress for a winter wedding indoors may seem a bit out of place. With that in mind, here are a few tips for matching dresses to season, setting and atmosphere.

Spring Weddings

For the most part, spring weddings seek to take advantage of weather that is warming up, and an outdoor environment that is becoming more lively and colourful. The ceremony may still be held indoors, but because most spring weddings at least involve the outdoors to some extent, it is important to plan for varying temperatures. You may well have a warm day with a cool, breezy evening, which means it’s important to stay versatile – consider a wedding dress with full sleeves, and if it is strapless, backless, or made of light material you may want to have a shawl on hand for the reception.

Summer Weddings

Whether your ceremony is inside or out, a summer wedding will almost certainly be in a warm and bright environment, which means it’s important to stay cool. This is a time of year to opt for strapless or backless dresses, and to take advantage of lighter materials such as satin or even lace on certain parts of your dress. Additionally, take the opportunity to reflect the warmth of the season in the bridesmaids’ dresses with some light but bright colours – pinks, pale yellows, mint greens, etc. are always good choices for the summer.

Cold Weather Weddings

Needless to say, it will probably be necessary to find a wedding dress and bridesmaids’ dresses that cover a bit more skin for a cold weather wedding. Full sleeves, full length, high backs, etc. may be necessary. Additionally, however, cold weather weddings can call for bolder colours that match the typical styles of the season – for example, many weddings these days are opting for a black and white theme, with the bride in white and her bridesmaids in black. This is something to consider in reflecting the typical tones of a season and atmosphere.

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