There is something so pure and natural about a winter wedding. The brisk air, the perfect powder snow, the warm, cozy fireside. Need I say more? If I had to do it over again, I’d think twice about a winter wedding. It definitely beats the 95-degree August day when my husband and I tied the knot.
The truth is, though, a lot of people may get stuck on a winter wedding. Planning for a cold, wet day can be daunting. But, with a little brainstorming and a lot of love, you can make your winter wedding dreams come true.
Let’s focus on what to wear. It may seem like the winter wardrobe is limited. But, based on what I’m seeing this season, it couldn’t be further from the truth.
We all know that there are a gazillion bridal gowns on the market; most of which the majority of us probably can’t even afford. I’ve sifted through so many options and am sharing my favorites with you here today. Here are my picks for an absolutely stunning winter wedding gown:
A heart-shape strapless ballroom gown is reminiscent of deep powder snow.
Something my grandmother may have worn, this classic long-sleeve lace gown with striking v-back brings elegance and grace to a winter scene.
I just about fell over when I found this cable-knit sweater paired with a ballroom gown skirt. How brilliant! This winter bride will never get cold.
This fur shawl paired with a tulle overlay strapless gown goes to show that you can really wear any wedding dress on a winter day as long as it has a warm, natural element. Not a fur fan? Consider a tailored cardigan, chunky sweater or neutral scarf.
This classic, modern cut cap sleeved gown caught my eye. It’s elegant and simple. What’s even better is that it is actually a bridesmaid dress, so it’s only a few hundred bucks. Now that’s what I call a win-win.
A standard black tuxedo isn’t all there is for grooms any more. In fact, you won’t find one on this list. Couples are starting to think outside the box and it’s not just the wedding gown people swoon over these days. Check out these ideas for the groom that will surely make anyone weak in the knees:
This velvet sports coat with classic plaid vest and tie scream winter. The idea here is playing with a lot of texture.
A classic tweed suit jacket with complimentary vest and tie will never go out of style. And chances are, these can be staples in the closet for a lifetime.
This tweed suit and a neutral sweater step it up with a fun bowtie and complimentary hankie. A groom is sure to look dressed for the part even when he takes off his jacket.
For the fun guy, put the focus on a plaid shirt and a bowtie. Add a tweed sports coat and dark slender jeans for a neutral element.
Is the groom not thrilled about getting all dressed-up on your special day? Try adding a cozy cardigan sweater with a chambray shirt, suspenders, bowtie and a pair of chinos. He’ll stay comfortable and true to himself all day long.
Like I said, there are so many options out there. But you have to be willing to put in the time to figure out what works for you. What’s most important is that you dress for yourself. Put your own style into your wedding day attire and the rest will be history.
What will you wear for your winter wedding? Please share.