While the majority of brides might prefer to plan for a summer wedding, whether it’s due to wanting to be certain it’ll be a sunny day, or because that’s kind of the way it’s always done, however, planning a wedding in autumn or winter in South Africa gives you a season that is even more spectacular.
With our mild climate, a winter wedding will be as perfect as any summer celebration could be, despite a chill in the air and a few showers here and there.
We know you, like every other bride, want to look like a dream on your wedding dress, but, you’ll need to think about the right dress and accessories that’ll keep you warm and comfortable.
Being comfortable in your wedding dress is key to having absolute confidence as you glide down the aisle on your big day, which in turn makes you look like a dream vision to your husband-to-be waiting at the altar.
Your comfort level in your dress is also essential, since you’re going to be spending many hours in your wedding dress, and feeling comfortable equals feeling and looking beautiful!
Do a bit of a twirl, walk and sit in each dress you fit just to be certain about the comfort level.
There’s no doubt that you won’t want to remember the most important day of your life with your lips turning blue from the cold, no matter how stunning your dress is!
Here are a few things to weigh in on when you head out shopping for a winter wedding dress:
While many brides dream of wearing a strapless wedding dress, if you’re getting married in winter, you might want to consider adding beautiful sleeves to the dress, for a start. you warm and looking stunning. The sleeves are a stunning addition to any dress, and, aside from keeping you warm, they make your arms look great and allow you to wear a bra instead of the less attractive strapless counterpart!
Something shiny, fluffy & warm
A stunning faux fur stole that adds colour, warmth and depth to your wedding dress will keep out the cold, without making you look bulky.
Make an elegant statement with gloves that’ll keep your fingers warm after the precious moment your Prince Charming slips the wedding ring onto your finger!
If you love shiny accessories, you may also want to consider adding a sparkly sequined jacket to your wedding dress. It will add dramatic flair and keep you warm!
Snuggle up in a cloak or shawl
Keep yourself extra warm while adding another dimension of luxurious glamour to your look by wearing a cloak that matches your dress and mood of the wedding perfectly is a great idea for a winter wedding.
There many to finish off a cloak to add stunning effect to your look that it’ll probably be one of the most fun aspects of planning the finishing touches to a winter wedding dress.
If a cloak doesn’t appeal to you, a shawl is as warm and beautiful as a cloak would be, and can be made to match the fabric of your dress perfectly.
Though your legs will be warm under the layers of your wedding dress, keep in mind that it’s the upper half of the body that may bear the brunt of a chill in the air.
You may want to be careful about the shoes you decide on too; dainty strapless shoes could well leave you with frozen feet. Opting for closed, equally stunning shoes would be a far more comfortable and warmer option.
Once you’ve made the appointment for your first fitting at Ever After Bridal, you’ll meet a team with 10 years’ worth of experience just waiting to see that you find the wedding dress of your dreams for a winter wedding in South Africa.