finding the right outdoor wedding gown
Choosing an outdoor setting for your wedding can be beautiful, however there are some considerations to keep in mind when selecting the proper dress for your outdoor gala. Not only do you want to dress for the weather, but you want to dress for the setting as well, which can be unpredictable at times. Before you head off to the local bridal shop to purchase your wedding gown, it is important to keep some considerations in mind for your outdoor wedding.
Dress for the Season
Remember that if you are outdoors, you are going to want to be sure that you know what the weather is like at your location. In some places it can be hot and humid from May to August, so you don’t want a gown that is heavy and sticks to your skin. Or, if you are getting married in the winter months you are going to be cold and look a little silly in a thin and short wedding gown. It’s always a good idea to take a look at the fashion trends for the season that you will be getting married in. This not only ensures that you are dressing fashionably, but appropriately for the season.
Dress for the Location
If you are planning on having a country wedding, then you don’t want a ball gown wedding dress. Or, if you are getting married on a beautiful beach a long train is going to inevitably weigh you down under the sand. Keep in mind that you are going to be battling the natural elements and terrain in your gown, so you want to make it as easy on yourself as possible.
Dress for your Style
Don’t forget that even though you are getting married outdoors and you have to dress for your season and location, you still should stay true to your style and the style of the wedding. If you are having your wedding in the country and evoking a country theme within it, then your dress shouldn’t look like an elegant ballroom gown. Instead it should be light, fun and with dainty floral accents. Or, if you are getting married outdoors at night, then a more elegant and romantic mermaid or a line dress might be more fitting. Remember that no matter the dress you choose you want to feel comfortable and look beautiful. That means if a dress is not you, then don’t wear it!
Keep in mind when you are planning your outdoor wedding that there are going to be considerations that you need to keep in mind when it comes to how you, your bridesmaids and your entire wedding party dresses. If you want a laid back beach or country wedding be sure that you set the standard of attire for your guests as well. As a bride you want to be more formal than your guests, and not the other way around!