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One of the best things about a vintage-inspired wedding is the elegance. This is your special day, so you should treat it with the formality that it deserves! To begin with, the color scheme should evoke the decor of olden times. The overall wedding color should be in accordance with→ Read more
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To say that life after the wedding can feel anti-climactic is an understatement. Many couples report everything from stress over starting life as a married couple to outright depression that the big day is over and behind them. The reasons for these post-wedding blues range from the specific to general.→ Read more
The origin of the word honeymoon dates back hundreds of years and is derived from the tradition of providing a newly married couple with honey wine to drink – enough for an entire lunar month. The practice of a newly married couple traveling may be traced back to the trips→ Read more
Traditionally, a couple has about three weeks to send thank you notes for gifts received at their wedding. This can be a daunting task after the months and work put into planning a wedding. However, it is important not to overlook this key point of gratitude and etiquette. Surveys of→ Read more

Wedding industry professionals have reported an increase in the popularity of winter weddings. Between the cold-weather deals to be had to the unique opportunities for wedding décor, winter weddings have a lot to offer.

If you’re planning a winter wedding make sure to choose a winter wedding dress that will flatter, suit your tastes and keep you comfortable.

Here are a few pros and cons, plus tips for selecting a winter wedding dress perfect for the occasion.

Pro: Sumptuous Styles

A winter wedding is all about the contrast of rich warm tones against the icy cold backdrop of the season. A winter wedding dress may be the traditional cream, ivory or white – but it doesn’t have to be. Winter wedding dresses may be made in bold colors out of luxe materials.

 Con: Harder to Find

You will have to do a little more searching to find the dress of your dreams – due to the popularity of the warm and mild-weather wedding, there will be a more narrow selection. Having said that, you may be able to alter an existing gown with a heavy wrap, veil or lining to make it cool-weather appropriate.

 Where to Look

You will definitely be able to find some great choices on the rack of most bridal boutique stores. Vintage and consignment shops may also yield a dress that is more unique and one-of-a-kind that fits the bill or will work with some cold-weather modifications. Check online clearance and gently used wedding dress sales for special pieces and great deals.

 What to Look for

A key factor in your dress will be its material. While you will want a material that is a little thicker and warmer – you will also want to make sure it is breathable and moisture wicking. Cotton, wool and silk will be your best friends – look for dresses with a lining that blends some of these fabrics for both breathability and insulation.

Cuts with Coverage

If your venue and theme echo the cold-weather season you’ll want your dress to match that theme. This means that instead of bare backs and sleeveless silhouettes you may want to experiment with neck and hemlines that provide more coverage. Think long sleeves with peep-hole shoulders and Illusion, Queen Anne, or high neck necklines.


If you plan to take pictures outside or otherwise need to kick up the warmth factor, consider some seriously fun winter accessories like a fur caplet, gossamer and wool wrap or silk gloves. Pick items made with winter performance in mind – synthetic, poly-blend pieces won’t keep you as warm while taking those bridal pictures in the snow.

 Maybe the best part of a winter wedding dress is the chance to combine some of the best luxe elements of any fancy ensemble. Think soft, substantial materials, sparkly crystal or warm gold. Finish that off with a stole or caplet and you have an ensemble worthy of a winter wonderland. For more inspiration and help, visit Bridal Veil Dreams to find a used wedding dress, connect with local vendors, peruse our sales or find inspiration from our real life bride stories.

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As we approach the end of 2016 those who are planning a wedding in the New Year may want to tap the time-honored tradition of New Year’s resolutions to guide them in their planning. Planning a wedding is a big job and can be stressful. Here are the ten New→ Read more
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A Summer wedding means sun drenched scenery, less chances of inclement weather and mild evening temperatures. There are many beautiful flowers and fruits in season, which can make for both lush and economical additions to the menu and bouquets. Of course there is one part of summer that can be→ Read more
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