If you are having a wedding during the summer season, you are probably considering having an outdoor wedding. Choosing a dress for your outdoor wedding can mean the difference between sweating all day and being comfortable, so we have comprised a list of things to keep in mind when making your selection.
Just like buying a wedding dress for any other time of year, most brides are most concerned about style when shopping for a summer wedding. While there are several classic dress styles available such as empire, strapless, and ball gowns, you r choices for an outdoor wedding in warmer weather is a bit more limited. While you probably have a specific style or fashion in your mind’s eye, you’ll want to try a large variety of different styles and dress materials to make sure you have the right combination of comfort and style for the types of conditions an outdoor wedding throws at you.
Taking the location of your wedding ceremony into consideration is one of the most important steps to achieving the perfect style for your special day. For instance, if you are going to have a beach wedding there might be a chilly breeze coming off the water that allows you to wear a wider range of dresses. Or maybe you’re having a southern style wedding in Georgia and it is going to be hot and muggy, requiring you to choose a much skimpier dress to avoid overheating. Regardless of where you are having your wedding, your outdoor ceremony will present a unique selection of conditions that will play into the type of wedding dress you are able to wear comfortably.
Conversely, if you are absolutely set on a specific dress style, you can maneuver your ceremony to work with the weather to the best of your abilities. For instance, if you want to wear a longer wedding dress or one made from a thicker type of material, you may be able to schedule your ceremony for later in the day or early evening to avoid the sunlight heating things up too much. Also, you can choose a stretch of summer that is a bit cooler rather than a time that is notoriously hot, such as early or late in the season. Lastly, combining your timing with the location can yield the most desirable results. If you are going to be in a hot area in a dress made from heavy materials, for instance, you may want to choose a location near the water to have a nice breeze and choose a time in the evening to combine all the cooling elements you can for your own comfort.
As long as you choose the right combination of location, timing, and dress style, you can have a great outdoor wedding regardless of temperature and other wedding locations. While not everything can be anticipated, you can certainly set yourself up for comfort by taking every contingency into consideration when choosing your dress and planning the details of your outdoor wedding in the summer months.