Winter weddings are romantic but can be troublesome when it comes to choosing the right attire. These are some tips if you have a winter wedding invitation.
A black tie wedding
The wedding invitation will as a rule state if the wedding is black tie. If it is formal affair, then it makes dressing a bit easier. For black tie weddings, men are supposed to wear tuxedos and women wear full length gorgeous gowns.
The wedding location
If it’s a church wedding with a reception at the local country club or hotel ballroom, then you can expect formal yet conservative attire. Select a dress, knee-length to tea-length, nothing shorter than that. Anything shorter isn’t appropriate and a long gown may be too dressy. For a church wedding, you can opt for a wrap. If you are wearing a strapless dress, then you can also wear a bolero jacket that will keep you warm and stylish.
If the wedding reception is being held at a modern place like a restaurant, wear whatever you would normally wear to dine there.
Choose the right colors
When selecting the color of your outfit, there are a few things to avoid. Don’t wear white – it’s not appropriate for anyone but the bride. If the wedding is in the daytime, do not wear black.
Avoid bright summery colors such as sunny yellow and orange. These colors look good only for spring weddings. Look for a dress in rich, wintery colors such as burgundy, deep plum and forest green. Red might not always be appropriate for a wedding guest, so go for more dark reds rather than bold fire engine red.
Dressing for an outdoor wedding
Many couples plan outdoor weddings, wintertime being no exception. Snow and ice can make a beautiful setting for a wedding. If you are invited to an outdoor wedding, always dress appropriately for the weather otherwise you be asking for trouble for yourself.
Don’t wear a fluid skirt that can easily get caught by the wind. You will be embarrassing yourself. Go for a sheath style dress and don some faux fur to keep you warm and cozy. A cape or a wrap will look amazing that will not cover you dress as well. Also remember to forego heels. Choose wedges and other chunky heels, they will not sink into the snow when you walk or stand.