Choosing a Wedding Dress For an Outdoor Wedding

Springtime is coming and you know what that means. It’s almost wedding season! If you are planning an outdoor ceremony, your planning and preparation process will likely be a bit more extensive than someone choosing to get married at an indoor venue. First and foremost, you want to make sure that you look and feel your best on your special day. Choosing a wedding dress for an outdoor wedding is no easy feat, but this article will serve as your go-to guide. 

Pick Your Venue Wisely

When planning an outdoor wedding, you’ll want to pick your venue wisely in case of weather mishaps or other complications. If you are determined to host the venue outdoors, it’s important that you prepare for unexpected changes! Try to make sure that your outdoor venue has the ability to transform into an indoor/outdoor space in case of inclement weather such as rain or extreme heat. Finding a venue that is flexible and able to accommodate tents, outdoor igloos, or other solutions is key! 

Choosing an Outfit For Warm Weather 

If you are getting married in a warm climate, you’ll want to pick a dress that is both fashionable and functional. Try to choose a short-sleeve gown that is breathable and easy to move in. Avoiding strapless is recommended, as sweat from the heat or wedding-day jitters can cause your gown to slide. Pick a comfortable fabric that is lightweight and breathable, so that you don’t feel suffocated in your dress. Don’t be afraid to choose a dress that has a slit or backless cutout for extra breathability and a touch of uniqueness! 

Try to find a dress that has built-in undergarments, too. The more you add underneath the dress, the more stuffy you will feel! Lots of gowns offer built-in pads and other supports to help eliminate the need for special undergarments that will pull the look together. 

Choosing an Outfit For Cold Weather 

For brides who have decided on getting married in a colder climate, you’ll want to make sure that you choose a thicker fabric that will help keep you toasty without the need for a coat. Make sure to factor in things such as indirect sunlight and wind chill that can add to the drop in temperature. 

Try to find a gown that has multiple layers of fabric to keep you warm throughout the entire ceremony. You can also choose a dress that has a long train for an extra touch of magic, or long lace sleeves! If you anticipate the weather to be very cold, try to find a cover-up that compliments your gown without taking away too much elegance. 

Close-toed shoes are also a must! Opt for a heeled boot, leather loafer, or lace-up heels to carry you down the aisle on your special day.

Care For The Bottom of Your Gown

No matter if you are getting married in a cold climate or a warm one, getting dirt or mud on the bottom of your dress is always a risk for those who opt for an outdoor wedding. Protecting the bottom of your gown is crucial! Try to avoid long train dresses if you are in a particularly muddy area and purchase an underskirt for an added layer of protection. 

We hope this guide will help you decide on the optimal wedding dress to best suit your outdoor event. Still looking for that perfect dress? Check out the bridal collection at Fan C Designs to see what we have to offer!

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