The Spring and Summer seasons are by far – the most popular times of the year for weddings. Most couples choose that time of year because they are ideal weather seasons, and it makes for great pictures. With that said, Winter weddings are also growing in popularity.
The winter is considered an “off-season” for the bridal industry as well as the honeymoon industry, so prices tend to be a lot cheaper. With winter weddings also come different color themes, wedding gowns and bridesmaid dresses.
A bridesmaid’s dress is an important element of a wedding. It must match the color schemes of the bride’s wedding, while remaining stylish. Popular color schemes for winter wedding bridesmaids’ dresses include black and white, rich jewel tones, and neutral colors, such as champagne. Traditionally, in winter, formal or tea length dresses are worn. However, in recent years, A line and mermaid style gowns have emerged as popular choices for bridesmaids’ dresses. In increasing numbers, these styles of gowns are seen in colors of fuchsia, gold, and cherry red. Any shade or hue of red is always a popular color choice for winter wedding bridesmaids’ dresses.
The style of dress that a bride chooses for her bridesmaids should be sleeved or have a matching wrap in order to ensure that the bridesmaids are able to stay warm. For this year’s wedding season, capped sleeves on proving to be especially popular. Higher necklines are also preferable when it comes to ensure that a bridesmaid stays warm. You may want to choose a style of dress that has a matching shawl or jacket. Winter wedding bridesmaids’ dresses are generally constructed from heavier fabrics, such as velvet, satin, and silk. If the bride desires certain trims on the dress, such as lace, she may want to opt for a heavier lace, like Battenberg lace.
Rhinestone or semiprecious stone details are cropping up on more and more winter wedding bridesmaids’ dresses this year. These accents are generally placed around neckline and shoulders. Cost is an important factor when choosing a gown for one’s bridesmaids. Because a bridesmaid typically pays for her gown herself, it would be considerate to attempt to keep the cost under $200.00. Another recent trend has the bride picking out the fabric and pattern of the gown and having it constructed by a professional seamstress. By employing this method, a bride can ensure that she has chosen the perfect bridesmaids’ dresses for her wedding and her girls. Another option would be to choose to rent your bridesmaids’ gowns from a formal gown shop.