Stylish Ways Real Brides Kept Warm at Their Weddings
Picking out your wedding dress is only part of the process when it comes to planning your outfit for the big day. Shoes, bags, jewelry, and undergarments all require some attention, but there's more to choosing them than fit and style. The weather should play a role in your decisions, especially if you'll be spending time outside. We recommend preparing for low temperatures, rain, snow, and wind, because a comfortable bride is a much happier bride.
Dressing for the weather doesn't mean resigning yourself to puffy coats and utility boots. We've seen soon-to-be spouses step out in all sorts of chic garments, from furry shrugs to leather jackets and everything in between. Outdoor photographs are made a million times better when your hands and feet are kept warm between poses. Plus, you can score some cool shots when you're not worried about slipping or getting soaked. Think similarly when it comes to your ceremony—do you really want to be focused on numb fingers when your partner's slipping on your ring?
Take a page out of these brides' style books, and try one of these accessories instead of basic outerwear. Whether you're battling the frosty air of winter, the unpredictable temperature swings of fall and spring, or are worried about an overpowering air conditioner come summer, there's something on this list for you. In fact, these looks are so fashionable, you'll want to wear them regardless of what the weather forcecast says, and keep them for years to come.
This bride was well-prepared for the weather, thanks to her jacket and matching hood.
Your favorite striped scarf isn't just for everyday wear. Put it on for a few outdoor photos.
Warm toes make spending time outside much more enjoyable. You can switch into formal shoes when it's time to head indoors.
This bride wore a classy, wispy jacket over her wedding dress.
Choose (faux) fur for an elegant addition to your bridal ensemble.
A shrug was just enough to keep this bride's shoulders warm. The crisp white contrasted beautifully with her bouquet, and also with the backdrop.
At this wedding, the bride wore a tan leather jacket while the groom sported a sweater. The accessories gave their looks a casual vibe.
No one wants purple fingers while putting on a wedding ring. This bride protected her hands with soft gloves.
This new wife wore a chic light-gray jacket with "Bride" painted on the back in black.
Earmuffs are a smart finishing touch for a winter bride. Just be sure to coordinate with your hairstylist to ensure yours don't mess up your 'do.
Sometimes all you need is a little extra fabric. This sheer, shimmering layer was a beautiful addition to the bride's wedding dress.
Wearing a wrap is like wearing a blanket—but chicer, of course.
For a creative take on the typical shrug, try one made of feathers. This bride's piece was ultra-fashionable.
This bride's heirloom cardigan was a meaningful part of her wedding ensemble. Wear something similar for your "something old" or "something blue."
Patterned Rain Boots
No wet toes on your wedding day! Slip on some rain boots and pair them with a sturdy umbrella.
This bride's mother-in-law gave her a soft white cape as an engagement gift, so she wore it to stay toasty while taking wedding portraits outside her venue.
We're obsessed with this cool-girl accessory—a black leather jacket with personalized details, including "Wifey" written on the back.
This bride wore a silky shawl at her outdoor ceremony in the middle of fall.
Ponchos are a creative choice for you or your bridesmaids. If you don't wear one yourself, cuddle close with your besties to share the warmth.
This bride wore a vintage-inspired jacket along with her retro hairpiece.
Stepping out in wedged shearling boots, which were laced with pink ribbon for a bridal touch, ensured the bride looked and felt great for outdoor photos.