For You and the Wedding Party
Guests have the luxury of matching their outfit to the weather on the morning of the wedding, but you and your wedding party will need to have your clothing picked out months before that actual day. Opt for heavier fabrics than you would wear mid-summer, and have a cover-up plan for the ladies.
There are fashion accessories made especially to pair beautifully with fashionable wedding dresses and bridesmaid gowns, like bolero jackets, capes, and shawls that can be worn throughout the night. If you don't think you'll have the need to wear it for the entire reception, you can have a little fun with different types of looks.
A knit shawl or cardigan in a bright shade can add a lovely pop of color to your bridal gown. For a rustic wedding, a few photos of you with a button-up flannel shirt over your dress can be adorable. If the two of you like to ride motorcycles, then you could throw on a cool leather jacket. Even if you won't be outdoors for any part of the wedding, you'll still want to take a few photos outside. Have a cute coat that flatters the shape of your wedding dress, like a faux fur or a peacoat, especially for this.
For the Guests
As we mentioned, your wedding guests will be able to coordinate their outfits to whatever the weather turns out to be on the wedding day. Still, if you think that there is a chance that they may need a little extra warmth, let them know. Alert them to the fact that the room may be cool and they should bring along a sweater or light jacket, or tell them if you plan to host any outdoor activities like a fire pit. It is also a nice gesture in these instances to have large shawls or blankets available for guests to use, either piled up in large baskets "just in case" or as favors to take home.
There are things that you can work into your wedding planning that also help to keep everyone cozy and warm. If you will be outside part of the time, heaters can be rented to place around the reception. You could also have a fire pit to warm up around and roast marshmallows for a s'more snack, or choose a venue with a fancy, roaring fireplace.
Serving warm foods like soups instead of a salad or cold hors d'oeuvres can be helpful too. Maybe even offer a few snacks that have a spicy kick. A bar for mixing up varieties of coffee, hot chocolate, or apple cider can be fun and delicious, or have a whiskey-tasting station set up.
The best plan is to plan ahead. Making sure that the wedding fashions that you choose are appropriate for the weather at the time you will be getting married is the first step. Our wedding dress store in South Florida is happy to help you with that.
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