Simply Perfect Spring Wedding Attire
Versatility is key in spring wedding fashions
The warming spring weather means it’s time to bring up the hemlines and ditch the sleeves. Spring can be unpredictable at best, so weatherproof your spring bridal fashions to cope with rain or chilly weather.
Staying warm in style
Blushing spring brides have lots of options when it comes to choosing their wedding gowns.
- Since spring weather can be chilly in the evenings - and sometimes during the day - if you’re going strapless or sleeveless, consider a wedding dress made from heavier material like damask, satin or silk mikado.
- Full skirts with crinolines will also help keep spring brides warm. For outdoor photos, have a light wrap or pashmina available to protect your shoulders when you aren’t cuddled up to your new husband.
Show your true colors
Spring brides often like a dash of color in their dresses, which looks stunning in a newly budding season.
- Colored embroidery, beadwork or sashes give dresses an updated look, but opt for light spring colors like lavender, pale pink, baby blue or celadon green. Steer away from darker colors like wine and navy, which are better for winter weddings.
- Fashion forward spring brides will be interested to hear that white wedding gowns with black accents are popping up on runways this year. Get a contemporary look with delicate black lace sashes or detailing.
- Wedding dresses in ivory and gold tones will warm the color of spring brides’ skin. Icy whites aren’t ideal in the paler spring months, but a hint of sunless tanner - practice a month before the wedding - can add a bronze glow to pale bridal shoulders.
Brighten up your bridesmaids
Some bridesmaids will shudder at the thought of a traditional pastel spring bridesmaid dress.
- Be kind to your bridesmaids - chocolate brown dresses with sashes that match your wedding colors will look beautiful and can be worn more than once.
- Floor length skirts and hemlines that fall below the knee with help keep the chill off spring bridesmaids.
- Lightly colored wraps or cute cardigans are also handy before bridesmaids get warmed up from dancing. Planning your wedding for a warmer month? Fun and flirty cocktail length dresses also look lovely on spring bridesmaids.
- Beware of spring showers and soggy ground when choosing shoes for you and your bridesmaids. Satin shoes can be ruined by wet weather and open toes might get chilly.
- Mary Janes and ballet flats in treated leather are perfect for spring weddings.
- Be ready for April showers and give your bridesmaids brightly colored umbrellas if you’re planning for outdoor pictures in the wetter months.
Grooms’ style can also reflect the warming spring weather with suits in mocha or tan with colored shirts and matching ties.
- Ties and pocket squares in colors that match the bridesmaids will help your party look oh-so-coordinated.
- If you’re having a more casual garden party wedding, get your guys into khaki pants with navy blazers and matching ties for a preppy-chic look.
- For a more traditional style, opt for black tuxes, but lighten things up with pin stripes or ivory vests and ties.
- Remember, weddings aren’t the only major spring event. Book your guys’ tuxes early and beat the prom rental rush.
Whether you’re going short or long, dark or pastel, we’re sure you’re going to look fabulous. Get out there and impress in your spring wedding styles!