Bridesmaid Ideas for a Winter Wedding

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Bridesmaid Ideas for a Winter Wedding
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Winter weddings are original and beautiful. However, one challenge of getting married in cold temperatures is choosing winter weather attire. While men have suit coats to keep them warm, women’s dresses usually have less coverage. There are many bridesmaid ideas for winter weddings that will keep them warm while looking great; choose the dress wisely and arm your bridesmaids with winter accessories to keep them toasty.

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Choosing a dress for a winter wedding is key. The right dress style, cut, and fabric will do wonders in keeping your bridesmaids comfortable throughout the day. A long bridesmaid dress is better for a winter wedding, because it will keep her legs warm and will also hide any leggings or other insulation worn underneath. Also, choose a practical fabric that will protect the bridesmaids from winter weather. Choose a thicker fabric, such as satin or chiffon, as opposed to a thin fabric, such as gauze or jersey. Colour is also key for a winter wedding. Select a dark colour for your bridesmaid dresses, like deep reds, purples, blues, and greens. Black can also be very pretty in winter weddings. If you are planning a Christmas wedding, choose gold or silver dresses for a more festive look.


Practical shoes are also essential to keep your bridesmaids comfortable during your winter wedding. Encourage the bridesmaids to wear closed-toed shoes with a solid heel that aren’t slick on the bottom. This will keep their feet warm and help them walk on snow and ice during outdoor photos. Depending on the style of dress, the bridesmaids could also wear dressy tall boots in a matching colour. As long as the dress is long enough to cover the boots, no one will know what kind of footwear your bridesmaids are wearing.

Warm Wear

Provide your bridesmaids with wraps or sweaters to keep them warm when they go outside. Purchase each bridesmaid a pashmina that they can use as a wrap for your wedding day and as a scarf during the winter months as well. Give the girls a pair of pretty matching cashmere gloves that they can wear on your wedding day and anytime during the winter months.


Use the bridesmaid jewellery as a way to accent your winter wedding theme. As a bridal gift, give your bridesmaids a pretty snowflake pendant necklace to wear with their dresses. A winter inspired comb or hairpin will also highlight your winter theme.

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