Post # 1
Are any of you winter brides concerned about the cold? Obv not too much since you’re getting married in the winter! But, lately it has been beyond cold! I can handle 20’s and 30’s, but this is like 10 degrees with a wind chill that makes it feel like -15! I do have a winter cape I made for me and also made for my BM’s, but I was wondering how other people will deal! So any other brides concerned about this? If so, how do you plan to combat the cold? Are you doing outdoor pictures? If so, how are you planning to keep you and your BMs warm? (not too concerned with the boys, they wear long sleeve shirts and jackets!)
Post # 3
I am getting married next December (12.31.2010 :D) and am a little worried. Right now in Missouri is about 30 degrees. The other day it was snowing and the high was 16, so it fluctuates.
I am wearing a faux fur wrap, and I am buying the maids pashminas to wear. Their dresses are heavy satin and floor length, so hopefully that will help!
We are planning on taking some outdoor pics.
Post # 4
@ Lindsay – I wish we had gone for the heavy satin for our BM’s dresses! But the girls didn’t really look good in that style, so there’s are more of a flowy chiffon! I told them they can wear thick wool tights under their dresses if the want! Haha. Sounds like you have some good ideas! Are you excited to be getting married on new years eve?
Post # 5
@Lindsay you are my date twin!
Another NYE bride and i’m not too worried about the cold. We are planning to take pics outside. I’m going to wear a sweater. I saw a pic in one of the bridal mags that I was in love with. It was a “chunky” cardigan with a ribbon tie, I loved it. Haven’t quite decided about the girls yet.
For the most part we are just going to grin and bear it through the pics. When we get inside, we can take a shot! (kidding)
Post # 6
Yay date twin! I am excited to be getting married NYE. A little nervous, but excited!
@otb – I let the girls pick the dress. I tried to get all 6 of them together, but it didn’t work, so 3 that came got to pick. LOL. We liked one chiffon dress, but I didn’t think they would be warm enough. I definitely think tights are in order!
@farfromordinarybride – The sweater sounds great! Which dress did you choose? Mine is Casablanca 1901 in ivory. Very sparkly and heavy!
Post # 7
Here in Denver, for three days in a row it didn’t get above 10…and when I left for work in the morning, with the windchilld, it was -25…And then today, I walked outside and it was 30 and it felt fantastic! So, here’s my little wedding wish for the weather…for two days before the wedding, I want it to be cold…like brutal cold…so that way on the wedding day when the weather is normal, like in the 20s or 30s, it will feel warm. lol
Post # 8
granted, I’m in TX, but I told my girls to wear warm whatever under their floor length gowns…only one kinda listened, though, then they were whining during outdoor pics, but it wasn’t THAT bad I think just get them wraps and gloves and maybe some leg warmers….would be funny!
Post # 9
- Wedding: January 2010 - Trinity Presbyterian Church/Harrison Opera House
Today was the first day that I broke out my winter coat, so it finally became real that we may not be able to do many outdoor pictures. I have a coat I’m planning on wearing, but I’m also going to work with the backup plan of taking family photos inside the church. I’m going to scout out the hotel for good spots for a first look as well. Maybe by the piano lounge or on the main staircase.
Post # 10
@ JsDragonfly – LOL! I love it! I’m hoping that if it’s 10 degrees here in Chicago, that means it will be 30 or 40 in Ohio where we’re getting married!
Post # 11
@Lindsay- What part of MO are you from?
Well… I’m not exactly a winter bride, more like late fall. In St. Louis, the end of October is alway spretty iffy, though. I’m planning on wear a little bolero with a ruffled collar with my dress, cuz I am ALWAYS cold. Like this one, but 3/4 or long sleeved:
Post # 12
Ugh, I’m stressing this today! In NYC we are having our first real cold snap. I bundled up so much this morning that I felt like that kid in the Christmas Story movie who can’t put his arms down! My wedding is in a month and change, and when I walked outside today I was like, ohhhhhhhhhhhhh no! I told FI that I’m worried I’ll cry and the tears will freeze on my face if the weather is anything like today!
My photog is coming up with a weather plan for our portraits. We wanted to do some outside shots but I’m wondering if they’ll even be worth it with our teeth chattering and our noses all red.
My girls are wearing long heavy satin dresses, and I’m going to let them wear whatever they want over them (though I’m going to suggest that they all wear black coats) & I’ll be giving them pashminas too. IF we do outside photos, I figure everyone can strip off the coats real quick and suck it up for the photo… I bought a little faux fur wrap for myself and am on the hunt for opera length gloves. My photog also suggested that we bring a big old down comforter to wrap me in between shots. 🙂
@JSDragonfly – that’s a great idea.
@farfrom – i love cardigans over wedding dresses! I wanted to do that myself, but it just didn’t work w/my dress.
Post # 13
@zippylef – We live in Columbia. FI lived in STL for college though! Love the jacket!
Post # 14
I’m planning for winter next year (1/1/2011) and have been concerned about the dropping tempretures approaching January. I can only hope that the weather will be warmer next year!
I suppose I shouldn’t worry too much about the weather as I’m in Tucson, AZ, where we experience warm winters compared to the rest of the nation. I also have a hold on a venue where I could utilize one ballroom for the ceremony, foyer for cocktail hour, and a larger ballroom for the reception – we’d have a whole wing of the hotel to ourselves and no one would have to go outside. People will just have to bear the cold during the baraat (groom’s procession on a horse) which is before the ceremony.
Post # 15
i’m so worried- my ceremony is indoors, but i’m worried about taking pictures! talk about goosebumps…
Post # 16
I”m not that worried about it because we are trying to find a place where we can do the ceremony and reception in one location so we don’t have to go outside! As for pictures… I just don’t know. In the winter we also have to combat the getting dark so freakin early thing. I am considering asking my photog to skip most pictures between ceremony and reception and schedule our photo shoot for the following afternoon so we’ll have some daylight. at that point I am thinking I’m just going to suck it up and do a few quick pics in between being wrapped in a wool comforter?? heh i really dont know. let us know how it turns out!
Also– where in Ohio are you getting married?