(Closed) Keeping Warm on Wedding Day

posted 7 years ago in January 2011
Post # 3
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Honey bee

How about a cape? I have a gorgeous red wool one from Ireland and I always thought I would wear that if I got married in the winter.

 

This image is from a costume, but something like this? (assuming you want white)

 

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

Cloaks can be absolutely gorgeous.  I have several (I work at a renaissance festival every spring), and one of them is green crushed velvet on the outside with green silk on the inside, and it has gold trim and beading all down the front.  It’s gorgeous, and I feel so pretty when I wear it.  My warmest cloak actually has a layer of fleece between the outside and the lining, so it’s like wearing a pretty blanket.  My seamstress even added a couple of big pockets on the inside right where my arms hang so that I can put a couple handwarmers in them and keep my fingers toasty.  I love it.  It’s honestly the warmest article of clothing I’ve ever had, including ski jackets and the like.

My parents got married in Ohio, right off the lake, in January, so it was FREEZING.  My mom wore a mink coat over her dress, and she looked lovely.  I’m opposed to wearing real fur, but I’ve seen some absolutely gorgeous, realistic-looking faux fur jackets, including several pretty white ones for brides.  I’d look at those, too.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I am wearing a red cardigan (red is one of my colors)! My dress is ivory and lace as well and I fell in love with the cardigan idea when I kept seeing pictures! January in Chicago is FREEZING! Here are a few pics that inspired me! I find it funny that many of them are yellow… Just like Miss Cardy!!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

I love the look of a chubby white (faux) fur coat, personally. Especially with one of those big faux-fur Russian hats, a la Dr. Zhivago.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Oooo I love the mink idea…I’ve seen that as well, so I say go for it! Red lipstick!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@magilnyc: I agree! I am pretty disapointed with the “bridal” coats as well.  Maybe if I ask my grandmom really nicely she’ll lend me one of her bazillion fur coats.  But please keep us updated if you find another good idea, since I’ll probaly need a plan B!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Winters in MN are cold as well, and I was pretty set on getting a cape to wear. They are pretty spendy, so I found a nice ivory pashmina to wear. I also bought my girls dark red pashminas to match their dresses. Not very warm, but it is at least something to stay a little warmer. I also bought ivory mittens to wear that match.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My FI and I have joked that we’ll probably have the ONE fluke warm day in winter, but to prepare my bridesmaids are getting me (they had to ok it with me first) a pretty white coat. It’s knee-length and soooo pretty! I can’t wait to try it on!!!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I live in Alabama and it hardly ever gets cold here! With my luck it’ll be a blizzard the day of the wedding though haha. I’m glad this thread was started though, because I honestly haven’t even thought about it! Guess I should add this to the list of a million other things I have left to do in 10 weeks haha!

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2011

My wedding is in Feb. and I’m really glad I found this thread because I have not given it much thought. (not too bright of me huh?) I think the idea of a cloak or cardigan sounds amazing but I do hope I can find one in ivory which is the color of my dress. I think since you are wearing a lace dress that a light cardi would def. work for you.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

my aunt is making me a white cape.  i’m super excited about because it is going to have a royal blue lining.  however if it is super cold that day i plan on wearing my blue peacoat since it just so happens to be one of my wedding colors!

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I am having a satin shrug made by my cousin’s Aunt.  We went to Men’s Wearhouse today and FI is going to get a long coat too.  

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I’m thinking either a wrap, but that’s too thin I think. I love the way the above pictures look with the cardys. But my mother has a beautiful cape from Norway that she wears to black tie occasions. I’m considering stealing it from her for the day 😉

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