Post # 1
Okay, it would seem my roommate and I have total opposite taste – I’m most likely getting married in a tundra-y winter, which leads ME to the assumption that I should dress appropriately. I was thinking a simple (ie no beads, lace, etc) aline dress with a crinoline and then a sweater something like this:
My roommate, on the other hand, claims that no bride should ever wear a sweater, because it’s too informal.
What do you think? Can a sweater still be bridal? (If not, how the heck am I supposed to not freeze to death?)
Post # 3
whoops, it would seem I forgot the photo. D’oh!
Post # 4
I think the sweater is cute! For a casual wedding I’d certainly think about it – we don’t get the tundra like weather over here so it’s harder for me to imagine!
However, I have seen winter brides in gorgeous faux fur stoles and wraps and even a faux fur lined cloak that look amazing as well. Maybe some research is warranted?
Ultimately, it’s your day and you can wear whatever you want so long as you’re comfortable 🙂
Post # 5
I nearly went down the sweater route. I wanted to knit myself Elfin Bride by DomiKnitrix http://domiknitrix.com/prj/elfingoth.cfm and wear it over a corset and a flowing skirt. In the end I decided against it (for one thing, I didn’t think I’d be able to find enough secret knitting time!) but I still love the idea.
Post # 6
That sweater is super cute!!! I think it woud totally be okay to wear a sweater, it would be way cute and WAY cozy!!! That sweater you posted would be perfect. You could also go the super glam route and do a fur shrug (real or fake, doesn’t matter). I saw a wedding where she did that and it was GORGEOUS!
Post # 7
I got a off-white sweater to wear when I get cold. I’m only planning on wearing it when I’m waiting, in the limo, or at the reception after the cake/cutting/first dance.
I ended up getting a long sweater from victoria secret
Post # 8
… I apologize for my spazziness this morning. I just woke up. And… yeah.
Post # 9
I love the look of a sweater, especially for a cozy winter wedding! I put on an ivory cashmere cardigan at my reception, and thought it looked very cute. I’m actually selling a heavier Vera Wang sweater shrug I bought but didn’t end up wearing since it was a little *too* heavy for my fall wedding, if you’re interested. Here’s a photo:
Post # 10
Fur seems to be the default for winter brides, but I’m kind of just a tiny bit anti-fur. :/
@KMS – you’re funny, I didn’t think you were spazzy, just excited 🙂
@tulipcarnation – that sweater looks super comfy, and I bet it would look great with a slimmer fitting dress 🙂
Post # 11
I think that wearing a sweater can be an adorable look! (Definitely much better than a shivering bride.)
However, in my opinion, a cable-knit sweater does look kind of casual. What about something like this: http://www1.talbots.com/online/browse/product_details.jsp?id=prdi23489&rootCategory=cat70008&catId=cat590041&sortKey=Default§ion=Regular&conceptIdUnderSale=cat70008′ defer=’defer
Post # 12
I’m going to wear a sweater, too. Our wedding is in March and my dress is sleeveless.
I’ve had my eye on this for a while:
Post # 13
Are you going to wear the sweater the whole time? I would probably be like Phoebe from Friends where I would have my dress out for the walk and then put something on after the ceremony. Granted she was turning blue by the end!
Post # 14
It depends on the level of formality, I think. If you’re having a white-tie or black-tie wedding, I think a sweater is a little informal, but otherwise I see no reason against wearing a beautiful sweater with your dress. And yes’m, I like that Vera Wang!
Post # 15
I saw a few pics of brides doing this on SMP and I thought it was gorgeous! If I had a winter wedding, I totally would have rocked a sweater!
Post # 16
- Wedding: July 2010 - The Tower Club
Wear a sweater! It could be *gorgeous.* I say, wear the sweater and incorporate it into your bridal look. Otherwise, you’ll get cold, someone will lend you a jacket, and before you know it, half your photos will be of you wearing someone’s floppy black dinner jacket over your dress!
That sweater with the brooch is beautiful!