(Closed) Shivering bride – what to do in the cold days to come?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

How about a cape? There are some beautiful capes out there designed to go with wedding dresses 🙂

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

What about a (faux) fur stole – something like this

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I am a summer girl, had a lovely summer wedding, then saw these two bees and was jealous – 

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Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Where to you get capes or coats like the two pics above? I am looking for something too just in case it gets chilly but I am in a bit of a rush 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

check with your family… I found out that my family had been “hiding away” a perfect fur shawl.  it’s not ivory or white, but fits my vision perfectly.  You never know.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My wedding was in November and the weather was perfect (60ish), however, the weather in October of last year was unusually cold and it had snowed 2 weeks before so I was worried… I ended up finding cute ruffled cardigans that matched my colors for us to wear when we were outside which was really only when we travelled to the venue and when we left for the evening.  As a bonus I’ve worn this cardigan to work since, so it wasn’t a one-time-use purchase.

Alternatively I would have just gotten pashminas for all of us, which would also be something that we’d be able to use again.  Depending on where you are I think the coat/stole/cape could be too hot for the weather in November.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am going to be outside maybe 20 minutes, but that was enough time for me to buy my coat.  I searched high and low for it.   If I had a nice heirloom fur stole or something I would have went that route.  I am not sure how one deals with the cold in just a wedding dress.  I am not that girl.  Im having issues resizing my ginourmous photos.  Heres the stock one:

 

 

   

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

I ended up finding a vintage fur capelet (about elbow length) at an antique store that looks really cute with my (tea length, strapless) dress. We’re going to be doing a bunch of pictures outside, so I will need something. Check Etsy too, there are tons of boleros, cardigans, capes, etc that would be cute with wedding dresses and not overpower the lace.

And don’t forget your poor bridesmaids! My gift to my girls is going to be cute handknit legwarmers, and I think I am going to get a pair for me too. I think it will make for cute pictures, and keep us all a little bit warmer. And who doesn’t love nice comfy fuzzy legwarmers?

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

I ended up finding a vintage fur capelet (about elbow length) at an antique store that looks really cute with my (tea length, strapless) dress. We’re going to be doing a bunch of pictures outside, so I will need something. Check Etsy too, there are tons of boleros, cardigans, capes, etc that would be cute with wedding dresses and not overpower the lace.

And don’t forget your poor bridesmaids! My gift to my girls is going to be cute handknit legwarmers, and I think I am going to get a pair for me too. I think it will make for cute pictures, and keep us all a little bit warmer. And who doesn’t love nice comfy fuzzy legwarmers?

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

I don’t think lace, veil, and bolero is at all over the top, regardless of time of year. I think boleros add some nice variety to the available wedding gown options in terms of creating more interesting necklines, giving the option for sleeves, etc. Plus, you could always just wear the bolero for the outdoor shots and remove it for the rest of the time. But I think the faux fur capes and capelets that the other Bees have posted on here are gorgeous, too! Ditto on the pashmina and cardigan suggestions. I know I’ve seen pretty beaded white and ivory cardigans around Christmastime – check Pendleton. You might be able to find something wildly discounted since it’s the off season.

One other thing you might do: check out vintage and consignment shops – you just might find something awesome. This time of year, they are likely to have their winter stuff marked down (at least for the next few weeks). Earlier this summer, I found an absolutely splendid vintage coat at 75% off at a local consignment shop, and I splurged on it. I doubt it will be cool enough to need it for our wedding (end of September), but it’s my contingency plan just in case it happens to turn unseasonably cold.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

I’m having mostly indoor pictures but if it isn’t *too* cold I’m draggin at least the bridal party outside for some cute pics in the snow.  I’m wearing a veil and have ordered this coat, it’s from Eden Bridal, or you could just get one from your local department store in either white or your parties colors if you wanna spice things up!

 

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

My wedding will be February and I want a faux fur wrap. I love the way they look in snowy winter pictures. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

my dec weddin i have a faux fur jacket for me.. bout all the girls wraps as xmas gifts…. i DO have a catherdral veil i plan to wear with out the jacket for a FEW brief minutes- then i have another headpeice that i plan to change for the recpt anyway..and the jacket will be perfect with that

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Check out Mrs. Funnel Cake–she had a strapless dress with a bolero and a veil, and she looked fabulous. I would go for it!

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