Post # 1
Our wedding was originally planned for April 24, 2011 but had to be postponed in March due to financial reasons. We recently decided to move the date to January 22, 2012. My dilemma = since we were planning a spring wedding before, I chose bridesmaid dresses that fall just below the knee with open toe shoes. The dresses are pool with a horizon peekaboo slip and horizon sash. I’m torn between whether I should care that they will be cold for all of 2 minutes (walk from the limo into the venue) or just tell them to suck it up for a few minutes. I mean, everything has been planned to be inside (ceremony, reception, even the formal pictures) I’ve been going back and forth in my head as to whether I should buy them new dresses that are long, add a coverup, etc… If I buy new dresses, thats money that I did not plan to put out. I cant seem to find a coverup that I feel looks right with the color scheme.I dont know what to do! Any suggestions????
Post # 3
@jscarg: No worries! I’m asking my girls to wear knee-length dresses in March (in a state bordering Canada, so it’ll be COLD!) and no one has even blinked. Then it’s likely that they’ll be able to wear them again, and really, most guests will probably be in shorter dresses. You could always buy them a pashmina to wrap up in if you think they’ll be chilly, but I’m sure it will be ok.
I think there was just a thread on this a bit ago, and this seemed to be the consensus.
Post # 4
You could find cute tights for them to wear if they’re nervous about it. Otherwise, they should suck it up. It’s a two minute walk.
Post # 5
You don’t need to change to long dresses. Just think of your own wardrobe. Do you wear long dresses all winter? Not likely.
If you are concerned you could get them a cardigan or pashmina as a gift.
Post # 6
I got married in December and my girls were in knee-length dresses. They opted to wear hose, which actually make a bit of a difference. I bought them pashminas, which turned out extra handy because the venue heat wasn’t fully up when we arrived for photos. Heck, if it’s too bad, they can wear a dressy coat from the limo to the venue.
I will say, regardless of what you choose, if it is icy at all–make sure folks have flats on hand to walk outside in.
Post # 7
Another benefit of shorter dresses in the winter is that you don’t have to worry about the salt from the sidewalk staining the bottom of the dress. 🙂
Post # 8
maybe include a cute pair of knit legwarmers in the Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts that they can wear until they get inside? might make a cute photo too!
Post # 9
Get them a cute shrug or pashmina or something. My bestie got married at the end of November and we wore short dresses, and were freezing even though we were only outside for like, 10 min. It would have been better if we had a wrap or something.
Post # 10
I am having a Jan 19th wedding in Savannah GA. No kidding, when we went to pick out a venue (destination wedding ) in Jan right after our engagement it was 70+ degrees outside. So I am doing short dresses in the winter, hoping it will be beautiful out! All the girls say its fine but I wonder if they will be freezing! Any thoughs?