(Closed) winter wedding with short bridesmaid dresses??

posted 7 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@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
311 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

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
46334 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
199 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

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
5118 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
1271 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

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
749 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
9 posts
  • Wedding: January 2013

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?

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