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The best wedding dress for your outdoor wedding

Summer wedding season is here, and many people opt for an outdoor wedding in the warmer months. Choosing a wedding dress is always at the front of a bride’s mind once they start planning the big day, and it’s no different for an outdoor wedding. It’s important to think of all the possible situations when it comes to an outdoor wedding, and that includes planning what dress you want to wear. Keep reading for some of our top things to consider when you’re choosing your dress for an outdoor wedding.

What to consider when choosing your outdoor wedding dress

The fabric

When you plan an outdoor wedding in the summer there is the likelihood that it is going to be hot, and sometimes it can be really hot. Light fabrics are more comfortable when the weather does heat up, so try and go for something like breathable cotton, chiffon, or lacework. Comfort is really important on your wedding day, and you don’t want anything too heavy that could make you feel uncomfortable if the weather does heat up. You can still get almost any style of dress in a lighter and more breathable fabric, so it’s just something to consider when you go shopping.

The silhouette

Similarly to the above, you need to consider what silhouette will be most comfortable for you at your outdoor wedding. For a more comfortable day, a-lines, tea length, and empire dresses will give you a well-fitted gown while still providing flexibility and comfort. Not only are these great for the heat, but when you’re outdoors you don’t often have a perfectly flat floor, so you want to be able to move easily. Of course, you can go for any style that feels best on you, but these are just a few things to consider when you are wedding dress shopping.

The venue

Where you are getting married is always important to consider when finding your gown, but it is arguably even more essential if you are planning an outdoor wedding. For example, if you are having your wedding on a beach, you want to make sure it is a material that won’t collect too much sand and you’ll easily be able to move in. Lightweight silk or chiffon may be the best option for this type of wedding, which will also fit well with the more casual beach environment. 

Planning an outdoor wedding is still pretty similar to an indoor wedding, but there are definitely a few things you should consider when you are looking for your dress. Of course, you should go for whatever wedding dress you feel the most beautiful in, but knowing from the start when you are planning on getting married will be a big help in your search for the gown. If you are planning to get married outdoors, it is recommended that you choose your venue before your gown to avoid any regret on the big day. 


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