Winter is a great time to have a serene, sparkling and cozy wedding. While you’re planning for one, you can’t forget to include some of the extra accessories that are required to keep you and your wedding party warm when the weather outside is frightful. Fortunately, there are plenty of stylish ways to layer up, even over a wedding gown.
I’m Jessica, a designer at fashion retailer JJ’s House, and I specialize in everything wedding. I’m here to give you my best recommendations for accessorizing during a winter wedding. The key accessory to focus on is, of course a cover-up. From faux to fur to denim and everything in-between, there are so many stylish options to choose from to keep you and your ladies looking fabulous and feeling comfy on your big day. Let’s take a look at some of the best.
Narrow Your Options
There are a wide range of cover-up styles to choose from, so before you get started on looking, consider how formal your ceremony is going to be and how cold the winter climate actually gets where you’re getting married. For example, you’d wear a much different cover-up to a black-tie ceremony than you would a rustic country-themed one. And a winter wedding in Maine will require a cover-up much heavier than a winter wedding in southern California would.
Cover-Ups for Casual Weddings
If you’re going for a more relaxed wedding vibe, you can have some fun choosing unique cover-up options or adding an unexpected style to your ensembles. Just because your wedding attire is formal doesn’t necessarily mean your cover-ups need to be. Add an unexpected twist by using denim jackets, cardigans, blazers or shawls.
Denim jackets are ideal for country-style or vintage-style weddings. Cardigans are a great cozy option for bridesmaids. Blazers work well when they’re super-fitted and worn by a bride who likes to take fashion risks. Shawls are always super comfortable and look effortlessly chic.
Cover-Ups for Formal Weddings
There are plenty of elegant cover-up options for formal winter wedding ceremonies. The most popular is fur or faux-fur. The best part about fur is that in addition to coats, stoles, wraps, scarves and more, you can find it in varied accessories like clutches and stilettos. This makes it super easy to incorporate into each and every outfit to really tie the looks together.
If fur isn’t your thing, there are still plenty of other options to choose from. If you just need a cover-up on your way to and from the ceremony, consider a classy coat in cream color or a vintage-style coat. At the ceremony, cover up in a lace shrug or bolero. Other elegant options include scarves and pashminas, feather shrugs and sequin jackets and boleros.
As soon as you’ve got your ceremony theme in order and have decided on your gown and the bridesmaids’ dresses, you can follow the tips above to choose the perfect cover-up accessories. Keep yourself and your party feeling warm and looking cool during your winter wedding.