Bridal Tips For A December Winter Wedding
When it comes to organising a Winter wedding there are so many things that you will have to consider; but most of all adapting how to prepare, dress and accessorise as a bride will take careful thought and planning. Here are a few tips on how to get wedding-ready as a December bride, from picking the perfect look, like a timeless Dutch braid hairstyle, to choosing comfortable shoes and warm accessories.
Get the hairstyle right
Whichever hairstyle you choose needs to last a long time on your wedding day, at least six to eight hours, as well as be able to endure everything from the weather conditions to hugs from loved ones. The chances of keeping your hair in beautiful shape when it’s down are much lower than if you choose to wear your hair up. Choosing to go for an updo like a classic Dutch braid is a great option. Not only does it look elegant and is a simple style to create, but it is also highly suited to pair with Winter dresses with a higher neckline, and covered shoulders.
Choose the dress wisely
Shopping for a dress is always going to be one of the biggest parts of any bride’s wedding plans. When it comes to selecting a dress for a Winter wedding, it is always a good idea to think practically. Short, strapless dresses will leave you shivering cold; and let’s be honest, goose bumps would not be a good look in your wedding photos. Long sleeves, high necklines and floor length skirts look glamorous, classic and are Winter weather ready. Be sure to add a touch of glitter too. There is nothing more perfect for a Winter wedding than some icy sparkle!
Accessorise for warmth
Whether you wrap a faux fur stole around you or wear a floor length cape – Little Red Riding hood style – it is important to make sure you have something to keep you warm and cosy if you are a December bride. There tends to be a lot of standing around at weddings; from waiting for the ceremony to get started, to simply posing for photos. Another way to keep warm is to slip into some chunky tights beneath your dress.
Pick shoes that are comfortable and non-slip
Having a December wedding could mean that you have a variety of different weather conditions to contend with. It could mean anything from cold, windy weather to icy surfaces or even snow. That means you need to make sure that the footwear you choose will suit these conditions. A pair of stylish boots will be both comfortable and practical, and much easier to walk around in than a pair of really high stiletto heels, whatever the weather. Alternatively, invest in a second pair of shoes that can be used when you are outdoors, and keep your heels for the indoors ceremony and reception only.
Prepare your skin in advance
Having a planned out beauty regime should be a standard part of anyone’s daily routine in Winter, but it is especially important for a bride. Chapped lips and dry skin are almost inevitable during the Winter months; so be sure to moisturise your face regularly in the time leading up to your wedding day and keep a lip gloss or chap stick handy in your bridal clutch bag. Alternatively, ask one of you bridesmaids to have one close by for you, if you have chosen not to have a bag on the day.
So, whether you are choosing to go for a classic Dutch braid in your hair or for a comfortable pair of boots in your feet; be sure to tick all the boxes when it comes to getting yourself ready to be a perfect (and warm) December bride.