One of the best things about planning a Florida wedding is that almost every month of the year has a perfect climate for a formal event. Of course, a couple of months may be extremely warm, and depending on which part of the state you are in, winter months can be a bit chilly.
However, you will not need to worry about contending with a blizzard in the winter, but you may need to worry about oppressive heat in the mid to late summer days. With that said, how can you select bridesmaids’ gowns that work well with the weather in your part of the state as well as styles that will suit a variety of body types? Let’s look at that for just a moment.
Breaking From Tradition
This may not have been something brides-to-be entertained in previous generations but today, a growing number of weddings are being planned with non-matching bridal party attire. While the groom and the groomsmen will probably all wear the same tux, the ladies aren’t bound to the “same gown” tradition as they were in days gone by.
There are several benefits to choosing non-matching bridesmaids gowns simply because each lady can wear a style that is most flattering to her figure. It may not appeal to all in attendance from previous generations, but there does come a time when breaking from tradition is the best course to follow.
Let’s Take the Middle of the Road Approach
For the sake of example, let’s look at a wedding held in Central Florida. It would be wise to talk to style advisors in a bridal shop in Orlando FL like The Collection Bridal. Here the weather is the most neutral of all areas of the state, so the choice in gowns could be middle-of-the-road. It could be that you can get away with similar gowns with some having long, lacy sleeves while the others may be short sleeves and all sitting slightly off-shoulder.
Having dresses made to order, or at least tailored with slight variations, could be a suitable solution. The lacy sleeves wouldn’t be too warm in summer but will mask arms that are heavy enough where that lady isn’t comfortable in short sleeves. It’s a perfect way to vary the newer trend of non-matching dresses with the ‘same dress’ tradition.
To Everything, There Is a Season
Borrowing the words of Ecclesiastes 3, so it is with the wedding style. Although not nearly as important as in other areas of the country, choosing appropriate seasonal dresses should be considered as well. While some months are extremely hot in the Orlando area of the state, you will never see those cold months of winter as you would in the Northern tier. Even so, there is something so traditional about selecting seasonally appropriate wedding attire, and this will need to be considered as well.
Once again, we refer to those lacy sleeves meant to cover heavier arms. These could work well on hot and humid July and August days but would be comfortable enough in late autumn or winter when it’s cool, but not cold. This is something else you might want to consult with that style consultant mentioned above. You can’t forget about comfort if you want the day to go smoothly and that’s the final thought we’ll leave you with today. You can break from tradition with the latest trends in style, but always keep comfort in mind.
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