At Kustom Koozies we print Wedding Koozies all year long. Winter used to be a very quiet time for weddings. That is changing. There are more and more weddings in the winter time, and there is always the dilemna of how to dress for a winter wedding.
Winter weddings tend to be more formal overall then summer weddings, more often scheduled for weekend evenings rather than the daytime. “I always go for more drama at winter weddings,” says designer Tanya Taylor. “You have layers to consider and shouldn’t shy away from shine, furs, sparkle—embrace the holiday spirit.” Trisha Gregory, cofounder and CEO of luxury fashion rental platform Armarium notes that the requests for winter are typically more formal. “We see more floor-length gowns, sequins, and embroidery, and obviously, velvet appears very formal.”
But being more formal doesn’t mean playing it safe. “Winter weddings are all about layering texture and pushing the glamour of mixing,” explains Taylor, who is known for her colorful patterns. “Focus on shine with a metallic Lurex dress and layering outerwear in brocades, fur, or rich velvets.” Photographer Katy Clatterbaugh of Katheryn Jeanne Photography notes of the weddings she shoots, “My female guests tend to take more risks at a winter wedding. Winter is the perfect time to step outside the box and try something you might not necessarily try the rest of the year. In my experience, guests feel much more comfortable wearing sparkle or a formal gown in the winter, versus a short cocktail dress during a summer wedding, because the temperature has dropped, and there is something fun about dressing up over the holiday months.”