Summer Wedding Dress 101

What better time to discuss summer wedding dresses than wedding season! Most South Florida brides are already planning their outdoor summer weddings for next year. Many have already decided how they will want to look on their special day. Their Pinterest is full of photos of gorgeous wedding dresses but some fail to consider the heat and how that will affect them. We at Wonderland Bridal are delighted to tell you about of some of the details you can choose for your gown that will make your outdoor ceremony, cocktail hour, or pics not just bearable but keep you breezy and comfortable.

Silhouette: Sexy or Boho Flow

The first thing you want to do is think about the fit of your wedding gown. Do you want something sexy that shows off your curves or are you thinking of something that has a little bit of flow to the skirt? Both looks are equally stunning but you don’t have to choose one look over the other to stay cool.

If you choose a fitted silhouette, try a sheath or trumpet skirt with minimal crinoline (the tulle that adds structure to the bottom of your wedding gown). These wedding dresses are usually lightly structured and usually give just enough support that you won’t be required to wear a bra or girdle underneath.  These wedding dresses can have a little sparkle but too much can weigh your wedding gown down and make it heavy.

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If you always imagined being a princess on your wedding day, and A-line or column dress can give you that look and be light enough to allow air to blow through the skirt. With a wedding dress like this, there will be no doubt as to who the bride is.

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Tantalizing Neckline and Backs

The perfect summer wedding dress doesn’t have to be strapless.  The daring bride can find something with a an illusion plunging neckline or show off a little of her shoulders in her wedding dress. There are so many options for that bride who wants to be as naked as possible in the summer heat but still be classy. The best thing about having some sort of strap is being able to have the support to hold a key hole back or low back detail you can’t find with strapless wedding dresses.

We love this lace sheath wedding gown from Stella York with Spaghetti Straps.

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If you always imagined yourself with a little more coverage, why not try something with illusion cap sleeves or an illusion back? This gives you a little more support and won’t expose too much skin since it is covered with a breathable mesh with lace appliques.

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Whatever season you plan to wed, make Wonderland Bridal your first stop! We can help you find the perfect look for your big day!