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Seasonable Wedding Attire

With September taking over as the most popular month for weddings and winter nuptials on the rise, take a cue from the seasons with our favorite attire ideas for fall, winter, spring, and summer.

Fall Wedding Dresses and Attire

Embrace fall with rich textures and luxurious accents that complement the season…

For the bride

Cream, off-white, or champagne wedding gowns accent a richer color palette, while a vintage lace adds texture to a rustic, autumn setting.

For the ’maids

Select warm, deep tones like mustard yellow, gray, or taupe for you bridesmaids’ dresses in rich fabrics such as silk crepe or a funky velvet.

Stay comfortable

Be prepared for chilly or warm temps; add pashminas, wraps, or stoles to strapless dresses.

Winter Wedding Dresses and Attire

Add some sparkle with glamorous gowns that glisten like new fallen snow…

Be Colorful

Winter is the perfect time to embrace the colored wedding gown trend. Check out Vera Wang’s Spring 2013 Bridal Collection to get inspired.

Add a layer

If your wedding dress is sleeveless or strapless, adding a faux-fur stole, shrug, or even a muff for that vintage look.

Winter white

Dress the wedding party, flower girl, and ring bearer in winter white for a chic, clean look.

Black tie

Formal attire at an elegant winter wedding is always a classic.

Spring Wedding Dresses and Attire

Embrace the outdoors with floral elements, lighter fabrics, and touches of color…

Loosen up

Feel free to relax the dress code a bit, especially if the wedding will take place outside.

Lighten up

Lighter fabrics like lace or cotton create a perfect springtime look.

Wedding gown

Add some color with your accessories, like a flower fascinator for your hair or colorful jewelry.

For the ’maids

Pastels are a springtime classic, but keep yours fresh by choosing a color and allowing each of your ‘maids to select a different hue. Or go in another direction with a bolder turquoise, fuschia, or mango. Definitely avoid satin shoes as they don’t hold up well under springtime showers.

For the guys

They’ll look seasonably appropriate in tan suits, colored shirts, and ties. For a formal evening affair, a basic tux always works.

Summer Wedding Dresses and Attire

Think breezy dresses with airy silhouettes and soft, simple fabrics for a summertime affair…

Wedding gown

Think organdy, linen, chiffon, crepe, georgette, or any lightweight silk and simple silhouettes. Opt for a slip dress or sheath, as opposed to a voluminous ball gown. Keep your veil simple as well – look for airy, not poufy.

For the ’maids

Imagine linen, eyelet, or seersucker and ensure that your girls are comfortable in the summer heat.

For the guys

You may want to forego tuxes and dress the guys in traditional Cape Cod style – khakis, blue sport coats, and colorful ties like those from Vineyard Vines, or morning suits for a more formal affair.

Dare to go barefoot

A casual outdoor setting can be made more so with a barefoot bridal party.

Add color

Summer is a time to incorporate some bright colors into your ensemble. Fun bangles, colorful hair accessories, and a handmade flower sash, like these from Emerson Made, for your gown.