In the winter, many animals lay dormant. They hibernate, saving their energy until the warm sun heats the land and food becomes plentiful again. After many months of rest they rise from their slumber and journey back out into the wilderness. Young animals are born and the cycle of life continues.
With flowers blooming and baby birds chirping, springtime has always been a symbol of renewal and new beginnings. That is part of the reason why many young couples pick this magical season as the time to hold their weddings.
Beyond the symbolic representations of spring, this is a season when there is always a good chance that the weather will be in your favor. If you hit the perfect day you can count on a gorgeous sunny afternoon for the ceremony and a cool, comfortable night for the reception.
Picking out a wedding dress for a spring wedding always calls for a bit of forward planning though. You never know what the weather is going to be like, so you must find a dress that will work for the hottest day or the coldest night. Here are a few great options for springtime wedding dresses.
The Best of Both Worlds
One way you can prepare for the weather is by finding a gown that works great no matter what the temperature is. There is a particular gown that's perfect for this occasion. The dress has a strapless neckline so that your shoulders and neck can breathe freely, even if the sun is shining down with all its might.
However, this gown also sweeps low down to the floor, covering your legs in case a brisk wind shows up for your nuptials. If things really get cold, this dress still looks fabulous when paired with the lace shawl of your choice.
The dress is made from timeless lace, with a sequined under-layer that shines through a see-through covering of beaded lace. If you prefer, you can also find this gown without the sequin under-layer. You can keep the sequin under-layer, however, and add unadorned lace for another option too. All versions of this gown come in the color Ivory.
Short and Sweet
If you are planning a destination wedding where the weather is sure to be nice and sunny (or at least warm), then you have a little bit more flexibility with what you wear. If you want to put a modern twist on a contemporary old wedding dress, while still accounting for a nice hot day, then you might consider a nice, short dress for your ceremony and reception.
One particularly adorable option has a soft, square neckline atop a bodice that perfectly fits to the body. The full skirt hangs to right around the knees and has pleated satin bands running across it in four distinct rows.
At the waist of this dress you can find a satin ribbon that has been encrusted with dazzling rhinestones. The dress is available in Silver on Ivory or solid Ivory color options. Remember that shorter dresses always look better with slightly higher than average heels. This helps to elongate the body and really makes the most out of the dress of your choice.
Weighing Out Your Options
Planning a wedding that is to take place in the early spring is a great way to help cut down on costs. Fewer people get married at this time of year, so prices are cheaper. On top of that, you will also have an easier time booking the vendors of your choice. The schedules of disc jockeys, caterers, venues, photographers, videographers, bands, and florists all fill up the heaviest during the late spring and early summer months.
However, when it comes to the weather, you never know what you are going to get in the early months of the spring. Sometimes you might get lucky and hit one of those perfect 75-degree March days. Other times, you might plan a wedding at the end of April and run into a freak snow squall.
No matter which way you slice it, a wedding at that time of year means you never know what type of weather you are going to get. Still, you shouldn't short-change yourself on the fashion end. The best way to go is with a long, flowing dress that comes with a matching jacket.
One particular style fits the bill for this perfectly. It comes with an elegant short sleeve Bolero that is made from intricate English Net. All across the Bolero, you can see hand-cut organza petals that dance in and out of the elaborate beadwork.
The dress itself is just as marvelous, strapless at the top with a band around the waist. The gown flows down to the floor and will keep your legs nice and warm.
No matter what type of weather you hit for your spring ceremony, just remember not to let it get you down. You can hope for a perfect day but even if the weather doesn't cooperate, you still need to make the most of this special day. And when you are wearing one of these fabulous gowns, it will be hard not to.
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