Summer Wedding Bridal Gown Essentials

Summer is a popular time for weddings because there is more chance that the sky will be blue, the birds will be singing, and the rain will hold off just long enough to give brides the perfect wedding that they’ve always dreamed of.

If you’re planning a summer wedding of your own, you’ll want to ensure that you purchase the perfect dress for the occasion. Here are some helpful tips to assist you in doing just that:

Choose a Versatile Outfit

In the summer, especially here in the UK, you never can be 100 percent sure what the weather will throw at you, which is why it makes sense to choose a versatile dress, one that comes with an optional shrug, for example, which will help to keep the chill off if it’s cooler than expected, or help to protect you against the sun if it’s out in full force.

Think Natural Fabrics

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Natural fabrics are much better for summer brides because they are more breathable. The last thing any bride wants is to be too hot, wet and sticky on their wedding day, so remember that silks and other natural fabrics are your best friend.

Chantilly Lace is Also Acceptable

Of course, a lot of ladies love lace, and if you’re one of them, you can get away with wearing a lace wedding dress in the summer. Just go for a lighter Chantilly lace with plenty of ‘holes’ to avoid the overheating problem and add a touch of romance to your outfit.

Fishtails are a Fail

Unfortunately, the popular fishtail style wedding gown is not ideal for the summer bride because it can get extremely hot in there due to the proximity of one leg to the other! It’s not ideal if you’re planning to have fun outdoors at the reception either.

Go Short


If you want to be really comfortable during your summer wedding, then why not go for a shorter style like a 1950s prom dress in a light fabric such as chiffon, like this one? You’ll look every bit as dreamy with the added bonus that you’re legs will be free and cool, and you’ll be able to move around and enjoy the weather a whole lot more easily.

Sandals Make Sense

When it comes to finding the perfect pair of shoes to go with your summer bridal gown, you can’t go wrong with a good pair of sandals, or at least peep toes, which will let some air in and avoid making your feet sweaty or blistered. Rachel Simpson Shoes, about who you can read more here is a great source of summer wedding shoes for any style.  Obviously, you should also wear them in before the big day if you want to ensure comfort and style.

Umbrellas on Standby


It’s a good idea to have umbrellas on standby so that if it does rain, you’ll still look amazing. Clear umbrellas or white golfing ones are perfect for weddings and won’t ruin your aesthetic.

Ultimately, it’s your wedding day, and you should wear what you want, but if you want to be fabulous and comfortable, you should at least think your choices through before you choose a gown and accessories.