Wedding dresses for different seasons

By on June 27, 2016

Gone are the days when weddings were a spring or summer affair. Now, both smart and romantic brides choose to get married in fall and autumn. Not only does this allow them avail huge discounts on venue and caterer bookings, their unique choice creates great memories. Of course, summer and spring weddings are equally appealing, in their own way.

This is our round-up of dress features that look good and feel right at different times of the year. Check it out and find out what is best for your wedding.


Spring is the best weather for an outdoor wedding. If you choose the natural ambiance of the outdoors for your wedding, we suggest wedding dresses in cool, breezy fabrics that flow easily. Keep the train short, so it is practical. This is the weather to wear sleeveless and strapless gowns. If your wedding is indoors, the choices are endless. Our favorites remain lace and embellished gowns, but you can go for rich ball gowns or sheath silhouettes too. Fit and flare gowns are also a popular choice in this weather. Make your choice based on the formality of wedding and the venue.


Summer is the season for destination and beach weddings. The best dresses for the warm weather are those in light fabric like batiste, chiffon, crepe and tulle. While sleeveless and strapless are logical choices, cap sleeve gowns and those with three-fourth or butterfly sleeves also look and feel comfortable, if they are in lace or sheer fabric. A simple silhouette such as an A-line gown or sheath would be best for an outdoor wedding. If your wedding is indoors, in a venue with air-conditioning, this shouldn’t be a constraint.


With the weather becoming cool, yet not too cold, it is time to make sure that your dress is comfortable and warm. If you choose strapless gowns, accessorize with a stole, wrap or bolero, should it get too cold. With beautiful reds and browns in the natural landscape, the ambiance is more sophisticated. Match your look to the natural weather at the time, with satin and silk ball gowns and mermaid dresses.


More and more brides choose a winter wedding for how budget-friendly it is. With the cool weather comes the need to layer up. This is the time to choose heavy fabrics like velvet and satin for your wedding gown. Heavily layered ball gown skirts, and those will elaborate embellishments will look perfect and feel comfortable in this weather. Pay attention to your arms, and make sure that your dress is paired with a cozy fur wrap, pashmina or a stylish jacket, if you intend to take pictures outside or have to be outdoors at any time of the day.

The weather shouldn’t be a constraint to dressing up as you always wanted to on your wedding day. Visit our bridal collection at Best for Bride, and you are sure to find the dress of your dreams, from our extensive collection of wedding dresses in every design and material that you can imagine.

About Olga Pomeransky

Olga is manager at Best for Bride since 2005. Currently Best for Bride operates 4 bridal stores in Canada (Toronto, Etobicoke, Hamilton and Barrie). Best for Bride sells wedding, bridesmaids, mob dresses and more.



    Gwendolyn Badger

    July 5, 2016 at 8:47 AM

    That Fall dress is EXACTLY what I have been looking for! The overall design of it looks so unique to me and seems like it would fit into our “vintage” theme.


      Lucy Bagwell

      February 25, 2017 at 9:59 AM

      I really want to do a vintage theme wedding as well. we are thinking alike by showing up on this website!


    Jenny Reed

    July 5, 2016 at 9:22 AM

    Typically you do not really think a different style of dress would be needed, but you showed the exact reason you should think about it.


    Sandra Garcia

    July 5, 2016 at 9:42 AM

    Is there any other season than summer for a wedding? 🙂


      Cristina Bruno

      February 11, 2017 at 11:02 AM

      I have liked a spring wedding for a long time. The colors are lush and the temps are not as high as in the summer, so comfort is a major player there.


    Nicole Orlando

    July 5, 2016 at 9:57 AM

    I also really like that fall design. I am going to have to get my fiance to see that and see what he thinks.


      Jean Wright

      February 25, 2017 at 9:22 AM

      You would have thought that the spring design would have had more color in it, right?


    Bernard Johnson

    February 11, 2017 at 10:18 AM

    Excellent list as always. Your website does a great job of categorizing the dresses for different things and themes. I like that.

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