Summertime and the living is easy. Just kidding, that’s not always the case especially when planning a wedding, but we’re here to ensure you all remain up-to-date with the latest and greatest wedding trends each season.
As a former summer bride, Lindsey was interviewed as a "bridal expert" for Wonderland Bridal's blog. Lindsey was married in the Summer of 2014 at The Breakers in Palm Beach, with no shortage of humidity and blazing hot temperatures. She’s here to give her insight on summer wedding trends and personal advice on how to tackle those sweaty temperatures, while looking like the bride you have always envisioned yourself to be.
Your Summer Wedding Dress
I'm a sucker for a backless wedding dress, and it goes without saying that you will want a comfortably airy dress that is lightweight and flattering under heated conditions. Some wedding dresses tend to be heavy and embellished, so I would avoid those types of dresses all together. I’m lucky enough to visit Wonderland Bridal regularly, so I’m fully confident you will find just what you’re looking for at their bridal boutique. You will see some of my favorite recommendations below.
Open Back Dress
A trend that will never go out of style, and even more perfect for to let some air into your dress during your summer wedding.
Cristiano Lucci Dress at Wonderland Bridal
Stella York Dress at Wonderland Bridal
This Cristiano Lucci dress has lace Illusion and plunging neckline in a lightweight delicate fabric for a hot summer day. It may look like a heavy dress, but it’s not!
Cristiano Lucci dress at Wonderland Bridal
Crepe, Crepe and more Crepe!
This fabric is the end all be all to wedding gown elegance and comfort. But, what exactly is it?! Crepe is a light, soft, and thin fabric with a crinkled surface. Not only is this an up and coming wedding trend for all seasons, it’s the perfect material to capture unwanted sweat and moisture.
Jewelry Embellished Dresses
Two birds, one stone?! If you can look good doing it, then why not?! Implementing statement jewelry like diamonds and pearls as an attachment to your wedding dress is HUGE this year.
Ashley & Justin dress at Wonderland Bridal
Allure Couture dress at Wonderland Bridal
Light Weight Elegance
There’s nothing worse than having a heavy wedding dress, unless you have a heavy wedding dress in the summer heat. This is one of our favorite dresses to recommend to South Florida brides tying the knot in the summer.
Sincerity Bridal dress at Wonderland Bridal
The same applies for your bridesmaids. You all have a long day ahead of you, which is very important to remember when picking your bridesmaid dresses. Lindsey had her bridesmaids in Donna Morgan.
Wonderland Bridal’s Sorella Vita collection is PERFECT for your summer bridal party. Not only are the dresses beautiful, but they’re lightweight and flattering under any weather condition you may come upon. Bright hues are very popular for Summer 2017 bridesmaids.
Rather than going the “beach theme” route, embrace the “garden/boho theme” instead. This trend can be easily transitioned from spring to summer. Everyone remembers their summers as a kid, so get with your groom and implement some of your favorite summer memories into your summer wedding.
Chances are you will have a fabulous makeup artist that knows just what to use on your face to combat that “summer shine”. You want to glisten on your wedding day, not come off looking like a wet dog. Primer will be your best friend. Makeup primer is a base for foundation or face makeup that allows it to go on smoother and last longer. Formulas are available in cream, gel and powder. Before she does anything, your makeup artist will apply primer, so your makeup goes on smooth and remains consistent throughout the day.
Embrace the Backup Plan
I know this is tough to hear, but embrace it and make sure you love it. Most summer brides (including myself) decide to forgo an outside ceremony all together, but if you’re willing to take the chance you must be prepared to use your backup option. Not only is the rain unpredictable in the summer, the heat is just as bad. On my wedding day, we had planned for the cocktail hour to be outside until the temperatures reached to nearly 100 degrees that day. I was more than happy to move it inside.
Keep it Cool
Create a signature cocktail that will keep your guests hydrated and cool during cocktail hour. One of the latest and greatest wedding drink trends to look out for this summer has to be the Wine Smoothie! This frosted drink will be the talk of the town and show how much time and effort you put into the comfort of your guests. A wine smoothie consists of a fruity wine, like rose, blended with ice and fruits of your choice.
We hope this has given you some insight into the easiest ways to avoid being a sweaty summer bride!