Make a Statement With A Red Winter Wedding Dress

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Enjoy Great Fortune By Wearing Red On Your Special Day

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Winter weddings are a chance to combine the magic of Christmas with your special day which will be packed full of atmosphere and festivities. From twinkling lights, to fallen leaves and maybe even a hint of snow, you can be sure that your winter wedding day will be incredibly romantic. If you’re marrying in the run-up to Christmas, or even at the beginning of the New Year, you can be a little more adventurous with your bridal ensemble. Warmth is an important consideration, with many brides opting for faux fur shrugs or muffs to keep their hands toasty when outdoors. But if you really want to go for a traditional Christmassy look at your winter wedding, then there’s no better style statement than to wear a red wedding dress.

Cultural Traditions

Traditionally, brides in the UK wear white on their wedding day, but it hasn’t always been that way. Queen Victoria wore a white lace gown when she married Prince Albert in 1840, and ever since then the trend has largely continued. However, in other cultures, red is the preferred choice of colour. In China, wearing a red dress is thought to attract good fortune, wealth, fertility, success, love and luck. India has similar beliefs attached to the colour, but it is thought that red also symbolises the beginning of a new life. Brides considering red will love the feeling that they’re wearing a lucky colour on their wedding day!

Look Stunning In The Photos

As such a bold colour, a red wedding dress is an absolute gift for a photographer shooting at a winter wedding. When heading outside around the grounds of your Essex wedding venue, the landscape can be particularly crisp at this time of year, so the contrast of a scarlet dress against a mystical backdrop of grey and white is just stunning. To tie in with the rest of the wedding party, you can have the groom and best man with red ties and handkerchiefs, and the bridesmaids with a red sash and vibrant ruby nails. Dotting detail such as red roses in your floral arrangements or red napkins on your tables helps to complete the look.

Red Suits All Shapes

Where white can be a particularly revealing colour, particularly for curvier brides, red is much more forgiving and suits many body types. Red dresses are available as fishtails for those who wish to accentuate their hips, or are available in a full skirt and train for the wow factor that a meringue can deliver. As it’s winter, you may wish to choose a red wedding dress with sleeves or a matching jacket, or else find a suitable shrug to drape over your shoulders.

Bridal shops offer red dresses by a wide range of dress designers, for example Maggie Sottero, although it can often be worthwhile calling in advance to check what they have in-stock. Some stores will be happy to order a red dress in for you to try, if you have the details of one you’ve seen online. The best time to get your dress is six to nine months before your wedding day, so if red is on your mind, then now is a great time to shop for your winter wedding 2020 dress!