Selecting A Bridal Gown For An Outdoor Wedding

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The selection of the bridal gown can take time and patience. Even if you have a clear idea of what you want, it may take time to find a dress that has both the right look and right fit for you. As you plan a wedding with an outdoor ceremony, think about how your surroundings might affect your dress choice. This is not just a matter of selecting something that will be comfortable. Your environment influences your decorating choices, and that should influence your look on your special day. In addition to providing gorgeous outdoor settings for a ceremony, Texas Old Town offers ample dressing areas for the happy couple. This means you have plenty of space to dress on site, and a space to quickly retreat to if you plan to change your look between the ceremony and reception.

Make Sure You Start Your Search Early

It can be wise to start the wedding search early, because you should anticipate at least one round of alterations for the gown you select. Because of this, you should make sure you make your purchase with room for adjustments and new fittings. Some extra time can also help if you have a specific dress style in mind, and want to make sure you find exactly what you want. For a winter wedding, you can also include time to search for accessories, like a wrap or jacket, to keep you warm at the altar.

Should The Expected Weather Affect Your Dress Choice?

While the ceremony tends to be relatively short when compared to the reception, you are spending a fair amount of time outdoors. If you have a summer or winter wedding planned, it may be a good idea to look for a dress that will offer more support for the weather. This means more than just picking something to keep you warm, or to help you stay cool. You can also look for fabrics that are lighter or heavier, which can make a dress more amenable to your expected climate than it might appear.

Things To Consider If You Plan On Changing Between Your Ceremony And Reception

Many brides will opt to change their look in some way between the ceremony and reception. A dress with layers that you can remove can be ideal for a winter wedding, because you can stay comfortable outside and then make sure you remain comfortable indoors. You can also consider something subtler, like a makeup retouch or a change of shoes in between events.

You Can Look And Feel Amazing At Your Texas Old Town Wedding

In addition to offering couples access to beautiful Texas Hill Country settings, Texas Old Town offers generous amenities and accommodating indoor reception areas. To learn more about our Kyle, TX venue, please call 512.396.1800 or complete our online contact form!