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Best tips for Winter Wedding Accessories

Winter weddings are magical for a lot of reasons. While spring and summer may be the most traditional wedding seasons, a winter wedding is the season of long sleeves, faux fur, bridal boots, dark flowers, blankets, fire pits, marshmallows, moody candlelit venues, mulled wine and crisp nights and to go even further with your bridal styling.

Defy the cooler temperatures and go for a radiant look with super adorable and cozy winter wedding accessories. Questions to ask yourself: Do you get cold easily? Will you be exposed to the elements to and from the church or at the venue? Are you just mad about accessories? Or are you more into the pure and simple styling? Finding that perfect dress is important and all your warming accessories to complement your bridal look and styling still need to remain true to your personality.

Here are several ways to polish off your bridal ensemble for your winter wedding.

Try a dress with a high neckline or elegant long sleeves for a classic and stylish winter choice, and then you can easily style-up with a cover-up. From adding lace sleeves to your sleeveless gown with ease to adding a regal finish as you move between venues, they’ll keep you covered, secure and looking simply divine.

The weather can be a bit brutal for brides, especially for those who have opted for strapless or short sleeve gowns. If you don’t want to sacrifice your wedding day style by rocking a huge puffer jacket over your gown, you don’t have to spend your wedding day shivering. These winter wedding accessories will keep you warm and look absolutely stunning in outdoor wedding portraits.

Bolero - Why not add a classic satin, lightweight lace or chiffon bridal bolero jacket. This cropped style just covers your shoulders with an open front but will make a statement.

‘Faux’ Fur Jacket & Wraps - An elegant and stylish choice. To keep you toasty warm, bring along a winter jacket to wear while you’re outside. You can go for a stylish faux fur coat that’s as elegant as your winter wedding dress, or even a leather jacket for an edgier contrast.

Cape - If you’re going for a fantasy-inspired ensemble, a soft fluffy cape is the winter wedding accessory. It will give your look some serious Game of Thrones vibes – and who doesn’t want to feel like a princess (or queen) on their big day?

Shawl - A bridal shawl is worn over the shoulders for warmth or modesty and made from various fabrics to suit all seasons. A shawl can be worn multiple ways from looping it in the front to tying it at the back to draping it across the shoulders.

Boho Shrug - For the alternative chicks, boho babes, or just plain anyone who wants to make a statement - a comfy bohemian shrug will make you feel super cozy and dreamy. These look awesome with strapless gowns and won’t cover up too much of your ensemble in your wedding photos.

Leather Jacket - Your leather jacket and your wedding dress can be best friends! Give it an extra special touch by personalising your jacket with custom made calligraphy, a heartfelt, meaningful piece that you’ll cherish forever. Don’t be afraid to add a little rock and roll vibe.

Denim or Jean Jacket – For a more relaxed look a denim jacket for him and her or a lace jacket in a ‘jeans-cut’ is a chic new bridal-interpretation of the classic jeans-jacket.

Scarf - Finish your wedding ensemble off with a scarf that matches your wedding colour palette. As an added bonus, it can double as a blanket if you get chilly during your reception, making it a win for both fashion and comfort.

Other Winter Wedding accessories to consider:

Boots - Spare your gorgeous bridal shoes (and your feet) from the cold and use a pair of warm boots on hand. You’ll be thankful for them when you’re going to and from your winter wedding venue. Consider it for a fun photo - they’ll look cute in wedding portraits, so show them off in one or two pics.

And this list wouldn’t be complete without snuggling blankets for friends and family at a massive celebration!

Ready to Shop?

At Forever Bridal and Formal we have the best range of styles and shapes for winter brides who want to stay cosy and warm while still making a statement, you can choose between long sleeve and ¾ length sleeve variations, all of which are crafted to an excellent standard.

When it comes to cover ups, the right bridal jacket, cape or shrug can work wonders for your bridal attire. Whether you want to cover up on your way to the church or transform your look from day-to-night as temperatures drop, there’s something for everyone. Boleros, capes, and shrugs can also subtly alter your gown without the need for alterations.

Forever Bridal & Formal, Stafford is a locally owned boutique-style bridal store on the inner north-side of Brisbane offering a fantastic selection of unique styles from Australian designers, and we import our own brand with “one-of-a-kind” wedding dresses especially suited to our local clientele. We pride ourselves in our personalised service and care more about the fit and style to suit each client, rather than the brand or just the latest trends. We can also help you with your bridesmaids and mother-of-the bride dresses.

If you are excited to choose your ideal winter wedding gown, get in touch with Forever Bridal & Formal to book an appointment. With off-the-rack wedding dresses and formal dresses, designs to suit every silhouette, and the ability to customize with our own in-house alterations service, we cater for brides of all ages, sizes, and cultures.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you choose the dress you need to look a million dollars on that all-important day. Tel: 3175 4525 or email


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