If you’re planning a winter wedding and you want to make sure bridesmaids aren’t cold, here’s exactly what you need: faux fur wraps. Call them shawls, wraps, jackets, or boleros, your bridesmaids want and need something cozy to wear while outdoors taking photos. :)
While it’s important to stay warm, it’s also essential to still be fashionable while doing it. Unlike any old sweater or jacket, you need a nice wedding coat: something bridesmaids can wear while taking photos that won’t deter from their overall stylish look. Faux fur shawls are one of the prettiest accessories during the winter months and, lucky you, we just found the best place to get them.
You can get faux fur bridesmaid shawls in a variety of colors — even long-sleeve jackets made of soft faux fur and fleece — to wear during winter wedding photos outdoors.
In this blog post, I’ll show you some of the top colors and styles for the season along with photos so you can see what they look like.
Let’s get started!
Bridesmaid Wraps and Shawls for Cold Winter Weddings
This blog post is inspired by a recent Ask Emmaline question from bride-to-be, Lauren. She wants to know how to keep bridesmaids warm outdoors at her December wedding in Ohio. She writes,
“Hi Emmaline! I’m getting married this December in Ohio and it’s bound to be cold outdoors while we take photos. Do you have any tips on what the bridesmaids should wear to stay warm? Do you know where to get faux fur bridesmaid shawls that might look nice in photos? Thanks for your help!”
Ah, great question, Lauren, and way to plan ahead!
I’m sure you’re the type of cool, calm, happy bride that makes the wedding day more fun because you’re putting others’ comfort as a priority. When it comes to chilly outdoor wedding pics, having a faux fur wrap or bridesmaid shawls is a perfect way to keep everyone grinning from ear to ear, rather than wanting to run inside and warm up. ;)
We did some digging and found the best faux fur bridesmaid shawls that look pretty incredible in photos, will stay nice and cozy, and will look stylish from ceremony through reception.
These bridesmaids shawls are handmade by Sissily Designs. Handmade designer, Anya, creates these amazing bridesmaid shawls, wraps, and capes to keep everyone in your wedding party cozy during the fall and winter months. They’re available in many different colors and styles in her shop.
While you may recall similar styles in a recent post on how to stay warm at your winter wedding [bride’s version], it’s important for bridal party attendants to dress warmly, too. This way, you’ll be outside taking photos without freezing your bottoms off in the process. And everyone will be more comfortable, have more fun, and your photos will look nicer when the photographer doesn’t ave to rush for everyone to get back inside and cozy up!
Here are some suggestions to make sure your bridal party attendants stay nice and warm. These shawls wrap around their shoulders and have a hook to clasp it closed for hands-free warmth. As an added bonus, they make great bridesmaid gifts that are useful for the big day and beyond.
First, have you considered what color to get? Here is some advice on bridesmaid shawl color options.
What Color Bridesmaid Shawls Should You Choose?
For weddings, white or ivory faux fur wraps are best suited for the bride.
Bridesmaids typically wear brown, blush, or grey shawls. As a tip, if you’re selecting grey, silver grey looks good with blue dresses, while light grey looks best with red dresses.
Here’s a gorgeous dark grey shawl that complements a red dress beautifully.
And if you like the way white looks with their bridesmaid dresses, go for it! It’s perfectly fine to have bridesmaids rocking white shawls with the bride. There’s no rule that you can’t, it’s just more traditional for the bride to be the only one in white. :)
Bridesmaid Shawls Made of Faux Fur
Faux fur is the warmest way to stay cozy outdoors at your wedding. These particular shawls have fleece on the interior, so it’s instantly warm and feels luxurious against your skin.
Light Grey Faux Fur Shawl
Gold / Champagne Wrap
Blush / Tan Stole
If you’d like to find out more about these bridesmaid shawls, visit Sissily Designs.
And now you know how to keep bridesmaids warm at your winter wedding AND give them something stylish they’ll wear for years to come. Win, win. :)
Hope it helps!
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