It’s not often we Brits can say we’ve been enjoying the summer weather, but the last few weeks have been glorious here in Boroughbridge. We’ve had some very lucky brides who have been able to take full advantage of it with beautiful outdoor weddings – they’re always a risk when you book them, but sometimes it really pays off!
Of course, all this sunshine brings its own problems. We’re always reminding brides that, even though it’s good to relax if you get the chance, sunbathing in the days before the wedding can leave unsightly tan lines which don’t match the shape of the dress. Keep the sun cream to hand when you’re out and about if you want to avoid the problem!
Of course, the weather plays a big part in the style of dress, too – nobody wants to be sweltering in a lot of layers for a beach wedding in the Seychelles. Equally, a floaty summer dress will leave a bride shivering for outdoor photographs in December. The unpredictable British weather means it can be hard for brides, grooms, bridal parties and guests to know how to dress at any time of the year.
Naturally, we have a lot of experience in helping our customers to find outfits which can be adapted to suit changing conditions. Shrugs, pashminas and boleros are all options for cool weather, while everything from wellies to umbrellas which coordinate perfectly with bridal gowns can help to make a stylish statement on the wettest of days.
Summer is the most popular season for weddings as there is the highest chance of good weather. The rise in the number of weddings at this time of year means there is always an increase in the stream of brides coming through our door. These busy months just fly by as we take our brides from their first appointments to their final fittings just before the big day, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. We’re always delighted to help brides find the perfect gown – whatever the weather!