Daily Archives: June 6, 2013

Hot Wedding Season

Short Dress for Outdoor Wedding

Short Dress for Outdoor Wedding

I feel sorry for all brides who are having their weddings this weekend in our Northern Californian town of Redding. It’s supposed to be 109 degrees. Outdoor weddings are really popular around here and I can understand why. We have gorgeous views of Mt. Shasta and Mt. Lassen. We have the river and all the lush vegetation that goes with it. Big oak and cottonwood trees. I GET that people love the outdoors here.

But wedding gowns and tuxes are hot! And I don’t mean that in a sexy way…I mean, the temperature way.

If you really want an outdoor wedding, and you live in a hot climate, maybe you should think outside the box a bit. How about a short wedding gown? Or a lightweight chiffon gown instead of satin?  For the guys, you might consider chinos and white shirts. If you have to stay formal, how about tux pants with the vest instead of a jacket? Linen for the bridesmaids and groomsmen is a great casual look for summer as well.