Getting married in London? Doubtless you’ll already have an idea of the dress you want, but is it the right dress for the time of year when you want to get married? We give our expert opinion on which dress pairs best with which season.

England is infamous for having temperamental weather Gods and seasons which neither get swelteringly hot nor freezing cold. And yet, we still have cold winters, orange autumns, showery springs, and summers with long days that are perfect for dancing the night away on the lawn. With this in mind, when planning your wedding, make sure to choose a stunning dress that complements the season perfectly. Take a look at our top recommendations for seasonal wedding dresses.

Spring Wedding

For a spring wedding, you can take full advantage of the fairytale feeling this time of year creates, starting with your wedding dress. When browsing wedding dresses in London, look for ones that are decorated with lace, or have a 1920s vibe to them. Look for modest wedding dresses in the UK to match the simple beauty of the season, so you can bloom alongside the flowers.

If you’re not so keen on the simplicity of a 1920s dress or a modest wedding dress, you can go a little more complex with a mermaid wedding dress. These are great for women with an hourglass figure, as their figure-hugging shape can really showcase your slim waist and hips, before flaring out into a ruffle of silk and lace. They’re also sometimes known as a fishtail dress, as the bottom flares out like a fish’s tail. Go for a high up-do and accessorise with a belt to cinch your waist in further.

Summer Wedding

If you’ve chosen to marry in the summer, you may well have done so with the hope of an outdoor wedding and the perfect warm day to celebrate with your friends, family, and a glass of chilled champagne. Wedding dresses, however, aren’t the lightest of outfits. The last thing you want to worry about on your big day is overheating and getting into a sweat — unless it’s one of excitement when you’re walking down the aisle!

A summer wedding dress needs to be minimalist enough that you can stay cool, while still being timeless and elegant. If you have the confidence to rock it, consider looking through the bridal shops of North London for a backless wedding dress. Not only will it keep you cool, but you’re sure to turn heads with the bold show of skin contrasting against the perfect white silk. To really show off this style, pair it with an up-do and accessorise with flowers in your hair to keep the summery, relaxed feel going.

Autumn Wedding

Autumn is, without a doubt, one of the most romantic times of the year. With the seasons changing and winter approaching, there’s no better time for evening walks with your sweetheart as the sun sets, or snuggling in front of a cozy fire and drinking hot cocoa.

If you’re getting married in autumn, choose a dress that matches its rustic beauty. Rather than opting for a pure white, going for an off-white colour will tone in perfectly with the fallen leaves and muted colours. For your accessories, you can really go all out with the autumn theme. Accessorise your hair with acorns and oak leaves, and let yourself have fun as you match the outfits of your wedding party in gorgeous, subtle colours.

Winter Wedding

For a winter wedding, go for that glamorous, princess feel. When trying on wedding dresses in London, make sure you sample some ball gown dresses in this season. If you were a little girl who dreamed about her wedding, the chances are that these are the dresses you pictured yourself in.

When you’re trying dresses, remember the mantra of brides about ball gown dresses: ‘bigger is better’. The shape, which emphasises the waist and hides the hips, is one to suit all body sizes, too. If you can find a sample dress, you’ll save a lot of money for the honeymoon afterwards, to get some winter sun after the cosy, crisp day of your wedding. Accessorise with a faux fur shawl to keep your arms warm and dress your bridesmaids in red and green if you really want to channel a Christmassy feel.

Whether you choose spring, summer, autumn or winter, make the most of your special day. Remember that this is the beginning of a new and exciting journey with the love of your life, so make it a day you never forget by choosing a truly beautiful, season-inspired wedding dress.

To browse a range of wedding dresses for all seasons, call and make an appointment at our bridal shop in North London for a fitting from our experts. Belle Bridal specialises in sample dresses, so you can get a designer dress at a fraction of the price.