Yes! You can totally wear a long sleeve wedding dress in the summer. What’s so great about wedding dresses with sleeves is that there are so many different fabrics and styles to choose from. Try and go for a sheer sleeve or something with illusion tulle for a lighter feeling, or, try off-the-shoulder sleeves if you want to wear your dress in hotter temps.
If you plan on wearing a veil, first consider the venue: “A long cathedral veil is beautiful for a traditional religious ceremony, but it could be distracting on a windy beach,” Risatti says. Depending on your preference and budget, you can buy off the rack, order from a bridal designer, or have one made by a veil specialist. (A high-end salon can give you names.) Wait until you’ve chosen the gown to start shopping so that you pick the right length and shade of white; get a swatch from your dress to match it exactly. Custom can take up to six months. In all other cases, just buy it in time for hair and makeup trials.
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