Fur/Faux fur wraps, jackets on wedding day...

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BlushingBridezi... Posts : 99 Registered: 7/21/09
Fur/Faux fur wraps, jackets on wedding day...
Posted: Aug 1, 2009 8:57 PM

This is mainly for my fellow fall/winter brides. I am leaning towards wearing a fur wrap/jacket of some sort on my wedding day in order to stay warm. My wedding is the week before Christmas, so I think it would be fitting with our winter wonderland wedding theme as well. It is a tad bit funny though bc the weather here is not extremely harsh in the winter time and we RARELY get snow throughout the season(maybe snows once or twice a year)...but you never know...lol. It could be anywhere from 40-70 degrees that day, but I am pretty sure it will atleast be cool enough for a wrap or jacket. I'm thinking it will be in the 50's or near it.

I am not going to wear it during the ceremony or reception, but I would like to take some pics outside...so it would be a stylish way of keeping warm during the pics and also while commuting to and from the wedding events.

I have never been into wearing fur before, but after seeing some pictures of winter brides wearing fur stoles/wraps/jackets I decided that it would look cute for the wedding. After all...it is a winter wonderland theme and I think it adds to that "wintery" feeling. Plus I think it looks tacky when people wear regular jackets over beautiful wedding gowns...lol.

So here is my Dilemma...my FH wants to buy me a real fur...but I think that is stupid considering I will never wear it again after the big day. At the same time, I would rather wear the real thing if I can't find anything that doesn't look cheap. I will likely just get the real thing...do you guys think that is stupid?

Please answer my questions below...

1.) What do you think about fur wraps/jackets and etc for winter brides?

2.) Is is tacky to wear faux fur even if it looks real?

3.) What should I recommend for the bridesmaids to wear during the pics so they don't freeze to death, but still look classy and uniform?

4.) Do you have any suggestions on designer/retailers that have cute fur and faux fur jacket/wraps and etc.?

Thanks :)
-The Blushing Bride

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BlushingBridezi... Posts : 99 Registered: 7/21/09
Re: Fur/Faux fur wraps, jackets on wedding day...
Posted: Aug 1, 2009 9:23 PM Go to message in response to: BlushingBridezi...

Inspiration:

I would love to wear an arm muff with it too....so cuteeeee!

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_DqMZyZ8n8CU/ST7Hp4E2FTI/AAAAAAAABNI/tUUvnQVFnz4/s400/J4.jpg

I was also thinking about getting some for the bridesmaids because they need to cover up and look fashionable too...lol.
http://images02.olx.com/ui/1/56/81/11915581_1.jpg
http://www.bridalshrugs.co.uk/images/shrugs.jpg
http://fauxfurshrugs.co.uk/fauxplay/images/home_image.gif



And here are some other pics I found:

http://www.wed-shopping.com/photos/wedding_stole_E1022_1.jpghttp://www.wed-shopping.com/photos/stole_E1066_1.jpghttp://www.wed-shopping.com/photos/bridalbolero_E1042_1.jpghttp://www.wed-shopping.com/photos/wedding_jacket_E1030_1.jpghttp://www.wed-shopping.com/photos/birdal_bolero_E1027kr_1.jpghttp://www.wed-shopping.com/photos/E1006_1.jpghttp://www.wed-shopping.com/photos/stole_E1026_1.jpg


-The Blushing Bride

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myra Posts : 5,550 Registered: 3/28/06
Re: Fur/Faux fur wraps, jackets on wedding day...
Posted: Aug 2, 2009 2:16 PM Go to message in response to: BlushingBridezi...

Whether you do real or faux depends on your feelings about wearing fur. Some of the faux furs available now do look real. Or, you could go all-out faux, flaunting it rather than trying to convince people it's real ( I especially love this with the wilder-lloking faux furs). Or, you could go vintage--that way, you're not encouraging anyone to go out and kill a new animal. I have Googled and e-Bayed vintage furs and found lots on the internet. For your maids, if you do not want them in matching or related wraps to your own, you could give them coordinated pashminas or shawls made out of their dress fabric.
myra at www.classysassyweddings.com

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BlushingBridezi... Posts : 99 Registered: 7/21/09
Re: Fur/Faux fur wraps, jackets on wedding day...
Posted: Aug 3, 2009 4:39 AM Go to message in response to: myra

Thanks :)
-The Blushing Bride

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LinzZ Posts : 683 Registered: 12/13/07
Re: Fur/Faux fur wraps, jackets on wedding day...
Posted: Aug 4, 2009 9:57 AM Go to message in response to: BlushingBridezi...

I got married 9 days before Christmas '06 in NE Ohio. I was counting on snow and got 60*. I had tall lace up Ugg boots (my MOH, who was my only bridesmaid, had a matching pair). We wore off-the-shoulder wraps held closed by crystal broaches. The inside of the wrap was a fuzzy material that kept us warm, the outside was dupioni silk with a sequin here and there to sparkle. We were warm during our outdoor photos.
My grandmother made our wraps. We only had to pay for the fabric, which wasn't much. If grandma hadn't been an option, I don't think I would have invested much. Fur is a lot of money, especially if you KNOW you'll never wear it again and you are only planning to wear it for some pictures and getting too and from the church and reception venue. I do like the faux fur wraps, but I still wouldn't spend a lot of money on those either. Without snow in the pictures, the wraps just don't seem as magical.

Hapersfieldkisses.jpg picture by linzrene
linzandnate.jpg picture by linzrene


 

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BlushingBridezi... Posts : 99 Registered: 7/21/09
Re: Fur/Faux fur wraps, jackets on wedding day...
Posted: Aug 4, 2009 4:36 PM Go to message in response to: LinzZ

Thanks for the advice! Your pictures look gorgeous! Part of me is hoping it won't be too cold when I get married simply bc I'm not a winter person. I don't want to freeze my butt of while taking pics, and trust me...I want to take a lot of pics outside(my bridal party might hate this...lol). The other part of me thinks cold weather would make it seem like more of a winter wonderland wedding...lol. IDK, I'm thinking around 55-60 degrees would be nice.

Originally I was planning on wearing white fur, but saw this really cute blue fox fur wrap that I thought would be cool for me to wear. The only thing is that I'm not too sure about using that much color on my wedding day...IDK. I'm sure the blue fox fur would pop and look great in pictures though. I'm wearing blue shoes...so the fur wrap would coordinate, but I'm debating whether or not I should just keep my wrap white because that would be more traditional. I love being creative and all, but the wedding day is the one time where you can go all out and look like a princess, so I am thinking I might need to play it safe and go with white. What do you think? Would a blue wrap be too much? Please be honest...lol.

Here's the blue wrap on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com.my/Cute-FOX-FUR-Shrug-Cape-Capelet-Shawl-Wrap-Scarf_W0QQitemZ370077545724QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item562a5734fc&_trksid=p4634.c0.m14.l1262


Here's a picture of the dress I will wearing...except I will be wearing it in diamond white.



-The Blushing Bride

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SweetSurrender Posts : 130 Registered: 5/14/09
Re: Fur/Faux fur wraps, jackets on wedding day...
Posted: Aug 4, 2009 9:03 PM Go to message in response to: BlushingBridezi...

First of all, your wedding dress is beautiful!

As for the fur wrap, I agree that the blue one would add a nice touch of color to your wedding photos. However, it might be a bit "too much" if your BMs are wearing blue as well (I'm just assuming blue is somewhere in your color scheme since you mentioned the shoes, so I'm guessing BM's might be wearing blue too?) If that's the case, I personally would go with the white wrap.

 

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Love is what makes the ride worthwhile."

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EWF Posts : 158 Registered: 7/16/09
Re: Fur/Faux fur wraps, jackets on wedding day...
Posted: Aug 5, 2009 1:53 PM Go to message in response to: BlushingBridezi...

hi, i place on wearing a little fur capelet as well on my wedding day. my wedding is inside, but i have to wear it under the chuppah because i have to have my shoulders covered, and i don't like the look of a bolero. i am a fur wearer, so i plan on wearing it again... in my experience, sometimes it's less expensive if there is a local furrier in your area, for them to make it for you. independant, family owned furriers will usually give you a discount if you ask, and this way you are not paying for a label as well. i love your dress, but i would wear a white wrap with it, i think blue might be a little much, unless it's more of a silvery/grey. have you though of silver fox? and for your bridesmaids, what about getting them a pashmina? you can get them white or silver to match the winter wonderland theme.

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BlushingBridezi... Posts : 99 Registered: 7/21/09
Re: Fur/Faux fur wraps, jackets on wedding day...
Posted: Aug 6, 2009 1:54 PM Go to message in response to: SweetSurrender

Sweet Surrender and EWF:

Thanks for the compliment! I agree that the blue might be too much especially when some of my bridesmaids will be wearing blue. I'm thinking I will go with white or possibly silver. My bridesmaids are all wearing a thick platinum bow/sash, so if I wear the silver one below, I will coordinate with them. Their sash actually ties in a bow just like the one on the fur wrap!

I loveeeee this silver one!

Silver Fox Shrug - Click for a Larger View
-The Blushing BrideCool

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EWF Posts : 158 Registered: 7/16/09
Re: Fur/Faux fur wraps, jackets on wedding day...
Posted: Aug 6, 2009 10:06 PM Go to message in response to: BlushingBridezi...

tnbridezilla, i love that silver one! but i wanted to let you know... i bought my dress today, and i tried on a mink shrug, and it actually looked awful with the dress, it looked WAY too heavy! my father said that it cheapened the look... i was soooooo disappointed because that's what i had my heart set on, but he was right. so make sure that you see what it looks like together, if they don't have the fur and the dress in the same shop, make sure you get a shrug that can be returned, or bring the dress to a furrier, you have to see the whole look put together... the final look (even though i wasn't trying on my actual dress, but something similar) can look totally different than what you have in your head!

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BlushingBridezi... Posts : 99 Registered: 7/21/09
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Posted: Aug 7, 2009 7:20 PM Go to message in response to: EWF

Good point :)

I think I will try to see if there are any local places around here that make furs. That way I can try it on with the gown. I have looked in some places, but many aren't selling fur wraps yet bc it is summer.
-The Blushing BrideCool

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hisboops813 Posts : 1 Registered: 1/28/09
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Posted: Aug 20, 2009 12:59 PM Go to message in response to: BlushingBridezi...

I am actually looking for a local shop as well that carries the faux fur. I am looking for more of a jacket however. If you find any shopes that have them please let me know. I would prefer to try it on with my dress rather then order from online.

Thanks.
Jennifer

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ktmarie78 Posts : 1 Registered: 4/10/10
Re: Fur/Faux fur wraps, jackets on wedding day...
Posted: Sep 8, 2010 10:34 AM Go to message in response to: BlushingBridezi...

I am getting married in December and this silver wrap would look great with my dress. Could you please tell me where it is from? Thanks!!

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