Having a wedding in the summertime comes with a whole lot of perks. First of all, you can count on your wedding guests not spending the night hunched over a fireplace or covered in men's tuxedo jackets because it's frigid outside. You can also split your wedding between indoors and outdoors and take some very memorable and gorgeous photos in places around your venue before the ceremony or cocktail hour begins.
But another perk is that you can say goodbye to wearing a long wedding dress, with more layers than you can count on both hands, and say hello to the short dress of your dreams. Wondering if going short is a good fit for your wedding? Here are four reasons to consider a short wedding dress this summer.
You Can Show Off Your Shoes
With that knee-length dress you can show off a pair of fun shoes, with a lot of personality! You can swap out a couple of different pairs throughout the night to give your short dress more edge and flair.
You Can Say Goodbye to Extra Sweat
Do you know how sweaty it gets underneath a wedding dress? It's pretty hot under there, especially in the summer time. Going with a short dress will save you time in the bathroom wiping off excess sweat and even sticking your hands in cold water, just because you need a temporary chill.
You'll Be a Head Turner
Nobody expects the bride to be wearing a short wedding dress, so you'll certainly turn heads when you walk down the aisle. You'll set some style trends with your short dress and even have people high-five you for wearing something non-traditional and out of the box.
You'll Save Some Cash
The longer the dress, the more it costs? While that's not 100 percent true, short wedding dresses can be a whole lot less expensive than long ones, especially if you stay away from designer racks.
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Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.