We were planning to write about this topic later, however, with this a holiday weekend celebrating both Valentine’s Day and President’s Day and heavy snow forecast for most of the East Coast, we thought this would be a great time to write about this very unique winter wedding topic.
We promise you, you will never see images of what we are about to describe in a bridal magazine. Your wedding photographer will never show you pictures of this happening. More than likely, only a few people, have seen this however, we are sure they would never forget the experience.
We are speaking about what happens when a full-length bridal gown, not protected from the snow and wet, is accidentally dragged in the slush. It is not pretty, wet, cold, muddy, slushy: not pretty. We have seen it, not pretty.
The very simple, yet somewhat odd-looking remedy, that will save the winter storm bride lots of tears is for someone to have ready an extremely large plastic garbage bag, with two holes cut in the bottom. Just before the brides leave the house or hotel for the ceremony, she steps carefully into the bag while wearing the dress. With the help of her bridal attendances, they “stuff” bride and dress into the bag, protecting the dress and the bride from the mud and slush!
We will be the first to admit that this “bride in a bag” looks a little odd, however, it certainly beats having the bottom eight inches of the dress absorbed with mud and slush!
Once at the church, reception hall, or photo studio she step out of the bag and the dress is dry waiting a little fluffing!
The bride can even wear her favorite pair of wellies! Now that’s a picture!
Charlie and Cheryl