Find a top-quality dress shop. Look for a shop that provides quality wedding gowns, excellent service and competitive prices. Consider a range of vendors, from specialty shops to chain stores and even online retailers.
Decide between a customized and a pre-made winter wedding dress. There are often plenty of quality pre-made choices. However, if you want something more unique, a customized dress is an excellent option. Just remember that you'll probably pay more for this type of dress.
Take the weather and season into consideration. It's likely to be cool outside and you don't want to spend your wedding day shivering. While you may love the strapless look, consider opting for a warmer style, such as a long-sleeved gown.
Pick a beautiful fabric. Heavier fabrics such as taffetas, brocades, satins, velvets, velour and even faux fur trimming are excellent choices for winter wedding dresses. These fabrics are considerably heavier than most other fabrics used for wedding dresses, making them great choices for winter weddings.
Purchase accessories to keep you warm. Capes and boleros both go right over the wedding dress, providing some warmth. This is important if you are going to have an outdoor wedding or if you'll be going outdoors to get to the reception or even for photos. Hand muffs and white, lacey, thick tights can also keep you warm.