A summer wedding with fragrant flowers and warm, festive atmosphere may seem far away in February. But for many spring and summer brides, the dress is already hanging up in the closet, last-minute plans are being finalized and the "save the date" postcards have long ago been anchored with magnets to chosen guests' refrigerators.

But when the big day finally comes, here's what the bride (the star of the show) will be wearing when she says, "I do" this year.


It's small details that add personality to the wedding dress. While a small detail, side pockets are definitely making a big impression on wedding fashion this year, especially among fashion-forward brides, said Olga Szwed, designer at La Belle Reve Bridal in Bellevue, Szwed, who provides custom design services, said adding pockets has been a popular request among her clients. "[Pockets are] flirty, fun and great for holding your phone or tissues," Szwed said. You also see them on bridesmaid's dresses.