A jacket can complete the aesthetic look of a wedding dress, provide warmth, or act as a cover-up. Some churches are strict about not being too revealing, so a bride could wear a jacket at the church and take it off later at the reception. During Autum, winter, and spring seasons, the weather may necessitate a warm jacket to cover the arms and torso.
During the summer, a light jacket may provide the sun protection needed during hours of outdoor photography. Some dresses may be accentuated from a stylish jacket as an accessory. For instance, a simple gown could come alive with a brocaded bolero jacket, or an ornate gown may be enhanced with a simple faux fur.
For any reason, brides should consider adding a jacket to the ensemble, as there are many different kinds of wedding day jackets from which to choose.