When looking for a winter wedding dress look for something with style, warmth, and that can easily be bustled in the back.
Choosing a winter wedding dress style is completely up to you. You may, like many brides, go with a traditional long white wedding dress. However, if traditional white is not for you choose a color that reflects the season. There are beautiful red wedding dresses designed by Avíne Peruccí that would look wonderful with a winter wedding theme. Other wedding dress colors that would fit a winter wedding are blue or green.
Staying warm during your winter wedding is a major factor to consider. You need to decide if you will need a long sleeved wedding dress, a long coat, or even a wedding dress made of a warm fabric like velvet. Depending on the temperature and how long you plan to stay in it can easily decide these factors. For example, if you plan on changing locations for your reception and will only be outside for a few minutes while getting in a limo, then you can avoid heavy velvet and long sleeves as long as you have a warm coat. (Note: For all winter weddings you should choose a long wedding dress rather then a short one.)
To avoid getting your dress dirty with snow and mud a winter wedding dress should be easy to bustle in the back. Make sure that it only takes a minute or two to easily have someone bustle the wedding dress you choose. This way you can easily have someone put it up during the time your outside and quickly put back down for wedding photos at the reception, if you choose.