Top Tips to choose the Ideal Beach Wedding Dress

By on April 4, 2015

via Best for Bride

The popularity of destination weddings is growing, and with good reason. Is there a more romantic setting for a wedding, than a sun-kissed sandy beach where surf and turf come together to create a beautiful ambiance?

Once you have set your mind on a destination wedding, and booked the location, the next most important decision is finding the right wedding dress for the day. A destination wedding is chic and fun, and this opportunity presents you with the chance to dress up in anything, but a traditional wedding gown.

There are some important factors to consider when choosing your beach wedding dress, and let us dive into these details now.

Fabric selection is important

Travelling with your gown means it will be subjected to more handling than you ever would, if you were having a wedding at home. So, the fabric shouldn’t be wrinkle-prone, but should be light and convenient to carry around.

Heavy gowns with elaborate details are not only impractical, but may also appear inappropriate for the relaxed style of ceremony. Inform your bridal consultant that you are having a beach wedding, and she will help you choose a suitable fabric. Chiffon is a good choice, as it doesn’t wrinkle easily. This breathable fabric is light-weight too. Other options are cotton, crepe, georgette and organza.

Pay attention to length and cut

Both length and pattern are to be chosen with due diligence. Strapless gowns in straight silhouettes look fashionable in outdoor settings. Make sure that the gown doesn’t flow to below your ankles, as you risk tripping over if it does.

Since you will have to spend the greater part of your wedding day in your wedding dress, make sure it is comfortable and manageable. Remember that you will be traveling days before your wedding, so schedule your fitting sessions well ahead of this date. This will make sure that your dress will be ready in time for you to pack your bags.

Be adventurous

A destination wedding is the ideal occasion for you to think outside the box, and be adventurous with your dress choice. Go for a patterned wedding gown, a shorter style or cool and trendy accessories for a unique look.

Be inventive with your headpiece and bouquet. If you want to go for the traditional white, play up the drama with vibrant accessories. You can add pops of bright and bold colors not just to your dress, but also to your wedding décor. Finally, make sure that you wear appropriate footwear that will make it practical to walk on the sand.

Carry your wedding dress on you

The last thing you want is to end up at your destination with your wedding dress in shambles. To prevent such a scenario, don’t check it in with the rest of your luggage on the flight but carry your wedding dress with you, Make sure that there is a provision to hang it up on your plane ride. Use a good travel garment bag, so your dress is crisp and clean, even after the long journey.

Best for Bride brings you the Mori Lee Voyage collection of perfect dresses for destination weddings. Visit us online to browse through this stylish collection, and make your pick.

About Olga Pomeransky

Olga is manager at Best for Bride since 2005. Currently Best for Bride operates 4 bridal stores in Canada (Toronto, Etobicoke, Hamilton and Barrie). Best for Bride sells wedding, bridesmaids, mob dresses and more. http://www.BestForBride.com

2 Comments

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    Amanda S

    April 13, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    Great tips. If you are going to be moving around with your dress, care is going to be a big part of your day!

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    Vanessa W.

    May 18, 2015 at 11:36 PM

    Very good tips. I never really thought about the overall length. It would make sense that you might not want it all in the sand.

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