Long flowing gowns may not be suitable for a wedding on the beach. Choose your beach wedding dress with care. We bring you a guide to choosing a hip and comfortable wedding dress that will fit just right for the romantic casual wedding held with the sun setting on the distant horizon, golden sands and waves dancing on the shores.
Choosing beach wedding dress
Look up catalogs to select your beach wedding dress well in advance so that you can plan a dress that will fit in right with the surf and sand. Since a beach wedding is more likely to be more informal than a traditional church wedding, choose a style that matches the ambience. You need not compromise on glamour when selecting a beach wedding dress, keep it sleek and stylish!
You can choose a beach wedding dress with a halter neck, spaghetti straps or strapless top - ideal to show off tanned shoulders. Else you can opt for flowing sleeves to shelter you from the heat. A simple sundress in linen or soft chiffon embellished with embroidery or classic beads is yet another option for a beach wedding. Keeping your wedding gown simple and elegant will work wonders at your beach wedding. Look for low waist style or a-line pattern.
As your beach wedding is in the bright sunshine, check your wedding dress color carefully in natural light before selecting. Go in for a fabric suitable for the weather. Silk, satin, organza and chiffon are excellent choices of material for your tropical wedding dress. The beach wedding dress must be teamed with the right accessories. Choose footwear that is informal - strapped sandals or open-toed shoes. Let your hairstyle and makeup blend with the overall ambience. Go in for more informal hairstyles, either long and flowing or tied back with flowers or barrettes.
It is likely to be windy near the sea, so ensure that your gown and hat are properly secured. Avoid trains with the beach wedding dress. When selecting the wedding dress style, keep a few points in mind. A voluminous dress will be heavy and might get dirty in the sand.
It will also not be suitable for dancing. Some fabrics wrinkle easily - bear this in mind if you have a long travel to your wedding destination. White is the traditional bridal attire and it goes well with the sand and surf. Use head wreaths or floral garlands instead of conventional tiaras.
Informal beach wedding dress
If your style is very much informal, you can go in for simpler wedding dresses in floral or tropical prints. If you are more adventurous, you can even opt for a bikini and team it with a dressy sarong. Giong in for a medium or short wedding dress might be more practical than a long flowing one. You can choose a beach wedding dress with a floating skirt. Opt for a sleeveless dress. Instead of going for a long flowing train, put flowers or shells in your hair.