Choosing the Attire for Your Destination/Beach or Tropical Wedding.

Destination Wedding Attire

When Choosing Attire for Your Seaside or tropical Affair: Select Comfort and simplicity.
The first thing to consider when dressing for a destination wedding is the environment. If the wedding will be held outdoors in a tropical climate, comfort and practicality should be your priority. While some island brides wear an elegant gown, others see a destination wedding as an opportunity to abandon tradition and go casual. Either way, explore wearing lightweight fabrics that drape your body and avoid any styles that will cling to you and make you uncomfortably warm.

Natural fabrics like silk chiffon, silk organza, cotton, or 100% Linen, are best for a seaside ceremony. Bear in mind that even with exercising the greatest caution, a longer dress can get dirty after strolling along the beach. Opting for a shorter style will eliminate worries about your dress. Remember, it is not unusual for a bride to wear a white sundress or go barefoot on the sand.
As for the groom, a white 100% linen jacket or a crisp, white, classic guayabera, also known as a cigar shirt or Mexican wedding shirt is perfect for a beach wedding.
The guayabera, which arguably originated in Cuba, Mexico, Spain, Thailand or even the Philippines, has been around for over 200 years. Most commonly made from linen or cotton, this button-front shirt features two or four patch pockets and two classic vertical rows of very fine, delicate pleats, which are sewn closely together and run along the front and back of the shirt. Grooms can choose the guayabera in short or long sleeve styles. Its sophisticated design and flattering fit make it ideal for grooms of all shapes and sizes. Most importantly, it is an elegant option for keeping the groom cool and comfortable in a tropical climate.

I will like something comfortable, affordable and dazzling!

Want something comfortable and nice looking, but affordable?, then consider a simple long, short or knee-length dress. The shorter the dress, the less fabric and the cooler it will feel. But long simple dresses are very classy and elegant, yet casual for such an event. Simple can be a spaghetti straps A-line style, strapless or a halter type dress. Choose fabrics like silk chiffon, silk organza, linen or silk that are ideal fabrics for hot weather and tropical climates, and it will let the bride feel cool and comfy.

A beach wedding usually will require a casual and more of a simple dress because of the climate. You will want to feel and look your best and Simplicity is the best way. The less ornamentation and embellishment the dress has the better and fresher your dress will feel. For an island, tropical or beach wedding, the ceremony will most likely be held at the beach. The weather will be hot and sometimes feel very humid. That’s why a simple and casual dress will be the ideal beach wedding choice. It will be comfortable, affordable and nice looking.

Selecting the appropriate clothing for a beach or destination wedding.

There is no Right or Wrong clothing attire for a destination beach wedding. It’s just that because of the tropical or beach location the ambiance tends to be more relaxed.

If the location has been decided and it’s a beach or tropical destination wedding, then this type of wedding calls for a more casual informal wedding attire. Because the weather will be hotter and the ceremonies will be held outside by the ocean, then the clothing is lighter and cooler. No need for tuxedos, suits or long ornamented gowns. The Bride can wear a long or short simple dress made of fresh and cooler fabrics like: Chiffon, Silk Organza or Linen. Strapless, Halter or Gowns with low-open backs and very little beaded ornamentation is recommended because the less ornamentation the lighter and cooler the dress will feel against the hot weather tropical climate.

For the Groom, a Linen Suit if you want it to have a more formal feel, but the Guayaberas or Mexican Wedding shirts are very very popular for destination and beach weddings. They’re more comfortable, cooler and elegant at the same time. Sometimes Capri shorts and a V-neck loose fit linen shirt is great for a beach ceremony. No shoes, just barefooted. Simple, comfortable and very relaxed for that special memorable day. More common are the linen drawstring pants with a linen long or short sleeve Guayabera or
Mexican Wedding shirt.