The Beach Wedding Dress

Beach wedding dress

Beach wedding dress

A Beach Wedding Dress is NOT just a Beach Wedding Dress. It’s an experience, it’s a dream, it’s a costume for your wedding play, it’s a fantasy come true, it’s your love story being told, it’s a memory and it’s you.  All eyes will be on you, especially those of the groom. The instant when he sees you walking down the sand with your gorgeous dress, it’s a moment that will be engraved in his mind for ever.

Beach weddings are less formal and more casual, so the clothing etiquette follows that trend. Also, because the selected destination spot will probably be held in a warm climate location the style of the beach wedding dress is more airy, light and relaxed, unlike the traditional ornamental heavy gown. There are many styles to choose from with fabrics that are light, comfortable that will let you look your best and enjoy your wedding day.

For instance, you can wear a long dress made of Chiffon, which will give an elegant and floating appearance to the gown. Chiffon is smoother and a very lustrous fabric, perfect for a wedding dress. A beach wedding dress style that looks incredibly beautiful in Chiffon, is the princess or emperor waist line design. There’s a variety of styles within the latter styles, like: spaghetti straps, halter, and V-neck or emperor waist A-line style. Why, because it will make the dress flow with ease creating a soft and delicate movement when you walk.

Remember that feeling at ease with your dress is one thing you should never sacrifice on your wedding day. You can also try Linen or a Cotton fabric style wedding dress. Linen and Cotton are fabrics that can absorb the heat very well, making ideal for outdoor and destination beach weddings. Again the princess or emperor waist line cut is very attractive and flatters the body more than any style.

Because beach weddings are less formal of an event, the dress can be casually elegant, and not a heavy adorned gown. Remember you want to be comfortable and move around with ease, walk in the sand, dance in the outdoors and feel cool and fresh at all times. Also, not worry where or how to store the dress afterwards. Many brides choose a more simple approach and decide on a strapless short or mid-calf summer style dress.  Easy to wear and lighter to pack and ideal to travel with.

Now that you know what types of fabrics work better for Destination Beach Weddings selecting and buying your Beach Wedding Dress does not have to be a painstaking chore.

Brides this is your special day, you want to look your very best and feel the same way you look. So, remember that comfort and beauty go hand in hand. So now that you know what fabrics work best for your beach wedding dress, go shopping and feel great. Long or short, linen or chiffon you will dance all night long in the sand with your groom in its linen suit. Best wishes to you both.


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.


Can a Wedding dress be too heavy for a Beach, Destination Wedding?.

Wedding dresses for beach wedding should be more casual and simpler because the weather factor can influence your comfort and ease. If you have a gown or a dress that has too much ornamentation and would like to tone it down to suit the casual beach event, then may be you can have it altered to simplified the heavy feel of it. May be if it has a long train, it can be removed, or try making it a halter top style.

Also, try using a small tulle veil or none at all, that way the overall look and feel it’s not as heavy. May be a flower or small hair ornament will lessen the heaviness of the dr


What’s the ideal dress lenght for the Bridesmaids, short or long?.

Most likely the destination of your beach wedding will be in a hot climate place, like the Caribbean, the tropics or the islands.  A lot of our customers opt for a short dress because is more comfortable under the hot sun. Easier to move around in, easy to pack and not so much fabric to cling to the skin. A short heart- shape neckline is simple, cute and very comfy, but there’s many other styles that can work as well.


Choosing the RIGHT Destination/Beach Wedding Dress.

Picking out the brides dress is one of the most difficult task, but don’t worry because for a destination or beach wedding the attire is more casual and relaxed. First, you need to figure out the color, white, off white, beige or pastels. Then the fabric and because destination and beach weddings are held in hot climate locations certain fabrics are recommended making the choice easier. Choose from Chiffon, Silk or Linen fabrics which are light, cooler and more comfortable for outdoor and warm weather climates.

Now, the fit and style will bring you the comfort ability you need, Heart shape strapless, halters, Spaghetti-straps or simple A-line dresses with low open back will be a lot cooler because of their simplicity in style, lighter fabrics and not much ornamentation. A simple tulle veil or a long light tulle one will be fine. May be you like some flowers or just a simple large flower as your hairpiece instead. Some brides like the long flow effect of the veil and some just preferred the short style. It’s a matter of personal choice.

Also, you might want to take into consideration the weather because if it’s windy the veil is going to go all over the face. But that’s not such a big deal because you can always clip it to the back of the dress. Again, DON’T WORRY! Relax and just think what color, fabric (silk, chiffon or linen), fit and style you will like. And, last but not least how comfortable you will like to feel and that comes in within the style you choose.


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.