Beach Wedding Dresses: What You Need To Knowbeach wedding dresses? In this blog we’re going to look at beach weddings, some of the pitfalls you need to watch out for, and of course give you some great beach wedding dresses to think about!
Why Beach Weddings?Really, the question has to be, “Why not?” It’s warm, you have the comforting feeling of sand between your toes, and everyone’s in that honeymoon spirit straight away. Not to mention some of the amazing locations you might wish to choose! Hawaii, Thailand, Bali, Greece, Jamaica…the list goes on. wedding dresses.
What To Be Careful About When Wearing Beach Wedding DressesThe beach may be gorgeous and romantic, but it’s also wet, hot, and sandy. These three elements are not good friends of most wedding gowns. You may want to avoid wedding dresses with long skirts and trains. These are a magnet for sand and water, and you neither want your wedding dress to look dirty, nor become waterlogged and heavy! Beach wedding dresses avoid this, and we’ll come on to those later. You may also wish to pay attention to the sun. Everyone likes some sun, but weddings can be long days and you and your guests need to stay hydrated and covered to avoid sun-stroke. [caption id="attachment_6594" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Sun hats for guests and yourself are a must. [/caption] To keep everyone comfortable consider hosting the wedding in the morning, or later on in the afternoon to avoid the hottest part of the day, and you could set up beautiful awnings like in this picture to provide some shade: [caption id="attachment_6589" align="aligncenter" width="300"] These awnings look great, and provide much-needed shade during your ceremony.[/caption] Needless to say, you should also take some cool boxes of water with you so everyone can grab a bottle if they’re thirsty and have a ready supply of sun-screen too.
What Are Beach Wedding Dresses?Beach wedding dresses are a lot simpler, informal, and easier to wear than elegant, highly decorated, and formal wedding gowns. However they’re no less special in their own ways! They tend to be quite light and drape, in a Grecian style. This is why sheath styles and high waistlines tend to be fairly common. Beach wedding dresses are great because:
- There are usually made from very light materials such as chiffon and organza. This makes them comfortable in the heat, and doesn’t attract much sand (even with longer skirts).
- They’re lighter in weight, meaning that brides feel more comfortable wearing them.
- Styles are typically informal, looking fresh, modern, and pretty.
- They’re less expensive than traditional wedding gowns as they take a lot less work and material to make, freeing you up money for the future!
If you are planning to venture down into the surf, then how about a two-in-one wedding gown like this? You can adjust the skirt from long to short in seconds!It's two dresses in one, and just perfect for the beach as you have a long skirt to cover up if needed, and short dress for fun on the sand![/caption]In a hot place a shorter dress is a refreshing choice, and this style is so pretty you'll be looking forward to wearing it again and again! So pretty, and this beautiful dress is a keeper as it can be worn throughout your time abroad.[/caption] Finally another sleek gown, but this one has a pretty floral one-shoulder for extra support and decoration! Another comfortable and loose gown, this chiffon style has pretty flower decorations too![/caption]