Choosing a dress for a beach weddingJanuary 7, 2019
There always seems to be more weddings in summer than any other season. In Australia we have some beautiful weather and brides who love the sun and surf, like the romantic feeling of a wedding on the beach, waves crashing, sand beneath their toes – love a beach wedding.
Beach weddings are romantic, and the couple certainly wants to look their best on the day. Choosing a wedding dress for a beach wedding isn’t as simple as picking a dress for a wedding held indoors.
Bridal Secrets have a few tips that can help you choose the right wedding dress for that beach wedding.
- Choose the right fabric – it’s warmer in summer so choose a lightweight fabric, this will allow you to stay comfortable and cool. Depending on the time of day, you will be standing in the sun, not just for the ceremony, but for photos as well. Dresses made using light fabrics including chiffon, crepe, cotton, voile and organza are great options for a dress on the beach. You may want to consider having some weights added to the hem of your dress on the off chance it’s quite windy.
- Don’t forget beaches mean wind and sand – if it is going to be windy there is every chance a full skirt can be blown about, opt for a tighter fitting dress with less skirt. Beaches also have sand so try and avoid a dress that has a lot of intricate lacework in them – especially in the skirt.
- Avoid dresses with a train as it will get ruined walking over sand, which can not only ruin your dress but your look as well.
- Bridal Secrets suggest the Rebecca Ingram Ingrid dress, it has a fit and flare silhouette with an illusion bateau over sweetheart neckline, illusion cap sleeves and illusion back, with pearls and beading. No lace for the sand to be caught in, floor length with no train and the fit and flare silhouette mean there is no full skirt to get blown about in a breeze.
- You don’t have to restrict yourself to just looking at bridal gowns for your beach wedding, knee or calf length dresses can be better options than a full flowing skirt, and you won’t have to worry about the hem which can get in the way walking on sand. A bridesmaid dress in a shorter length can look casual, romantic and elegant and is another option to consider.
- Add colours – white can look washed out, consider colours such as lavender, pink, red, mint green, gold, ivory or pale blue can still look lovely as a wedding dress.
- Accessorise – add some sparkle to your wedding dress with accessories, make sure you try them out with your dress first, you don’t want accessories to over-power the dress, yet you also want them to be noticeable.