Whether you're considering a beach wedding on the nearby shores of Lake Erie or a more exotic locale, you'll need a wedding dress that is beach-friendly. The sand, sun, and water all make for a picture-perfect wedding locale. But have you considered how those breezes and the salt spray may affect your attire?
Beach Wedding Dress Tips
Beach weddings can be casual and carefree, or more elegant and formal. Regardless of the tone of your nuptials, your wedding dress should fit the environment for both comfort and style. Before heading to your local salon looking at dresses, keep these beach-friendly basics in mind:
Avoid formal ball gowns on the beach. They are heavy and awkward.
Ditch the veil. This is one lightweight accessory that will get in the way when the wind blows.
Wear Flats. There is a reason everyone wears sandals (or goes barefoot) on the beach — it’s difficult to walk in anything else!
Opt for light, airy fabrics. Even if you want a more sophisticated wedding dress, stay away from heavy (and hot) fabrics. Sheer lace, silk, and chiffon are not only comfortable, but they look great in this setting!
Not every wedding dress will look good on the beach. But that’s okay. Today’s designers have created a myriad of styles to fit this popular setting. Here are a few to consider.
Casual & Carefree
When you think of a beach wedding, you often think of a more casual and a carefree style. This often includes a free-flowing skirt and lots of tulle that offers a light-as-air look and feel. Of course, having a more laid-back style does not mean you can’t find a dress that also provides a soft romantic look too. And, if you want something sparkly, feel free to go for a more form-fitting top featuring plenty of bling!
Just because you are getting married on the beach does not mean you have to adopt a hippy-like style. Plenty of designers have created a more elegant and glamorous look for the popular beach wedding. Today’s sophisticated designs utilize the airiness of sheer lace but add silk or chiffon for a more elegant look. Draping has also become popular, giving even a lighter dress a more romantic flair.
Fun & Flirty
Brides who want a more fun and flirty style won’t be disappointed with today’s design favorites. Short skirts, deep slits, and even shear dresses are all the rage. Offering a sexier, more flirtatious look, these options help today’s modern bride show off her curves in a fun and flirty way.
The Hippie Boho Style
If you are a one-of-a-kind bride who loves the hippie style bohemian look, then you won’t be disappointed with this season’s wedding dress styles. Featuring plenty of lace, feathers and off the shoulder options, this fun and unique style is growing in popularity among brides who want to be comfortable, yet stylish on their special day.
Finding the Perfect Dress
Whether you want a long flowing romantic style or a short tea length wedding dress, let the expert stylists at The Perfect Bride help you find the wedding dress of your dreams. Call now to make an appointment!