Simplicity is key
Beach wedding dresses need to feel breezy and comfortable to match your surrounds. While a hint of beading can add elegant detailing, be sure not to take it too far. It's fine to add some glam to your gown, but too much can look out of place at a beach wedding.
Braving the elements
Beach wedding dresses have to contend with a whole range of elements. Consider in particular how the heat, wind and sand may impact you and your beach wedding dress before you make your selection. There’s nothing worse than dripping sweat while saying ‘I do’ or getting lost in your gown as the wind wreaks havoc on your special day. The same consideration must be made for your bridesmaid dresses.
Make styling a breeze
Beach wedding dresses can be found in many different styles and silhouettes to suit even the fussiest of brides. Don’t feel you’ve limited yourself by choosing an outdoor wedding, as most designers now create specific ranges of beach wedding dresses. A-Line, empire and refined mermaid silhouettes work best for beach wedding dresses however always consider what will flatter your body shape first. Choosing the right fabric is also a high priority. Basically, the rule of thumb for beach wedding dresses is the lighter the better. Understated beauty will make the greatest impact on your big day.
Walking down the aisle in a pair of stylish designer stilettos may sound like a dream, but for beach weddings it’s a nightmare. Unleash your inner bohemian goddess and dare to feel the sand between your toes as you walk barefoot or opt for chic sandals to pair with your beach wedding dress. Soft waves and loose braids are divine for your bridal hair, and for an air of romance add a floral wreath to finish. For the perfect wedding bouquet complement the theme of your wedding and keep it simple.