Don’t fall for these three common beach bride blunders when you pick out your beautiful wedding gown! Though you are going to be married on a beach, that does not mean that your dress has to be informal. You will need to think about nature’s role in your big event, and choose a dress that can stand up to sand and surf! A gorgeous beach bridal gown is simple, yet special. Check out these three common mistakes, so that you can avoid them and find the perfect dress!
1. Too Informal
Brides who are excited about their relaxed beach bash wedding might feel tempted to choose a dress that is too informal. A beach wedding dress should be easy-going yet still elegant. Your dress should make you feel beautiful and special, and set you apart from the crowds! An informal wedding dress could look too much like a white sun dress.
2. Lacey Ruins
If you wear a long wedding dress, expect your hemline to get beat up by the sand and surf. This will likely happen, no matter how careful you are! Delicate or vintage lace can start to appear ratty. Heavy bead-work will drag your hemline down and add to the problem.
Many wise women choose shorter dresses for their beach weddings. You could go with a tea length dress, or even an above the knee cut, and avoid a dragging hemline all together! It is important to note that your dress cut should flatter your body type and this might narrow your options regarding length. If you opt for a long dress, make sure the fabric around the hemline is sturdy enough to weather some wear and tear.
3. Too Much Tulle
Beaches are breezy places! The temperature difference between the air over land and over the ocean water creates steady coastal winds. Think about this when you are picking out your dress! A common mistake that beach brides make is a dress with too many long, lightweight layers. This can be a problem when a sea breeze enters the picture!
Fabrics that “float” and have an airy quality, like chiffon, crèpe, and tulle are great choices to incorporate in your gown for your warm, sunshine filled wedding. Just keep the cuts simple so that things don’t get out of control!
Beach brides should feel gorgeous, special and elegant. A wedding dress should not look like a sundress for any other day! The best sand and surf wedding gowns are made to withstand the natural elements, including salty shores and gusts of wind! I hope that knowing these common mistakes helps you pick the perfect dress. What does your ideal dress look like? Share in the comments below!