Having a beach wedding is a lot of fun and allows brides to deviate from the traditional in nearly every way if they wish. Rather than a formal wedding dress and heels, brides have a lot of alternative options for their wedding ensemble. Here are a few great types of alternative beach wedding dresses.
Simple Summer Sundress
One great beach alternative to a traditional wedding dress is a simple summer sundress. Inexpensive, most sundresses are made from cotton or similar material, and can be beautiful for a beach wedding. This is the perfect alternative for a wedding that is more laid back than most, and can be paired with wedding flip flops or sandals. To dress up a simple summer sundress, wear a pretty strand of pearls and go for an updo with rhinestone accents or tiny flower pins.
Tropical Swimsuit and Wrap
For a relaxed tropical wedding, a gorgeous swimsuit and wrap paired with flip flops is a wonderful alternative to a wedding gown. With such a huge variety of colors and styles, you can find something that will suit you and your wedding theme perfectly. Add to the effect by placing a tropical flower in your hair and wearing it down and flowing (if possible).
High Heel Alternatives
High heels are just not practical for a beach wedding. However, there are some wonderful alternatives that brides can choose from. “Barefoot wedding sandals” are a new trend suited perfectly for beach weddings. Typically created from beads, it’s like wearing sandals, but allows you to go barefoot. Some barefoot wedding sandals are created from lace as well, so there is a style to suit your specific personality.
Since having a veil whipping around in the breeze won’t make for the best wedding photographs, many beach brides skip the veil and choose an alternative accessory. A beautiful tiara is a great choice, and can sit perfectly on an updo for the big day. Wearing flowers in your hair is also a beautiful alternative and has a natural, outdoorsy feel.
Consider these alternatives for your beach wedding if you want to step away from the traditional gown and accessories.