There are many gorgeous destination beach wedding dress styles out there, but some will keep you more cool and comfortable than others. Here are some dress styles to consider if you’re planning a destination beach wedding of your own.
When it comes to picking out a dress for your destination beach wedding, the material and the style of the dress matter. Many brides make the mistake of thinking that just because a dress is short, simple, or has no train, that it’s the perfect fit for a destination beach wedding. Not so! If your dress is made of the wrong material or is a design that restricts your movement in some way, it can be just as uncomfortable for a destination beach wedding as a heavy, traditional wedding gown can be.
Keep the following wedding dress styles and tips in mind as you choose a gown for your destination beach wedding:
Tea-length and Cocktail Gowns—Any tea-length gown or cocktail gown will work for a destination beach wedding, but just make sure the material isn’t taffeta or made with a lot of polyester. Taffeta is especially notorious for being uncomfortable if the weather is hot and humid.
Don’t let its light weight fool you. If you’re getting married indoors on the beach, then it’s a comfortable material to consider, but in general, it’s best to stay away. Choose a tea-length or cocktail dress is you’d like to be free to move without a fussy train or heavy material, and stick to a lightweight chiffon if possible.
Mermaid Gowns—Mermaid-style gowns are also beautiful options for a destination beach wedding, but again, it’s important to choose one that is made of a lightweight material that won’t make you sweat. Stay away from heavy satin, brocade, or layered lace, and instead opt for a thin satin, a chiffon overlay, silk georgette, or a comfortable organza. Organza gowns are especially great for destination beach weddings, and they are available in a multitude of styles and are not limited to mermaid gown styles.