Destination beach weddings are often semi-formal or very casual. If you want your wedding party and your guests to be comfortable, there is a way to keep your attire casual while maintaining a level of formality on your wedding day.
Many destination beach weddings take place inside at resorts, historical landmarks, and hotels. Just because you’re having a destination beach wedding doesn’t mean you to have to have the ceremony directly on the beach. In fact, many brides opt against marrying on the beach, even if they are hosting a destination wedding on a beautiful island like Bermuda. The wind, sand, and sun are common deterrents for couples who want to eliminate the risk of bad weather or who want to protect their attire from the outdoor elements.
Still, the allure of many destination beach wedding locations is the ability to get married directly on the beach. For many couples, they prefer to keep their attire and dress code simple, allowing for a comfortable, casual occasion that takes place right next to the sand and surf. Regardless of where you decide to hold the ceremony for your destination beach wedding, it’s good to know that you still have some options with an informal ceremony, even if you have your heart set on maintaining a certain level or formality throughout the occasion.
To keep things dressy but comfortable, try choosing a gown without a train. You can still wear a gorgeous, white flowing gown, but by choosing a style that has no train, you can wear that beautiful gown as you walk down the sandy aisle and you won’t have to worry about the hassle of getting your dress dirty. This makes for a whole lot for comfort, too.
The same goes for the bridesmaid dresses. Choose cocktail or tea-length dresses for your girls, and dress them up by having them wear shrugs or shawls that are embellished with vintage brooches. You can also have the groom and groomsmen opt for lightweight, linen-style suits. They can pass on tuxes and instead opt for stylish, breezy sport coats with a simple tie. Keep these simple attire suggestions in mind as you plan the look and feel of your destination beach wedding.