If you have decided that your dream wedding will be held on a beach, where white sands, clear water and lush greenery would be the background of your wedding, you’d better find a dress that would look perfect in such a wonderful natural setting. The following are some guidelines on choosing your perfect beach wedding dress.
Set aside a budget for your wedding dress as this is considered as one of the highlights of your wedding. You can look at wedding boutiques for this type of dress. Some upscale department stores also offer beautiful wedding dresses perfect for the beach setting. If you want to splurge a bit, you can purchase a famous designer wedding dress. It’s worth the price because you only get to have a wedding once in your life, thus it must be perfect in every detail.
Going to a wedding boutique or to a designer’s to look for sketches is a good idea, you can also communicate to the designer on what sort of dress you have in mind so that the designer can come up with something that you really love. Another option is to look for a ready-made dress at wedding stores, upscale department stores or on the internet. The internet has a wide array of summer beach dresses which cater to your budget and needs.
Material and Style
Since the wedding will be held outside, choose a material that is very lightweight such as crepe, charmeuse, cotton eyelet, and chiffon. You should stay away from organza, brocade and velvet. You want something that you can walk and move in easily especially if you’ll be strolling on the sand with your loved ones. Getting a long flowing train isn’t advisable since it’ll get dirty in the sand which does not look good on the pictures plus you might accidentally trip over it. Your dress should look casual but elegant. Don’t forget to have a coordinating look with your groom. His outfit should also be hassle free and comfortable to walk around in.
Never buy a wedding dress if it doesn’t fit or is two to three sizes smaller than your normal size. Don’t think that a crash diet would magically turn you two to three sizes smaller. For most women who’s insisting they can’t have their wedding if they haven’t bought the dress they saw on the net or at the mall, the only option is to get a good seamstress to see if she can make any adjustment to make it look as if it was specially made just for you.
Wearing a simple headpiece on your hair would complete the look for your summer beach dress. A flower wreath on your head adds a taste of glamour without looking as if you tried too hard. This will also draw attention to the bride’s face and makeup. The bride’s makeup by the way should be as simple as possible using a liquid foundation with SPF, a light eye makeup, a sheer blush and a pink lipstick to keep her glowing all throughout the wedding.