Coordinating your beach wedding attire? Keep reading the rest of this page for advice on styles, fabrics, and accessories that will help you create a fashionable and functional bridal look!
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Tips for Selecting Your Beach Wedding Attire
A dress designed with short or tea length hemlines is ideal for tying the knot on the beach. Wedding dresses of this length are easy and comfortable to walk in, and will not get stained or stuck in the sand. If you require a long and flowing gown, select a fabric that can easily brush clean.
Chiffon, organza, and jersey cotton are the most sought after fabrics for bride’s and bridesmaid’s beach wedding attire. They are resilient, simple to steam, and are light weight and comfortable to wear. They will blow in the ocean breeze and keep you cool in warm temperatures.
Style and Fit
Selecting an A-line silhouette beach wedding gown in one of these fabulous fabrics will ensure a universally flattering fit and boast a traditional style. Sheath style dresses also boast a fit and flare style and put a modern twist on a classic silhouette. Wedding dresses that feature a staggered hemline, which is short in the front and longer in the back also are sought after by non-traditional brides.
Beach Wedding Hair Accessories
Once you select your dream destination attire, consider how you will accessorize your look. Many brides opt for cute, vintage veils. These birdcage veils are short and chic, and usually double as a hair barrette. Their netted veils fall slightly below the nose and create a modern and fashion forward look.
Many birdcage veils are embellished with flowers, feathers, or both! Select one of these antiquated accessories to add some instant elegance to your attire.
Fingertip veils are also popular with brides-to-be, because they look elegant, traditional, but they do not skim the sand or create an overly formal vibe for your casual and relaxed ceremony setting. Many are designed with scalloped edges, are lined with lace, or have floral embroidery on their edges.
Some brides choose to completely skip a veil as part of their attire, and opt to pin a fresh white rose in their hair, or other embellishments like a crystal lined feather, a silky and smooth fabric rose, or a dazzling artificial floral clip. They can easily be added to hair that is worn down or pulled up, and they look great when hair is given a soft, beach like texture.
You can find genuine designer veils at discounted prices at Best Bridal Prices, and you might even get it for free if you buy your wedding dress through them.
Brides who are not afraid to make a statement, and truly embody the essence of the beach walk in the sand barefoot.
You can also purchase flip flops that have a pearled glaze or are embellished with sparkles or bead work. Flat, strappy sandals will also work if shoes are a must for your beach nuptials. If you’re tying the knot right in the sand, avoiding heels is a good decision, as you will sink or slip up on the sand. You can shop for gorgeous wedding shoes and sandals at really great prices on Best Bridal Prices and Dessy.
Before you begin shopping for the perfect beach wedding attire, be sure to consider some of the points outlined above to make saying, “I do”, a stylish and chic affair!
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