Many brides today, prefer having a relaxed beach wedding instead of a formal church wedding. Once you have decided on the ideal beach locale, to have your wedding, the next point you need to concentrate on is your wedding dress.
The best thing about a beach wedding dress is that you can choose just about any color and go in for any style for your wedding gown.
Beach wedding dresses come in a variety designs and fabrics. A bride planning for a beach wedding can choose either a traditional gown, go in for an inexpensive beach gown or even opt for a designer gown. If you are planning to tie the knot on a sunny beach locale then choose lightweight fabrics. However always keep a pashmina wrap or a bolero jacket handy if the weather suddenly becomes cold.
When buying a wedding gown for your beach wedding, try it on first to see if it fits you well. The ideal wedding dress is one which fits you well and accentuates your natural curves. Fabrics which are ideal for a beach wedding dress are light weight materials like georgette, organza, dotted Swiss, tulle, duchess satin and charmeuse.
Heavy fabrics are not ideal for a beach wedding, as they tend to make the bride feel hot and uncomfortable. You also need to avoid long restrictive veils and trains. Do not opt for gowns with heavy bead and embroidery work. Fabrics which wrinkle easily like linen and cotton should also be avoided as a wedding gown material for a beach wedding.
Tea length, ankle or knee length gowns are ideal for beach weddings. Gowns which are long and trailing can prove to be very cumbersome on the sand. Common styles for beach wedding dresses are halter styles, backless style gowns, wedding gowns with spaghetti straps, wedding dresses with cap, tulip, short or flutter sleeves and gowns with sweetheart, scalloped or V necklines. Sheath style wedding dresses and A –line gowns can make the bride look stunning.
For a beach wedding, choose gowns in summery colors like lavender, light blue, pink, yellow or dull gold. Jewel toned gowns will also look great for a beach wedding. Keeping these small points in mind will ensure that you have a memorable beach wedding.