Wedding Dress Ideas for Your Beach Wedding

When you decide to have your wedding ceremony at the beach, you set the tone for at least a somewhat casual affair, but you also want to feel elegant. Our Ocean Isle Beach wedding planners understand that level of balance necessary to make your big day special, so we’ve compiled a list of tips to choosing the perfect beach wedding dress! 

  • Ocean Isle Beach weddingsFirst, choosing the right fabric is a must. You want to opt for lightweight fabrics, such as silk, charmeuse, batiste and georgette, as these will be more breathable and easy to travel. Also, you want to be aware of your dress length. A train or floor length dress can easily be ruined on the beach, so be ready for a shorter dress length than you may have initially anticipated. 
  • If you’re finding a lot of shorter dresses are lacking enough “flair” and “sass” for you, add an accent with pearls, since they effortlessly accent a beach themed wedding. Flowers can also be used in your hair to add a simple yet elegant accent, which may also be best since a veil can be swept up by the wind! 
  • If you’re looking to soak up some rays while taking your vows, you may want to opt for a bikini and sarong or pareo wrap. 
  • And be sure to account for appropriate footwear, since heels are definitely not the shoes you want for a beach wedding. Because even a simple sandal can kick up sand onto your dress, you should go barefoot for your ceremony and save the shoes for your reception. But to add something special for your ceremony, add a toe ring, ankle bracelet or bridal foot jewelry.

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