How to Choose the Perfect Florida Beach Wedding Dress
"How to Choose the Perfect Florida Beach Wedding Dress"
Florida beach wedding dress Choose an airy fabric like chiffon or charmeuse that floats casually in the ocean breeze.
One of the most exciting parts of planning a wedding is trying on and picking out your perfect wedding dress. When you’re planning a beach wedding, though, you may find out that the dress of your dreams isn’t actually practical. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you’re looking for your Florida beach wedding dress:
- Think outside the ball gown: A ball gown wedding dress just isn’t practical for a beach setting. If you absolutely have your heart set on a large dress, make sure it can bustle. If your dream dress has always been a ball gown, you can always have one dress for the ceremony and another one for the reception, provided your reception is a more ballgown-friendly location. Your best bet, though, is a dress that won’t weigh you down and that you won’t have to drag through the sand.
- Choose a light, airy dress: Lace is beautiful, but it can easily pick up beach debris and sand. Instead, choose a light, airy fabric like chiffon or charmeuse which will casually blow in the ocean breeze.
- Avoid heels: Heels are uncomfortable enough walking on a flat surface. Add sand and you’re just asking for disaster. A beach wedding calls for dressy sandals or wedges. It’s a good idea to try out your wedding shoes on the sand before the big day. Have your dress hemmed appropriately, and wear your sandals of choice when you go to the final fitting.
- Tone down the veil: A cathedral length veil is a classic and traditional part of the wedding outfit, but your beach wedding is not the place for a cathedral length veil. A long veil will only get in the way during the ceremony, creating a distraction for you, your guests, and the photographer. If you want a headpiece, consider flowers or a tiara. A short veil can also work, but make sure someone in your wedding party has some hairpins on hand at all times.
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