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  • Writer's pictureJessie Ladipo

Wedding Dresses That Will Steal Your Heart

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Congratulations on your destination wedding! But just because you're going to have a destination wedding doesn't mean you have to forego a fantastic destination wedding dress! Are you looking for unique destination wedding dress ideas to make you stand out while staying comfortable on your big day? This guide will help you discover dresses perfect for a warm & tropical destination wedding and allow you to embrace something different and show off your style.

Finding the perfect dress can be challenging, but don't worry; I've got your back. I've compiled a list of stunning dresses that will turn heads and make your wedding day unforgettable.

Check out these beautiful Styles:

One-Shoulder Modern Gown With Chiffon Jeweled Waistband: This modern gown is perfect for brides who want to make a statement. The jeweled waistband adds a touch of glamour and sparkle to the overall design.

Short Beaded Waist Crisscross Angelic Gown: The A-line dress with a crisscross bodice and sweetheart neckline is perfect for any destination. The waist is intricately beaded, and the dress comes in various colors and styles. I chose this style for my destination wedding.

Lace Wedding Dress with Off-the-Shoulder Straps - A classic bridal gown with elegance and style for the bride who wants a fitted bodice and sweetheart neckline. The off-the-shoulder straps add a touch of sophistication and romance. This gown is perfect for a traditional bride, a stylish look with the ability to accessorize it to match your personality.

V-Back or Backless Wedding Dress: Experience elegance with a breathtaking back-revealing destination wedding dress. This refined, alluring style transforms a modest gown into a captivating masterpiece. Perfect for the contemporary beach bride seeking a touch of sophistication and allure on her special day.

Here are some tips for selecting a dress that is perfect for whatever destination you choose for your wedding.

  1. Consider the fabric: Opt for lightweight, breathable fabrics like chiffon, lace, or organza. These fabrics will help keep you cool and comfortable. A heavily beaded ball gown will be too heavy for a beach wedding, whereas a flowing chiffon gown will be ideal for breezy cliff-top portraits.

  2. Embrace the elements: When selecting a beach wedding dress, remember the sand, sun, and sea. Choose a dress that is easy to walk in. Consider a dress with straps to keep it secure and avoid a wardrobe malfunction in the sea breeze.

  3. Be mindful of the length: A long train or full skirt may be beautiful, but it's not practical for a beach wedding. A shorter hemline or a high-low style will allow you to move around freely and enjoy the beach setting.

  4. Add some flair: Consider incorporating some destination-inspired elements into your dress. You could opt for a dress with a bold floral pattern or add a tropical flower to your hair if you are doing a beach wedding.

  5. Consider getting one dress for the ceremony and one for the reception. Dancing the night away under the stars sounds romantic, but it can get hot. A short party gown will be perfect for your outdoor reception.

  6. Remember the shoes: Skip the high heels and opt for a pair of flats or sandals that are comfortable and easy to walk in on the sand.

  7. Simple styles are better for vineyard and garden weddings: Avoid a highly embellished gown because it attracts twigs, leaves, and dirt.

  8. Is space in your suitcase limited? Consider the many designs with an overskirt, a detachable skirt, or a cape that will provide you with a fantastic two-in-one solution that is very travel friendly.

  9. Consider a patterned or colored wedding dress: Who says dresses must be white? I love colored and patterned wedding dresses; they make a bold fashion statement and can express your personality better than a traditional gown. Whether you choose a soft pastel tulle gown for your Italian villa wedding or a dramatic floral dress for your French chateau celebration, unique gowns are ideal for destination weddings.

  10. How are you going to get the gown to the destination? One of the main things to consider when choosing a dress is the logistics of transporting it to the location. First is the gown size and how it fits in your garment bag. Although beautiful, many ballgowns have a hoop or a long train that is difficult to pack up and transport. Secondly, consider the dress fabric. Can the dress travel well? Will you have access to a steamer and space to steam and fluff the dress? Many hotel rooms, especially in Europe, need more space for your gown, especially if you want to keep it hidden from your partner. Most modern fabrics, tulle and lace, usually travel very well. Vacuum-sealed bags are excellent for traveling and could be ideal for transporting your dress. A vacuum pack will protect your gown and significantly reduce the space a tulle gown, for example, takes up in the suitcase. Finally, consider the weight of your dress, as some embellished styles are surprisingly heavy.

  11. Bridal Accessories: If you carry it in the same bag as your dress, put it in a protective pouch so it doesn't snag on embellishments. The same goes for shoes, especially those with sharp stiletto heels. Carry valuable jewelry in your hand luggage for safekeeping.

By keeping these tips in mind, you'll be sure to select a beach wedding dress that is perfect for your destination wedding.

I hope these dresses and tips have inspired you as you plan your big day. Remember, feeling confident and beautiful in whatever you choose is the most important thing. Happy shopping! By the way, if you're trying to pull your destination wedding together but need help figuring out how to make it happen, feel free to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with me, and I will do my best to get you headed in the right direction.


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