Choosing The Perfect Dress For Your Beach Wedding: 5 Tips

While there are plenty of places to get married in Florida, the beach is without a doubt one of the most popular venue options. In fact, Floridian beaches don't only attract couples native to the state - people from all over the country plan destination weddings on our beautiful beaches.

As one of the best bridal salons in West Palm Beach, we are no stranger to beach weddings. This week, we are going to look specifically at how you can find the perfect gown for your wedding on the beach.

1. Plan To Be Barefoot.
High heels (and sometimes even wedges or flats) don't mix well with sand. Since going barefoot is a popular option at beach weddings, you'll find to find a dress whose formality level will blend well with a barefoot affair. Foot jewelry is a fun way to dress up bare feet for beach weddings, but it's not certainly not mandatory. (Quick tip - if you plan to put shoes on for the reception, go with flats. That way, the length of your dress will work with both bare feet and shoes.) 

2. Decide On The Length.
As the bride, it is completely up to you to decide what length you would like your wedding dress to be. Some brides planning to get married on a beach choose shorter wedding dresses that won't have to touch the sand (or a runaway wave), whereas others opt for floor-length gowns in spite of the beach location. There is no right answer - it's up to you to decide what fits best with your vision.

3. Consider The Heat.
As you are probably well aware, beach weddings (especially those in Florida) can get quite hot. If you are planning a wedding on the beach, you'll want to find a dress that won't make you melt while you are saying "I do." Avoid heavy fabrics, sleeves, and long chapel trains. Those types of formal wedding gowns are more appropriate for weddings taking place at elegant indoor venues.

4. Think "Light" And "Airy."
Since you'll want to avoid heavy dresses that may make you swelter, the natural solution is to find a dress that is light, airy, and flowing. In case you are blessed with a gentle breeze on your wedding day, you'll want to find a dress that will flatter you as it blows in the wind. Strapless or spaghetti straps and lightweight fabrics (like chiffon or silk) are a beachy bride's best friends.

5. Don't Forget A Shawl.
We just talked about ways to plan for the intense heat that may play a part in your wedding day, but it's impossible to predict temperatures on the beach. Though you'll want your gown to be light and breathable, it's smart to have a lightweight shawl or other type of warmth on hand in case the wind picks up and it becomes chilly outside. (This is especially important if you are planning to get married in the evening.)

Find Your Beach Wedding Dress At Bridal Couture Of The Palm Beaches!

Beach weddings are some of the most romantic weddings around. The uniqueness of the location, the softness of the sand, and the majesty of the ocean lend themselves to a wedding that will never be forgotten. 

If you are planning a beach wedding in Florida, we would be honored if you would find your beach wedding dress at Bridal Couture of the Palm Beaches. As a small and intimate boutique, we ensure one-on-one attention for our brides. Call us at (561) 793-4633 to schedule your private appointment at our bridal salon in Palm Beach, Florida.

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10233 Okeechobee Blvd - Suite B4

Royal Palm Beach, FL 33411
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