Hey beach bride-to-be!
If you’ve chosen to say “I do” with sand between your toes, the sound of waves crashing behind you and the warmth of the sun on your skin, you’re in for a magical day. A beach wedding is such a beautiful way to celebrate your love.
And now that you’re probably well and truly into planning mode, you’ve likely started to think about your beach wedding attire.
If you’re wondering what style of dress is best, we’ve got you covered.
From boho to sheath, there are so many amazing options to choose from when it comes to beach wedding dresses. Whether you’re planning something a little on the laid-back side or a more formal affair, there’s a style that will make you feel like a total beach goddess on your big day.
Beach Wedding Dress Styles For Your Big Day
As touched on above, there are a number of dress styles that are particularly well suited to beach weddings. Of these, our top 5 picks include:
Bohemian wedding dresses are all about flowy, ethereal fabrics and intricate detailing. They tend to have a relaxed and laid-back vibe that’s perfect for a ceremony on the beach. They’ll sometimes also feature simple floral designs and usually include lace, beading and a range of intricate embellishments.
Grecian wedding dresses, inspired by ancient Greek fashion, are characterised by beautiful flowing, draped silhouettes. They’re often designed with lightweight fabrics like chiffon or organza, which makes them a great fit for beach weddings.
A-line dresses are a classic wedding choice and can work really well for a beach wedding. They’re defined by a flared shape that widens at the hips and generally falls into a straight or slightly flared hem. Similar to Grecian dresses, A-line dresses are often made using lightweight fabrics like chiffon or organza, perfect for keeping you cool while out in the sun.
Sheath wedding dresses, sometimes referred to as mermaid dresses, are sleek and form-fitting, with a straight or slightly flared hem that falls to the ground. They’re a sophisticated choice for a formal beach wedding and are made using lightweight fabrics including silk and crepe.
And lastly, Tea-length wedding dresses are another great choice. They generally fall just above or at the ankles, though can finish closer to the knee.. They are typically made of breathable lightweight fabrics, and won’t drag in the sand as you walk. These are an ideal choice for a relaxed barefoot beach wedding.
Does The Colour Of A Beach Wedding Dress Matter?
The colour of your wedding dress, whether for a beach wedding or more traditional wedding, is ultimately a personal preference. There’s certainly no right or wrong colour. White is generally the default colour as it represents purity and, if we look at tradition, even symbolising a woman’s chastity.
With that said, ditching the traditional white for light pastels or pale pinks, blues and yellows is often a great way to match the beach and the summer vibes associated with them.
Though this can sometimes also depend on the style of dress you’ve chosen.
For example, some bohemian dresses feature soft orange and yellow accents which look amazing, while Sheath and Grecian dresses usually stick more to pure white.
At the end of the day, it all comes down to your personal preference and the overall theme of your beach wedding.