So you’ve finally decided to say ‘I Do’ and your dream of a perfectly romantic fairy tale wedding on the beach with calm ocean breeze and warm golden sunshine and silky sand between your toes is coming true! So while choosing a gorgeous beach venue in Sydney to host your wedding soiree is important, picking the right kind of wedding dress to compliment your special day can be both tricky and overwhelming.
Here are some tips to help you find the perfect beach wedding dress to make your day as special and memorable as possible:
Location, Location and Location…..
When choosing a waterfront venue for your wedding in Sydney, it’s important to consider the elements of nature and how best to manoeuvre around them. Sand quality may vary from beach to beach; some beaches may have fine sand and others may have thicker coral sand. Finer sands are usually more difficult to remove from a wedding dress especially if choosing a dress with lace or a long train. Another element to be mindful of is Humidity. Moisture in the air will make warm temperatures feel hotter and cool temperatures feel colder. When choosing a dress for a humid climate, make sure the fabric breathes easily. Satin, sateen, velvet, brocade, and tightly-woven blends are not optimal for beach weddings or any humid climates. Cotton, linen, crepe, chiffon, charmeuse, and sheer fabrics are the most comfortable choices for brides planning weddings on humid beaches. Similarly \natural fibre such as silk is another great option as it will allow your body to breath and minimize sweating.
Casual vs. Formal
When you think of a beach wedding, it’s usually more casual in style but by no means does your dress need to be any less fabulous! Care free fabrics like polyester or a high quality silk fibres that resist wrinkles, is less structured and easy to transport are some factors to consider. Puffy traditional and. very structured, formal bridal gown with a full skirt and bodice may look out of place. The ideal beach wedding dress should be a fitted straight silhouette or an A-line with a minimum amount of flare. A mermaid style or a princess line will also work. On the contrary, if you are opting for a more formal and elegant affair by the beach, a full traditional gown can be a good option especially if the wedding is taking place at an enclosed venue by the beach as opposed to being right at the shoreline. Additions like crystal, rhinestone beading or lace can add beautiful detail and glamour to your look too!
For an elegant and romantic look, a softly gathered silk georgette skirt and lace bodice would be perfect whereas a bias cut silk satin gown enhancing the curves of the body can add that ‘oomph’ factor to even the most simplest of the weddings. A shorter hemline, a knee-length or tea-length wedding dress would be perfect to combat those windy conditions at the beach; easy to maintain and virtually fuss free! Strapless dresses are eternally fashionable however
may incorporate a lot of fabric and support which can be hot and uncomfortable for a beach wedding. A low cut back instead can be much easier to manage and equally sexy if not more.
Head over Heels
You don’t want that to happen on your special day; literally! A beach wedding dress should look good with flat shoes, pumps, flip flops or bare feet, as high heels and sand don’t really mix.
Some options best suited to a beach wedding can include Flower Crowns, Lace or beaded headpieces, Birdcage Veils, silk flowers or even Tulle Headpieces.
Hope you enjoyed reading our blog. Sydney Beach Weddings is a specialist in beach weddings, run by the management of Top Cat Catering we offer one of the most stunning waterfront venue, Horizons in Sydney. Horizons is a beachfront venue located at the South Maroubra Beach with panoramic views of the ocean. Please feel free to share your ideas on beach wedding dresses.