Undecided on the type of wedding dress to pick for your lively Bali beach wedding? Read on!
Oh, the woes of deciding on the right dress to wear for your dream wedding at the beach. Fret not, for these handy tips will give you a better idea on the styles that you can consider, before you decide on a wedding dress:
1. Go Short and Flirty!
Having a long, flowing train trailing behind you step on the soft sand on the beach may sound dreamy, but you may end up getting annoyed when sandy grains get lodged in the fabric of your dress, spoiling the gown, or when muddy, grimy patches appear on the pristine, white gown in the photo shoots.
Why not opt for a cocktail or tea-length dresses? Such styles are often popular choices among pretty beach brides-to-be, as they are stylish and comfortable.
If you still cannot forego the notion of wearing a dress with a trail, you can select a dress with a varied length skirt. Such skirts have hemlines touching the knees at the front, and trail down to skim across the calves at the back, giving the dress a more bridal appearance.
2. Look Cool and Casual
Beach weddings have a fun and informal vibe, so donning a structured and formal bridal gown with a detailed bodice may look a little out of place.
Yet, the informal setting gives you a good opportunity to choose from a greater variety of styles and colours when you are deciding on a dress! We think that dresses that skims lightly over your figure, providing a soft and smooth silhouette are perfect with loose curls and fresh, tropical flowers.
3. Pick a Fabric that Breathes
It will be far from glamorous to be perspiring heavily during your wedding, so take note to select a fabric that is light and breathable.
There are plenty of options that you can choose from, ranging from a floaty chiffon or satiny charmeuse, to a crisp taffeta or shimmery shantung.
4. Fight the Breeze!
Ah, it sure feels good to have the occasional sea breeze blowing by, ruffling through your hair, providing some cool respite from the warm sunshine at that tropical Bali presents.
However, the last thing that any brides want is to have strong gusts of wind messing up their wedding attire. Doing away with wedding veils is a good option, and so is avoiding dresses with short mini-skirts. Do take care to don minimal delicate and loose accessories, to avoid losing them at the beach.
5. Go Strappy!
There is nothing sexier than having white spaghetti straps on bronzed, tanned shoulders. Opting for a dress with straps means that you can select from a greater variety of styles, including dresses with low-cut backs, and avoid the heavier fabrics and tighter bodices in strapless gowns.