Best Wedding Dress for a Waterfront Wedding
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Best Wedding Dress for a Waterfront Wedding – The Crescent Beach Club

dress for a waterfront wedding

Best Wedding Dress for a Waterfront Wedding – The Crescent Beach Club

If you’re dreaming about a waterfront wedding, chances are you have already thought about your dress. Sand beneath your toes, crashing waves nearby, and sunshine on your shoulders are all things to consider when dress shopping. Some brides go for a more casual vibe with a light chiffon fabric that moves gently in the wind. Others choose a dress with more embellishments that will catch the sunlight in photos for a gorgeous sparkle. Whatever you’re dreaming of, it’s important to remember the elements so you’re feeling both beautiful and comfortable.

Top Dress Styles for a Waterfront Wedding


Many brides are going for the bohemian vibe with a nude lining that really makes the lace pop. Dresses with lace can be both delicate and sophisticated and are always a classic choice for beach weddings. Are you having a destination wedding? Lace can be extremely lightweight making it great for traveling.


Let’s face it, it can get hot at your waterfront wedding and a little breeze on your back will go a long way to cooling you off. The scoop in the back gives a subtle sexy vibe that is gorgeous in photos.


If you’re looking to have your toes in the sand but are worried about dragging your dress around, the non-traditional but trendy midi dresses are the perfect length for waterfront weddings!


Voluminous ball gowns might be a bit tricky on the beach which is why some brides lean towards figure fitting gowns that allow for a good breeze and some movement without a ton of fabric to deal with.

Oversized flowers (or leaves)

Bohemian dresses are trending and large flower or leaf embellishments are adding a fun botanical vibe to beach weddings. They are also perfect for tropical destinations or themes.


Some brides are opting for colorful dresses that make a statement. In fact, according to The Knot, 18% of couples who wed in 2018 opted for a colorful outfit! The sky’s the limit with non-traditional colorful dresses If you’re looking for a change, you’ll find everything from bright yellow to floral patterns. These dresses all pop against beautiful sandy shores. Ever considered something different for your something blue? There are a few designers offering pale blue dresses that both match the hues of the ocean and make a statement.

Pro Tips to Picking the Perfect Dress for a Beach Wedding

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If you’re looking for your dream dress for a waterfront wedding, it’s important to keep a few key things in mind. First, you’ll want to think about how you are going to transport the dress. Is this a destination wedding? If so, you might want lighter fabric that doesn’t show many wrinkles after travel. Lightweight lace and chiffon flowy dresses are easy to travel with.

Another thing to consider is the weather. If you’re doing spring or fall you might have a cool day and a simple but elegant shawl could really come in handy. Another option is having long sleeves for the cooler seasons. If they’re lace or sheer, the breeze will feel amazing. For hot summer weddings you might want a strapless dress or one that’s lightweight.

Finally, you’ll want to think about your wedding dress accessories. Are you wearing a flower crown, specific shoes, or jewelry? All of these are great things to keep in mind when dress shopping. If you’re choosing your accessories after the dress, then you can skip this step but if there’s a pair of shoes you’re dying to wear it might be good to think about them (and bring then with you) when picking out your dress. Whatever you choose will look picture perfect with the stunning blue background of waves crashing on the shore and palm trees swaying in the wind.

If you’re looking for a waterfront wedding destination that offers both a private beach and unparalleled cuisine, The Crescent Beach Club is the perfect choice! One of the top beach wedding destinations on Long Island, our team is dedicated to offering top-notch service with each and every wedding. Fill out our form or call us at 516-628-3000 to schedule a tour and wow your guests with a gorgeous waterfront wedding to remember!

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