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Dressing For Your Beachfront Wedding

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Dressing For Your Beachfront Wedding

Choosing your wedding look is one of the most exciting moments when it comes to planning your wedding. Every year brides search far and wide for the perfect dress and accessories to fit their style, personality, and budget. However, your venue can also influence what dress you choose. This is especially true when it comes to beachfront weddings. While style is important, you also want to make sure you and your friends and family are comfortable and able to take the photos you’ve planned.

beach wedding gownBeach Wedding Gown and Accessory Guide 

Anyone who’s flipped through a bridal magazine or has seen an episode of “Say Yes to the Dress” knows there’s a plethora of dress styles out there. Mermaid, Grecian, ball gowns – there are endless possibilities. However there are particular styles for your gown and accessories you may want to consider for your beachfront wedding.

Here are some tips for choosing your ideal beachfront wedding gown:

Ditch a long train

While cathedral length trains are manageable indoors, the beach is another story. A slight train may be possible if an attendant can help you avoid dragging sand down the aisle. However, if you want to take advantage of photo ops on lifeguard stands and strolling down the beach it may be best to avoid a train altogether.

lightweight breathable wedding dress fabricsLook for lightweight, breathable fabrics

Every beach bride hopes for a gorgeous sunny day for their wedding. With that being said, you want to make sure you choose a dress made with fabric that accounts for sunny temperatures. Lightweight textiles are a must for sandy ceremonies. Some ideal fabrics include: chiffon, crepe, cotton eyelet, cotton organdy, organza, georgette, lace, and charmeuse – to name a few.

Skip the veil

Since outdoor nuptials are subject to the elements, you may want to think twice about making a veil part of your look. Fabric can go flying in the ocean breezes. You don’t want to spend your entire ceremony readjusting. Just like going to the beach on a regular day, comfort and functionality are key. However, if a veil has always been part of your dream wedding save it for your photo shoot. You could also consider a shorter birdcage design for a touch of vintage chic.

wedding accessoriesBut don’t skip other accessories!

Ball gowns aren’t a usual choice for beachfront weddings, but if you choose your dress based on the details you can make it work. While many ball gowns are made of heavy material, if you choose a lighter skirt and spaghetti straps it can be a great choice. You can enjoy the fairytale dress at your indoor reception and take stunning, juxtaposing photos on the beach. Meanwhile, details like a halter neck can emphasize your beachy theme.

Pay attention to the details

Ball gowns aren’t a usual choice for beachfront weddings, but if you choose your dress based on the details you can make it work. While many ball gowns are made of heavy material, if you choose a lighter skirt and spaghetti straps it can be a great choice. You can enjoy the fairytale dress at your indoor reception and take stunning, juxtaposing photos on the beach. Meanwhile, details like a halter neck can emphasize your beachy theme.

Wedding shoesChoosing your shoes

Anyone who has ever worn heels on the beach knows how difficult it is to walk as they sink into the sand. Venues like The Crescent Beach Club sometimes have wooden platforms to help you walk down the aisle on the beach. However, others do not. And if they do – you may still find yourself wanting to stroll down the beach for photos. With that being said, flats and sandals are an ideal option. If you’re looking for a little boost in height you can also opt for wedges, which offer more stability. Another option is ditching shoes altogether. Many brides in recent years have created shoe stations. All your guests can slip off their shoes, store them at the station, and enjoy the sand between their toes.

No matter what look you choose, The Crescent Beach Club’s beautiful ambience will only highlight your beauty. As Long Island’s premier local destination beachfront wedding venue, they can help you every step of the way to make sure you have everything you need to look your best.