Destination Wedding Attire
Casual Destination Wedding Attire
Destination wedding guest dresses
Maybe you don't want to wear a traditional wedding gown or a tuxedo. If you shudder at the thought of all that taffeta and lace, the good news is that your attire is limited only by your imagination. Brides should consider the theme of their wedding when choosing a dress. For example, if you're getting married in Hawaii, wear a Hawaiian Dress, complete with a lei. If it's going to be a beach wedding, a loose-fitting sundress and bare feet may be ideal. Keep your destination, climate and theme in mind, and get creative. Pick a dress that reflects your personality and your ceremony. Again, the guys should have an easier time choosing the outfit. Casual wedding attire for men runs the gamut from a casual suit to a Hawaiian shirt and Bermuda shorts. Dresses for destination wedding guest can be beautiful floral prints.
Buying and Transporting Attire
If you're having a traditional ceremony, buy your attire ahead of time from a local store. Otherwise, you risk not finding the perfect outfit once you arrive at your destination. (Of course, grooms can wait to rent tuxes until they arrive.) Pack the wedding gown and the groom's suit, if applicable, in separate garment bags and bring them aboard the plane as carry on luggage. For more casual ceremonies, consider arriving a few days early and shopping for your wedding outfit at your destination. It'll be much easier to find a dress or other attire that fits your destination and theme if you shop locally.
Beach Destination Wedding Guest Dresses
Not all destination weddings are casual. Mother of the bride dresses are available in various lengths, cuts and styles. If the wedding is set to be an elegant affair, long dresses, or pantsuits, that include sleeves, jackets or scarves are proper. If the day is to be more casual, tea-length gowns with less ornamentation and exposed shoulders are acceptable.
The color selections for the wedding party will determine what colors are suitable for the mother of the bride. In general, matching the color of the wedding party is not necessary but staying in a similar or matching color theme is ideal. White and ivory should be avoided.
The wedding itinerary will determine additional restrictions. If the event will be exposed to the elements, weather-appropriate fabric and comfortable shoes will be important.
It is not necessary to restrict mothers to preassembled “mother of the bride” outfits. Beautiful dresses paired with matching jackets or attractive suits with glamorous accessories are practical alternatives.
The dress that is most important on the special day is the wedding gown. While a mother of the bride will want to look her best, it is crucial that she look smashing without outdoing the bride.