Destination Wedding Attire
What Is Beach Wedding Attire?
A Guide to Beach Wedding Attire for Women
Beach Formal or Beach Traditional - Destination Wedding Attire
Beach Casual - Destination Wedding Attire
Destination wedding guest dresses
You won't typically see a little black dress and heels at a beach wedding. The biggest differences between beach wedding attire and other wedding dress codes is the color palette and footwear. Combine breathable fabrics, fun prints, and simple, high-end staples for an effortless-yet-refined beach wedding look.
Choose a simple sundress, or a breezy maxi dress. While dressy sandals are acceptable, avoid standard, beachwear flip flops. Lighter colors and/or bold prints will elevate your casual look. Avoid denim, cargo, and swim shorts. Cotton t-shirts are not permitted. This is the only instance when sandals may be acceptable, but ensure your feet as well-manicured before option for an open-toe look. If not, wear a deck shoe or loafer, never sneakers.
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. For example, if the wedding is 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. If the dress code is not too specific, pick a dress that reflects your personality and the ceremony. When in doubt, beautiful floral prints are the way to go.
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Beach Semi Formal or Beach Cocktail - Destination Wedding Attire
Beach Destination Wedding Guest Dresses - Mother of Bride / Groom tips
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.
Beach Wedding Dress Code 101
Beach Wedding Attire Do’s & Dont’s
- No hats for a night time ceremony.
- Ladies carry a Pashmina for evening / night time ceremonies so you don't get cold, yet look elegant.
- Guys please, no shorts ever! It is inappropriate wedding guest attire unless it says so on the invitation.
- Ladies & Gents – If you’re wearing open-toe shoes, please get a pedi.
- Gals, make sure that you don’t wear a dress that is too short & loose/flared or you might end up inadvertently flashing everyone with just the slightest wind gust.
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