Beach wedding dress tips | Articles

Nothing is more romantic than exchanging your vows on a beautiful sandy beach with the sound of the ocean as your wedding soundtrack. However, there are certain practical considerations to a beach wedding, and finding the perfect beach wedding dress will probably be one of your top priorities.

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Here are seven tips on choosing the perfect beach wedding dress:

Tip 1: Consider a shorter style

The idea of your bridal train flowing along the sand may sound idyllic, but in reality it will be annoying. Getting sand trapped in your dress could easily damage it and make it look grubby on the photos. Shorter styles are popular for a beach wedding dress and a cocktail length or tea length dress can work really well. Some brides choose a varied length skirt, which is calf length at the back and knee length at the front to give a more bridal appearance without it dragging in the sand.

Tip 2: Choose a breathable fabric

If you are having a beach wedding, you are probably expecting hot weather and plenty of sunshine, so make sure the fabric of your wedding gown won’t make you overheat. Light and floaty fabrics that work well for a beach wedding dress are chiffon and charmeuse so look out for dresses that feature these materials.

Tip 3: Look for a casual style

Beach weddings tend to have a less formal look and feel than indoor weddings, so a very structured, formal bridal gown with a full skirt and bodice may look out of place. The ideal beach wedding dress will flow over the lines of the body to give a soft and smooth silhouette, complimented by loose curling hair and fresh flowers.

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Tip 4: Think about packing

Unless you are lucky enough to live next to the beach, a beach wedding will often require a certain amount of travelling. Finding a dress that is easy to pack and carry onto a plane as hand luggage will save you a lot of worry and will reduce the risk of your beach wedding dress being lost or damaged.

Tip 5: Don’t rely on heels

Bridal gowns can look very different on a bride wearing flat shoes, and one that is wearing towering stilettos, and many brides rely on high heels to make their dress work. However, a beach wedding dress should look good with flat shoes, pumps, flip flops or bare feet, as high heels and sand don’t really work well together.

Tip 6: Consider a strappy style

Although strapless bridal gowns are eternally fashionable, they often incorporate a lot of fabric and support which can be hot and uncomfortable for a beach wedding. If you are looking for a sexy style, nothing beats white spaghetti straps against tanned shoulders, and if you have straps you can try a style with a low cut back instead.

Tip 7: Prepare for a breeze

There is always the chance of a strong breeze if you are getting married at the water front, so try to limit any loose accessories on your wedding outfit that might blow around. Plenty of brides choose not to wear a veil with their beach wedding dress, and mini skirted dresses are best avoided to reduce the risk of embarrassment.

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When to order wedding dresses | Articles

While some couples plan a whirlwind wedding with a four month engagement, most take at least a year or even two to plan the big day. Most brides want to start shopping for that wedding dress as soon as they have a ring on their finger, but how soon is too soon, and how late is too late?

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Here are the answers to some of the common questions brides have about when to order wedding dresses:

When should I order my dress?

Ideally, you should begin looking at dresses twelve to eighteen months before your wedding, with a view to ordering your dress about a year in advance. This will give you plenty of time for alterations to be done thoroughly, and for you to find the right accessories, flowers, and hair style to complement the dress.

Brides buying a dress off the rack will still need to have some alterations done, but they may be able to get away with ordering a dress six to nine months before the wedding; around three months should be scheduled between the first and final fittings to allow time for alterations. Having a dress custom made will take longer, and will require three or four fittings, so a year is advisable.

Brides that are ordering a dress online, or looking for a pre-loved gown should also order a year in advance to give them time to find an alternative if they are disappointed with the gown when it arrives.

If I order it too early will my dress be out of fashion?

Bridal fashion is always a year ahead of itself because brides are expected to order their gowns a year in advance. However, it is true that a whole new range of gowns and styles will be released if you order more than a year before the big day.

If you are really concerned about being in fashion, you should wait until the bridal wear ranges for your wedding season have been revealed, but the changes in wedding gown design from one year to the next aren’t that dramatic, and you can be sure your guests won’t know if you are wearing last year’s dress. If you buy a dress at the end of its season you might even get a discount.

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Should I wait to order it until after I’ve lost weight?

Many brides want to lose weight before their big day, but waiting to order your dress until you have achieved your dream weight isn’t advisable. Unless you plan really drastic weight loss, you will probably only drop one dress size, and most gowns can be altered to accommodate this.

Even if you lose weight your basic body shape should be the same at your first and final fitting.

Tell the assistant that fits your wedding dress if you plan to lose a lot of weight and they will be able to tell you a date for final alterations. This is usually around six weeks before your wedding, and after this time it will be difficult to have your dress altered to account for further weight loss.

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Wedding Articles & Tips – Shopping For A Wedding Dress

Not only are there are a variety of beautiful wedding dress styles available to suit your wedding theme and body, there are many amazing bridal couturiers and even more retail bridal shops to choose from. Selecting the right dress for you can become overwhelming.

Shopping for a wedding dress should be fun, so it’s important that one of the first things you should decide on is whether to have a one-of-a-kind wedding dress created for you or to purchase a ready-to-wear wedding dress. There are differences to consider when selecting between a couture or ready-to-wear wedding dress, so read on to be in the know …

Creation. A couture wedding dress is made to measure – its one-of-a-kind design is as unique as the bride. It is made specifically for the bride via extensive personal consultation and a series of fittings. Ready-to-wear wedding gowns are a popular choice with many brides, as the bride-to-be can immediately try on the wedding dress and see the finished product.

Quality & Workmanship. Couture gowns are usually made from quality natural fabrics such as silk. Ready-to-wear wedding dresses are generally produced from more economical fabrics such as synthetics. The difference between natural and synthetic fabrics is in the look and feel of the wedding gown. Shop around as more and more ready-to-wear bridal houses are introducing finer quality fabrics into their collections. The distinctive characteristic of a couture gown is the finish. Couture gowns are intricately detailed, painstakingly made and perfectly finished. They can take anywhere from 40-50 hours to produce. The seams and hems of couture gowns are hand-finished, smooth, invisible and comfortable against the skin. Some ready-to-wear manufacturers glue beads onto the dress instead of sewing them in and machine sew the hems. These little things are what take a wedding dress from lovely to amazing – it’s all in the fine details.

Design Choice & Fit. The sky is the limit with couture wedding gowns. They are a piece of art, sculpted exclusively to fit the bride’s curves like a glove. Couture gowns open up a world of fabrics, colours and embellishments to select from. Ready-to-wear selections are limited to the designs available for sale in the retail store, with many stores generally only carrying a number of designs from each collection. Ready-to-wear wedding dresses are like fashion, they are made to standard sizes. Whilst they may fit those brides-to-be that fall into the ‘standard’ size range, more often than not alterations are still required to ‘take-in’, ‘let-out’, shorten or lengthen different areas. Alterations to ready-to-wear wedding dresses do add to the cost of the dress, so be mindful of how much you need altered and how much you would like to change. Changing the neckline, adding beading or sleeve length all add to the cost, so that couture gown may not end up being that much more expensive if you are making several changes to a ready-to-wear gown.

Price. Couture gowns are generally priced between $3500 and $8000, although many cost $10,000 +. The average price of a ready-to-wear wedding dress is around $1500 – $2000. When you consider the individuality and workmanship of a one-of-a-kind designer wedding gown, if you can afford it, it’s the one to go with. If not, shop around as the quality and designs of some of the better ready-to-wear boutiques come very close to the couture wedding gowns, without the high price tag.

Whether you purchase your wedding dress off-the-rack, or have it made by a couturier, is a decision that only you can make, however make your decision sooner rather than later and the rest will fall into place.

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Bridal Gown Shopping Tips : Bride & Groom : BrideandGroom.com

One of the most important decisions you will make when planning your wedding is selecting “the perfect gown,” that makes you feel really special. Whether you know exactly what you are looking for, or if you’re beginning your search with little more than a general idea, there are several things you should consider before purchasing your gown. Your gown should reflect your personality, taste and style. Be sure to try on as many different styles as possible. After all, this is a once-in-a-lifetime event. Choosing the perfect gown should be fun! Take a camera along, just in case permission is granted and you can take a photo of the gowns you like. Having a picture, “in hand,” will be helpful in making your final choice. Listen to others, but don’t be pressured into buying a gown that you do not “love”. When you find the “perfect gown,” buy it. Period . . . End of story . . . Stop looking. Whether shopping with your mom, best friend or alone, it will be helpful for you to have an understanding of the type of gowns and what may look best on your body type.

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Selling plus size evening gowns, wedding dresses, mother of the bride ball gowns and plus size bridal gowns


Hi David, I love it! The gown is simply wonderful. It was an exact fit and the workmanship was exquisite. I  absolutely consider you my designer of choice and will not hesitate to order from you in the future. If anyone needs a reference, you are free to direct them to me.

 

Donna Triplett
Milwaukee , WI


As for the tuxedo style gown we got in a 14, it was beautiful, we loved it, ……she wore it for “Luck be A Lady”, with a black fedora, and it looked fabulous….the work is beautiful

 

Clare Henkel
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Indianapolis, IN


The sketch is what I had understood the fabrics would be. The construction of the dress is exactly how I had pictured it–and it is beautiful.

 

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Cammy
Euless, TX


The dress worked out perfectly. It was a size to big, but my tailor did a great job sizing it for me.


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Rollinsville,CO


It is magnificent!! And a perfect fit! I’m totally in love with it! Even my Brazilian fancy shoes are a perfect match for my beautiful dress!  I just had to send you the pictures that my husband took of me, yesterday.

 

Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Giselle – Calgary Alberta – Canada


I found the info on your Q&A page easy to understand and sufficient; thank you for that as well.

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The Darius Cordell Couture Company produces made to order wedding gowns and bridal dresses. Plus size petite or any measurement you may need.

All darius cordell inc designs can be made in all color(s), whatever fabric a client request if there is a preference, in any measurements needed and with absolutely any changes to the design that a client may want or need.

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