for a Beach Wedding
Boston, MA, July
26, 2005 – Who says the honeymoon starts
after the wedding? WeddingChannel.com recently reported that
15% of brides are having a destination wedding. Many of you
are holding your ceremonies in the same location that you are
spending your honeymoon and many of your guests will use this
time for their own vacations.
Timing is Everything
The timing of your
destination wedding often depends on where you’re headed. For instance, you wouldn’t plan
a destination wedding in the Caribbean in August because it
is hurricane season. Even though the time of year of your destination
wedding may determine the location; it doesn’t necessarily
determine what you should wear. Naturally, for a summer wedding
or cruise, you’d wear lightweight fabrics. But this is
also true if you are planning a fall beach or island wedding.
Not sure what to wear? Here are some simple tips to stay cool
and comfortable yet formal and elegant.
Best Looks for Beach Brides
Many popular places for destination weddings are tropical
like Hawaii, the Caribbean or European beach resorts. For these
types of beachfront or island weddings, brides may forgo the
traditional princess gown with cathedral length train and opt
instead for a strapless sheath. Shorter tea length or cocktail
dresses are other appropriate choices for brides that still
lend a sense of formality to the event. Many beach brides choose
to go barefoot to let the sand get between their toes.
Seaside Groom’s Gear
Some grooms choose
to wear blue blazers and khakis. That’s
ok for the rehearsal dinner but your wedding day outfit should
be extra special. It is the most important day of your life.
Bill Tzizik, CEO of Classic Tuxedo says, “A beach wedding
has the beautiful sand and surf as the background with lush
greenery from the palm trees and the bluest skies. You’ve
spent a lot of money to find the most picturesque location.
Your pictures will look even more phenomenal if you also make
sure that what you’re wearing matches the event. A perfect
choice for summer or fall beach weddings, you can get an island
look with a white or off-white dinner jacket with black trousers.
These types of linen jackets are light and cool but add a touch
of formality to the event. They are also perfect for sailing
excursions or cruises.” Grooms can wear sandals to complete
the look. Sunglasses are optional.
can still have some fun in the sun at your resort style weekend
vacation while evoking a bit of formality.
If a destination wedding is in your future, be sure to consider
the climate of the location when selecting what you will wear
and don’t worry about the season as much.