House of Brides Couture’s Top Tips for Destination Bridal

Top tips for beach wedding

Top Tips for Destination Wedding Dress

House of Brides Couture shares our top tips for choosing the perfect bridal dress for your Destination wedding. Can you imagine your sun-drenched beach wedding but not the dress? We have expert advice on what to look for and what to consider for your Destination wedding dress.

Tip #1 – Look for lighter fabrics.

Beach weddings mean heat and not just any kind of heat. We’re talking tropical heat. Heavier fabrics like satin or Mikado do not breathe as well as a lighter chiffon or tulle material. Also, a heavier dress may feel more cumbersome and uncomfortable walking through sand.

Another positive to lighter fabrics is they offer great movement. Picture your oceanside ceremony with your dress flowing behind you in the island breeze!

Tip #2 – Think about formality. 

Brides tend to have more flexibility with Destination beach weddings because most often, they are not exchanging vows in a church or other establishments, which may have dress expectations. How formal, or informal, is up to the bride. However, consider your surroundings. Trains can be difficult to navigate in the most ideal of circumstances. Now think how much harder it will be walking across sand!

If you want the look but not the hassle, try a cathedral length veil. The veil will provide the visual effect of length without the burden of a train and bustle.

Tip #3 – Plan your budget.

Couples choose to have a Destination wedding for many reasons but a big factor is the cost. Typically, Destination weddings are less expensive than a traditional ceremony and reception. With the average cost of $1,500.00 for the wedding dress, Destination brides can save some serious cash on their wedding dress.

Most designers feature Destination collections like Romance by Allure Bridals or Voyage by Mori Lee Bridals. However, did you know nearly all bridesmaid dresses are available to special order in white or ivory? If your time frame allows, check-out bridesmaid dresses for your Destination wedding dress!

Tip #3 – Pack smart.

It’s simple. The bigger the dress, the harder to pack. Factor in your travel plans with your wedding plans for a dress that is as easy to transport as it is beautiful to wear.

Elegant slim A-line and sheath dresses can be stored in the overhead compartment. Most airplanes also have a closet available to stash your dress during the flight but the space is limited.  Fitting a sleek silhouette is a lot less hectic than fitting a full ball gown!

House of Brides Couture hopes these tips will help you find your perfect Destination wedding dress! For your Destination wedding dress, visit House of Brides Couture! Or shop online at




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