Beach Wedding A Way Around Designer Wedding Dresses
Title A designer beach wedding dress will cost much more than a dress you'd buy off-the-rack. Remember that you'll be paying for the designer's talent and the fact that your beach wedding dress is probably one-of-a-kind.
Title A Monique Lhuillier wedding dress, for example, can set you back by $2,000 to $10,000 while a Badgley Mischka will cost you from $4,000 to $7,000. And what's a wedding dress without the name of Vera Wang stamped on it? Her wedding dresses cost about $2,000 to as much as $12,000.
Text There is a way to spend less on a designer beach wedding dress and that is through consignment shops. There are plenty of wedding dress shops in certain cities that sell last season's wedding dresses, all designed by the pros. You'll find racks and racks of the finest looking wedding dresses with designer tag labels at prices that are much more affordable compared to their made-to-fit cousins.
Another trick is to buy bridesmaid dresses instead of bridal gowns. Beach wedding dresses tend to be much simpler and no-frills affairs given the surroundings, that is why some brides prefer not to spend too much on designer dresses.
T Vera Wang bridesmaid gowns, for example, can be bought for just $200 to $900, thousands of dollars less than her bridal dresses. You get the look and the designer label, but at a much cheaper price.
Another way to look for a designer beach wedding dress is to scour the internet for choices. That is what a lot of brides have been doing since auctions for wedding items and online bridal shops came along.
From secondhand beach wedding dresses to slightly-used to brand new, you'll find your dream designer wedding dress online, as long as you're willing to spend enough time and effort. Not only that, you'll save a fortune on your designer beach wedding dress because many online retailers sell at a fraction of the regular price. ext
Beach Wedding - Choose A Simple Beach Wedding Dress
The trend for beach wedding dresses or any wedding dress for that matter, has been leaning towards simplicity for the last several years. Gone are the wedding dresses that incorporated heavy materials, yards of lace and large fabric flowers. The bride's arms came uncovered, bare shoulders became stylish and beach wedding dresses became uncomplicated and unencumbered.
If you look up the synonyms for simplicity, you'll come up with words like ease, effortlessness, minimalism and cleanness. But then again, you'll also encounter words like plainness or even blandness. If you look at the two groups of words, you probably have an idea of the challenge you'll have to face if you choose to wear a simple beach wedding dress on your big day.
So what is simple? Choose words like 'minimalist' or 'ease' and combine that with 'clean lines' and you'll have an idea of how a simple beach wedding dress should look like. If you need a good example of a simple but stunning wedding dress, go back several years and imagine what the late Carolyn Bessette wore for her wedding to John Kennedy, Jr. That was a simple gown with no frills - just clean, beautiful lines, a long sheath dress cut on a bias and made to hug the bride's enviable figure perfectly.
Whether short or long, a simple beach wedding dress will work perfectly if it fits you to a T. Consider your silhouette and go for clean lines that follow your natural curves. Choose materials that work great with beach weddings such as linen, chiffon, tulle and organza. They are light, are available in different colors and will work well with your desired cut.
A simple beach wedding dress can either be a formal or casual number. A full-length gown is perfect for a formal beach wedding while a knee length wedding dress will work well for a more casual affair.
You can also go for a sarong-style dress. A simple length of fabric can be wrapped around and worn as a beach wedding dress - no frills, no need for sewing and it doubles as appropriate beach wear.