If you're planning an ocean-side wedding, whether it's at your local beach or in a land far away, you'll want a dress that's as equally stunning as a sunset at sea.
Keep reading for top tips on how to pack your gown for your beach wedding, what to look for in a beach-ready wedding dress, and some of our favorite beach wedding dress styles.
Wedding Dress Packing Tips
- Call your airline to find out how they recommend packaging your gown. Some offer closet space where you can hang your dress.
- Purchase a garment bag.
- Stuff your dress with acid-free, non-dyed tissue paper to retain its shape (stuff the bodice and sleeves until full), then place the dress in a waterproof bag for extra protection.
- Place the gown into the garment bag (you can fold the train once at the bottom if you need extra room).
- If you're traveling by car, you can drape the dress (inside the garment bag) across the seat or hang by the window.
The Perfect Beach Wedding Dress Elements
- Easy to Pack
- Flutter Sleeves
- Open Backs
- Slit Skirts
- Illusion Fabric
Beach-ready Wedding Dresses
Middle: Wrap Lace Wedding Dress
A plunging neckline, slit skirt, and open back make this an easy, breezy choice.
The A-line silhouette is flattering on every figure and you'll stay cool in the strapless bodice. Floral appliques add to the ethereal style.
Bottom Left: Fairytale Lace Wedding Dress w/Illusion Neckline
For brides wanting to add a little fairytale romance to their beach bound wedding, this is the perfect dress. Illusion fabric is lightweight and airy and the lace and beading details add a lovely touch.
This gown is for the bride who just can't choose between a long or short dress. Wear the tulle skirt during the ceremony, then detach for a short gown style that's perfect for cocktail hour and dancing.
Bottom Right: Elegant Strapless Mermaid Lace Wedding Dress
A mermaid silhouette for a mermaid bride! This beautiful dress features a soft lace overlay, ruched bodice, and corset lace up back. Flexible, fitted, fantastic!