Post # 1
I am having a destination wedding on the beach. I originally wanted a simple flowy chiffon dress, but fell in love with these 2. I can’t decide! Are they too much for the beach?or should I start over and look for a flowy chiffon dress?
Post # 3
I think you should wear any dress that you love! The only ones I’d stay away from are dresses with long trains and ballgowns:) I like the simplicity of #2- maybe with a sash?
Post # 4
Well, I am having a beach destination wedding (Hawaii) and I have a ball gown with a good-length train. My sister runs a wedding planning business there as well, and she said she has seen everything from sundresses to full ball gowns with cathedral length trains and veils. She said get what you love because it is your wedding. No dress is too fancy or too casual for a beach wedding!
the hotel I am having mine at is plantation style with lots of very elegant features, so I tthink my dress will work well, even though my wedding is going to be on the beach.
I think you should choose the one that makes you feel gorgeous! And don’t worry about if it “fits” the location. 🙂
Post # 5
@cmc71277: I love the 2nd one and think it would work!
Post # 6
No way, taht dresses aren´t too much for the beach, both are great, Im having a destination wedding too, and my dress it´s a ball gown . At first i was looking for a simple dress too, but when i tried mine i felt in love and you just get married once, so you need to chosse the dress than you really love…..i like the first dress
Post # 7
We are getting married on the beach as well, and I have a mermaid fit dress. It definitely isn’t chiffon or flowy like a lot of brides get for a DW. It’s satin and sleek. I originally was going to get a ballgown, but the mermaid style looks so much better on me. I think the second dress looks lovely on you!
There is absolutely nothing wrong with ballgowns or trains on the beach. In fact, they often look stunning!
Post # 8
Thanks for the responses and encouragement. So I went out looking again yesterday and found THE dress! It was the one I had been looking for, at the last place I looked and I knew it right away! It is a lighter chiffon, but with some bling, and it is perfect! I’m so excited and can’t wait to wear it!!! It’s Mori Lee 3106.
Post # 9
I had a beach wedding. And I ended up going with a flowy chiffon gown… it was nice… and I was happy that it wasn’t any of the following
(a) tight & form fitting
(c) heavy fabrics / HOT
(d) had a train
That said, I don’t think the dress was 100% me… I sort of got talked into it by some GFs who said I really “should have” a flowy beachy dress for this Wedding (I am an Encore Bride)
In reality, I should have listened to my gut… and started shopping a lot sooner.
My personal style… is definitely more tailored… and if I had the time I think I would have found something that would have been MORE ME
It wouldn’t have been tight or form fitting, BIG, heavy fabrics, or had a train… but it still would have had more definition than the dress I ended up with
So my best advice…
Go with a dress you love first and foremost.
BUT that said bare my list in mind, along with an eye to the terrain / setting where you’ll be married.
I am happy in the end that I chose NOT to wear a veil and went barefeet.
And for sure, at least in my situation where it was JUST THE BEACH (no garden, no paved walkway etc) … having any sort of train would have been a HUGE pain in the butt !!
Hope this helps (somewhat)
EDIT TO ADD – While I was drafting my reply… I see you were posting. Happy to hear you found your dress. Do you have any pics to share ?
Post # 10
you can wear whatever you want. Just because you are having a beach wedding doesn’t mean you HAVE to have a flowy dress. That being said, I voted flowy chiffon which I think would look great on you
Post # 12
Sorry The pics are so big and sideways. Couldn’t figure out how to edit them!
Post # 13
TO @cmc71277: I have copied them and edited them (turned them) for you so they are easier for everyone see / enjoy
PHOTOS – Mori Lee # 3106
Hope this helps,
Post # 15
I think the second on is the most flattering on you! My vote is def # 2 just bc i think its the prettiest! I do think that you should wear what you want…..heck I had a DW and my dress was satin!