(Closed) Dress Frustration

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I think you need to go shopping and try dresses on. You may find something that you think can be princess like but perfect for the beach.  I’ve seen lots of girls taking photos in the sand in their dress.  Just have to keep in mind the time of year you are getting married and how hot it will be, etc.

Post # 4
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1901 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

You should have whatever dress makes your heart sing!

There are some things to consider though. My 1st wedding was on the beach and I chose the big ballgown with tulle skirt. My BMs wore long black dresses and guys were in tuxes. It made for great pics. I regretted the dress a little because it did not flatter my figure very well (gained weight from pre-wedding stress! – should have been a clue!) and I had a veil that was taken by the wind on the beach and kind of wrecked my hair.

As far as style goes, you don’t have to have a certain style just because it’s on the beach. There are casual beach weddings and very elegant ones. I have seen all different kinds of dresses for beach weddings.

Also, are you able to drive to South Padre Island or are you flying? Flying with the huge dress was also a challenge.

Post # 5
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2725 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I agree with vintage2010. Go try a bunch of dresses on. You’ll find what you are most comfortable in and what looks best.

Post # 6
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51 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I had this same dillema and made me second guess my dress a lot – you could probably find my post about it.  But all the “beachy” wedding dresses were unflattering on me and didn’t make me feel like a bride.  After trying on dresses again – I fell back in love with my original choice.  Go with what you love.  Don’t limit yourself. 

It also made me feel better to look at all the pictures online of beach dresses, and you’ll see how great brides look in all kinds of dresses on the beach.

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