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How to pick the perfect beach wedding dress

Did your other half pop the question over the festive period? If you are in the midst of researching the perfect place to begin married life, a wedding in the Caribbean could be nothing short of blissful.

Among your list of wedding to-dos is choosing the all-important wedding dress. Knowing where to begin to find that perfect gown can feel overwhelming, especially if your backdrop could be a white sand beach with crystal clear water and swaying palms.

Before you say, “yes to the dress”, we’ve compiled a host of advice to help you pick the perfect beach wedding dress for your special day.

The material

When it comes to choosing a beach wedding dress, there are several factors to consider. Choosing the right fabric to compliment the tropical surroundings is key. As the Caribbean islands boast an all-year-round high temperature, be sure to consider this when you think about what you’ll be wearing on your wedding day.

A good starting point when you are beginning your beach wedding dress search is to pick out gowns made of a lightweight material such as:

This selection of floaty breathable fabrics will feel comfortable in warmer temperatures and will look picture perfect against the backdrop of the crystal-clear Caribbean water.  

The style

A wedding dress style should reflect your personality and uniqueness, as well as the style of wedding you are opting for. Beach wedding dresses are no different, and there are countless style options available to consider when looking to match your gown with your personality and wedding vision.  

Full gown

If you’ve always envisioned yourself saying ‘I do’ in a full gown, you could consider the following beach wedding dress ideas, perfect for beach brides-to-be:

Rather than full gowns with long trains and layers, opt for simpler cuts and sheer panels to create a stunning silhouette in the tropical sunshine. If you’re in love with lace, opting for loosely woven lace and simple, uncomplicated embroidery will give you the detail you’re looking for, but keep you comfortable throughout the celebrations.

Casual looks

If you are looking for a more relaxed, casual beach wedding outfit, you could opt for the following:

Choosing a beach wedding dress with a shorter length instantly gives a more relaxed look, and this may also make it easier to walk barefoot on the Caribbean’s white sand. Consider cotton, crochet or chiffon to complete your laid-back beach wedding look.  


Opting for simplicity when it comes to your beach wedding dress is key. A lightweight and floaty gown negates the need for rigid boning, heavy layers or weighty petticoats, which could be impractical in hotter temperatures and uncomfortable to wear on the sand.  

Instead, relaxed looks will compliment nuptials in the sun.

Book your dream Caribbean wedding today

If you would like to book your fairy tale wedding ceremony in the glorious Caribbean, contact us today. Our expert team of wedding planners will make your dream wedding a reality and be on hand from the first hello to you saying, ‘I do’.