Shopping for a destination wedding dress is definitely one of the most exciting parts of wedding planning, and something that every bride should experience. That moment when you try on your first dress and you realise that it’s REALLY HAPPENING! You’ve quite possibly pictured this moment many times and now it’s time to find “the one”.
Whilst it’s important that you find a dress that you love and that makes you feel like an even more beautiful version of yourself, if you’re having a destination wedding, there are a few things that you need to consider to avoid falling in love with a dress that might not be a great choice for your destination. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you go to your first bridal store. Think about how your answers might influence the type of destination wedding dress you might want to look for.
- What is the weather likely to be on our wedding day?
Light-weight fabrics are better for weddings in very warm locations. Sleeves may help to keep you a bit warmer if you’re planning a wedding in the snow.
- How are we getting to our wedding location? Are we staying in one location for the whole day?
Consider how easy your dress is to move in. Can you hike halfway up a mountain in it to get those pictures you are dreaming of?
- How easy will it be to travel with?
How will you be transporting your wedding dress? Will it get creased and need steaming? Will it fit it in to a cabin size case or will you have to ship it separately? If you’re unsure about airline baggage regulations, you can read about them here.
Are you dreaming of a destination wedding but worried about whether you can afford it? Did you know destination weddings can work out cheaper than traditional weddings at home. Want to know how to make it a reality and have your dream destination wedding?