Destination weddings usually elicit images of marrying your significant other on a breezy white sandy beach somewhere in the Bahamas or another picturesque tropical island. You get to say your “I dos” with the sea breeze blowing through your hair and your airy white wedding dress dancing in the wind behind you. There’s nothing more magical than that.
Once you’ve decided that you want a destination wedding, it’s time to get the ball rolling. The first thing you should do is find the perfect destination wedding dress. Here are a few great tips for selecting high-quality and jaw-droppingly gorgeous wedding dresses that fit your personal style and wedding theme.
Choose the Right Style and Fabric
The beauty of destination weddings is that they can take place anywhere your heart desires. Whether it’s an enchanting gothic cathedral in Paris or a scenic outdoor locale of your choice, the style and fabric of your wedding dress should complement your surroundings. Shopping at a wedding dress pop-up sale in your area gives you a plethora of style and fabric options from long sleeve floor-length ball gowns with lots of tulle or light and flowy sleeveless dresses that are perfect for a warm and sunny destination.
Consider the Wedding Theme
It’s always a good idea to have a theme in mind before you start the wedding dress shopping process. This will give you a few key criteria to work with when looking for your ideal wedding dress. Of course, sometimes, fate could also have a hand to play in it. No matter how much you envision your perfect wedding dress, sometimes, all it takes is being in the right place at the right time like a pop-up wedding dress sale. Whether you’re going for a formal, informal, romantic, or rustic wedding, you’re bound to find the right dress at the right price.
Bridal Gown Accessories
Once you’ve found the wedding dress of your dreams, accessorizing is half the fun! Bridal accessories include footwear, jewellery, the veil, sashes, belts, and anything else you can think of to adorn your gown and accentuate your beauty on your special day. Don’t forget to add something old, something borrowed, and something blue to your list!
Plan Ahead for Plus Size Wedding Dresses
It’s no secret that formalwear sizes are very different than everyday casual clothing sizes. Formalwear such as bridal gowns and bridesmaids’ dresses tend to have a lot less give. As a general rule, wedding dresses will fit approximately two sizes larger than the clothing you would normally get at an off-the-rack store. For added certainty, it’s often best to try-on your dress before making the purchase as this will reduce the need for alterations. This allows you to find a fitted plus size wedding dress that hugs and accentuates your curves, while also helping you stay on budget.
Make a Wedding Dress Budget
Take it a step further and just make a budget for your entire wedding. It doesn’t have to be set in stone from the very beginning. In fact, you can expect to make a lot of revisions throughout the planning process, but it’s still useful to have a good idea of how much you’re willing or capable to spend on the big-ticket items such as your wedding dress. You might even surprise yourself and come in very much under budget if you choose to visit a local pop-up wedding dress sale.
Check Out Opportunity Bridal for High-Quality Budget Wedding Dresses
At Opportunity Bridal, we offer a wide range of petite and plus size wedding dress options. Choose from a selection of over 600 designer wedding dresses for a fraction of the retail price—about 50% to 90% off. And you can take advantage of our try before you buy policy. Check out our next bridal gown pop-up sale near you.
Ricarda is the National Sales Manager for Opportunity Bridal. Ricarda comes from a creative background but has been working in the Bridal industry for over 5 years and has done over 300 sales events, coast to coast. Her mission is to create welcoming and warm experiences for everyone she meets and loves the chance to learn and share her knowledge of the Bridal industry with others.