Planning a destination wedding isn't exactly a piece of cake (no pun intended), but finding the perfect, destination wedding dress doesn't have to add to the stress. As you know, venue, location, and season are big factors when choosing a wedding dress, especially when the wedding is taking place somewhere exciting. So how to decide, when faced with thousands of dress options?
The first step is to not panic, and the second is to consider the terrain, architecture, and general vibe of the destination, plus what type of attire you'd pack if you were just vacationing. (Taking a trip to Napa, for example? Your suitcase is likely filled with casual yet romantic dresses, which should give an indication as to the type of wedding dress you'll want if you're having a vineyard wedding.)
Or you could just peruse our below guide to six common destination-wedding locales, from sandy shores to Las Vegas. We have tips and pretty dresses to shop that would perfectly suit each type of wedding. Read on to shop 18 beautiful wedding dresses according to destination.
Getting married by the sea? (Consider yourself lucky.) Here, it's best to avoid a dress with a train, but a dress with some movement to it is a must—it'll look stunning in photos thanks to the inevitable sea breeze.
Our best advice for a Vegas wedding is to have fun with it and think outside the box. A few options are a jumpsuit, a shorter dress, or something with sparkles.
Embrace the old-world feel of a European fête and choose something with Victorian accents (or even a princess vibe).
We love a clean, modern look for a desert wedding. There are a slew of options on the market for modern brides, from formal to casual, and you’re definitely not confined to a wedding dress when seeking something modern. Explore the option of ordering a cool designer dress like the below from Roksanda.
Vineyard weddings are intrinsically rustic, thus calling for a gown that skews more bohemian. We love something romantic, like a breezy off-the-shoulder dress, for this destination.
A chic long-sleeve dress is our top choice for a mountain wedding. If the wedding is taking place in the summer, just be sure to choose something with sheer sleeves, e.g., lace or Swiss-dot fabric.