Cocomelody’s Guide to Beach Wedding Dresses

Searching for beach wedding dresses?

If you are planning a beach wedding, your dress may look anything but traditional.  Choosing the best gown for your beach side ceremony can be an overwhelming task.  Read on to learn our helpful tips that will aide you, as you begin to search for your dream dress.

Have a vision

Scan through bridal magazines or one of this site’s photo galleries of destination wedding dresses to learn which styles you are instantly drawn to.  It may be traditional and white, or it may be colorful, short, and printed.

Once you narrow down one style, you can show these images to your bridal consultant at the boutiques, or create a binder of looks to have by your side as you shop wedding retailer websites online.

Choose your fabric & style wisely

Some fabrics are better than others when it comes to beach wedding dresses.
Keep in mind that you have to travel with your gown, as well as select a silhouette and length that will not trip you up on the beach, all while keeping you cool and calm in warm temperatures.

Strapless styles are a popular choice among brides-to-be.  They like the fact that they do not feel weighed down with straps that can be intrusive, like halter top styles and boat neck cuts.

Chiffon is also one of the most popular fabrics for beach wedding dresses. It is light weight; it doesn’t wrinkle easily, and doesn’t cling to the body.  This fabric will keep you cool, sway in the ocean’s breeze, and be simple to steam after taking it out of your travel garment bag.
Know your limits

If you have a specific budget in mind, stick to it!  Give your bridal consultant a budget and ask them to only show you dresses in your price range.  The last thing you want to do is fall in love with a spectacular gown that is way out of your budget.  If you are shopping online, many websites allow you to define your search criteria not only by dress color and silhouette, but price as well!
Think outside the box

If you are very traditional, there are many white beach wedding dresses in shorter styles to choose from.  Consider selecting a gown that has shimmering embellishments like rhinestones so they sparkle in the sunlight.

If you are non-traditional, you may wish to consider trying on a few dresses that have a playful print or are featured in a bright color that will stand out in the surf and turf setting.
Selecting a chiffon gown in a short or tea length hemline is ideal because the dress will not drag and will be easy to walk in the sand (which can sometimes be difficult, dress or not!).
Pay less for authentic designer destination wedding dresses

Don’t limit yourself to brick & mortar store searches.  There are many online shops like our favorite, Cocomelody that boast beautiful, affordable, and interesting designer dresses.  If you are on a tight budget, you can get your dream dress for less, as this website prices reflect the dress only, not the overhead that you are responsible for paying for when shopping in a boutique. Check out its 2016 wedding dresses collection that we are surely fit to your budget.

You also can take advantage of free shipping on most sites, and can shop multiple sites in a matter of minutes.  Save time, gas, and type in exactly what you want in the search criteria! Don’t forget to visit Cocomelody’s exciting wedding dresses SALE!


  1. We had our wedding here and couldn’t have asked for anything more than what we got with the chef and staff. The food at wedding venues was amazing and my family is still raving about how great it was. The staff was so on top of everything.


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