Shorter dresses are usually simpler cuts, but can have great design. They really are perfect to catch the breeze and to let your casual style show.
Short Wedding Dress Ideas
Informal Beach Wedding Dress Ideas
Colored wedding dresses
are very popular as well. You can have a dress that is ivory, a pale or iridescent color or even a more vibrant red or black. All would be absolutely stunning and could possibly allow you to wear your dress again for a formal occasion. Colored wedding gowns also are a great choice for a destination wedding.
Lightweight fabrics are great to travel with like chiffon or charmeuse. Don't pack the dress in your luggage, though. Place it in a hanging carry on and try to put in a locker at the front of the plane. You can usually make arrangements with the airline ahead of time for your dress if you give them a call before your fight.
You'll also want a fabric that will clean easily if you are going to be on a beach or wearing a train. It's also best to choose one that isn't too clingy. You want to be able to have it move.
Many destination dresses are meant for the sun. You'll often see strapless, spaghetti straps and halter necklines. Remember, if there will be cool breezes, be sure to have a light weight shawl or jacket, as well. This can frequently be the case in the evening.
Most dresses will be very affordable. Even the designer collections cost much less than a traditional wedding gown. You can also check out the bridesmaid dress sections or an online store for deep discounts.
Also look into some non traditional sources, such as department stores, resale shops and online auctions. You'll be surprised at the number of unused wedding dresses that are available through a resale outlet or auction.
No matter your style or budget, you'll have lots of choices and are sure to find the perfect destination wedding dress for you.