These days, you can have a wedding just about anywhere. Backyard, the beach, a beautiful countryside. Churches are still popular, but with so many options, it can be difficult to decide. If you opt for a more relaxed venue, a casual wedding dress is more than appropriate.
Before you purchase a casual wedding dress, think of just how casual you want your dress to be. There are other factors to consider, of course. In particular, where is the wedding taking place? And above all, what is the wedding theme?
Here are some things to consider. Will the wedding be in the summer? If so, an ideal casual wedding dress is a white, flowing sundress. You can do a halter, thin strap or even strapless. Remember that long dresses get dirty on the bottom from sand or soil. This is something to consider especially if you would like to preserve the dress. Instead of a veil, consider a hat to complete the look.
Now, it’s time to think of material. Heavy silks or velvet are too heavy for a casual wedding dress. You also shouldn’t add too many embellishments because it adds weight. Instead, the wedding dress should be of flowing fabrics because it drapes. It is also less prone to wrinkle which is a huge plus if you have to store it for a few days. Good fabric examples: batiste, chiffon, crepe, charmeuse, damask, illusion nets, duchesse satin.
If the wedding is during the fall or autumn, however, you can consider a heavier material. Though, you will probably need a jacket or a nice shawl to keep you warm.
We all know how difficult it is to find that perfect dress. In choosing a casual wedding dress, you can find them in most stores and online. Of course, take your time checking each one out and trying it on. After all, it has to be the perfect dress. It must fit nicely and fit in with the theme of the wedding.
Another component in finding the right wedding dress is dependent on your type of body. For a boxy figure, you should look for a dress that gives the illusions of curves. Think of your problem areas as we all have them. Choose a dress that draws attention away from these areas. There is always the option of having the dress custom made to your specifications.
Probably one of the best features in choosing a casual wedding dress is the value. It will be far less than your traditional wedding gown. The cheapest dress can cost you less than $50.
Next, a casual wedding dress can be used more than just once. Add an embellishment to change it up a bit. Take off the sleeves and wear it to your next party.
The casual wedding dress is also not limited to white or ivory. You can choose a soft pastel, bright blues, even hibiscus prints. It can even be comfortable. Wouldn’t that be nice for a change?