Destination Wedding Blog
If you are a fashion forward bride, you may consider getting a modern wedding dress for your destination wedding. Modern destination wedding dresses are for the bride that likes to set the trends and not follow them. You may be a little unconventional, but you know what you like and you know what looks good on you.
Modern destination wedding dresses can be a little hard to describe, as they are forever changing and staying ahead of the times. Right now, features like an oversized bow, or a pleated skirt can be considered for the modern wedding dress. Other special features on modern wedding dresses may include geometric patterns, metallic hues, chunky embellishments, or even a simple sheath dress paired with a belt or sash to give it that extra edge.
Most modern destination wedding dresses are more on the casual side, as they are definitely not the typical, princess-style wedding dresses. Some modern brides may even opt for the short dress or even a mini-dress which have started to become quite popular on the fashion runways.
If you are getting married in a museum, art exhibit, or some place that is known for forward thinking fashion such as Paris, then a modern wedding dress may be for you. Unlike other styles of wedding dresses though, a modern dress can also fit in well with a beach wedding or a garden wedding, depending on the style you like. Modern destination wedding dresses are left up to the imagination and creativity of the bride.
There are some women who live for glamor, so why shouldn't they be able to have a glamorous wedding dress? If you are a bride that loves the spotlight and likes to be the center of attention when you walk into a room, then choosing from glamorous destination wedding dresses may be for you.
Glamorous destination wedding dresses have that slightly sinful quality to them. Think back to the older screen days of Marilyn Monroe and Doris Day and you can picture what glamor should look like. The dresses should show off every curve, but still leave a little to the imagination.
Look for destination wedding dresses that are made from silk or chiffon. Also look for shimmery and metallic fabrics to add the drama you need to the wedding dress. Sequins are a must and you can even add in some fur or feathers with accessories. Picking a slim-cut, silky white wedding dress and adding a big silver broach of diamonds will also achieve the glamorous look.
If you are having your wedding at a castle or poolside at a resort, then this look may be for you. Remember that destination wedding dresses should somewhat match the location and style of the wedding. If you are getting married in a traditional church, you may want to skip on this look or just be sure to wear your fur stole over your dress while in church.
The glamorous look is one that is quite trendy nowadays, so there are plenty of destination wedding dresses to choose from.
When you think of Hawaii, the first things that come to mind are the sun and sand. Hawaiian destination weddings are quite popular. One can get married right there on the beach or have a traditional ceremony in a church. If you are planning a Hawaiian destination wedding, here are some ideas for destination wedding dresses for you.
Hawaii can get rather hot, so you want to make sure that you have a wedding dress that is made from breathable material and that is light weight. Unless you want to be sweating the whole day, which will ruin your wedding day makeup, choose a dress that is made from cotton or that doesn't have a lot of layers to deal with.
If your Hawaiian wedding is going to be on the beach, then you may want to look into destination wedding dresses that are more casual in nature. Even consider dresses that are shorter since you don't want to be dragging sand with you everywhere. Flowy and feminine destination wedding dresses will fit well into a Hawaiian beach wedding.
If you really want to fit into the Hawaiian theme for your wedding, consider wearing a white Hawaiian island dress instead of an actual formal wedding dress. You can even consider changing into your island dress after the ceremony to get more comfortable. There are plenty of places on the islands that sell island dresses. Look for ones that are slightly more form fitting and are all white (if this is what you want). You can find island dresses for a rather cheap price, so they can be a great way to save money or to have a second wedding dress for your destination wedding. Best of all, it's a little memento you can have for years and even wear again to a luau party.
Someone forwarded this article to me from msnbc.com yesterday. We have been advising our couples for years to tell their guests about the dangers of booking their trips on sites like this. Unfortunately we have seen countless situations where guests think they are getting a great deal, are "walked" to another hotel, and they are separated from the rest of the wedding party.
When you are planning a Destination Wedding it is very important to make sure that you are working with a specialist that has lots of experience with DWs, uses reliable travel suppliers, and has the relationship with these suppliers to address any issues that may arise. This shouldn't happen to any guests, it ruins the trip for the guest and puts extra stress on the bride when she should be enjoying her big day. Hotels, like airlines, overbook all the time because they are anticipating "no-shows" or cancellations. When a hotel has to "walk" a guest they usually start with guests that booked with these types of cheap internet sites. Book with caution!
From www.msnbc.com (April 23, 2009)
Jack Taras and his friends thought they would be checking in to the Occidental Grand hotel on the Dominican Republic's postcard-perfect Eastern shore for Spring Break. But when Taras, a 19-year-old sophomore from Providence College, arrived at the resort, he was greeted with the hotel industry's latest trick: he was walked down.
"They were sent to hotel that wasn't as nice," says his father, John Taras. He phoned his son's online travel agency, Cheaptickets.com, and asked about the downgrade, which lasted the full five nights of Jack's stay. It deferred to the hotel, which offered an apology and a vague explanation of a "computer mishap" that resulted in an overbooking.
"Walking" is a practice that's as old as the hotel industry. When a resort is overbooked, it typically sends a guest to a comparable property, covering the cost of transportation, a phone call and accommodations. But somewhere along the way - probably at the start of the current recession - the word "comparable" was conveniently dropped, and hotels quietly began sending guests to lesser properties.
One of the hottest look of the runways this summer are floral-inspired wedding dresses. Wedding dress designers are using flowers to accent wedding dresses to make them flirty and feminine. If you are a bride having a destination wedding and you like to keep up with the latest fashion trends, then consider a choosing from floral destination wedding dresses.
When one hears the phrase floral wedding dress, it may not conjure up a pretty picture, but these floral-inspired wedding gowns are beautiful. We are not talking about having colored floral patterns on your dress like your grandma's muumuu. There are several different options that a bride can choose from to follow this wedding dress trend.
The first option is the lace dress that has the floral pattern on it. The dress can be all lace or just have certain areas on the dress that are made of a floral patterned lace. This may be for the bride who still wants that romantic and classic style but also wants to be trendy.
Choose from the destination wedding dresses that use flowers as small accents on the dress. This may be one flower that is adorned on the waistline or hip of the dress. It may be a pattern of appliquéd flowers in a certain area of the dress or that run the length of the dress in precise manner that flows with the dress.
The last option for floral destination wedding dresses are for the more daring and nontraditional brides. Choose a gown that actually has a colored flower print on it. These wedding dresses usually have a whimsical print that has some color flowing through it most likely pinks, purples, blues, and greens. They are modern floral prints that are meant to be feminine.
Be a trend setter at your destination wedding and choose a floral-inspired wedding dress.
Saving money is important to many brides. One of the places that a destination bride can save money on is her wedding dress. There are plenty of ways that one can save money on destination wedding dresses.
Shopping designer samples sales is a good way to save money on your wedding dress and get destination wedding dresses at quite a discount. You can put your name on designer's mailing list or on local bridal stores' list so that you are notified when they are having a samples sale. Many times, you can find a dress for at least 25%-50% off the regular retail price.
Another way to save money on destination wedding dresses is to shop online. There are hundreds of wedding dress retailers online and most will offer dresses at discounts at some time or another. There are even several retailers online that specifically only sell discounted wedding dresses. Shopping for your destination wedding dress online dramatically increases the chance that you will find a dress that you like at a price that fits your budget.
Shopping at places other than the "basic bridal stores" can also help you save money. Many brides who look at buying destination wedding dresses are not looking for a formal or really fancy dress. Some brides may just want a nice, simple white dress or even a simple evening dress is some other color. Look for destination wedding dresses at places such as department stores, local boutiques, and even outlet stores. These places may have just the dress you are looking for at a fraction of the cost of bridal stores.
Lastly, remember that you have to actually like your wedding dress and even though you find a good deal for one, make sure that you really like it before purchasing it.
Even though you may not be having the classic wedding in a church, you can still choose a classic style wedding dress. There are quite a few brides who still want to look like the traditional bride in their their white gown even though they are having a destination wedding. There are no set rules on what destination wedding dresses have to look like. If a bride wants to be the traditional bride but with a twist, by all means they have that right.
One thing that brides should consider when choosing from traditional destination wedding dresses is where the actual wedding is going to take place. If a bride is getting married on the sands of a beach in Hawaii, then she may want to reconsider the traditional dress that has the long flowing train in the back. A dress with a long train is not the best idea for a beach, as the whole train will be covered in sand and will only get filthy dirty. Instead she may look for dresses that have a short train that can be held up by a bracelet on her arm or if she really likes a dress with a long train she may want to consider keeping it bustled from the start and not letting the train drag behind her.
Also, when choosing from traditional destination wedding dresses consider other factors such as the weather, what the groom may be wearing, and any other natural obstacles like rough terrain. These factors may sway you towards a traditional dress that will fit into the style of your wedding.
Tiffany's series on Destination Wedding dresses takes time out from fashion and looks at where you can find all these great dresses she's been talking about.
Now that destination weddings are becoming more and more popular, there are more places selling destination wedding dresses. If you are planning a destination wedding and are not quite sure where to start looking for destination wedding dresses, then you have quite a few options.
Online Retailers. There are several different online retailers that sell destination wedding dresses in all kinds of price ranges. You can also visit your favorite designers website to see if they offer a destination collection online.
Boutiques. If you live near a big city, there are most likely boutique shops somewhere near you. You have two choices when it comes to boutiques. You can check out actual wedding boutiques or visit specialty boutiques that carry formal and informal dresses. You may be surprised at what kind of dresses that you find that you can pass off for destination wedding dresses.
Resorts. If you wish, you can wait till you actually get to your destination and check out the local resort for destination wedding dresses. More and more resorts are selling destination wedding dresses because they know it is not easy to travel with a wedding dress. Sandals resorts is one of the major ones that offer wedding dresses.
Department Stores. Upscale department stores offer resort wear and formal dresses, which can be turned into a destination wedding dress of your choice. Many times you may be able to find a deal on these dresses also.
There is a wide variety of destination wedding dresses available. Remember that not all wedding dresses have to be labeled by the designers as actual wedding dresses.
Tiffany continues her look into Destination Wedding dresses.
Lace wedding dresses are quite popular nowadays. You don't have to have a traditional wedding at home to wear a lace wedding dress. Lace can be a great option for destination wedding dresses.
Lace destination wedding dresses can provide a sophisticated and elegant look but can also be fun and romantic. If you are having more of a formal destination wedding, a lace dress would fit in perfectly.
Not all lace dresses are the same. In fact, it would be rather hard to find two destination wedding dresses that are made from the same pattern of lace and have the same design. You can chose from a wedding dress that is made up of all lace fabric, or one that has accents of lace throughout the dress. The dress may have a lace top that goes into a chiffon bottom. Or maybe you want a long sleeved dress for an outdoor fall wedding. In this case you can find a dress that has lace sleeves to add elegance to the dress.
Lace destination wedding dresses are not for everybody. If you like simple and plain clothing, then you may not want a lace wedding dress. On the other hand, if you like feminine and eye-catching clothing, then you may want to consider lace for your wedding dress.
Lace wedding dresses can be worn all types of destination weddings. They go nicely on the beach and also an outdoor wedding in the country.