When you elope, you get to focus on doing everything the way you want to do it. No worrying about friends and family members — your dress, flowers, and décor are exactly what you want it to be. And that means that you aren't restricted to traditional dresses when you get married. Think about your destination before you decide on your wardrobe.
The Beach Wedding
You don't want to deal with a swirling tornado of lace and fabric as you traverse down the beach while eloping. For a beach wedding, you want a light, airy dress that's mid-length. Movement in the fabric is desirable, but a long train is going to get caught in the sand and water.
Pair your beach wedding dress with wedges or flats, and be sure to practice walking in the sand with the shoes you've chosen! The last thing you want is some uncomfortable chaffing. A shawl or wrap can help you avoid the chill as the tropical breezes blow.
The Glamour Wedding
A flashy, glamorous wedding means you need to pull out all the stops. If you're having a Vegas-style wedding, it's time to go over the top. Some ideas include:
- Historical wedding dresses from your favorite time period. A flapper-style dress from the 1920's or an old-fashioned Victorian are equally acceptable.
- Sparkling, shining wedding dresses. A classic wedding dress can be dressed up with sequins and glitter, making them pop — especially under the bright lights.
- Bohemian wedding dresses. Want to be inspired by the 60s and 70s? Boho wedding dresses have a special vintage style, designed to be loose and flowing.
- Contemporary and modern wedding dresses. Long, slick lines and a dramatic train make for a contemporary wedding dress that has both style and class.
Glamour weddings give you a lot more leeway regarding how you want to dress; you can find something for any theme.
The Adventure Wedding
Are you traveling out of the country for your wedding? If so, you're going to have some additional considerations. You'll need fabrics that travel well if you're going to elope abroad. Dresses for a destination wedding can be made out of tulle, crepe, wool, or embroidered lace. You may also want to make a note to find out where you can get your dry cleaning done at your destination, just in case your dress has to be ironed out or cleaned.
For a destination wedding, you may also want a dress that doesn't fill up an entire suitcase. That doesn't mean you can't have a long, flowing skirt, but you may have to leave a lengthy train at home. Don't forget to check the temperatures where you're going as well, especially if the wedding is going to be held outside.
There's a dress for any occasion, and if there's a dress that you've already fallen in love with, a few alterations may be enough to make it perfect for your elopement. Contact us at TK Bridal & Alterations; if we can't find the perfect dress, we can create it!
When you aren't the average bride, you don't want the average dress. Modern brides can get away with a lot more in terms of non-traditional dresses than others. Here are a few ideas for those who want something a little different.
Get Some Wild Patterns
Floral prints are an excellent way to add some interest to what is otherwise a traditional wedding dress. If you still want some classic appeal, you can create a subdued palette of pastel colors. You can even go dark if you want something elegant, sophisticated, and dramatic. Finding a pattern that means something to you is a great way to personalize your dress.
The trick to choosing patterns is that the patterns shouldn't be overly distracting or busy. Creating accent panels is a good way to add interest without overwhelming, such as a bodice.
Go for the Bright Colors
Bright colors are an excellent way to showcase yourself and your personality. What is your favorite color? Green? Blue? What color sets off your eyes or your complexion? No one is limited to white anymore; you can have any color you've ever dreamed of. Bright colors are often paired with lighter shades of bridesmaid dresses and décor.
Look for Contrast
A black and white dress is the perfect statement for a monochrome wedding. Black, white, and gray are incredibly trendy right now, especially with another single color that pops. Put some bright purple or red flowers in your bouquet and all eyes are guaranteed to be on you.
It isn't just about the color or the pattern. You can also look for some non-traditional cuts, such as scalloping and unique flair. Dress like a medieval princess or like a fairy — it's all up to you. There are some billowy cut dresses you might want to consider or even some traditional cuts such as kimono gowns that could be eye-catching when modernized.
One of the ways you can find the perfect wedding dress is to look at other styles of dresses that you adore. You can bring these dresses to your tailor, and they can create the perfect wedding dress for you out of a combination of the most incredible features.
Your wedding dress should be as unique and exciting as you are. Creating a dress from "whole cloth" is one of the best ways to find the dress that is best-suited for you. Any dress can be turned into a wedding dress, with the appropriate work and material. If we can't find you the perfect wedding dress, we can make you one. Contact us at TK Bridal & Alterations today to find out more.