Many brides wonder what to wear for their dress when contemplating a beach wedding. There are many issues to consider when choosing the right style dress for a destination or US mainland beach wedding.

Here are just a few things to think about before making that purchase:

1. Location: If your processional will be across a stretch of sand, followed by pictures near the edge of the water – The sand will appear beautiful, but it can make the hemline very dirty.

2. Climate: When traveling to a hot and humid tropical climate, traditional wedding dresses can be very hot to wear and cause you to perspire.

3. Transporting your gown: A big gown on an airplane can be a real challenge. We would not recommend checking in with baggage, but rather carry the gown on board the plane with you. Customs for the island may require you to have a letter from your wedding planner or destination hotel stating your gown is for your personal wedding. This is to show the gown is not for resale, otherwise you may incur customs tariff as they may believe you are selling the gown in their country. We have confirmed this story with several brides who traveled to Caribbean and Mexican islands.

The perfect alternative to traditional wedding dresses is a wedding sarong to wear as your beach wedding dress. Our wedding sarongs are light, airy and easy to pack. Wedding sarongs will not drag in the sand and get that black dirt line that floor length wedding gowns will get the minute you step onto the sand! Our wedding sarong sets are the perfect alternative, and they offer free sizing for your wedding day. Choose from casual, informal wedding dress fabrics or choose an elegant style.