For flowers and finishing touches, remember all flowers in Ibiza are imported from the mainland but we can help you source a colour and style that is just perfect for your desired theme – bright, tropical style blooms can work really well for a beach wedding and look stunning in the bright sunshine.
Your tiara and jewellery can also be themed with the location – how about freshwater pearls for a beach wedding or a Celtic style headband for a more spiritual style celebration?
Remember too that wedding-day shoes need to be fit for purpose – high heels on a sandy beach won’t look good!
When you’re shopping around on a bleak Saturday afternoon back at home, it’s hard to imagine how warm it might be at your dream island destination. You need to feel comfortable, so if you opt to get married here, a sleeveless dress is a real advantage.
Halter-neck styles are cool and look wonderful on a beach location. A strapless style is another good choice, although a dress like this may be more structured and therefore will feel less comfortable in the heat – you should avoid boning and hoops at all costs!
To be the perfect blushing bride and to avoid be too warm, pick natural fabrics such as silks and cottons that are loosely woven and will ‘breathe’.
Fabrics such as soft satins, lightweight silks, charmeuse and chiffon or georgette are ideal.
As Alexandra explains: “Paper taffeta and lace fabrics are a popular choice, but the perfect material is a crinkle taffeta as it travels very well.”
Bridalwear manufacturer Dessy has worked with thousands of destination brides to create a collection of dresses specifically for weddings abroad. Noticing that brides often wanted to be photographed frolicking at the water’s edge, they have even designed a range that won’t stain when wet.
In the bag
Once you have found the perfect gown for your destination wedding, you need to think about how to transport it.
One solution is to invest in a purpose-made box, with cord carrying handles that are sized for overhead lockers on aircraft. Not only is it suitable for transporting your dress, it is the perfect place to keep it after the wedding. If you choose the right fabric, you should be able to unpack your dress and hang it up as soon as you can to let any folds or creases drop out.