In recent years, weddings rarely are considered to be a traditional affair where the bride and the groom take their vows at a religious setting. Nowadays, the trend of organizing outdoor weddings is gaining lot of popularity. Having a wedding at a mountain top, beach, garden or even at one's backyard is considered to be quite unique. As the outdoor wedding is not held in a religious setting, it does not have the formality which one finds in the traditional wedding. Due to this, everything from the invitations to the decorations of the venue has a casual feel to it. One of the most important factors that has to be given a lot of consideration is the wedding dress. As outdoor weddings are usually not formal, one does not have to actually adhere to the formal wedding attire etiquette. Moreover, some of the traditional wedding dresses may not be comfortable or feasible for an outdoor wedding. So, here are some ideas that people can use when they have to choose wedding dresses for themselves.
Wedding Dress Options
An outdoor wedding gives an opportunity to dress in a casual way not only to the guests, but also to the bride and the groom. The best thing about these wedding dresses is that one can bring in certain innovations to them to look unique. Let us take a look at some of the unique dresses for the bride as well as the guests.
For the Bride
Though most of the outdoor weddings are usually casual, there are some people who still consider it to be a formal event. In such a case, the ideal dress for the bride would be a full length white bridal gown which is either sleeveless or off shoulder. However, this is a very rare case and most of the outdoor weddings are informal events. In such a case, there are a lot of options that the bride to be can choose from, as her wedding dress. First of all, the bride does not have to stick to a long flowing traditional wedding gown. Moreover, it is not actually possible to carry that dress if one is having the wedding at the mountain top or beach.
Some simple wedding dresses to suit the theme would be knee length dress or may be an ankle length sundress, if it is a beach wedding. Unconventional colored wedding dresses will make you step away from the boring white and beige. Rather, one can choose colors from the nature i.e. according to the season in which the wedding is held. For instance, if it is spring time, you can go for colors like green, yellow, etc. On the other hand, for a fall wedding, you can go for colors like reddish brown, orange, etc. These dresses are casual wedding dresses and hence, should be matched with simple hairstyle, jewelry and other accessories. It is also important to wear footwear according to the venue of the wedding. For instance, it is not a good idea to wear high-heeled shoes for a beach wedding. Instead, the bride can go for flat sandals, flip-flops, etc.
For the Guests
Most people get confused when they are invited for an outdoor or casual wedding as to what dress they have to wear. This is because not many things are written about casual wedding dresses for guests. Even in case of guests, they do not have to stick to the formal dresses like cocktail dresses. However, this does not mean that one can wear a jeans to the outdoor wedding. Some informal wedding dresses for women would be skirt and blouse or may be, a nice dress. A pant suit would also be a good outdoor wedding dress idea. Though black is something that most people like to wear for a wedding, it would be great fun to experiment with a range of other colors. In case of men, the best informal outdoor wedding dress would be khakis paired with a white buttoned down shirt. Though there are people who wear jeans to an outdoor wedding, do not do this unless the wedding invitation mentions such a thing.
Outdoor weddings give people a chance to experiment with their attire. So, if you are having a garden or a beach wedding or are called for one, think creatively and dress in a unique way.