Twenty five percent of American weddings as of 2019 are held in an outdoor destination. Most are beach weddings, but garden ceremonies share a significant percentage in this statistic.
There is not doubt that many couples are drawn to the idea of having themselves surrounded by flora and fauna as they exchange vows before the eyes of their loved ones. As the old proverb goes, “say it with flowers.” This time, say “I do” with blooms. But the question for brides remains: Do you have the perfect dress for the garden wedding you have since dreamt of?
Typically, it is easier to find a gown for church weddings, as compared to hunting the right dress for a garden wedding. Fashion experts, however, gave several advice that brides should keep in mind in dressing up for their I do’s.
Garden weddings actually don’t pose any general rules in dressing up for a garden wedding, other than the imperative to find a balance between extravagance and casualness of the look. Garden weddings are seen as dressy affairs, but brides should NEVER go for dresses with too many decorations such as beading details and sequins.
Instead, brides can choose big straw hats for them and their bridesmaids. This would instantly revamp a plainly decorated garden wedding dress. To delve away from making the ceremony look blah and boring, brides can choose an elegantly simple piece and make the bridesmaids wear brightly colored cocktail dresses that well reflect the color of the season.
Laces can effectively give a garden wedding dress added style without looking too overdone. Plus, these can well compliment the beautiful flowers that make the destination look like the paradise of ferries. Flowing soft laces can make the dress look softer and more feminine, especially when they come in deep colors that provide contrast to the ivory-white hue of the wedding dress.
Women who chose to get married in the months of May, June, July or August are likely to pick a stylish wedding gown. Seventy five of dresses during these periods are sleeveless or strapless. These are the hot picks for the season. Make sure to get a dress that is made of organic fabrics such as linen, chiffon, crepe and georgette. Soft fabrics are also recommended like silk and cotton (especially when brides are avoiding having too much bulk).