Informal wedding clothing offers a modern twist to the occasion. Style and glamour can easily be found in beautiful designer gowns, cocktail dresses and beach attire. More casual clothing is ideal if you are planning an outdoor wedding ceremony or a beach wedding event. No one wants to be weighed down with heavy fabrics on a hot day!
Wedding dresses are often extremely expensive, so if you are looking to save money opting for informal wedding clothing is a great choice. Read the following tips if you are looking for inspiration on choosing your informal wedding dresses, and achieve a sophisticated and chic look at a fraction of the price.
Buying an Informal Wedding Dress
Informal cocktail receptions with elegant drinks and a grazing menu are ideal for encouraging guests to mingle and chat. You can find a huge array of cocktail dresses and evening gowns either online, or in department stores. The added bonus of buying a dress like this is that you get to wear it again. A wedding dress is usually only worn once. After that, it has no real value to the wearer.
If a cocktail dress or a ball gown is not your style, you can opt for a long evening dress instead. There are also plenty of shorter evening options to choose from in flattering bridal shades of cream, champagne, ivory and whites. Choose a shade which suits your skin tone the best. Of course, there are no rules about which colour you should be wearing on your wedding day. You can pick your favourite shade of scarlet, jade or magenta to wear.
Informal Bridesmaids’ Dresses
When you visit your local department store or high street, note down any ideas you have which stand out. You can ask your bridesmaids for advice if you are not confident shopping for their figures. Opt for a style of dress which is going to suit all your bridesmaids. This ensures the best photographs of your wedding party.
As your bridesmaids are going to be able to wear these dresses again, they will make great gifts to your special ladies. If you are on a tight budget, you can ask your bridesmaids if they mind buying the dresses you suggest, or alternatively hire gowns at a fraction of the cost of traditional bridesmaids’ dresses.
Beach and garden weddings
Summer beach and garden weddings lend themselves perfectly to sun dresses and lighter fabrics. No one wants to be weighed down with heavy clothing when the weather is warm. Be kind to your guests and tell them to wear something comfortable instead.
There are a variety of wedding venues in Melbourne which are perfect for celebrating outside during the summer months. Not all wedding venues have 2 acres of grounds to explore! Ascot house has a long history of being a top location for ceremonies and receptions. The Victorian mansion house has an expert team of caterers.
Tips for Choosing Informal Wedding Dresses