Dreaming of a destination wedding? Whether you plan on getting married on tropical sands or a romantic blanket of snow, brides will need to find a dress that suits both their personal bridal style and wedding location. Keep reading to learn how to choose a destination wedding dress and some of our favorite styles that are beautiful no matter where in the world you say, “I do!”
What Is a Destination Wedding Dress?
When it comes to shopping for a destination wedding dress, there are certainly a few attributes that you’ll want to pay attention to. Below are a few trips from our True Crew:
- Some fabrics fare better than others when it comes to wedding travel. Keep in mind the bulkiness and length as you visit your local True Society bridal boutique. At your consultation, tell your bridal stylist about your destination wedding plans; this can help them pick dress options that can be easy to store, travel and wear for your special day!
- For brides planning on traveling a few days or weeks prior to the big day, give your bridal stylist both the date that you leave and the actual wedding date. This ensures your wedding dress will be ready ahead of time before you say “bon voyage!”
- If you are traveling by plane, try to keep your dress in a solid color garment bag or carefully fold it into a carry-on luggage bag that can fit in the overhead bin. Most airlines have more information regarding carry-on luggage sizing available on their website.
- Before traveling with your wedding dress, put a card with your name, phone number and other important contact information inside of the garment bag or luggage. Some brides nowadays are even putting Apple AirTags in their dress bags to keep tabs in case they do have to separate from it!
Destination Wedding Dresses
From flowy boho gowns and sleek simple wedding dresses to classic ballgowns with a twist, these dresses are sure to make your destination wedding one to remember. Whether you are traveling abroad or staying domestic, check out some of our favorite destination wedding dresses below!
Boho Beach Wedding Dress
When we think of beach wedding dresses, we can’t help but picture the cedar gown from All Who Wander. Brides will float down the aisle in head-to-toe intricate graphic lace which can be seen in detail when it catches the light from the oceanside sunset. The sheer side cutout details and open V-neck back add a bit of edge while spaghetti straps and a flowy skirt create a bohemian masterpiece.
A-Line Beach Wedding Dress
An enchanting dress like this just seems right for a beach wedding! Essense of Australia Style D3529 is made with detachable sheer off-the-shoulder sleeves and boho-inspired beaded vine leaf appliques. Delicate organza florets and embroidered beading are dusted across the bodice and down the frothy tulle skirt of this romantic A-line gown. The skirt features a modest train that is easy to travel with and just right for a destination wedding.
Winter Wedding Dress with Long Sleeves
For a bride planning a wedding in the colder months, this simple modern column wedding dress is a stunning choice. Fashion-forward bishop puff sleeves and buttoned cuffs add a vintage touch to the All Who Wander siena gown. The liquid crepe material is soft but structured and will keep you warm all night long, while still allowing you flexibility to move around on the dance floor.
Mountain Destination Wedding Dress
Long fitted sleeves made with illusion tulle and intricate lace will have any cold-weather bride feeling like an ice goddess. Essense of Australia Style D3379 features a bold bodice with a contrasting tulle skirt to draw the eyes up while still keeping effortless structure. The lace is delicately designed to create a keyhole back for a touch of bridal glamor. Buttons are added to the cuff of the sleeves and down the skirt through the lace train for a breathtaking finish for both your wedding entrance and exit.
Southwest Destination Wedding Dress
Slip into Style 7582 by Stella York for a sleek and simple western bridal look. Ideal for desert weddings in Arizona or Joshua Tree, this minimalist gown features a trendy cowl neckline, spaghetti straps and a column silhouette. Modern brides will love the gown’s intricate boning detail and sheer illusion tulle on the sides and back. Delicate crepe buttons run down the back of the dress to the end of the soft, luxe train.
Simple Destination Wedding Dress
For brides wanting to make a clean, modern statement — look no further than Style 1504 from Martina Liana. Available in three fabrics including floral Silk Jacquard, Silk Zibeline or Matte Mikado, this fashion-forward A-line is sure to allure all who gaze upon it. The modern straps and plunging neckline elongate the figure and upon turning around, reveals an elegant V-shaped back. The dramatic skirt features discreet hand pockets for an oh-so-chic bridal moment.
Mexico Destination Wedding Dress
For brides wanting to host their wedding in Mexico, an exquisite dress like Martina Liana Style 1321 featuring whimsical off-the-shoulder straps and intricate details will look absolutely beautiful. The classic sweetheart neckline and exposed boning are ultra-flattering while the breezy 3D floral appliques running down the A-line skirt add a soft texture from head-to-toe. Whether it’s a Callejoneada in San Miguel de Allende or a celebration near the Mexican Caribbean, this whimsical gown is sure to charm.
Switzerland Destination Wedding Dress
A glamorous silk satin gown with off-the-shoulder straps will look breathtaking at a wedding in the Swiss Alps or at a romantic chateau on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. Martina Liana Style 1453 has a sophisticated structured sheath silhouette with soft satin pleats. The gown comes with detachable off-the-shoulder straps to create an ethereal goddess bridal look, while the satin-lined gown glides down the body into a soft train.
Austria Destination Wedding Dress
This ethereal, A-line wedding dress is the epitome of timeless romance. Stella York Style 7509 will look absolutely enchanting against the backdrop of an Austrian castle. The sequined adorned bodice adds a soft shimmer to a classic sweetheart neckline. Between the sheer off-the-shoulder pleated tulle sleeves, cascading floral motifs and layered tulle skirt, there’s an eye-catching element to every angle of this gown.
Australia Destination Wedding Dress
This dramatic floral lace ballgown is ideal for a bride dreaming of a destination wedding in Australia. Style D3384 from Essense of Australia has vintage-inspired lace details scattered throughout while a stunning open back adds a touch of sexiness. Layers upon layers of tulle make up a luxurious skirt meant to heighten the effect of the large-scale floral motifs to create the ultimate walk down the aisle.
From simple to show-stopping, book an appointment with us today to find the destination wedding dress of your dreams! Gown availability varies per store.