Bride on the Beach: Beautiful Hair, Makeup and Outfit Ideas for Your Outdoor Wedding

Whether you’ve decided to have your special event in Cancun or the Bahamas, for a beach wedding your dress, hair and makeup is not the same as it would be for a church ceremony. You want to look beautiful on the big day, but remember to pick a bridal gown that is suitable for the environment.

Choosing the Right Bridal Gown

You won’t want wanting a dress with a long train dragging through the sand, or a heavy dress that’s going to be uncomfortably hot to wear in a warm climate. A pre-owned wedding dress can save you a lot of money, which will leave you more to spend on your destination wedding. Pre-owned bridal gowns like these are available in a wide range of styles and colors, many with designer labels.

Even beach wedding sites can vary so pick a dress that matches your environment and the level of formality whether it’s a formal gazebo or a bamboo canopy. Choose a dress with a natural fabric, like silk, that will breathe with you. Also, think about how well the dress will travel to your wedding destination.


Getting your Hair and Makeup Right

A beach wedding requires hair and makeup solutions that are in keeping with the weather. You want to fit naturally into the beach environment so your hair and makeup should not be overdone,  otherwise you will look out of place.


Keep hair in place: When you’re planning how to style your hair think about any extra products you may need to use so that it will hold up in a humid climate. For example, if you’re wearing it down, you’ll need a spray to hold the curls in place and block the humidity. It’s a good idea to use a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner leading up to the big day so your hair won’t dry out.

Be true to your skin: As for your makeup, if your skin tend to be oily, you will need to keep extra powder and skin blotters at hand. If your skin is on the dry side, you will need extra moisturizer.


Match your foundation and powder: Under the bright sun, if your foundation and powder don’t match, it will be glaringly obvious. Make sure they blend together well so you won’t have visible makeup lines on your wedding photographs. It’s a good idea to have a makeup try out before your wedding day.


Accessorize your hair: Enhance your locks with real flowers to create an organic, natural look. You can use barrettes to hold them in place and to keep the beach breezes from snatching at your hair. Small, jeweled hair pins can add a touch of sparkle.

An important thing to remember for your beach wedding is to stay hydrated, you don’t need to be fainting at your reception. Stay cool and don’t overdo it and you are sure to have a wonderful day.

Katherine Richardson is sales assistant in a wedding dress boutique. She loves sharing her ideas and insights online. Her articles mainly appear on family and lifestyle blogs.

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