Like buying a wedding dress doesn’t seem daunting enough, finding that perfect dress that makes you feel the most beautiful you ever felt while at the same time make you shed a few tears when you first wear it can be difficult to find. Now add to the mix having a destination wedding in Kefalonia where you need to take into consideration the hot summers as well as the logistics of packing and carrying your wedding dress. As if you don’t already have enough on your plate!
Bridal fashion and your choice of a wedding gown should really depend on the place where your wedding reception will take place and the month. Below are a few ideas to help your search for the most ideal wedding gown for your destination wedding:
In what month will you ideally be getting married?
Firstly, what month you will be saying your “I Do’s” is vital. If you are getting married in Kefalonia in May, June or September, the days will be hot but most likely not uncomfortable, while the evenings will be cooler. However, if you are getting married in July or August, you will need to take the heat and humidity into consideration. During these months you probably don’t want a dress that is too clingy like a mermaid style dress because it will make you hotter and more uncomfortable and no one likes an unhappy bride. Speaking from experience, in hot climates you ideally want a wedding gown that is floaty, lightweight, comfortable and easy to move in. This is the perfect case where that old saying goes… less is more.
Choosing the right fabric for your dream wedding dress
Secondly, every bride needs to pay attention to the fabric of her wedding dress for her destination wedding in Kefalonia. Bridal fashion is just as important as the actual planning of your wedding. Very long trains may make the dress look ‘heavy’ and you, as the bride, will look out of place especially if you are dreaming of getting married next to the Ionian Sea. For warm climates, the best fabrics are lightweight lace, chiffon, silk organza or sheer.
Lightweight lace gowns are very popular because lace is feminine and very light. A lace dress can take many different looks; it can be modern, vintage, boho or any other style that warms your heart. Lace gowns are easily to pack in a suitcase, don’t crease and effortless to wear.
Silk organza is one of the best breathable fabrics while chiffon offers a splash of elegance while ensuring the heat doesn’t overwhelm the bride. Both will move beautifully in the Kefalonian summer breeze, create a soft, dreamy and ‘airy’ look. Both fabrics will keep you cooler if the weather gets sticky, as well as looking gorgeous at an outdoors or beach celebration. Depending on the style and personality of the bride, you can change the design up but keep the fabric lightweight. You can keep it simple or choose a dress with a bold detail such as adding fringe or changing the colour to blush. When it comes to styles, the world really is your oyster.
Ultra-light, sheer fabrics that hardly touch the skin is another option and is great for the heat. Sheer fabrics offer an ethereal romance to your dress and makes for a high fashion moment.
If you end up going for a light fabric for your wedding gown but want to glam up your look, you can opt for hair accessories instead of a traditional veil. Hair combs, vines, headpieces, headbands and hair clips will add just the right touch to your overall look. Let’s also not forget the flower crowns which are my personal favourite and are a perfect addition to your summer wedding in Kefalonia.