Tamarindo Bride’s and Bridesmaid’s Wedding Attire
We recently wrote a blog post about “Grooms and Groomsmen Wedding Attire for Tamarindo, Costa Rica”. Sounds entertaining to shop for the guys in the wedding, but let’s face it, ladies, THIS is the fun part, the wedding dress! With a wedding in Costa Rica, you can really get away with anything from soft, romantic whites and pinks, to super modern and bold. Dresses can range from simple and strapless to beaded and formal, as the venues in Tamarindo run the gamut!
As we did for the groom’s and groomsmen’s blog, we will list wedding dresses and gowns for your formal, semi-formal and casual wedding. And like we did for the guys in the wedding party, we’ve done the same here, giving you multiple ways to “Mix It Up”, to take that white dress to another level.
Consider a long flowing wedding dress. This could be something with lace, beading, or even minimal. It’s hot here, so avoid longer sleeves or wraps. If you are looking for something to cover your shoulders, think about a dress with cap sleeves. Here are a few pictures of dresses we found and thought would be perfect for a formal wedding here in Tamarindo!
If you want to wear heels, don’t forget it’s very hard to walk in the sand in heels, so consider a fabulous pair of flats to wear on the beach, then change into the stunner heels at the reception.
For a semi-formal or a “tropical chic” wedding, as I like to call it, go with a short or a long dress! A dress with less volume is generally less formal. So a sheath dress is always a good way to go. Again, don’t forget about the shoes, heels are hard to wear on the beach, so remember those flats. To the right are some sample dresses for you to consider.
Mix it up!
- A belt, either colorful or something more subtle that blends into your dress.
- A crown made of flowers instead of a veil, or maybe a hairpiece (we LOVE the one in the upper right!!!!).
- Think about a bold piece of jewelry.
- Consider a bright pair of shoes
Nowadays, when it comes to bridesmaids’ dresses, anything goes.
- Skirts and cute tops.
- Stick with the same color, but allow the girls to select their own style dress.
- One style dress, but different colors.
- The girls can pick out their own dress, just staying within a certain color scheme, for example, pink, then you will have all different shades.
It’s fun to let your girls stand out a little bit on your day, it is something special to be the bride’s maid!
Ideas for your formal, tropical-chic, or casual wedding dress are endless, as dresses come in all shapes and sizes, as do accessories! Of course, any dress will work, you just have to own it!
What are some of your ideas?