Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular. They’re seen as a great way to save money on a ceremony, reception hall, and seated dinners, on top of a way to fit in a great vacation for all of your closest friends and family or show off a special place between you and your fiancé.

And of course, due to their intimate nature, they’re perfect for couples looking for a smaller ceremony.

Popular destinations often include beach resorts along the coasts or in the Caribbean, or perhaps a European sojourn for the bride who always dreamed of getting married in Paris.  The Blue Mountains in Australia are a beautiful wedding destination for the more outdoors-y couple, but covering over 4,000 square miles, the options within the Blue Mountains alone can be overwhelming. You can check Expedia’s travel guide to the Blue Mountains to get some good suggestions. However, picking the destination is only a small part of the planning process.

Once you settle on the locale, the next question is likely to be, “what do I wear?” It’s a great idea to peruse the selection at a major retailer to get a feel for what will work best for you, like the endless selection of wedding dresses at David’s Bridal.

Due to the settings of many of these weddings, shorter length dresses are optimal. Are you worried about dragging sand around with a long train? Opt for a cocktail or tea-length dress, like this White by Vera Wang dress from David’s Bridal, or the cute tea-length tulle dress pictured to the right.  These are perfect lengths for beach weddings!

Or perhaps you’re thinking of a Roman Holiday type of wedding, complete with sophisticated yet romantic dress. Try a gorgeous, long A-line dress with a fit that’s flattering on every body type, like this lovely one shouldered Galina. Or for a more traditional look, a halter-style chiffon dress recalls old-world glamour while being simultaneously modern.

Whatever you choose to wear on your big day, take comfort in the fact that you have chosen a truly unique wedding destination and dress!

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