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How to Buy a Wedding Dress in the Tropics

How to Buy a Wedding Dress in the Tropics

Getting married in the tropics is becoming more and more popular with brides and grooms all over the world. Choosing what to wear on the big day can be difficult especially when you are not used to tropical weather.

Wedding Gowns and Fabrics

Wedding Gowns and Fabrics

Most wedding gowns are made from synthetic fabrics which don’t breathe well in steamy climates. If you are choosing a destination wedding in a resort town like Puerto Vallarta, Cancun or Cabo San Lucas, there are many local shops that offer lovely white dresses that have a stylish Mexican resort flare that might be just perfect for your special day. You will find that your dollars can go very far when buying dresses in Mexico. If you are on a budget having dresses made or purchased out of country is the way to go.

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

Your bridesmaids might be very nervous about what  you are going to make them wear during this long afternoon to wee hours of the morning event. They will be grateful if you choose a fabric that allows the skin to breath.

Here are some fabrics to look for when buying or making a wedding dress in the tropics:

  • Gauze also known as “leno” is a loose woven fabric that when layered in wedding dress designs. A fabulous dreamy flow happens if the wind catches your bridal gown.
  • Manta (cotton) is used widely all over Latin America for all types of attire. It is usually cream in color but white can be found. Manta is very comfortable and allows the skin to breathe and absorbs sweat that is inevitably acquired during your ceremony and party.
  • Cotton lycra If you want to be wild a dress can be made in cotton white lycra allowing great movability, comfort and coolness.

Enjoy. This is your day and remember a happy bride makes for a happy event.