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5 Signs You're A Beach Bride


a plus size woman wearing a wedding dress on a beach

One of the first steps in your wedding planning journey is choosing the perfect venue. For many brides, the allure of a beach wedding is irresistible. The sound of the waves, the feel of the sand beneath your feet, and the breathtaking sunset backdrop create an unforgettable setting for your special day. At Ivory & Main, we specialize in helping plus-size brides find their dream dresses that perfectly match their vision, whether it’s a grand ballroom affair or a serene beach ceremony.


Are you struggling to decide on a location for your wedding?  Here are five signs the beach may be the perfect wedding backdrop for  you:


1. You Love the Great Outdoors

Sign: You feel most alive when you’re outside, soaking up the sun and breathing in the fresh air.


If you’re someone who loves the feel of the sun on your skin and the sand between your toes, a beach wedding might be your perfect match. Beach brides often have a deep appreciation for nature and the beauty of the world. They cherish the idea of saying “I do” with the ocean as their backdrop.


Our collection includes lightweight, breathable fabrics and flowing silhouettes perfect for an outdoor beach wedding. We ensure that our plus-size brides feel comfortable and stunning in their chosen environment.


2. You Crave a Laid-Back Atmosphere

Sign: You prefer a relaxed, informal vibe over a formal, traditional setting.


Beach weddings are inherently more laid-back and casual, offering a relaxed alternative to traditional weddings. If you envision a ceremony where your guests can kick off their shoes and enjoy a more informal, intimate celebration, you might be a beach bride.


Our dresses range from elegant simplicity to bohemian chic, ensuring you find a gown that matches the relaxed elegance of a beach wedding. Our stylists are here to help you choose accessories and hairstyles that complement your carefree vibe.


3. You Dream of a Destination Wedding

Sign: The idea of a wedding and honeymoon rolled into one thrills you.


If you’re drawn to the romance and adventure of a destination wedding, the beach might be your ideal venue. Beach brides often love the idea of celebrating their nuptials in a picturesque, faraway place where they can also enjoy a honeymoon. One of the perks of living on Long Island is that you have access to the beach without all the travel. If you’ve dreamed of a beachy destination wedding but have too big of a guest list, or it is out of your budget you can still find those same vibes right here at home! 


At Ivory & Main, we offer destination-friendly gowns that travel well and look amazing. Our team can provide tips on how to pack and care for your dress to ensure it arrives at your destination in perfect condition.


4. You Want Stunning Photos

Sign: You envision your wedding photos with breathtaking natural backdrops.


The beach offers some of the most stunning and romantic photo opportunities. If you’re excited about capturing moments with a backdrop of golden sunsets, crashing waves, and endless horizons, you’re likely a beach bride.


Our collection of bridal gowns at Ivory & Main are designed to look spectacular in natural light and outdoor settings. We can also recommend local photographers who specialize in beach weddings to ensure your photos are as magical as your day.


5. You Value Unconventional Elegance

Sign: You appreciate elegance that doesn’t follow the traditional rules.


Beach brides often blend elegance with a touch of unconventional style. They might choose a dress that’s a bit more relaxed, perhaps with lace, flowy fabrics, or even a shorter hemline. If you’re drawn to a blend of sophistication and beachy charm, you’re definitely a beach bride.


From classic silhouettes to modern, bohemian styles, our collection of dresses caters to the unique elegance of a beach wedding. We’re dedicated to helping plus-size brides find the perfect dress that embodies their style and the serene beauty of a beach setting.


So, Are You A Beach Bride?

If these signs resonate with you, it’s clear that you’re a beach bride at heart. At Ivory & Main, we’re passionate about helping plus-size brides find the perfect gown for their beach wedding. Our collection offers a range of styles that celebrate your curves and complement the natural beauty of a beach venue. Visit us today and let us help you find the dress that will make your beach wedding dreams come true. Your journey to saying “I do” by the sea starts here.


Book an appointment with our stylists at Ivory & Main right here on our website or give us a call at 631-760-7082. 


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