destination wedding dresses bear the Sandals brand?
We currently are able to offer five designs from the
collection, each unique in style.
Who is the
designer of Sandals' destination wedding dresses?
Vivian Dessy Diamond of The Dessy Group captured the
beauty and carefree spirit of a destination wedding
with her dress collection. They are casual but
"island elegant" — chic, stylish, and fresh — what
today's destination brides are seeking. Attention to
detail includes special touches such as a jeweled
brooch or lace-up back through crystal rings. Some
feature slight "sweep" trains.
Where are these
destination wedding dresses available?
Web site or by
visiting one of the more than 200 fine retailers in
the US, Canada, and the UK carrying the collection.
Wedding dresses also will be available on-island at
Sandals and Beaches resorts.
What is the
The destination wedding dresses retail at $499.
considerations should a woman take into account when
selecting a dress for a tropical destination
The warm climate as well as the location (i.e., will
she sink her feet into the sand alongside the splash
of the ocean?). It is also important to consider how
well the dress material will travel and how easy it
will be to carry while embarking on planes and
certain dress fabrics that work better? Ones to
This collection was designed with lightweight,
breezy fabrics such as chiffon and charmeuse with
tropical settings in mind. The wedding dresses are
cool and comfortable and the fabrics are light and
wrinkle-resistant for ease of travel and packing.
Each has a stretch knit lining that is designed for
easy alterations. The best part of all is, they are
washable. So there is no need to worry about sand
and water affecting the look of the dress.
Fabrics to avoid in
a destination wedding dress would be anything that
stains easily or tends to be heavy. While a
crinoline is pretty, it probably won't travel well,
nor feel good on your skin while standing in the
warm Caribbean sun.
destination wedding dress styles? Any musts to
The dress should be soft and fluid, not clingy,
lightweight, and easy to pack. You cannot go wrong
with a dress made of a fabric that fits and moves
with the body. You'll be less stressed traveling and
won't have to deal with finding someone to steam
your dress upon arrival. I would certainly stay away
from heavily jeweled or beaded dresses.
What should the
bride wear at a destination wedding if this is not
her first wedding?
Every bride should wear a dress that makes her feel
spectacular! Our collection is offered in white or
ivory. A bride should pick the color she feels she
looks and feels best in.
advice do you have for the groom at a tropical
The groom will look dapper in a light linen suit or
lightweight shirt and pants. A formal tuxedo is
typically made of heavier materials not forgiving in
the Caribbean heat. The groom should be smiling in
the soft Caribbean breeze as his bride cascades
toward him...not sweating!
What about shoes
for the couple?
Most of our brides are happy in a strappy sandal and
low heel. It also is common to see the bride
barefoot with decorative jewelry around her ankle.
The groom typically follows suit with a lightweight
sandal or bare feet.
What's the best
way to transport a wedding dress to a destination
If you can avoid it, do not check the dress with
your luggage. I suggest using a lightweight carryon
bag that will hang in the first class garment bin.
If that is not an option, I suggest keeping it close
to you in the overhead carrier bin.