We are going to Maui to renew our 30th wedding anniversary vows and are going to be on the beach with my sister and her fiance who will then get married after us (not their first marriage). It will only be the four of us and we would like to know if any color of dress would be appropriate to wear. We want this to be fun and very, very informal.
Answer from Wedding Expert Angela:
Hi Celeste, and congratulations on your upcoming anniversary. Maui is great! How wonderful that your sister will be getting married at the same time! You will have a great fun, I am sure.
As for what to wear, well, with an informal occasion like you are describing, anything goes. But I am sure you want to create some sense of occasion with your attire. For an anniversary dress, I suggest you look through the bridesmaid dresses for a beautiful t-length (cocktail) dress. Any colour will work for an anniversary. You could ‘go native’ and pick up a Hawaiian sundress once you are there—accented with a great hat and flowers.
As for your sister, who is getting married, I am sure she would like the perfect destination wedding dress. But forget the usual, stuffy dresses! Go for something simple in lace to give it some presence. Many bridesmaid dresses come in white (as well a variety of other beautiful colours) and they make a perfect informal wedding dress at a great price. It is more and more common that brides (even first time brides) are choosing a wedding dress in a variety of colours from pale green to full coloured blue or red gowns. Anything goes when it comes to colour, especially at an informal wedding. There are also great bridal flip-flops that are quite elegant and perfect for the beach.
Encore weddings (where the bride is getting married again) usually sees the bride in a couture suit, cocktail dress, or simple wedding gown. An encore bride usually wears a hat, hair ornaments or fresh flowers in their hair instead of a veil.
If you check out the links, it will lead you to literally thousands of dresses, some in over 50 colours. Enjoy shopping!
Angela Fiebelkorn, The Wedding Expert