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Top dress tips you should know when planning a summer wedding

Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular. What’s not to love about them after all? The weather is more likely to be nice, the food and culture is a welcome change, and your big day is likely to be a talking point for guests in the months afterwards.

One thing you’ll likely have to make accommodations for, however, is the heat. The last thing you’ll want to be doing is overheating in a big, frilly dress – not to mention the hotter you are, the more you’ll sweat your makeup off! Luckily for you, the wonderful team here at Sweet Gibraltar Weddings have created a list of the top tips to keep in mind when buying a dress for your summer destination wedding.


Some materials will be more suitable than others when it comes to searching for a summer wedding dress. For instance, silk is very light and breezy, but still retains that classic modest look that so many brides want. Also, while some versions of lace can feel heavy (and should, therefore, be avoided), Chantilly lace is soft and light, making it perfect for those brides that are dreaming of a vintage aesthetic.


There’s a reason you avoid tight-fitting clothes, such as jeans, on hotter days. They cling to your form and make everything feel uncomfortable and sweaty, which could also lead to chaffing. This is a big no-no for your wedding, so you should avoid styles like the fishtail that are figure-hugging and without room to breathe. Try a looser fit instead, which allows for movement and plenty of dancing without running the risk of overheating.


Every bride wants to accessorize well (something borrowed, anyone?) but this is especially key for a summer wedding. How about a sweet lace fan to cool yourself down during the ceremony, or perhaps a bolero to cover your shoulders with should the evening suddenly get cooler? No matter what you choose to go with, airiness and lightness are essential, as anything heavy could just bog you down.

Need help planning your wedding? If you’re getting married in Gibraltar or anywhere else, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Sweet Gibraltar Weddings. We offer a quality planning service for all our budding newlyweds and are more than happy to help you make your big day become a reality.