Destination Wedding Fashion and Beauty Tips For Women Of Color!

By   |   July 7, 2021   |   Food Fashion Style
destination wedding tips for black women

Hello Divas! Now we know there are many people who still hold their weddings in churches and receptions in traditional halls. But ladies, destination weddings are growing in popularity. In fact, one in every four weddings today is performed in an exotic location. Maybe you are the one who is ready to jump the broom in a place other than your normal zip code.

Whether you plan to jet off to a Caribbean beach or maybe to the Motherland to exchange vows, a destination wedding can make your big day even more special. But be forewarned, they take a little extra planning to pull off.

Here are three Divalicious tips to help you look your best on your destination wedding big day!

1. Keep your hair and makeup simple

Meeting for a hair and makeup trial months before your big day is a pretty typical move. However, with a destination wedding, you may not be able to take your fave stylist with you. In fact, you might not even get a chance to meet your chosen glam squad face to face until they are getting you ready to walk down the aisle.

Since the style crew may be new to you, you want to ditch any over-the-top, complicated looks. Instead, let’s choose a style that’s simple and elegant. This will make things easier on the stylist and increase the chance that you’ll love the finished look. Just be sure to communicate with your stylist ahead of time and send pictures of the look you’re hoping to achieve.

Conversely, if you arrive in your destination wedding town early and you are opting for something new, consider meeting your local stylist BEFORE your wedding day for a trial run. While pictures are a great starting point for your look, getting in a test run will ensure you have exactly the look you crave.

2. Pick the right dress (and pack with care!)

Been dreaming of walking down the aisle in an over-the-top ballgown, but now are planning to get married on an exotic beach? You may want to think twice about your choice of dress.

Let’s imagine this unwanted scenario: your skirt is quickly becoming filled with sand and the hoop skirt is drenched with water. Not to mention the unique challenge it causes when it comes time to fly to and from your destination wedding.

Our advice? Choose a wedding dress to complement your destination. A lightweight, flowy dress will look more at home at a beach wedding. It will help you to stay cool and comfortable in the heat and be easy to transport by plane without it winding up with endless wrinkles and folds. And let’s face it, worrying about how to get your wedding dress to and from your destination wedding isn’t something you want to be thinking about.

3. Don’t forget your other outfits 

In the rush to make sure your dress, jewelry, shoes and other important items for your wedding are packed, it’s easy to overlook a few smaller details — like what you’ll be wearing underneath.

While your guests may not get a glimpse of your bridal lingerie, it’s just as important to take the time to choose the right pieces for your big day.

Additionally, the right lingerie will help you to stay comfortable. It can shape your body and prevent embarrassing lines while you’re wearing your wedding dress. And we’re pretty sure it will be appreciated on your wedding night! Some thoughts include your type of bra or bustier, your panties, your garter, your lingerie and other unmentionable essentials.

Making sure you look your best for your destination wedding

Planning a destination wedding isn’t without its challenges: choosing the right dress, planning ahead for your hair and makeup look and making sure to remember the more intimate details will help you to look your best on your big day, no matter where you choose to exchange vows.

photo credit: Photo by Allison Heine on Unsplash

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