Getting Married On the Beach? Here's How to Hem Your Wedding Dress So You Can Wear Heels to the Reception

Etiquette, Wedding Dresses

Brides planning a destination wedding have many factors to consider: How to transport their wedding dress on the plane, what flowers to use, how to plan a location-appropriate wedding reception, and even how to get a little bit of along time after the wedding is over. Wedding dresses and shoes have their own set of rules and regulations for destination weddings, as well. How long should a wedding dress be if it will be worn on the beach? Our wedding etiquette experts are here to answer your destination wedding questions in our daily post.

I want to go barefoot for my beach wedding ceremony, but put on heels for the reception. At what length should I hem my wedding dress?

Wear the heels at your wedding dress fitting, and ask the seamstress to hem the skirt so it just skims your toes. As long as your heels are three inches or lower, the dress will be a smidge long for the ceremony but will look perfect (and won't trip you up) on the dance floor.

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