Wedding Dresses for Every Destination Wedding Venue

The beach, in the mountains, in a garden or anyplace in between!

Photo by Kallima Photography.

You've finally booked your dream venue for your destination wedding, now it's time to get shopping for that dress! If you're not sure where to start, remember that your venue sets the tone for everything, even for your wedding dress. While we are ALL about rocking what makes you feel like your best self and while many dresses are pretty versatile and can work for many types of venues, you don't want to be caught overheating in a ball gown on the beach or shivering in a slinky slip on the top of a mountain. Narrow your focus by tapping into the vibe of your venue and keeping in mind what the weather will be like.

For the beach, think light, airy fabrics and even blush tones à la Malin Akerman to mirror the colors of the sunset. For the chilly mountains, think long sleeves, heavy beading and chic shrugs. Depending on what city your wedding is in, a city venue can denote sleek courthouse chic or dramatic with a cathedral length veil.

Wherever your wedding may be, we've got you covered with the perfect dresses for every venue so keep scrolling for major destination wedding inspo.

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The Beach

beach wedding

Photo by Ana Lui

The whole point of getting married by the ocean is to embrace a casual, breezy vibe and to wear some flirty dresses that show some skin!

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Courtesy of Willowby by Watters

"Brooklyn" Patchwork Lace Dress

SHOP NOW: Watters, from $1,495

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"Nikita" Dress

SHOP NOW: Reformation, $248

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Lillian West

Courtesy of Lillian West

Style 66035 A-line with Illusion Lace Bodice Dress

SHOP NOW: Lillian West

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Whistles Wedding

Courtesy of Whistles Wedding

"Guinevere" Dress

SHOP NOW: Whistles Wedding, $1,199

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Courtesy of LEIN

"Madsie" Button-Down Cotton Maxi Dress

SHOP NOW: LEIN, $1,560

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Rebecca Ingram

Courtesy of Rebecca Ingram

"Seraphina" Floral Lace and Chiffon Dress

SHOP NOW: Rebecca Ingram

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Grace Loves Lace

Wedding Dress

 Grace Loves Lace

"Coco" Dress

SHOP NOW: Grace Loves Lace, $2,909.09

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In The Mountains

Winter Venue

 Photo by Eric Kelley

Cold weather calls for dresses with cozy-chic accents like cashmere and feathers

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Zuhair Murad

Courtesy of Zuhair Murad

Look 22

SHOP NOW: Zuhair Murad

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Sophie et Volà

Wedding Dress

 Sophie et Voila

"Danah" Dress

SHOP NOW: Sophie et Voilà

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Courtesy of Amsale

"Emery" Silk Faille Dress

SHOP NOW: Amsale, $5,895

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Leanne Marshall

Courtesy of Leanne Marshall

"Darcy" Ivory Italian Embroidered Silk Organza Dress

SHOP NOW: Leanne Marshall, $3,890

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Lela Rose

wedding dress

 Lela Rose


SHOP NOW: Lela Rose

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Kaviar Gauche

Courtesy of Kaviar Gauche

"Bellini" Knit Sweater and Skirt

SHOP NOW: Kaviar Gauche

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Atlelier Pronovias

Courtesy of Pronovias

"Evening" Silver Beading Embroidered Dress

SHOP NOW: Atlelier Pronovias

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The City

City Wedding

 Photo by Ashlee Mintz

Go for a look that's sleek, sophisticated, and fashion-forward

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 Z. Hadid

"Z. Hadid"

SHOP NOW: Floravere, $685

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Ines di Santo

Courtesy of Ines di Santo

"Rae" Jumpsuit

SHOP NOW: Ines di Santo

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Jenny Yoo Collection

Courtesy of Jenny Yoo Collection

"Anderson" Luxurious Silk Modal Mikado Dress

SHOP NOW: Jenny Yoo Collection, $2,800

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Markarian Bridal

wedding dress

 Markarian Bridal

"Rhett" Dress

SHOP NOW: Markarian Bridal, $2,550

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Justin Alexander

Courtesy of Dan Lecca

"Berlin" Satin with Tulle Skirt and Moto Jacket

SHOP NOW: Justin Alexander

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Viktor & Rolf Mariage

Courtesy of Viktor & Rolf Mariage

Lace Appliqué Tea Length Dress

SHOP NOW: Viktor & Rolf Mariage

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"Sauvignon" Dress

SHOP NOW: Reformation, $528

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White by Vera Wang

Courtesy of White by Vera Wang

Draped Tulle Mini Dress with 3D Floral Skirt

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $448

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Sébastien Luke

Courtesy of Sébastien Luke

Balloon Sleeve High-Low Dress

SHOP NOW: Sébastien Luke

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Photo by Olivia Rae James

Lace in its many gorgeous forms and pretty floral embroidery are made for a casual backyard wedding or a grand botanical gardens affair

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Bronx & Banco

wedding dress


"Mariana" Dress

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, was $550

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Elisabetta Polignano

wedding dress

 Elisabetta Polignano

"Garrett" Dress

SHOP NOW: Elisabetta Polignano

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Temperley Bridal

Courtesy of Temperley Bridal

"Sofia" Chiffon with Heavily Beaded Bodice Dress

SHOP NOW: Temperley Bridal

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Wilderly Bride

Courtesy of Allure Bridals

"Ilsa" Lace Dress

SHOP NOW: Allure Bridals, $889

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Courtesy of Willowby by Watters

"Capricorn" Flocked Dots and Illusion Tulle Dress

SHOP NOW: Watters, from $1,700

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