What makes the perfect wedding dresses for abroad?

A great dress for an overseas wedding is one that makes you feel amazing but that you can travel with easily. For example, one with layers and layers of frothy underskirts might not be the easiest to take on a plane. Also, consider the weather where you’re heading. If it’s likely to be warm or even tropical, you’ll want something lightweight and easy to wear, with breathable fabric that works with the heat.

Whatever style you choose, our storage boxes are ideal for transporting your dress. Sold instore, they’re sturdy, protective and breathable. Also, packing your dress with plenty of acid-free tissue paper will help to minimise creasing. Don’t forget, if you have any queries about travelling with your dress, you can ask our bridal experts instore or online, too.

Stunning styles for sunny destinations…

Our bridal experts have picked out four of their favourite wedding dresses for abroad below. Floaty and bohemian always looks amazing on the beach but, if that’s not your style, we also have classic and strapless or a modern Mikado number. There’s something to suit everyone, so read on to find ‘The One’ for you…

Classic elegance

Let’s start with Annika, a classic fit and flare style that will look as good in romantic Paris as it does by the sea. Mixing floral lace with a couture-inspired lace-up back, the stand out feature is the stunning but lightweight train that’s easy to wear but absolutely breathtaking.

The bodice has a traditional sweetheart neckline and is covered in delicate floral lace, with roses, leaves and branches picked out in intricate detail. There are also subtle clear sequins for a touch of understated sparkle that gives the whole bodice a gentle shimmer.

The couture-inspired, lace-up back means this dress will fit you perfectly as soon as you put it on. The wide satin ribbon also adds a glorious luxury feel to the whole look.

Then we get to the striking skirt. The lightweight tulle overlay starts at the hip, to give the effect of a grand train without the weight – so ideal for travelling. Dainty lace appliqués cover the hips, before tumbling prettily down the length of the skirt. Then it fans out softly, revealing the finishing detail of a delightful hem lace. Just add a glittering Nova belt to highlight your waistline and complete the look.

The dreamiest lace

This stylish, figure-hugging sheath Cruiz is made from luxurious Chantilly and ornate embroidered lace on top of ivory tulle. Then, underneath all the pretty detail, there’s a soft jersey lining for maximum comfort.

We love the gorgeous illusion straps and also the clever lace placement that helps to sculpt the figure. Underneath, the jersey lining has a soft Spandex-like feel, which sculpts the body beautifully, plus a clever internal elastic strap for even more support.

At the back, there’s more illusion detailing and covered buttons leading down to the intricate lace hem. The train really is breathtaking, and showcases the layers of lace to perfection. Finish with our elegant Irina hair comb and we promise your groom won’t take his eyes off you all day!

Catwalk chic

Wedding dresses for abroad don’t all have to be about boho or lace, though. Contemporary Ravenna would look amazing in a chic European city or at a cool Ibizan venue, where you’re dancing the night way as the sun sets.

Made from shimmering Mikado, the simple bodice has a perfectly cut sweetheart neckline alongside flattering, luxurious pleats. There’s also a crisp waistline that’s just crying out for a shimmering modern belt.

The pleats continue round onto the back of the bodice, where there’s a neat row of stylish covered buttons that lead all the way down to the sleek hem. You can also see here the beautiful box pleats, which give the skirt plenty of volume.

The dramatic train is all about crisp lines and luxurious folds of gently shimmering fabric. Then turn around and you’ll reveal the secret sexy split, a key trend this summer and one that adds the perfect touch of catwalk glamour.

Bohemian beauties

And, finally, we have two boho designs that really are perfect for an idyllic beach wedding. Maeva is layered with Chantilly lace and lightweight tulle, with delicate eyelash edging for a super soft finish. Combined with the beautiful lace sleeves and short elegant train, this is a design that’s just made for walking barefoot across soft sand.

Then we have pretty Baxter, which showcases another stunning way to use lace. The perfect combination of comfort and style for a laid-back wedding, Baxter mixes a super soft and stretchy jersey lining with all-over lace, an attractive low back and soft eyelash-lace edging. Try it with our equally understated Willa veil and a Solstice belt to complete the relaxed boho look.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our selection of wedding dresses for abroad. These stunning styles will ensure you look beautifully bridal on the big day, as well as being able to negotiate airports, suitcases and warmer weather. Lastly, remember our bridal experts can help you with tips on how to travel with your dress, the best designs for hot weather and, or course, the perfect accessories to match. So, drop in and see us soon!

Click here to check out all our wedding dresses for abroad, then try on your favourites at your nearest WED2B store. Here’s what to expect when you visit, too. Lastly, for more inspiration, check out our Instagram, Facebook or TikTok accounts.