Before you begin your search for a casual wedding dress, decide just how casual you want to be. For some, a simple wedding dress or a bridesmaid gown is a good pick, while for another a sarong is more of what she had in mind.
Speaking of sarongs, the setting and theme for your wedding may have a lot to do with the dress you want to wear. You might be so enamored with wearing a particular dress, that you find the dress's style inspiring your wedding theme.
Informal wedding dresses can also be ideal for a Las Vegas wedding, garden wedding, second wedding, or a casual wedding. Examples range from a simple, yet elegant wedding gown to a long, elegant, beaded, cocktail dress or a short, powder blue, rayon skirt with matching jacket. Besides looking in eveningwear for these informal wedding dresses, also look at bridesmaid gowns and prom dresses. If you want truly casual, leave the bridal and evening wear shops behind.
If your wedding is set for summer and outdoors, a lovely sundress with a halter, strapless or thin strap bodice could be the perfect choice. Your sundress could be long or short. Get a nice pedicure and wear sandals. If your sundress is white and you have a fair complexion, you may want to tan a little, but be careful and do not overdo. A wide brimmed hat with a pretty ribbon or flowers tucked into you hair would be a nice touch for this type of style. A casual wedding dress for a beach or Hawaiian wedding might be a sarong or a pretty muumuu, short or floor length, accented with a hibiscus or gardenia in your hair.
If you are marrying in a cooler season, a pretty wool jacket and skirt might be the casual look you want. If you do not want white, choose the colors that you wear best. If you are inclined towards the Western look, you will find lots of choices for casual. Go to Western Wedding Dress for more information.
A casual wedding dress for a theme or vintage wedding should not be too difficult to find. If you start early, surfing online and perusing your local vintage clothing stores should bring you the perfect casual wedding dress. For example, vintage, 50's dresses include some very cute sundresses with spaghetti straps or strapless. If you are planning a 50's themed wedding for winter, you could wear a soft, cashmere sweater with an A-line or straight skirt in your wedding colors for that casual look. You can use this idea for any era or theme.
If you want to go super casual and sexy in a beach wedding, you might try the 1940's midriff top, the kind with ruffles or eyelet that reveals just a bit of tummy, not the ones worn today with low-slung pants that might be a little too casual. You might wear your midriff with dressy, linen walking shorts. If yours will be, a July 4th or South Pacific theme wedding, look for one of the 40's sailor style midriffs. These are examples of how you can take a casual look that you love and see what wedding theme it inspires or vice-versa.
Whether your casual wedding dress is a cocktail gown or a summer sundress, take your time and find the one that makes you feel beautiful and comfortable on your special day.