Nature has given brides and grooms picture-perfect backdrops and enchanting venues for life's celebrations, such as weddings.
The tall and big mountain reminds brides and grooms of how all-encompassing love is. The lush greenery that calms the eyes, the ancient trees, if given a chance to speak, can share intriguing pieces of history, and the play of warm and cool breeze that touches the skin all add to the romantic ambience.
The blue sea not only refreshes the eyes because of its colour and how it reflects the seemingly endless sky but also pleasantly delights the ears with its dancing waves that go back and forth. The tickling sand that touches the feet adds that quirky fun as guests tread and interact with each other.
A waterfall gives the joy of a view of the rock formation with a rich history. The rushing water that falls is a sight and sound that excites and calms the hearts. The awe-striking height of the water reminds brides and grooms of the big dreams and wishes they have for each other.
And there is the desert. Yes, you read that right.
This place initially rings with the words such as the harsh sunlight, the never-ending sand landscape with sand dunes that tell where the wind comes from, the vibrant cacti, and the dry creek. This quiet scenery is sometimes filled with spurs of wind whistling, birds squawking, and the sound of one's steps. The sight of hardworking camels who can pass as friends of the Madagascar cast will make you giddy.
With these descriptions, can a wedding exist? Definitely!
Matching the natural ecosystem of the desert, a bride and a groom can exchange their vows of love in front of larger-than-life cacti.
And as they kiss, the entourage of bridesmaids and groomsmen, together with their guests, can witness the sunset enveloping the blue sky with specks of purple, orange, and pink.
The night will be filled with love and laughter while guests share good stories over good food prepared on a long wooden table charmed with warmed-coloured centrepieces.
Refreshing and thirst-quenching cold alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks accompany guests as the celebration winds down.
Due to its barren land, the desert is a flexible canvas for any wedding theme. Brides and grooms can take inspiration from the jungle, adding flora and fauna installations, and from Egyptian gods and goddesses, adding gold adornments. There are two common desert wedding themes:
Rustic Desert Wedding
One is a rustic theme that highlights natural elements, a ton of greenery, and organic shapes and textures. Bare wooden tables, simply folded linen napkins, fresh leaves, and muted colours describe a perfect rustic wedding. A naked wedding cake decorated with flowers and foliage adds sweetness to the table spread.
Two is a boho-themed wedding. This is commonly confused with the rustic theme, but a boho-themed wedding is more on the playful, romantic, and eclectic side.
Vivid flowers, skillfully-made macramé, magical dreamcatchers hanging everywhere, and mismatched colourful rugs lining the wedding aisle are the ultimate ingredients of a boho-styled wedding.
Whether it's a rustic-themed, boho-styled, or any theme you can imagine, a desert wedding is something you shouldn't miss.
Consider yourself lucky if you get invited as a guest and especially as part of the entourage, like being a bridesmaid at the wedding party on the wedding day.
With the harsh weather conditions in mind, how do you dress for success in a desert wedding when you get chosen to be a bridesmaid?
Bridesmaid Dress Ideas For A Desert Wedding
Here are ten bridesmaid dress recommendations on how you can dress to success while being comfortable, practical, and beautiful in a desert wedding.
Two ideal fabrics for a bridesmaid dress are chiffon and tulle. You can never go wrong with these two breathable and lightweight fabrics that will allow you to move comfortably despite the heat.
Emily Modest Chiffon Split Long Bridesmaid Dresses
Chiffon - Chiffon is a versatile fabric that has an airy feel and sheer look. It is a plain-woven cloth created out of highly twisted filament yarns in a mesh-like fashion. The way it was woven makes it slightly transparent, giving off finesse and slippery touch.SHOP NOW
Lara Tulle Off The Shoulder Flowy Long Bridesmaid Dresses
Tulle - If you want to go with a fabric with a certain elasticity, then tulle is for you. Do you remember those cute ballet tutu skirts? Tulle is made from thin and delicate threads of either silk, cotton, or nylon. Some tulle fabrics are even embroidered with intricate designs.SHOP NOW
These two floor-length bridesmaid dresses from Cicinia are perfect choices for you. The Emily dress and the Lara dress perfectly match comfort and elegance.
There are several neckline options for a perfect desert wedding bridesmaid dress. Two of these are the Sweetheart and the Off-Shoulder.
Both necklines emphasize the shoulders. Removing a little piece of clothing on this body part allows the desert wind to directly breathe on the skin and lessen the troubles of heat and sweat.
Trinity Gorgeous Sweetheart Neckline Long Chiffon Bridesmaid Dresses
Sweetheart Neckline - A sweetheart neckline is easy to spot. You can see what seems to be the top half of the heart at the bust part. Since it highlights the bust, a sweetheart neckline is a good option for a full-chested bridesmaid.SHOP NOW
Eloise Off the Shoulder Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses
Off-Shoulder Neckline - On the other hand, an off-shoulder neckline shows a neckline that generally sweeps across the chest just above the bust. It aims to showcase the bridesmaid's shoulders and also her collarbones. This style flatters almost all figures.SHOP NOW
The Trinity dress gives you the Sand Princess look who is about to enter her palace. Its sweetheart neckline provides a peek of a woman's elegance and sultry side. The off-shoulder neckline of this Eloise dress, on the other hand, sweeps and hugs the chest just right.
Zara Tulle V-Neck Long Affordable Bridesmaid Dresses
The most obvious choice for a desert wedding bridesmaid dress or any dress in a hot location is to go sleeveless. To avoid sweat from getting absorbed by the armpits and possibly stink as the wedding celebration continues, a sleeveless bridesmaid dress like the Zara dress can save your day.SHOP NOW
Ada Casual Chiffon A-line Short Sleeves Long Bridesmaid Dresses
However, for those bridesmaids who are not confident showing their arms and armpits, a short-sleeved bridesmaid dress is the answer. A short sleeve is a sleeve running from the shoulder to the elbow. With a flowy and lightweight short sleeve like the one in this Ada dress, you can still be sure that air moves in and out of your body even if the armhole is covered with a little piece of cloth.SHOP NOW
This next category can look tricky at first glance--- the waist. A natural-waisted and empire-waisted bridesmaid dress can make or break your look if you don't examine your body well.
Teagan Asymmetrical Chiffon Bridesmaid Dresses
A natural-waisted bridesmaid dress highlights the thinnest or smallest point of your torso, while an empire-waisted bridesmaid dress is a high-waisted dress just under the bust instead of your natural waist. The dress flares down into a long and flowing skirt from the bustline.SHOP NOW
Laila Classic Spaghetti Straps Chiffon Bridesmaid Dresses
Notice how the fabric hugs the natural waist of the bridesmaid in the Teagan dress, while the dress hugs the bust in the Laila dress.SHOP NOW
Summer Tulle/Lace Pretty Illusion Straps Short Bridesmaid Dresses
Keen-Length - A knee-length bridesmaid dress like the Summer dress has a hemline that goes just below the knee. During a desert wedding, a bridesmaid wearing this type of dress can march on the wedding aisle without having to worry if her trail is catching pieces of sand.SHOP NOW
Rose Pretty Chiffon Asymmetrical Bridesmaid Dresses
High - Low - But if you want a little flowy fabric at the back, you can consider a high-low bridesmaid dress length like the Rose dress. Technically, a high-low dress is an example of an asymmetrical one. The back portion of the bridesmaid dress is longer than the front.SHOP NOW
The colour should complement the wedding decoration colour and wedding dress. We recommend warm colours. Warm colours perfectly match a desert wedding, considering the natural hues of a desert.
The brown colour palette matches the tiny sand that gets blown by the desert wind. The red shades remind you of the rock formations in some areas of the desert. The pinkish colours like dusty rose represent the sunset that adds to the romantic ambience. They all perfectly match bridesmaid dresses with the desert backdrop.
Getting invited to a wedding doesn't happen daily. What more than being a bridesmaid for a desert wedding?
If you doubt being a bridesmaid in a desert wedding because of the hostile heat, eye-itching sand, and thirst-inducing environment, you shouldn't be.
All these can be managed.
Seeing dramatic sand landscapes, barren land, and soaring cacti are enough to convince you to say I Do to be a bridesmaid for a desert wedding.
Just imagine the countless memories you can make as a bridesmaid. Walk down the wedding aisle in your comfortable, practical, and beautiful bridesmaid dress.
Imagine all those captured memories and moments--- standing beside a cactus, treading the stunning desert, and looking at the sky while your bridesmaid dress gets blown by the wind.
Cicinia has made your bridesmaid dress search for a desert wedding easier. Checking on the website, you will see how the beautiful bridesmaid dresses are arranged in different collections based on categories, and check the blog posts, you will get more wedding inspiration. No matter whether you want to choose a ruched, beaded, pleated or ruffle bridesmaid dress, sequin or lace bridesmaid dress, halter or cowl neck bridesmaid dress, dusty blue or blue bridesmaid dress, cap sleeve or long sleeve bridesmaid dress for the bridal party, you will all get what you want in your dream list.