You've probably fantasized about having your wedding on a beach, wearing a simple white dress without shoes while your handsome groom waits for you at the edge of the water. The glittering white-sand beaches of the Gulf Shores area give you the perfect atmosphere to tie the knot in laid-back style, and better yet, you can spend your honeymoon at the same spot.

Your loved ones will applaud your choice when you decide to exchange vows near your beach house rental, and they can even reserve a condo or house near where you're staying!

The perfect dress

Take your destination wedding to Gulf Shores, AlabamaRelaxing weddings on the beach allow many more options for your special dress than the traditional formal gown – with or without the traditional shoes. Choose a breathable fabric like linen or lace that will flow beautifully in the gulf breeze. You can even opt for a more non-traditional style, such as an above-the-knee cut, which would give your beach wedding an even more tropical vibe.

Beachy hair styles

After taking all of your bridesmaids to find their dresses during a Gulf Shores shopping spree, you may want to stop by a hair salon to put the final touches on your look. To keep with the beachy theme, let your locks flow in a loose braid or choose a simple and relaxed wavy style without a veil. You can even attach a few white flowers to your hair or make a wreath to give your style an added touch of grace.