One of my favorite wedding traditions is definitely the getaway dress. While I’m not a huge fan of swapping dresses mid-celebration, I love the idea of donning a short shift for a couple’s big exit. Historically, the custom arose from necessity, as newlyweds would leave for a honeymoon immediately following the reception. Now, its less about tradition and more about a celebratory spirit and a stylish send-off.
Mod and Playful Style: If you love punchy color and light-hearted detail, the getaway dress is the perfect time to be more expressive. Play with 60’s inspired cuts, feminine embellishments, and small-scale dots or patterns in the fabric. I also love a little jacket over a getaway dress (A contrasting color or unexpected pattern keeps it from becoming too costume-y.)
For a festive exit to complement your playful style, have your guests toss brightly colored paper confetti or even multicolored pom poms. If you’re up for making your own paper tossables, check out this giant paper confetti from Oh Happy Day.
Gatsby Glitter: Channel jazz-age glam and make a memorable exit in a sparkly showstopper. Try full-on sequins, intricate beading or even a 20’s styled silk shift with pretty paillette trim. If you can’t swing a complete change, add a caplet with art deco detail over a strapless wedding gown.
Silver Sequin Dress, Erin by Erin Featherston
Romantic and Classic: If you love feminine lace and structured lines, a getaway dress is a great place to carry through a romantic style. Mix in simple silhouettes, ivory lace or even black detail for contrast.
For a perfect complement to your feminine getaway dress, let guests shower you in romantic style with freeze dried pink peony petals.
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