Attention, future brides planning their dream Caribbean wedding during the scorching months of June, July, or August! As a tropical destination wedding photographer who has witnessed it all, let me share a golden nugget of advice: embrace the heat and pack a second dress for your reception.

While the allure of long sleeves and cathedral veils is undeniable, the unforgiving tropical humidity may not be so accommodating.

Opt for a lightweight, breathable gown for the ceremony, first dance, and newlywed photos, then slip into your second dress for the party. Think flowy fabrics, shorter hemlines, and a touch of sass. Not only will you stay cool and comfortable, but you'll also be free to dance the night away without feeling weighed down.

And your wedding gown will be better preserved!