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You’d sooner invest in a month-long Caribbean vacation than spend a dime renting out a run-of-the-mill reception hall. You couldn’t imagine trying to dance the night away in a huge, cake-topper ball gown. But, even if you’re not a traditional going-to-the-chapel-type bride, that doesn’t mean you don’t want to tie the knot in style — especially if you’re planning on a beachside ceremony.
So, whether you’re eloping to the islands or planning your nautical nuptials on a beautiful East Coast beach, we found 12 insanely gorgeous gowns — both long and short — that’ll make your big day more than just a day at the beach.