Beach weddings are a beautiful and romantic way to say “I do,” but they can also present some fashion challenges for guests.
With the sun shining, sand between your toes, and a gentle breeze blowing, it can be difficult to know what to wear to ensure you look and feel your best.
We’ve sent thousands of couples to dreamy beach weddings at paradises like Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic.
With all of that experience and know-how — whether your dress code is formal or casual — we’ve got you covered.
So, sit back, relax, and let’s take a dip into the world of beach wedding attire!
Beach Wedding Attire for Women
When it comes to dressing for a beach wedding, it’s important to find a balance between style and comfort.
Heat, humidity, sand, and water are all concerns for beach attire.
But above all else, your dress choice and your wedding guests’ dress choices should reflect your own individual style!
Sundresses are a classic and versatile option for a beach wedding. Look for styles made from lightweight and breathable fabrics, such as cotton or linen, and opt for light and neutral colors. You can try lightweight strapless dresses, simple shift dresses, high-neckline halter dresses, or a comfortable and flattering wrap dress.
Maxi dresses are a great option for a beach wedding, as they provide coverage while still keeping you cool. Look for styles made from lightweight and breathable fabrics, such as cotton or rayon, and opt for light and neutral colors.
Jumpsuits are a stylish and comfortable option for a beach wedding. Look for styles made from lightweight and breathable fabrics, such as linen or cotton, and opt for light and neutral colors.
Shorts and Tops
Shorts and tops are a great option for a more casual beach wedding. Look for styles made from lightweight and breathable fabrics, such as linen or cotton, and opt for light and neutral colors. Pair the shorts with a simple blouse or a lightweight t-shirt.
Rompers are a stylish and comfortable option for a beach wedding. Look for styles made from lightweight and breathable fabrics, such as linen or cotton, and opt for light and neutral colors.
Beach Wedding Attire for Men
Even while beach weddings naturally tend to be more relaxed than traditional nuptials, a male should nonetheless look his best on the big day.
No matter how laid-back the setting, you’ve still gotta look your best!
Linen Suit & Linen Pants
Lightweight and breathable, a linen suit is perfect for a beach wedding. Opt for a neutral color like beige or light grey for a sophisticated look.
Linen pants are airy and comfortable, making them a great option for a beach wedding. They can be dressed up with a button-down shirt or dressed down with a simple t-shirt.
A short-sleeved, tropical-patterned shirt is a fun and casual option for a beach wedding. Pair it with khaki shorts or linen pants for a relaxed look.
Light Gray Suits
The light grey suit is a popular choice for beach groom clothing due to its adaptability and is a chic middle ground between casual and black-tie formal beach wedding attire.
Open Button-Up Shirts
Humid temperatures and sunny days are hard to deal with, so try going for an open button-up shirt to make things a little easier on you. You’ll look sharp and stay cool!
Sherbet-colored embellishments in mint, coral, and pink will give the man’s neutral suit a lively pop of color.
When it comes to color, it is best to opt for something light and bright to complement the beach setting.
Neutral colors like white, cream, and beige are great options, as they will keep you cool and reflect the sunlight.
Looking for a splash of color? Try incorporating some pastels and bright hues like pink, blue, and yellow.
For some more specific choices, go for Coral & Yellow, Blush Pink, Black & Pink, or Pale Peach & Gold.
Beach Wedding Attire Footwear
When it comes to footwear, it is important to keep in mind that you will likely be walking on sand. For this reason, it is best to opt for sandals or shoes that are comfortable and easy to walk in.
For women, a pair of comfortable flats or wedges are a great option. You could even just go with a simple pair of flip-flops!
If you prefer a heel, look for a low-block heel or a wedge for added stability. For men, a pair of sandals or boat shoes are a great choice.
If you’re opting for closed-toe shoes, go for loafers or sneakers that are lightweight and breathable.
Beach Wedding Attire Accessories
When it comes to accessories for beach wedding attire, it is best to keep them simple.
A wide-brimmed hat or a sun hat is a must for protecting your skin from the sun. If you prefer a more relaxed look, a beachy tote or a basket bag is a great option for carrying your essentials.
A pair of sunglasses is also a must to protect your eyes from the sun and to complete your beach-ready look.
Book Your Beach Wedding in 2023 Today
Now that you’ve got your beach outfit, are you ready to book your daydream destination wedding?
Let’s dive right in! 🏊
We’re here to take the anxiety and confusion out of wedding planning! We want you to enjoy every moment of your destination wedding experience, from your wardrobe choice to your sunset cocktails on the beach!