Tips for a Beach Wedding

Beach weddings are full of romance and happiness. For the upcoming wedding, the bride may be nervous and share happy hours with friends and family. What bothers the bride is what the beach wedding should wear. Beach wedding attire is different from other wedding dresses, but it's still determined by four important factors: weather, theme, color, and formality.
Things to Consider When Dressing for a Beach Wedding

Ah, mother nature. She usually keeps the beach warm and breezy, but you never know when a storm will creep up or a heat wave will leave you sweating in your sundress. Our advice is simple: check the weather and come prepared. Wear light fabrics that will help you stay cool in the sun and won’t stick to your skin. Think chiffon, linen, organza, and cotton blends that will help keep you cool under the sun.

It might go without saying, but light and bright colors are the gold standard when it comes to picking your beach wedding dress. On a happy day by crystal blue water with your feet in the sand, your outfit should be just as sunny. If the bride has a color scheme she wants guests to adhere to, consider her color palette and look for shades that flatter your skin tone.

Casual: This is the most common type of beach wedding. A simple sundress for women fits the occasion, and khaki or linen shorts and shirt for men are appropriate. Casual beach weddings are usually held during the day, and wearing flip-flops or even going barefoot is acceptable.


A semi-formal beach wedding usually means an evening ceremony and reception to follow. Though beach clothing is still light and breezy, semi-formal men's beach wedding attire should involve khaki, linen, or seersucker pants, a button down, and a sport coat. Women should look for cocktail or tea-length dresses made of a dressy material. Lace, chiffon, and organza are all beautiful and comfortable choices.

Formal: While rare, formal beach weddings do exist! These are almost always held in the evening, followed by a reception that often involves a cocktail hour, dinner, and dancing. Floor-length gowns are the standard for ladies, while a suit is the general rule for men.

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