Beach weddings are always beautiful. The soft sand under your feet, the wind in your hair, the soothing sounds of the waves and birds, and the stunning couple vowing to spend their lives together – such a picture-perfect memory. Beach weddings, however, are not like the usual church weddings.
The guests are usually a bit confused about the attire to wear at beach weddings since it is not a formal event and more of a causal event. You don’t want to be too casual, and you also don’t want to take attention away from the couple. Here are some tips that can help you choose the right attire to fully enjoy the beach wedding.
Selecting the Dress
Even though beach weddings are a casual affair, it is still a wedding. You can’t wear clothes that you wear while running errands. They must be dressier. It is best to opt for something that breathes well and moves.
Sundresses and long skirts would look great on a beach wedding during the day. Opt for materials like linens and cotton to truly enjoy the wind and the sea. If you decide on an evening wedding, you can wear elegant long dresses. Opt for fancier fabric for the evening like silk blends or satin.
How to Select the Correct ShoesThis is one of the most important decisions you would have to make for the beach wedding. You would, of course, have to ask if the wedding is happening on grass, a solid surface, or on the sand. You should be practical about footwear, or else you will be uncomfortable throughout the wedding.
Grandco Sandals are perfect for beachwear. Go with beaded sandals for a day wedding. They would be super comfy on the sand, grass, or other solid surfaces and would go perfectly with any attire. As for an evening wedding, you can wear jeweled sandals which would make your entire outfit fancier and just right for the beach wedding.
Things to Avoid Wearing if you are a Guest at a Beach Wedding
- Never wear white, or you would end up upstaging the bride (of course, this is for normal church wedding as well).
- Avoid wearing black for a day wedding and opt for light or vibrant colored dresses instead.
- Don’t dress up in formal attire unless it is the dress code.
- Ripped pants, very short dresses or shorts, and jeans should be avoided if you want to be comfortable.
If you are still unsure about your attire, you can always ask the groomsman, bridesmaid, or the parents of the couple. You can even wear a fancy jacket over casual clothes or wear fancy jewelry to be dressier. If you feel over-dressed once you arrive at the wedding, simply remove the jacket and/or the jewelry, and you will fit right in!