Your guests will need to be able to walk on the sand during your beach wedding ceremony. They will need to dress appropriately and be functional. In your invitation, include a dress code to your beach wedding. The dress code will help you ease your guests’ worries and ensure that they wear the appropriate attire. While some guests might take a beach theme literally, and wear casual clothes, others may be more formal and not dress appropriately. These problems can be avoided by including the dress code in the invitation.
For the most formal beach weddings, include a “semi formal”, or “dressy casual,” dress code in the invitation. This dress code requires men to wear suits while women should wear cocktail-style gowns. This attire can be uncomfortable in hot weather so it is best to save this look for summer weddings. These outfits can make guests feel uncomfortable on the beach so choose a semi formal dress code if it is required by your reception venue.
For a beach wedding that is moderately formal, use the term “beach formal”. You can designate the dress code “beach formal” to indicate that guests can dress for the elements, but still keep an elegant and appropriate formal look. This dress code allows guests to wear sundresses, light-colored or linen suits. This dress code is most popular for beach weddings. It allows guests to feel comfortable and still look professional.
For the most casual beach weddings, choose a casual dress code. Casual sundresses for women can be worn with tank tops, skirts, or casual sundresses. For men, you can wear pants with button-down shirts and dress pants. There is a risk that guests will show up in shorts. However, if you’re comfortable with casual attire, this dress code can be appropriate for your beach wedding.
In the lower-right corner of your invitation, include your chosen dress code. Experts recommend that you only mention the dress code on a reception invitation.
What Should You Wear to a Day Wedding?
You may be concerned about what to wear to a beach wedding once you have received a wedding invitation for a special day. There are many options for both men and women to choose from that will allow you to blend in with the rest of the wedding guests while still standing out.
What to wear for women
Business attire is appropriate for a formal morning ceremony. You can either wear a formal suit for the afternoon, or add glamour with jewelry and a scarf. Semi-formal weddings will require a shorter dress or suit.
Don’t wear anything casual if the invitation states “casual”. A nice dress for daytime or tailored trousers is a good choice. A dress or pants ensemble is required for informal day weddings. If your invitation doesn’t specify the formality of your event, a shorter dress may be your best option.
Climate and Location for Women
A short, lightweight dress is best for a Beach Wedding Attire. You can wear silk or satin indoors with a matching scarf, jacket or jacket. Warm-colored pants and long dresses are best for fall and winter weddings. Bright colors and shorter dresses are best for spring and summer weddings.
When choosing footwear, women should consider the climate and location. You may prefer to wear flats or low heels for a garden or beach wedding so your heels don’t sink into the ground.
Faux Pas for Women
Avoid wearing inappropriate clothes to a day-wedding. For black-tie evening ceremonies, long gowns and gloves are appropriate. White should not be worn as it can compete with the bride’s gown. Avoid bright colors, sequins and distracting accessories. Your attire should be simple and consist of solid colors and classic prints.
Avoid blazer-cut tops if you plan to wear a suit. Instead, opt for a flowing jacket or tunic-style jacket. This will give your business attire a more feminine and formal look so you don’t seem like you’re working. Avoid short dresses for summer and beach weddings. Choose a dress that is mid-thigh long. Weddings are not for clothes that show too much skin or are visible through.
What to wear for men
Men should always wear a suit and tie for a day-wedding. If the wedding is casual, a sport coat, dress shirt and pants are acceptable. A dress shirt and pants are required for casual weddings. However, a sports coat can still be a good idea. Formal day weddings will require a dark suit with a tie.
Climate and Location for Men
A khaki suit is more practical for a beach wedding or wedding on a hot day than a wool suit. If you are sure you will be able beat the heat, a more conservative suit with tie is better.
Faux Pas for Men
A tuxedo is inappropriate for men, regardless of whether the day is formal or informal. Bow ties and joke ties, on the other hand, are a bad idea. Even at the most casual weddings, it is inappropriate to wear anything but dress shoes. Be conservative and simple with your clothes.
Formal Wear for Hot Weather
Formal attire and summer heat don’t always go well together, but this won’t stop fancy events from popping up in the warmer months. It’s important to know how to dress properly in hot weather.
Fashion professionals advise that formal wear is only for evening events. You can ditch the ball gown or tux if you’re attending a summer event like a wedding or unless it says so. You can still show up to the formal event wearing flip-flops, shorts, and a tshirt. You can swap your heavy evening formal wear for a lighter or shorter suit.
You will still have to endure a summer event that specifies black tie or white tie. However, you have some flexibility when it comes time to attend other formal events. Men can choose to wear a more casual outfit for daytime or evening weddings, as well as parties that do not require a tuxedo. You can still wear a formal suit but you can choose a khaki or linen version. A subtle gray or light-blue seersucker suit is the best choice if you want a more bold style. Your summer suit can be paired with a button-down in crisp white, or light-colored, and a tie.