What to Wear to a Beach Wedding

So you’re finally going to have your dream wedding at the beach. With a lot of details to worry about, you might completely overlook the fact that it’s just as important to plan your wedding outfit. When it comes to a beach wedding, effortless is the key so you might end up looking overdressed and out-of-place for your wedding. There’s no need to fret because here are some helpful tips to help you decide what to wear on your beach wedding.

For the Bride

When it comes to the dress, women are built differently, so there are different dresses that suit each body type best. Since it’s a beach wedding, go for lightweight materials instead of big, layered dresses. Here are some of the best beach wedding dress ideas for different body types:

  • Hourglass-shaped – Highlight your curves with a mermaid gown or dresses with low-cut necklines and figure-hugging skirts. If you’re daring enough, maybe a bikini may be perfect to show off those curves.
  • Pear-shaped – Draw attention to your upper body with a detailed bodice or a halter neck. Avoid sheath gowns and pleats at all cost.
  • Full-figured – Choose a dress with an empire waistline that lightly hugs your curves at all the right places. Maybe you want to flatter your full bust with a deep V neckline.
  • V-shaped – Instead of cowl-neck dresses and tight-fitting skirts, A-line dresses and V-necks work best for this type of body.

For the Groom

If you want your groom to look classy and all dressed-up for a beach wedding, a beige summer blazer with boat shoes give off that vibe. For a funkier look, he could wear pinstripe shorts with white derby shoes? Or a dark summer blazer with beige tailored shorts for a chic summer look. A tailored white linen shirt would go well with  each type of look but make sure you get the belt and shoes to match.

There are plenty more ideas to help you choose appropriate bride and groom attire for your beach wedding.