Whether it’s on the coast of Cornwall or a tropical backdrop south of the equator, beach weddings are more popular than ever. Beautiful they may be, but there’s no denying that finding a wedding dress that's suitable for sandy nuptials is significantly harder than choosing one for an indoor service.
The last thing you need is the additional stress of working out what works and what doesn’t, so we’ve done the hard work for you. The temperature needs to be a consideration, as you don’t want to overheat in layers of tulle and satin. As is the practicality of your outfit (heels in the sand are a no-go, after all).
As such, our team has combined their style knowledge to bring you an edit of the best beach bridal outfits to say “I do” in. From airy dresses and cool co-ords to the perfect headpieces that’ll keep the sun out of your eyes whilst bestowing you with Riviera-worthy chic, keep scrolling to discover the most beautiful beach bridal outfits you’ll ever see.
Beach weddings are gorgeous, but depending on the sand, it can sometimes cling to the bottom of your dress and look mucky. If this is a concern, look for a style that sits elegantly on the ankle, like the gorgeous gowns below.
Often considered too risqué for traditional nuptials, beach weddings are less stuffy when it comes to showing some skin. Right now, plunging wedding dresses are having a moment, and these are a few of our favourites.
If you want to up the boho vibe, then a sheer gown is the easiest way to do so. Keep your accessories sleek and your necklines high to offset the see-through fabric.
If you find yourself drawn to separates over dresses, why not try a breezy co-ord in a cotton or linen? The breathable textures will keep you cool even in tropical climes.
We can’t think of a more beautiful way to pay homage to a coastal ceremony than with pearl or shell jewellery. More versatile than the likes of tiaras, these are mementoes of your big day that you’ll wear for years to come.
Veils are still appropriate for beach weddings, but if a real standout statement is what you’d like to make, why not opt for an oversized, incredibly glamorous sun hat instead? They’ll look particularly excellent with a linen two-piece.
Sorry, ladies—heels are a no-go for walking down a sandy aisle. Fret not, though, for there are so many fancy flats on offer this season.
If you haven’t found the perfect beach bridal outfit here, see these beautiful boho dress options too…