Though the dreamy locations share some similarities, bridal attire for beach weddings will vary depending on the personal preferences of the couple.
Most beach brides opt for dresses in light fabrics that will flawlessly flow in the ocean breeze.
Many choose to wear sandals or go barefoot, rather than navigate uneven, sandy terrain in dress shoes. Some brides wear beautiful barefoot sandals to add a special detail to their attire.
Groom and groomsmen at beach weddings can also go barefoot or wear dress shoes for a more formal look. For attire, sandy shades of tan and nautical hues of blue are often used in this setting. Some grooms choose to wear white linen guayabera shirts for a more casual look.
Because of the magnificent natural beauty of the location, minimal decorations are required to make it a romantic setting for your wedding.
You should consider a having a visual focal point, however, such as an arch or a gazebo. This visual can help designate a spot for the nuptials.
Decorate the arch with flowers, ribbons that will sway in the breeze or wind chimes for a touch of whimsy. Consider providing sunglasses or decorative umbrellas for guests to use or to take home as favors. While some will come prepared for a beach wedding, those who forget their sun glasses will be grateful.
Have a basket of flip flops in a variety of sizes available for guests too. Guests might not think to wear shoes suitable for sand and will welcome the option of more appropriate footwear. After the ceremony, let guests have a little fun in the sun. Provide colorful beach balls or set-up a volleyball net. If you have children at your wedding, provide sand pails and small shovels for a sand castle building contest.
A bon fire on the beach, while someone plays guitar, might be the perfect way to end the night.