Must-Haves for a Beach Wedding

Beach-WeddingNothing says romantic quite like a beach themed wedding. Such a relaxed atmosphere and gorgeous surroundings put the spotlight on true love. Planning a beach wedding can be exciting and overwhelming. You may be stressing over how you can get a beach-perfect wedding look. From the hair to the dress to the shoes (or lack thereof), here are some great beach wedding style tips. No matter what style choices you make, your beach wedding will be one to remember.

Breezy Dress
As gorgeous as they are, big princess dresses are best left to the fairytale castle weddings. With a beach wedding, you don’t want to be drudging through the sand pulling a 35 pound gown around with you. Embrace the relaxed style of a beach wedding and opt instead for a more breezy wedding gown.

Find a dress that is flowy in all the right places. Look for a gown that’s fitted through the waist, hips, and bust, but flowy everywhere else. Maxi dresses can be a beautiful option, too. You’ll be soaking up the sun, so don’t forget to dress accordingly. Strapless gowns are definitely beachy, and dresses with thin straps are great for those who need more support.

Depending on your personality, beach dresses can have fun with color! A slightly peach or coral hue will definitely compliment any beach theme. Choosing an ivory or cream dress gives a more naturalistic look. As always, pure white looks absolutely beautiful, especially when paired with the blue waves and sandy beach.

Shoes or No Shoes?
This is such a great question for a beach bride. If you’ll be getting married on a pristine beach, consider going barefoot down the aisle. You won’t have to worry about getting sand in your shoes or having your heels sink down into the sand with each step. If you must wear shoes, look at strappy sandals in white or nude. You’ll still look summery while giving you feet some coverage and support.

Hair and Makeup Musts
Nothing says beach wedding like those loose, beachy waves. This effortless look will have your groom staring the whole time. You can part your waves down the side and add a tropical flower for extra flair, if that’s your style. Or, if you are worried about wind, try a messy updo. Those beachy waves will still look beautiful when turned into a messy bun or a sideswept ponytail.

Makeup should be minimal and glowy. Choose shades of pink, peach, and gold for eyeshadows, blush, and lips. A nice dusting of bronzer on the cheeks, forehead, and chin will make you instantly beach ready. Since it’s your wedding, don’t forget waterproof eye makeup!

Don’t Forget the Groom!
Brides are so worried about looking red carpet ready on their big day that they often forget about their handsome husbands-to-be. Beach wedding grooms and groomsmen should remember to choose breathable fabrics to make sure that they don’t get to hot. Muslin or khaki in a light tan or grey always looks nice. You can also ditch the jackets, ties, and vests, if you want that truly laid-back beach feel.