Dressing up for a wedding is never easy. Dressing up for a wedding on the beach? Even harder. But don’t worry. I’m here to make your life easier and sharing the list of wedding guest outfits that you shouldn’t wear for a beach wedding. Yes, I have tested all those wedding guest dresses, fancy shoes and accessories. Trust me, you don’t want to wear any of these for a beach wedding.
Why couldn’t millennials just get married at the church as our parents did, right? That would make things much easier for wedding guests. And the bride. I wish to see a bride that found it easier to dress for a beach wedding than a garden wedding.
Let’s be honest, getting dressed for a beach wedding is not easy at all. Surely being a wedding guest is not as stressful as being a bride, but this doesn’t make choosing your wedding outfit any easier. Especially not for a destination wedding that includes sand, sun and sea.
BECAUSE THERE ARE THINGS, YOU REALLY CAN’T WEAR FOR BEACH WEDDING
I mean you can’t just grab any gown, fancy clutch and stilettos and walk to the beach dressed like that. Not only you would be overdressed, but you would ruin your clothes and shoes, too. Tested!
On the other hand, with the sea view and beach on your mind, you can easily underdress and show up at the beach wedding dressed like you were going for a swim and not to a formal event. Pardon semi-formal.
Anyway, this is not the only problem. Apart from the wedding etiquette, there is a practical part too. Believe me, you don’t want to show up at the beach wedding in stiletto heels. Tested too!
I once wore heels for a beach date, and it didn’t work out. Walking, I mean. Heels kept sinking into the sand.
WHAT NOT TO WEAR FOR WEDDING ON THE BEACH
Ps. Before you start planning your wedding outfit, make sure you check all the details about the beach. Knowing whether the wedding will be on the sand beach or stone beach is more important than you might think.
SHOES YOU SHOULDN’T WEAR FOR A BEACH WEDDING
Starting with the shoes. Yes, knowing what is the beach like is important when picking the shoes you will wear for a beach wedding.
Because guess what? There is one type of heels you can wear for one type of beach wedding. Obviously not the stiletto heels on the sand beach. But wedges on the sand beach.
Yes, you can wear wedges for a wedding on the sand beach. But only for a sand beach wedding. Well, no, you can’t wear wedges to the wedding on the stone beach. Tested! And I almost sprained my ankle while trying.
Whatsoever, as said, you can wear wedges for the sand beach wedding. As a matter of fact, wedges are the shoes you should wear for a beach wedding on the sand if you don’t want to keep taking your shoes off to get rid of the sand all night long.
#1 PLASTIC FLIP-FLOPS
#2 JELLY SHOES
Sure, plastic flip flops, jelly shoes and tourist sandals are fashionable this summer. But do you really want to wear them for a wedding? I sure don’t. Especially not when there are so many stylish embellished slides and even embellished flip-flops you can wear instead. See the to find out more.
WEDDING GUEST DRESSES THAT ARE BAD FOR WEDDING ON THE BEACH
#1 EVENING GOWN AND A SUIT
The fancy evening gown and a suit are on the list for sure. You will be overdressed in either of both. Besides, showing up in long sleeves is not an option for a summer wedding on the beach. Speaking about the ladies outfit, of course.
But wait! This doesn’t mean you should wear a swimsuit for beach wedding either. Unless, the bride says so, of course.
#3 BEACH COVER-UP
Nor your cotton beach cover-up dress. It’s still the wedding we are talking about.
#4 LONG DRESS OR LONG SKIRT
Furthermore, a long dress can be a bad wedding guest outfit idea too. It will get full of sand for sure. It might even get wet.
ACCESSORIES THAT DON’T LOOK APPROPRIATE FOR BEACH WEDDING
You do know, you shouldn’t wear sunglasses at the wedding, right? Well, at least not during the ceremony. However, health comes before the etiquette, so you can still wear some sunglasses after the ceremony.
But only if you really must, plus only if the sunglasses are not too dark.
The hat is a tricky one. While a hat is a must at the church wedding, you can’t wear one at the beach wedding not to look inappropriate. You certainly can’t wear the same hat as you would wear to the church or garden wedding.
Surely I know you wouldn’t even think of wearing that kind of headpiece to the beach wedding. You would have probably think of a straw hat first, right? Well sorry to disappoint you, but a straw hat, especially the most fashionable straw hat of the season, is not beach wedding appropriate either.
#3 PEARL HAIR ACCESSORIES
Mentioning headbands and hair clips. Pearl hairclips are not beach appropriate either. Pearls will make you look overdressed for a wedding on the beach.
#4 CLUTCH, SHOULDER BAG, BIG BEACH BAG
Same goes for the clutch bag. You can’t wear the embellished clutch or any shoulder bag for a wedding on the beach. But nor the big beach bag.
Don’t worry, there is one bag you can wear for a beach wedding left. You can spot it on myfeed.
Ps. You can save this list of things you shouldn’t wear for a wedding on the beach.
So then? No, I won’t say everything else what is left in your closet. In fact, I’m not saying anything else here. You will find the entire list of what to wear to the wedding on the beach if you are a guest among . By the way, have you ever been to a beach wedding in summer? What did you wear?