19 Shoes Perfect for Your Beach Wedding

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From sweeping views and stunning sunsets to balmy weather, there's so much to love about a waterfront wedding. But if you're planning to say "I do" with your toes in the sand, choosing practical and beach-friendly wedding shoes is key for ensuring a smooth walk down the aisle.

If you're exchanging vows directly on the sand, opt for shoes that are supportive and comfortable like flat sandals, low block heels, and even sneakers. For seaside nuptials set away from the sand, woven wedges, espadrilles, or stacked heels will complement any beachfront venue.

Whether you are a clean and classic bride, a modern bride, or a boho bride, there is a coastal-appropriate shoe to suit every bridal style, too. Look for shoes with natural materials like woven raffia or braided jute to complement a laid-back venue or go sleek with a few embellishments for a beachy black-tie affair.

Ahead, we've curated an edit of our favorite stylish and sand-friendly shoes for every type of beach wedding.

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For the Classic Bride: Loeffler Randall Knotted Sandals

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These tried and true Loeffler Randall sandals are a comfortable and timeless choice for a beach wedding. Wear yours with a simple gown for the ceremony and a mini dress for the reception.

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Best Wedges: Stuart Weitzman Woven Wedges

blush sandals

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Nothing says beach wedding quite like a pair of woven wedges. Details like handwoven rope and blush canvas set these wedges apart from the rest.

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Best Woven Style: Sumatra Frayed Sandals

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For an instantly beachy look, pop on a pair of woven raffia or jute sandals. We love this braided style from Sumatra paired with a short wedding dress or a laidback bridal romper.

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Best Flip Flops: Alexandre Birman Leather Flip Flops

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All brides should have a pair of flip flops in their bridal wardrobe. These elevated flip flops with a barely-there heel are beach ready and dancefloor ready.

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Best Flat Sandals: Alexandre Birman Braided Sandals

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This flat version of Alexandre Birman's popular "Clarita" heel is begging to be worn to a seaside wedding. For the boho bride who is drawn to feminine details, these sandals are the perfect balance of effortless and romantic.

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For the Whimsical Bride: Schutz Tassel Heels

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Light pink tassels add an element of whimsy to these neutral and knotted sandals. Wear yours with a short or tea-length wedding dress to showcase all the fun details.

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Most Timeless: Saint Laurent White Slides

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You really can't go wrong with crisp white slides from Saint Laurent on your wedding day. Whether you choose to wear them down the aisle or to change into them for the reception, these timeless slides will never go out of style.

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Most Unique: Cult Gaia Meta Sandals

stone shoes

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Almost too beautiful to wear, these unique sandals truly feel like a work of art. Pair yours with an ankle-baring gown or jumpsuit – these sandals are too stunning to keep hidden!

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Best Metallic: Castańer Metallic Braided Sandals

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For an evening wedding by the ocean, a woven metallic shoe feels especially fitting. We're envisioning this style under a sophisticated slip dress with a matching silver clutch.

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For the Minimalist Bride: Iris & Ink Lily lace-Up Sandals

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For brides who appreciate clean lines and architectural details, these sandals featuring a sculptural heel will complement any modern aesthetic.

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Best Splurge: Christian Louboutin Braided Leather Mules

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If woven natural fabrics like raffia and jute aren't your style, consider these mules from Christian Louboutin. The woven leather still looks beachy but feels a little more polished.

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Best Sneakers: Trenton Sneaker Espadrilles

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Finding wedding shoes that are comfortable and supportive is key – especially if your aisle is made of sand. These espadrille sneakers will make every step towards the altar a breeze.

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Best Budget: ASOS Design Mules

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For wedding shoes that look luxe but don't break the bank – you can't beat these mules from ASOS. Our favorite details are the elegant pointed toe and ladylike bow.

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For a Formal Wedding: Jimmy Choo Pearly Stud Ankle-Strap Woven Sandals

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What's a wedding shoe without pearl embellishments? We love these woven sandals for a formal or black-tie wedding set against a seaside backdrop.

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For a Spring Wedding: Vicenza Block Heels

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Soft pastel hues for a spring wedding is a must. These fresh and flattering tones are a sophisticated color palette choice for everything from bridesmaid dresses to wedding shoes.

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Functional Meets Fashionable: Stuart Weitzman Pearl Sandals

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For shoes that can easily traverse sand but don't look too casual, consider these pearl studded sandals from Stuart Weitzman that are both functional and fashionable – win, win!

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Best Kitten Heel: Sam Edelman Sandals

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If you're not getting married directly on the sand, then these kitten heel sandals would make the perfect finishing touch to any wedding day look. A low heel makes these sandals ideal for working the room and hitting the dancefloor.

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Best Neutral: Nine West Strappy Heeled Sandal

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A neutral heel goes with everything and is always a smart wedding shoe choice. As stylish as it is versatile, these Nine West sandals could easily be worn for all of your other parties leading up to the big day.

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For the Glam Bride: Vince Camuto Crystal Embellished Slide Sandals

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Looking for a little sparkle at your seaside wedding? Give them understated glamour in these embellished slide sandals designed to take you from the ceremony to the after-party.

  • What are the best shoes to wear to a beach wedding?

    If you're getting married directly on the sand, flat shoes like flip flops or block heels are ideal for a smooth trip down the aisle. If you're getting married near the beach, espadrilles, stacked heels or mules are an appropriate choice.

  • What shoes should you not wear to a beach wedding?

    It all depends on the venue but if you're going to be walking on sand or grass, it's best to avoid stiletto shoes.

  • Can I wear flip flops to a beach wedding?

    Of course! Flip flops are a practical choice for a beach wedding, whether you choose to wear them down the aisle or to change into them after the ceremony.

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