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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.
Having a seaside wedding? We've answered three common questions brides have when shopping for beach-appropriate wedding shoes.
- 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.