Though some brides opt for the barefoot bridal look at their seaside wedding, it's always a good idea to have a pair of beach wedding shoes ready for your big day. Whether you're tying the knot on a white sand beach in the Caribbean or on the shores of a Midwestern Great Lake, you'll want a pair of beach wedding sandals that will protect you from the sand (look out for broken glass!) and fit your bridal style at the same time.
Whatever your taste, there are plenty of beach wedding sandals for every type of bride and type of beach venue. Going for a bohemian theme? Badgley Mischka's Kassandra beaded evening slides will perfectly accent your flower child style. Serving up regal mermaid realness? Tory Burch's Tatiana slides will give you a pearly touch to channel your inner Ariel. Or maybe you're looking for a simple feminine addition to your classic ceremony. Gianvito Rossi's Gala flat gold satin sandal are a beautiful way to add a pop of gold into your color scheme.
Traditional brides will love Nicholas Kirkwood's Casati embellished patent leather sandals, while more modern brides might lean towards Aquazzura's Wild Thing fringed suede sandal to add some graphic influence into their ensemble. If you're heart is set on the sun, sand and shells look, Charlotte Olympia's sandy starfish sandal or Castañer's ribboned satin wedge Espadrille might just be the perfect fit for you.
We've searched designer retailers and shoe racks alike to bring you some of the most sensible-chic sandals for a wedding in the sand (after all, you probably won't be looking for any stilettos.) Take a look below to see some of our favorite beach wedding shoes for providing protection for your feet and giving your special day a little extra glam.