27 Best Shoes For Beach Wedding Brides!
Say “I do” to our favorite shoes for beach wedding brides! Our gorgeous picks allow you to walk down the sandy aisle with ease and grace.
Picture this: you’re on a sandy beach, the sun is dipping below the horizon, and the sound of the crashing waves serenades your special day. Beach weddings are an Insta-worthy dream come true! But wait, there’s a plot twist in this story: what do you wear on your feet?
A beach wedding dress code tends to be more casual, but finding the right shoes that are cute and practical can cause many brides (and beach wedding guests) a headache!
What Shoes To Wear To A Beach Wedding?
When it comes to shoes for a beach wedding, the key is to strike a balance between style and practicality. The traditional wedding high heels of your dreams are a no-go on a beach (unless you’re aiming for a sandy catastrophe) sky-high stilettos make for hard work on uneven terrain.
You’ll also want to avoid pumps and shoes that are closed toe – as they’ll just fill with sand.
As (almost) anything but flat feels dubious on the sandy ground, instead, opt for flat or low-heeled shoes like sandals, wedges, or even espadrilles that won’t make you stumble in the sand.
Comfort and stability are essential, so choose footwear that allows you to walk on uneven terrain with ease. Consider the beach’s natural elements, such as sand and water, and opt for materials that can withstand these conditions.
But ultimately, choose beachy bridal shoes that match your personal style and the overall theme and attire of your beach wedding.
27 Beautiful Beach Wedding Shoes for Brides
We’ve scoured the bridal shoe universe for options that not only make you look fab but also let you walk the aisle out without tripping on seashells or sinking into the sand. Whether your style leans towards boho, vintage, or a little sprinkle of something completely unique, we’ve got you covered.
Best Wedding Beach Sandals
Journee Collection Tulsi Sandal
DSW • $90
For a beach wedding, a flat shoe is your friend. But flat can also mean pretty! These beaded fancy sandals for weddings are delicate and cute, but practical for on a sandy shore.
ASOS DESIGN Hitched Sandals
ASOS • $54.99
If you DO need to have beach heels, then go for a block heel, as they will give you more stability and are less likely to sink into the sand. These bow-detail sandals are gorgeous, and the open-toe allows sand to flow out from between your toes! They’ll look so cute with a short wedding dress too.
LifeStride Julep Sandal
Nordstrom • $79.99+
If you’re walking down the aisle, it’s a special time, and you want to be taking in the atmosphere rather than be concentrating on not falling over! This sturdy but cute sandal will keep your feet sweet. They also come in a wide width too.
Clarks Seren 25 Sandal
Nordstrom • $99.95
Keep it simple but stable in these cute white slingbacks. The strap will keep them on your feet, no matter how sandy it is. Plus, as they’re Clarks, you KNOW they’ll be comfy enough to wear all day and night!
Betsey Johnson Mari Sandal
DSW • $108.99
Want something a little more special with an added touch of bling? We hear you! These beach bridal shoes are covered in sparkly rhinestones but still have a block heel for stability.
LifeStride Joy Strappy Sandal
Nordstrom • $99.99
These strappy sandals not only look great with asymmetrical straps but also provide the support you need with a low-block heel. They’re the perfect choice for a beach wedding day with long-lasting comfort.
Paradox London Elyse Sandal
DSW • $99.99
These flat bridal sandals for beach weddings envelop your feet with crisscross straps and rhinestone embellishments on the toe strap for that extra bling factor. They’re designed for comfort and style, ensuring you can walk the sandy aisle feeling like a glowing bride.
Best Flat Beach Wedding Sandals For Bride
Linea Paolo Leonie Flat Sandals
Nordstrom • $129.95
Simple shoes go well with a busy dress, and these sandals are cute enough for a beach wedding but still let your dress do the talking.
Whether you’re the bride or a guest, they’ll work well with any beachside wedding outfit.
Jack Rogers Worth Slingback Sandal
Nordstrom • $98
Sometimes, less is more. These simple slingback sandals with T-bar and circle details are elegant in their purest form. They’re perfect for the bride who wants to keep things clean, chic, and oh-so-sophisticated – while being perfect for a sandy location.
BEACH BY MATISSE Bocas Sandal
Nordstrom • $40
These ankle-wrap bridal beach sandals are all about embracing minimalism with a touch of beachy elegance. The thin sole gives you that “barefoot on the sand” feeling, while the tie-up leg detail adds a playful twist.
Naot ‘Krista’ Sandal
Nordstrom • $149.95
Naot shoes are synonymous with comfort, and these rhinestone-covered strap sandals add a touch of bridal glam to that reputation. Say goodbye to sore feet and hello to comfy, blinged-up bliss. We’d take these for a beach wedding, a garden wedding, or as a wedding guest any day!
Birkenstock Mayari Birko-Flor Sandal
Nordstrom • $99.95
When it comes to comfort, Birkenstocks are legendary. These Mayari Birko-Flor sandals will support your feet while you dance down the sandy aisle, and they’re stylish enough to rock at your wedding. You know you’re in for a comfy treat with these as your footwear for a beach wedding!
Ara Bellvue II Strappy Sandal
Nordstrom • $119.95
These sandals are all about the long-term relationship. While they may not scream “wedding,” their durability and comfort will serve you well long after your big day. You can’t get more budget-savvy than that!
ASOS DESIGN Lovable Corsage Slingback
ASOS • $32.99
These pointed-toe flats with a corsage detail are the epitome of vintage charm. They’re the ideal choice for the bride who wants to combine elegance with comfort.
Best Mules Beach Bride Shoes
Jack Rogers Debra Block Heel Slide Sandal
Nordstrom • $148
Put your best foot forward with these block-heel slide sandals featuring a cute bow detail at the front. They’re a perfect blend of style and support, allowing you to dance the night away with elegance and grace – on the sand or beachside patio.
Patricia Green Palm Beach Slide Sandal
Nordstrom • $228.95
For the bride who values comfort and style in equal measure, these mule slip-ons are a wave of joy. They’re as easy to slide into as they are to pair with any outfit! And the wavy detail mimics the ocean waves, too – we love it! Also available as a flat.
Best Wedges Shoes For A Beach Wedding
ASOS DESIGN Tasha Espadrille Wedges
ASOS • $42.99
Sun, sea, and these clear strap wedges with a rope-covered sole. They’re stylish, and the clear straps give them a modern and chic edge, perfect for beach brides who appreciate a contemporary touch.
Lady Couture Kloe Wedge Sandal
DSW • $89.99
If you’re looking for a little extra sparkle, these rhinestone-covered wedges with an ankle strap are your ticket to glam beachside elegance. These dressy beach sandals will add a touch of bling to your every step while ensuring you stay stable on the soft sand.
Espadrille Wedge Heeled Sandals
ASOS • $49
These wide-fit wedges are a slice of beach wedding heaven! With their double straps and a rope-covered sole, they bring a touch of nautical charm to your big day.
Best Slides: Casual Beach Wedding Footwear
BEACH BY MATISSE Coconuts by Matisse Cabana Slide Sandal
Nordstrom • $32
These classic white slides are like a blank canvas for your beach wedding dreams. With their sleek, no-fuss design, they’re perfect for strolling on the sandy shores without a care in the world. Slip them on, and you’re ready to take your vows by the sea, and when it’s time to party, they’re your trusty dance partners.
Linea Paolo Leigh Slide Sandal
Nordstrom • $119.95
Sparkle and shine in these clear slides adorned with a glittering rhinestone bow. They’re not just any flats; they’re your glass slippers for a beach fairy tale wedding.
Best Bridal Flip-Flops
Ipanema Ana Sparkle Flip Flop
Nordstrom • $28
If you’re all about the “beach but basic” vibe, these Ipanema flip-flops are for you. With their sparkly straps, they add a dash of fun to the traditional flip-flop design. They’re comfy, practical, and beach-ready, letting you walk the sandy aisle and wear every day of your honeymoon!
Jack Rogers Sandpiper Bow Sandal
Nordstrom • $128
Adorned with delicate pearl details and a charming bow, these bridal sandals bring a touch of elegance to the sand. The T-bar design ensures a secure fit, and the pearls add that extra dash of sophistication to your beach bridal look.
Best Platform Bridal Beach Shoes
BEACH BY MATISSE Gem Platform Sandals
Nordstrom • $58
Elevate your beach wedding style with these platforms. While they certainly aren’t for the faint of heart (or novice heel wearer!), the chunky design ensures you stay stable on the sandy terrain.
TOMS Valencia Platform Espadrille
Nordstrom • $79.95
If you’re the boho bride with a love for all things casual and comfortable, TOMS espadrilles are your go-to. These shoes feature a rope-effect sole that screams beach chic.
Schutz Athena Croc Embossed Platform Sandal
Nordstrom • $158
These lace-up platform sole sandals are all about turning heads. With their towering height comes their sturdy sole and lace-up design, making them the perfect shoes for the bride who wants to make a statement without sacrificing comfort.
Lace Barefoot Beach Bride Sandals
Etsy • $30.81
These lacy ‘sandals’ aren’t really shoes at all. They slip over the top of your feet, giving the appearance of pretty shoes while allowing you to feel the sand between your toes during your seaside ceremony.
FAQs: Beach Wedding Shoes
Can you wear heels for a beach wedding?
While you technically can wear heels to a beach wedding, it’s not advisable. Heels tend to sink into the sand, making it challenging to walk gracefully and comfortably. Plus, the uneven terrain and potential for tripping make heels a risky choice for beach weddings.
To avoid any shoe-related mishaps and ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience, it’s best to opt for flat or low-heeled shoes like sandals, wedges, or espadrilles designed for beach settings.
The right shoes are ones that make you feel special but also ones you can walk in!
Do brides go barefoot for a beach wedding?
Yes, some brides do choose to go barefoot for a beach wedding. Going barefoot can enhance the relaxed feel of a beach wedding, allowing you to fully connect with the nature around you. It’s an especially popular choice for more casual and boho beach weddings.
However, going barefoot may not be the ideal option for all beach weddings. Consider the temperature of the sand, the specific beach location, and the formality of the event. Hot sand can be uncomfortable, and sharp shells or rocks can make barefoot walking less appealing. Be sure to check out your beach before the big day if you’re planning on going barefoot.
What about beach wedding shoes for bridesmaids?
When it comes to dressing your bridesmaids‘ feet for a beach wedding, consider the sandy setting and the comfort of your bridal party. Matching sandals that compliment the bridesmaids’ dresses are a classic choice, whether in flat or low-heeled styles. Or, similar to the styles we’ve mentioned above, go for a wedge or even barefoot sandals.
All-in-all, whether your bridesmaids prefer to strut their stuff or feel the sand between their toes, make sure their footwear is a harmonious blend of style and comfort. It will ensure your beach wedding is all about fun in the sun!
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