Beach Wedding Shoes

The Right Beach Wedding Shoes

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Choosing the right beach wedding shoes depends on the tone and atmosphere of your ceremony, where the vows will actually be read (on the sand or on a boardwalk, for example), and personal style. See these ideas on the perfect footwear for a beach wedding.

Heels or No Heels?

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If your wedding ceremony actually takes place on the sand, heels probably won't work. However, if your ceremony is held in view of the beach, or on a stone path, boardwalk, or other firm surface, a pair of strappy sandals with heels will look beautiful in the balmy beach atmosphere.

Wedge Heel Wedding Shoes

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Another option for brides who want a slight heel that works even on the sand is a shoe with a slight wedge heel. You can find wedge heels in many styles, including pretty flip flops and sandals, that work perfectly for a casual beach wedding.

Slingback Flats

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White or metallic slingback flats have a summery yet still dressy feel. A flat style won't cause the bride or bridesmaids to sink into the sand, but can offer a bit more sophistication than a flip-flop.

Basic Flats

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Basic flats are another simple and practical alternative for beach brides. Since sand, wind, and water could possibly damage shoes, choosing a pair of inexpensive white flats can be a great solution. A plain style can also suit an informal beach wedding perfectly.

Bright Shoes for Beach Weddings

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Since beach weddings may incorporate the use of bright or tropical colors, a bride may choose to wear a brightly colored sandal or shoe. A bright color could be casual or sophisticated, depending on the style of the shoe, so brides with either type of wedding can consider color for their beach footwear.

Beachy Sneakers

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A very casual beach wedding can incorporate fun footwear, like pretty sneakers for the bride and bridesmaid.

Pretty Slides

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A pair of pretty slides can also work well for brides and bridesmaids at a beach wedding. They are easy to slip on and off as needed, and many styles have come in metallic colors and with delicate accents that make them wedding-worthy.

Groom's Beach Shoes

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Many men choose to wear standard dress shoes for a beach wedding, and slip them off after the ceremony. If the groom's wedding attire is more casual, loafers are also a popular option.

Bridal Party Flip-Flops

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Flips-flops are also popular for the entire bridal party. Floral styles or embellished flip-flops can be worn by the bride and bridesmaids, and the groom and male attendants can wear casual leather styles. Carefree but attractive, flip-flops embody the relaxed style of many beach weddings.

Barefoot Bride

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Whatever type of wedding shoes the bride, groom, and bridal party ultimately wear, they often kick off their shoes and simply celebrate in bare feet. With a little forethought, the wedding party can look fantastic in their footwear, and then just enjoy the reception in a fun and relaxing way.

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