If sand between your toes, wind in your hair, and a breathtaking backdrop are a few of your favorite things, a beach wedding is for you!
Many seaside ceremonies should include a “specific” style wedding dress, typically something flowy and simple without a lot of fuss. We are excited to see brides flexing their personal fashion muscles and thinking outside the box for their beach wedding dress. Gone are the days that a boring chiffon wedding dress was necessary for a beach wedding.
Bring on the sass and wedding dress personality. After all, all weddings are not the same and your wedding dress shouldn’t be either.
What Wedding Dresses Are Perfect For Beach Weddings?
Several years ago brides thought there was a specific type of wedding dress that was “appropriate” for beach weddings. They thought it had to be something without a lot of tulle or layers, sleek silhouettes, flowy fabrics, and not a lot of embellishments. Today we are happy to see brides embracing a free-spirited mindset when it comes to choosing their wedding dress by not stereotyping wedding dresses into niche themes.
In celebration of this uninhibited breakthrough, we say wear that tulle ballgown or bling it up on the beach with rhinestones and sequins! It’s your wedding day. Let’s find a beach wedding dress that matches your style and personality. Here are 12 of our favorites!
This Lillian West wedding gown, style 66096, is a lovely crepe wedding dress with long, sheer lace sleeves, a dramatic open back, and with covered buttons all down the backside. It’s also easy to pack for a destination beach wedding and photographs beautifully.
It’s understated in its design and perfect for an outdoor affair. If you decide to make your destination wedding come to life – and do so during the fall months – even if it’s on the beach, this gown has a bit more coverage.
And that is what you need to look for when you are not looking at the warmest temps of the year. Go veil-less among your beach ceremony and allow the dress to speak for itself.
Every bride who shimmies into this beauty will be both simple and elegant. This crepe wedding dress includes a classic, v-neckline and romantic covered buttons down the length of the train.
There’s also an open back and room to personalize as you see fit. It is a design that is more like a timeless, blank slate of sorts – so it’s incredibly easy to make your own and fit to your own vision.
It is also an easy gown to set onto the beach because of these same reasons. Go without shoes, add a beautiful hair accessory and understated jewelry – and you’re ready for the sandy aisle.
Boho brides love beach weddings and Marcella by Wilderly Bride has the perfect combination of details to make your boho-beachy wedding a dream!
The dress features a lovely lace pattern, long flowy train, sleek silhouette, and a dramatic peek-a-boo neckline. It comes in a variety of neutral shades as well. And don’t forget to take a second look at the ruffles along the sleeves.
The Wilderly Bride line is from the Allure Bridals mothership. So, we know you will be getting quality designs, at great price points, and from a trusted source.
If you’re searching for a wedding dress that has more personality you have to see Galia Lahav 802. She is a dramatic, embellished mermaid dress, with a low back and all the elegance and sensuality one could possibly muster.
Made from the most exquisite geometric embroidered net and crystal-embellished accents. You can say “I Do” in this stunner!
Overall this design is one that will easily accentuate your curves, leave beautiful textural moments for your photographs, and highlight the beauty of whatever setting you’ve decided to exchange vows within – including the beach.
There is nothing more romantic than layers of tulle blowing in the wind on the beach. So, to answer the question, yes. Yes, you can get married in a ball gown on the beach!
You can have your princess bride moment with sand between your toes in the divine MJ625 by Madison James. Layers of tulle that glisten under the sun and an oversized bow on the back make any bride feel like royalty.
Pair with a long veil and create a totally unique moment for yourself, your family, and your friends by creating one of the most non-traditional, yet traditional ensemble choices for your destination affair.
Float down the sandy aisle in this stunning tulle wedding dress. Simple and sweet with a gorgeous beaded belt and shimmer tulle, it is also budget friendly and size accessible.
Casablanca’s ball gowns are always so perfectly … perfect! And we love this one for a possible beach ceremony because of it’s girlish charm, easy silhouette, and nod to Mother Nature with those quaint florals at the waist.
Scoop this one up and pair with an easy updo, simple jewelry, and, of course, we are advocates for no shoes when on the sand!
Oversized floral appliques accent this gorgeous gown’s fitted bodice and float down the frothy A-line skirt, which extends into a slight train.
Lightweight and easy to wear – the BHLDN Hearst gown is effortless! There is something incredibly beach-inspired about this textural beauty. And that’s also because it fits so nicely within the bohemian spirit.
When we think boho and beach, we think flowing, soft, and delicate in nature. And that is exactly what this entire design does for us and gives us in fashion energy.
Overall, the gown really has everything you could want in a wedding gown but fits within the confines of the perfect destination piece – specifically, for a beach wedding day! Go without a veil for this one – your guests need to see every detail of it.
Berta bridal gowns are always made with the most luxurious and unique details. That is why they are also finding themselves on lists with other gowns of show-stopping or bold qualities.
The 18-125 wedding dress has an intricate pattern of lace that is both beautiful and romantic. And the deep plunge adds a little drama.
This dress is so easy to imagine walking alongside the tide. The silhouette is simple enough, the texture is beautiful enough, but it doesn’t make the wrong kind of splash – instead, it works well for those planning a destination event and need a particular bridal vision.
Laser-cut floral lace all over this breathtaking gown by Amsale is perfect for a beach wedding. Earthy in design, lightweight and easy to wear, and you can do a bit of searching to find it for a steal of a price.
The lace itself is what really makes this a show-stopping design. It is very unique and a bit larger in accent than we are used to seeing.
There is definitely a summer notion included in the dress making it a great choice for a walk down a sandy aisle in the sun. This gown is also a bit more contemporary and posh for our brides that like to go more straight-edged in their clothing.
All we can say is WOW! Knock them dead in this killer wedding dress by Milla Nova. Everything about it screams bridal, boldness, and effortless beauty.
Beading that looks like beach glass and texture fit for a princess, all the features of this gown come together to create a look that will never be forgotten. Although it’s a bit more intricate in those designs, it would still be a beautiful look for an evening beach wedding.
Just think of the sunset photos that this gown could highlight! It is an older design, so buying secondhand may be the route you would need to take.
We could not leave the list without a dress that would fit in the cooler months of the year when getting married on the beach!
The Coco gown by Galia Lahav has so many unique design elements and we adore every one of them. We envision you on the beach at sunset glowing in this incredible gown as the sun dances all over the glittery fabric.
Notice how there is a mini dress underneath all the layers. It is such a comfortable and sophisticated choice for your beachside affair.