Beach bum by day, beach bride by night! When it comes to brides getting married oceanside, there are a few factors that come into play when choosing your attire, specifically your shoes. Tripping down the aisle is a bridal nightmare we would rather not have you experience, so ditch your stilettos and opt for a flat, sandal or slides. Plus you can they’re easy to slip off to dip your toes in the ocean or go barefoot during your ceremony!
If your venue is near the beach or you’re wanting for some added extra height, thick heels, wedges or something with ankle support is the way to go. On the contrary, we always give the disclaimer, it’s your wedding your way, so if the shoe fits your dream, by all means wear them! Here are our top 20 coastal inspired shoes fit for a beach wedding! Make sure to also check out our blog 20 Beach Wedding Dresses for Every Type of Bride!
We’re kicking off our list with a bang with this open-toe sandal. This shoe gives a nod to the beach with a braided trim, but the simple back strap brings in an element of class. Perfect for the bride who wants to incorporate subtle coastal elements in her look with an effortless yet bold slide.
Embrace your inner beachy bohemian bride head on with these platform sandals! The platform heel and the beach go hand and hand, so this will certainly not be the last on this list. However, these shoes really play into the free-spirited vibes with the crocheted detailing. We love the added 1.5″ inches you’ll comfortably get with the wedge heel makes these super easy to walk in!
These Dolce Vita sandals have been insanely popular for good reason! The braided detailing will add a unique textural element to your look. We chose the shade natural raffia, however they are also offered in other colors. While we opted for lots of straps, honorable mention goes to the Barty Sandals that are the exact same shoe but with your classic flip flop strap.
Not all beach weddings have to be bohemian themed! This flat sandal is elegant and practical for the sand with the modest heel and the adjustable ankle strap. We love the classy imitation pearls at the ankle. What really sold us is holographic sheen that will add a pop of shimmer to your all white ensemble.
For the carefree bride! These slides are easy to strap on and off and wear all vacation, not just your wedding day! We love that cutouts and scallop detailing in the toe straps add a little something fun to a neutral shoe. If honey is not your fave, they also come in black.
We’re BIG fans of mules so we searched high and low for a beach inspired pair and we could include on this list. This Seychelles pair is muwah chef’s kiss. We love how they are dressy with a ½ heel and pointed toe yet casual with the woven style. For brides looking for a silver white, these are just that.
How fun is it to be able to say you wore UGGs at your wedding – let alone on the beach. We love a brand that we know we can trust. The 2.5 inch jute wrapped heel is the perfect beachy touch to these suede bow wedges. Plus, the shoes can easily be slipped on and off with the back zipper. The durable rubber outsole is built to last long beyond your wedding.
Who could possibly say not to a solid platform sandal? Not only are these a beautiful white color, but they also scream beach wedding. We are absolutely in love with the flirty straps. You could wear these bad boys all weekend if you really wanted to. These shoes are great for the bride that wants to be able to wear her wedding day attire more than once. If you are looking for a more laid back wedding, these shoes scream just that.
Coco Chanel said “simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance” and we think these shoes embody that principle. While the basic white or nude stiletto is a classic in bridal, these are a more suitable version for the sand. It’s no surprise these shoes have excellent reviews with the simple 1.5 inch heel supported with a microfiber cushion for added comfort. Plus you can’t beat that price!
Looking to step it up a notch? These platform sandals are a perfect match for any surface. The spunky slip on closure strap is made to keep you locked in all day; however padded with a memory foam sock to keep you on the dance floor all night long. Even better, is the bottom of these shoes are actually made of a rubber sole, perfect for any accidental splashes.
Okay, but why are these giving mama mia? If you are aiming for the beach wedding vibe, adding in some mama mia magic is of course welcomed. The straps on the shoes have a detailing we are obsessed with. This detailing paired with the buckle is everything we needed in our beach wedding fantasy. The platform look helps the shoe stand out and scream laid back.
If you’re not looking for a sandal, ballet flats are the perfect timeless alternative! These are an elegant take on the girl next store shoe. The shape of these shoes give the a vintage, something borrowed look.
Another chic option are these Reformation heels. If you’re getting married near the beach and are looking for a bit of height, the 3 inch block heel is perfect for you. We love that these shoes can be party appropriate! Besides cream they come in a beautiful praline, black, silver, and gold.
Pearls are a beach brides best friend. These simple slides would be the perfect accompaniment to any wedding dress by adding a bit of texture. You can also find the Pearl detailing in Dolce Vita’s Paily Pearl Heels with a 2.8inch heel or a thicker strap with a modest 1.1inch heel.
This is our version of Cinderella’s slipper fit for the beach. The lace embellishment detail is just so dreamy and we’re obsessed with the flower-like detailing (perfect for brides with flowers on your dress)! The ankle strap is always flattering and the heel of 2 inches is just right.
This pleated ruffle says it all. With the toe of the shoe screaming ocean, how could you not consider these beauties for your wedding day? Everything about this shoe is elegant and perfect. If your beach wedding is close to the beach, but not on it, we recommend this shoe. The skinny heal will make it hard to walk on the sand, so make sure you have a hard surface when you walk down the isle.
Channel the ocean waves and check something blue off your list with these romantic sandals. Go bold or go home with this shoe. What a heel and what a color! Tell me this shoe doesn’t exactly resemble the colors of the ocean? Want even more glitz and glamor? Try them in a gold or silver glitter color.
For the laid back bride! One of our favorite simple and classy wedge platform options. There really is no going wrong here if you are seeking some extra inches while also having a laid back shoe. We love how effortlessly this shoe works with the beach.
Channel a flapper in the roaring twenties with these gemstone embellished sandals! The crystal flowers blooming across the toe strap will give an absolutely stunning sheen when the sunlight hits them. The dainty straps are a stylish touch to the simple very affordable flat sandal. We showcase them here in the champagne satin color, but they also come in light gold, silver, rose gold and sky blue.
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