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What to Wear to a Beach Wedding in 2024

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What to Wear to a Beach Wedding in 2024

With the simplicity often associated with a beach wedding comes another concern: What exactly do I wear? Many people think beach weddings are casual, but that is not always the case. Some couples organize a barefoot-on-the-sand evening, while others prepare more formal events by the sea.

Here’s what to buy for each dress code — from ultra-casual to super-formal!

Beach Wedding Guest Dresses

Selecting the right beach wedding guest dress is paramount to looking chic while feeling comfortable.

Jenny Yoo Adelaide Dress

The Jenny Yoo Adelaide Dress in luxe satin features a twist bust and flirty cutout, making it perfect for a beach wedding.

Sachin & Babi Kayla Gown

The lightweight chiffon Kayla Gown boasts a variety of floral prints. Featuring an A-line skirt and a sash tie at the neck, this dress is dramatic enough for a beach wedding.

Amsale P355P Evening Dress

The Amsale P355P Evening Dress in fuchsia with back tails and midi length is perfect for guests who want to show off their stylish side.

Jenny Yoo Calla Dress

The Jenny Yoo Calla Dress in rich satin features an asymmetrical one-shoulder silhouette with pleated bodice detail, ideal for a beach wedding.

Sachin & Babi Chelsea Gown

This Sachin & Babi gown in lightweight chiffon with a pretty floral print has an airy long skirt and a fashionable bow detail on one shoulder, perfect for a romantic beach or destination celebration.

Dress According to the Dress Code

Whether the beach wedding attire is casual or laid-back, opt for a dress that matches the invitation’s dress code. Here are the main categories:

Formal Beach Wedding Attire

If the invitation requires formal attire, wear an elegant long dress with high-heeled shoes or a suit with a jacket, trousers, tie, and dress shoes. Formal does not mean a beaded evening gown and a tuxedo, but it does call for a higher level of polish.

Semi-Formal Beach Wedding Attire

A dress with a hemline at the knee, tea-length, or midi length works well for a semi-formal affair. Men can wear a button-down shirt with dress pants, with or without a tie. On warmer days, ditch the sport coat or blazer to keep the look sharp yet comfortable.

Casual Beach Wedding Attire

Casual does not mean sloppy. Choose a printed sundress, an airy chiffon maxi dress, or a casual romper or jumpsuit. Men should wear a collared shirt, like a button-down or polo, combined with casual chinos.

Further Suggestions on How to Choose the Right Beach Wedding Outfit

Colors and Fabrics

Opt for appropriate colors and fabrics that balance well with the weather, season, and location. Warm weather is best suited for lightweight fabrics like seersucker, linen, and chiffon. Pastel shades, bold hues, or tropical prints are all beach-ready!

Choose the Right Footwear

Avoid stilettos on the beach as they will sink into the sand. Try flat, dressy sandals, wedges, or chunky heels that offer more stability. Men can wear dress shoes for formal events; for semi-formal or casual occasions, loafers or boat shoes are great alternatives.

Research the Venue in Advance

Wear attire matching the formality of the venue. View photos of the venue online and get details from the couple’s wedding website. The more you know about the location, the easier it is to find the perfect attire.

Men’s Beach Wedding Attire


Men should wear a light suit, such as khaki, light blue, or light gray, with a dress shirt and tie.


A button-down shirt and dress pants are appropriate, with or without a tie. A sport coat or blazer can add to the formality but is not necessary.


A collared shirt, like a button-down or polo, combined with casual chinos is recommended. Finish the look with loafers or boat shoes.

Beach Wedding Venues

A day at the beach with a beautiful backdrop for your celebration, whether on the sand or in an indoor venue with a view of the beach. Enjoy the seashore and have fun with your ideal beach wedding dress or awesome men’s beach wedding apparel.

These tips will help you choose the right look and attire for any beach wedding, ensuring you are more than ready to make an impression on the most beautiful day of someone else’s life.

For any assistance required regarding Luxury Weddings Service, feel free to reach out to our specialized team at VNV Events.

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