Whether you’re getting married at a coastal wedding venue in the UK or jetting off to sunnier climes, finding a beach wedding dress that is suitable to wear on the sand can be a tricky task.
When you’re getting married on the beach, there’s more to take into consideration than at an inland wedding –the sea breeze, for one! Floaty dresses the waft in the wind are a gorgeous choice, whereas heavy fabric dresses will feel at odds with the laidback location.
A short wedding dress is a lovely option; it will keep you cool and give a relaxed bridal vibe, as well as showing off your carefully chosen beach wedding shoes.
Boho wedding dresses look just as beautiful at beachside weddings as they do at woodland weddings, especially when worn with long loose hairstyles.
If you’ve always imagined yourself in a classic lace wedding dress, opt for a gown with touches of lace embellishment on the straps or a lace overlay on the skirt rather than heavy lace that could mean you overheat under the beaming sun.
Look for lightweight silk wedding dresses with draping fabrics that feel effortless, and avoid overly long trains that would trail through the sand and end up with you bringing half the beach back to your reception with you.
Scroll through our edit of gowns to help you choose a beach wedding dress.
Sheath wedding dress, Savannah Miller.
Capped sleeve wedding dress, Linea Raffaelli.
Halter neck weding dress, Lily Rose.
Floral two-piece wedding dress, Willowby.
Thigh split wedding dress, Jenny Yoo.
Boho beach wedding dress, Lillian West.
Short beach wedding dress, Linea Raffaelli.
Short lace beach wedding dress, Lillian West.
Off the shoulder beach wedding dress, Wtoo.
Off the shoulder beach wedding dress, Grace Loves Lace.
Halter neck lace beach wedding dress, Lillian West.
Off the shoulder fishtail wedding dress, Grace Loves Lace.
High neck wedding dress, Justin Alexander.
Thigh split wedding dress, Justin Alexander.
Polka dot wedding dress, Hayley Paige.
Lace off the shoulder wedding dress, Grace Loves Lace.
Thin strap wedding dress, Ella Rosa.
Silk wedding dress, Elbeth Gillis.