When it comes to beach wedding accessories, most brides opt for more informal attire and decor, rather than glamorous updos or five foot trains on the wedding dress. Beach wedding accessories are elegant yet casual, and perfect for a heartfelt ceremony on the sand and a night of dinner and dancing. Here are some tips on choosing the beach wedding accessories that are right for you:
Think about your comfort. You’ll be walking in sand, maybe getting sprayed with salt water, and standing outdoors for most of the day or evening. Those crystal-encrusted stilettos may be beautiful, but you can’t walk comfortably in the sand in high heels. Opt for graceful open-toed beach wedding sandals that are flat or have a very low heel, or look laid-back in wedding flip-flops or even bare feet. Bring a shawl or wrap to wear, especially if your ceremony or reception is in the evening.
Choose a bold accessory as your focal point. Yes, most beach weddings are more casual than traditional ceremonies and receptions. However, if you are going informal with a short white dress, windswept hair, and bare feet, you need something to make your wedding attire really stand out. Ban boring accessories and have some fun with bright tropical flowers in your hair, silk flower leis, or a chunky necklace or bracelet that matches your wedding colors. If you want to stick with the beach theme, find starfish or seashell-shaped earrings.
Go for informal glamour. A beach wedding has a more laid back feel than a formal wedding, so pick more informal accessories to match your attire. A long veil or lacy up-to-the-elbow gloves are better suited for a traditionally themed wedding. Keep your accessories simple: a single strand of pearls rather than a heavy diamond choker or necklace, or a few crystal bobby pins instead of an elaborate tiara.
Beach wedding accessories can be subtle or bold, depending on your wedding style and personal taste. Let the location, decor, and wedding dress be your guide, and be creative with your choice of accessories!