The weather may be warm, but these 11 beach wedding shoes will keep your feet feeling cool, and you will be feeling hotter than ever! We’ve featured our ten favorite beach wedding-inspired shoes from a number of online and brick-and-mortar retailers. We’ve weighed-in on the pros and cons for each shoe, and have taken venue, style, comfort, and price into consideration. We hope this list can give you some bridal inspiration for your big day, and make planning all the details of your wedding a little easier so you can make sure you look the best for your man.
Etsy is an excellent website to buy everything for your wedding. Sellers can post items to their online shops, offering handmade, vintage, and custom items, including wedding favors, décor, invitations, and even wedding dresses! If you’re planning a wedding and haven’t heard of Etsy, make sure to check it out. Even if you are not looking to buy anything from Etsy, there is no shortage of wedding inspiration at this website.
Etsy also is a great place to start looking for the perfect pair of beach wedding shoes for the big day. Available in gold or silver, this pair would be great for a beach-chic wedding. The tiny pearls add a hint of glam, dressing up your beach wedding. With a cost of $43.50 plus shipping, the price for this pair is just right, and you’ll be able to wear them again. However, if you’re looking for some last-minute beach wedding shoes, you’ll have to find another pair. Make sure to allow as much as a month for these shoes to be made and shipped to you. Each pair is custom-made, and shipping from China can take a few weeks.
Tradition says brides should have something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue on their wedding day. While wedding traditions have been changing in recent years, but this tradition seems to be here to stay.
Are you still looking for something blue? Today’s brides are finding creative ways to incorporate the traditional “something blue” into their wedding apparel. One simple way to do that is by wearing blue shoes. These sandals are made of genuine Greek suede leather, which will keep your feet comfortable throughout the reception. This pair is embellished with beautiful white opal and Swarovski rhinestones, which would fit perfectly with a beach wedding.
Overall, these casual sandals are the perfect mix of comfy and cute for $70. The downside? The laid-back style may not fit many brides’ taste. To save money or get a pair that fits with your wedding’s theme, try making a pair yourself. All you need is a pair of sandals and some ribbon.
Wedding retailers today are finding more and more ways to allow couples to customize their products. Many retailers offer customized napkins, signs, guest books, and much more. Why not customize your shoes, too?
Flip Sidez has tons of customizable flip-flops that are perfect for laid-back beach weddings. Although they may be too casual for some brides’ tastes, these flip-flops will certainly leave a “lasting impiression” for your guests. Many more customization options are available at FlipSidez.com, including an “I Do!” flip-flop with your custom wedding date. Their website also features a “just married” option that would be perfect for walking the beach during your honeymoon.
The best part about these sandals: at $24.95, the whole wedding party could buy them. Another alternative: give them to guests at your reception. Your guests will get a comfortable pair of dancing shoes that they can take home. These would be perfect for a destination wedding with a casual ceremony and reception.
The casual style of these “Moments” sandals could fit well into any beach ceremony. Luulla offers these sweet little sandals for $28 plus shipping. The bows give these shoes an added touch of whimsical innocence. Available in white or yellow, these cute sandals would be perfect for you and all of your bridesmaids.
While the price may be right, the leather is lower quality than some of the other shoes we’ve featured. You may also have to be careful when wearing these, as they could easily get dirty. But if you’re a bride who is looking to save some dough, and you don’t plan to wear these shoes regularly after the wedding, $28 is a price that can’t be beat.
Who says a beach wedding has to be casual? If you’re planning a beach wedding but don’t want to make it too casual, Touch Ups’ Geri Sandals are just right for you. It’s difficult to find shoes that are more formal, yet are suitable to wear to the beach. These shoes will provide lasting comfort throughout the day. The brooch adds a touch of vintage charm, making the white satin really pop. These shoes are a great buy, priced at only $36.99.
The downside: a more formal shoe means less versatility in the long-run. If you’re all about practicality and would like to wear these shoes again, you may want to keep looking. Because these sandals are so formal, they can’t be dressed-down for work, you may not get to wear them again
Add some bling to your shoes and make yourself the center of attention! If you’re envisioning a glam wedding, these peep-toe flats from Benjamin Adams add just the right amount of bling to your wedding day. These beach wedding shoes will surely keep your feet comfortable. They have a satin top paired with a leather sole and lining. These shoes also offer versatility—they can be worn at your wedding, for a girls’ night out, to a New Years’ Eve party, or even paired a professional outfit to wear to work. These are a pair of shoes that you will fall in love with and get a lot of use out of!
But on top of expenses for the venue, décor, and music, these shoes may be difficult for many brides to justify spending $270 on. These designer shoes come with a designer price tag. Make sure they’re in your budget before you fall in love with these flats.
Pearls are classic and feminine, and will never go out of style. They can also serve as a great pair of beach wedding shoes. In these hand-made shoes, you will definitely walk the aisle in style. The Etsy shop owners at BlingStyle custom-make every single pair. Customers are asked to send exact measurements of their feet, which may be a slight hassle, but will ensure that your sandals fit perfectly for the big day. The back of each shoe zips-up, and the front edge has a gold plating, protecting against wear and tear. The owners of this Etsy shop have successfully transformed the gladiator shoe style into a feminine wedding shoe.
Overall, these sandals are the perfect updated version of classic glamor, mixing classic, elegant pearls with modern bling. For $69, these are on the pricier end of the shoes we’ve featured. But if you’re looking for something one-of-a-kind for a once-in-a-lifetime event, these shoes would be perfect for you.
Throughout your wedding and reception, you will be standing a lot, and no one wants you to have sore feet. Comfort should be at the top of every bride’s list when looking for the perfect pair of shoes, yet comfortable bridal shoes are hard to find.
Island Hawaii makes quality sandals at an affordable price, and this pair would be perfect for a beach wedding. These sandals are perfect for you if comfort is at the top of your list. Handmade in Hawaii, this $24.97 shoe is comfortable, supportive, and lightweight. The makers give this shoe a lightweight Polyurethane outsole, making the shoe lightweight and flexible. The leather on the insole forms to your foot, adding support and comfort specifically suited for your foot.
These are not shoes you’ll have to kick off during the reception. You will be able to wear them comfortably throughout your special day, which means they are a perfect option for beach wedding shoes. Especially for a busy bride, these could easily transition from a beach ceremony to a reception, and even to the honeymoon. The downside of these shoes: it may be difficult to keep them clean in the long-run. If you’re planning on wearing these often after the big day, you may have to clean them frequently.
Spending money on your wedding may seem a little easier if you know you’re helping children in need. TOMS’ one-for-one policy means that this $54 pair of shoes not only gives you comfortable wedding footwear, but gives a pair of shoes to a child in need. This pair features a white sequin glitter outside, and a canvas lining inside, along with the TOMS classic suede insole. These TOMS will keep your feet comfortable and well-supported on your wedding day.
Buying a pair of TOMS’ Bridal White Glitter Classics for the big day is a great way to celebrate your love. Even after the big day, you can wear these shoes to the airport when you set off for your honeymoon. However, because TOMS are so popular, they may seem too casual for some brides’ taste. You may choose to simply save these for the reception, and instead, wear something more traditional for the ceremony. Another alternative: pair these casual kicks with a ball gown-style or long wedding dress so your guests won’t see them as much
Overall, you will be able to wear these shoes for more than just your wedding day, but their casual style may not be for everyone.
The most formal of these beach wedding shoes, these satin wedge sandals by Touch of Nina will add a touch of modern glamor to your wedding. Available in ivory and featuring a sparking crystal ornament in the center, these shoes can be purchased from David’s Bridal either in-stores or online. The satin exterior will look stunning with any dress, and these shoes will give you arch support throughout your wedding day. You won’t have any sore feet the day after.
What these shoes add in style, though, they lack in price and comfort. Make sure to have an aisle runner in your wedding for additional support. At $69.50, these are also a more expensive shoe. These are shoes you will likely wear once, but if you’re having a more formal beach wedding, good formal shoes for a beach wedding are hard to come by. These satin wedges can definitely fit well into a trendy, beach-chic wedding.
11. Barefoot Sandals
Ditch the shoes altogether and bring out your inner beach goddess. A popular beach wedding trend this year is barefoot sandals. These are difficult to find in brick-and-mortar stores, so brides are turning to the internet or DIY-ing their own. Etsy is one fantastic website to find these hot new items on, and the seller SoftCrystal features a variety of styles for only $15. These green-toned stone barefoot sandals are our favorite, and can help incorporate your beachy vibe even more.
If you choose barefoot sandals for your wedding day, you’ll want to make sure your ceremony and reception venues don’t have anything that would hurt your feet. No one wants sore feet on their wedding day, so call ahead to ask your venue to check everything over before you get there.
Alternatively, a crafty bride could try making her own barefoot sandals. Jewels, beads, stones, or flowers could be incorporated into a pair of barefoot sandals. The possibilities are endless, and could fit any wedding theme. Be creative, and let your wedding’s theme inspire you!