If you are going to a beach wedding, you are probably wondering what shoes for a beach wedding you should wear. It is going to be a really fun time and you may have already chosen your dress. But, do you know what beach wedding shoes will work? Here are some tips and ways to figure out what to wear.
First, see if you can talk to the other guests. A guest may have already spoken to the bride and asked this very same question. Everyone is wondering so it is OK to inquire. If you have other friends attending the wedding, it is a great first place to start.
Next, if nobody seems to know and if you know the bride really well, see if you can ask her. Before asking her, check the website to see if there are any instructions or any suggestions. Sometimes, the bride may post information for guests to make it easier for them to know what to wear. This will include shoes, so check the wedding website and invitation for these posted details. If not, then see if you can ask the bride. Be careful about bothering the bride too close to the wedding. See if you can ask much earlier or ask via email so the bride has time to respond.
If you are unable to do this, then consider bringing a pair of regular shoes and a pair of flip flops. You know that a beach wedding almost always has people wearing flip flops as their beach wedding shoes. However, you won’t be sure if it is appropriate until you get to the wedding or confirm with the bride. Therefore, slip a pair in your car or in your purse so you can change into them really easily. This way, if many of the guests have on these shoes, you can be sure to have some on hand as well. You don’t want to be walking in the sand in these shoes since your heels will surely sink.
When choosing your beach wedding shoes, make sure you can comfortably walk around in them. You may even want to test them in the sand or in uneven grass. If you don’t want to wear wedding flip flops, then consider wearing a pair of sandals or wedge heels. You can buy some gorgeous gladiator sandals or rhinestone sandals that will match with your dress, but also work well on the beach. Wedge heel shoes work great too since they are flat and have a large base, but no heel that will get stuck in the sand. Plus, with wedge heels, you get the added height that flip flops don’t really give you.
Finally, if you absolutely have to wear your heels, look for a pair with either a chunky heel or a smaller kitten heel. Smaller heels won’t sink into the ground as deeply so you won’t tend to get stuck. Chunky heels are sturdier and larger so they won’t go into the sand as easily. Both options will allow you to get away with walking on the sand, although it will be more difficult than flats.
A beach wedding is absolutely wonderful. Have a better time by wearing the proper beach wedding shoes instead of selecting shoes that are completely awkward and won’t work. Take time to try them out or even bring a pair of so you won’t get stuck sitting on the side while everyone else is dancing on the sand.