The Best Bridal Shoes for a Beach or Destination Wedding That Will Look Amazing and Feel Great On the Dancefloor

One of the most fun parts of wedding planning (besides planning the honeymoon) is finding your dream wedding dress and shoes!! Whether you are getting married on the beach and need a white shoe that doesn’t sink into the sand, or your destination wedding venue overlooks the beach, you’ll want to make sure your shoes match the vibe of your wedding, and the venue! For a beach wedding, this usually means a shoe that is effortlessly elegant. Being on the beach does not mean your shoes have to be casual, hellooooo it is your wedding!! I think the key to a beach wedding bridal shoe is sticking to chunkier heels (these won’t sink in or get stuck in the grass or sand and will SAVE your feet when you’re dancing on them all night, anyway!), and picking a wedding shoe design that’s elegant, and matches with the coastal, seaside wedding atmosphere.

Here are my top picks for beautiful bridal shoes for a beach wedding:

**Many of these white bridal shoes also work for rehearsal dinner outfits!***

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AGL Crochet Sandal (Women) in Golden-Platino

I am obsessed with these bridal shoes for a nautical wedding. They would look SO good seaside in Santa Barbara, the Hamptons, Bali, you name it. AND they have a chunky heel. WHAT A WINNER. Plus revolve does free returns on these beauties, so you can try them out first. 

Bella Belle Pamela Wedges

BHLDN Cesaire Wedges

$149 on BHLDN


Margaux Bridal Atelier makes custom-made-to-order Italian leather sandals for brides and they are SO chic. You can customize things like the style, the interior color, and even add personal touches like a plate on the bottom of the shoe with your wedding date. I’m having some of these made for my rehearsal dinner and I can’t wait to show you guys on instagram

 Cole Haan Jitney Knot Ankle Strap Wedge Sandal (Women) in Soft Gold Ltr

These Cole Haan wedges are an effortlessly chic choice for a beach wedding, and will be the most comfortable shoe you can wear as a bride. 

Prada Raffia Platform Slide Sandal (Women) in Natural

These Prada platforms are just gorgeous!! And love the chunky heel for a beach or lawn wedding. 

Sam Edelman Yaro Ankle Strap Sandal (Women)


Badgley Mischka Calida Square Toe Adorned High Heel Platform Sandals in White

If you’re into a nude bridal heel sandal, these Badgley Mischka ones are a great option at only $255. 

View larger image of Badgley Mischka Alexa Heels 

I love these Badgley Mischka bridal heels for an upscale, elegant beach wedding. 

Square Toe Lace Up Heeled Sandals

I love these for a beach wedding or rehearsal dinner!! Chunky heel, check! Strappy, modern effortless style, check!! White leather to match your wedding dress? Check!  And they’re super affordable, under $100

Alexandre Clarita Block 90mm Sandals in Cameo

These Alexandre Birman heels wouldn’t be good if you’re in the sand or on a lawn, but if you’re on hard floor overlooking the beach (or perhaps to go with your rehearsal dinner dress) I absolutely love these bridal shoes!!


Schutz Victorie Slide Sandal (Women) in Transparent/ Natural

Is anyone else super into the clear strap trend that’s taking over the shoe world right now? Love these ones, their low price point, and the low heel height that makes them a perfect bridal shoe for brides who’s grooms aren’t as tall. Nordstrom, $128.00Jimmy Choo's Women’s Shoes

These Jimmy Choo’s are everything. White leather heels in a super chic, versatile bridal design that will vibe well with any type of wedding. 

 Stuart Weitzman Cayman Block Heel Sandal (Women) in White

Again with the clear trend! I’m into it. Love these simple heels for a bride who wants to look effortless, without a super high heel, and a modern heel that makes her look like she’s floating on air. 


These almost-flat Stuart Weitzman’s are great for the bride that doesn’t want to look overly fancy.  I love them for a rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, or other wedding related event bride outfit too!


Badgley Mischka Libby Crystal Embellished Evening Shoe in Ivory

For a glam beach wedding, nothing will look better than Badgley Mischka’s stand-out heels. I have these in all-silver and love wearing them to big events! These white ones are gorgeous! (they’re not a super chunky heel though, so not ideal for sand or grass!)

and, if you’re looking for some beautiful beachy bridal jewelry, here are some of my favorite finds!

 Anthropologie Ribbed Shell Pearl Earrings in Gold

Anthropologie Blossom Drop Earrings in Cream

LPA Angel Hoop in Gold


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