What to Wear to a Beach Wedding in Florida
Whether you are planning or attending a beach wedding, it is a common question to ask, what do I wear? Is it beach formal, beach casual or a black tie wedding? Some questions to steer you in the right direction are What time of year is it? Is the reception indoors or outdoors? As a guest to find this information, look to see if the couple has a wedding website or if they placed a dress code on their invitation cards.
If it is located at a high end resort or private estate then it might be beach formal..
Small cottages, bungalows, and restaurants can and might be beach causal.. Black ties are more uncommon and should be discussed in an open forum.
Beach Casual is the most common attire that we see at a beach wedding worn by guests. It’s comfortable and convenient.
Beach Formal is also a very common attire that we see. This gives you ideas for a more formal style event but dressing for the elements of the beach such as Sun, wind, water and salt.
Black Tie Affair
Although somewhat uncommon, This gives you a idea of a formal affair – and is laid out as read. Typically a black tie wedding event will be held at a beach ceremony and ballroom reception.
Shades of White
Another Common look is the all white or shades of white with white top and off white or khaki bottoms or a long white sundress.
All guests are to wear white outfits –
Soles of Your Feet
Can I wear high heels in the sand ? What kind of sand does the property have? Will I have trouble walking around on the Wedding Day?
Are you Planning a Beach Wedding?
For the Couple
You can better inform your guests on what to wear by creating a wedding website and placing the attire information on there or by placing a hint on your wedding invites- see below for the different styles.
Consinder a shoes optional sign to make your guests feel more comfortable about kicking off their shoes.
Consider the time of year that you are getting married before you pick out an outfit. Even though this is a beach wedding, that does not mean it stays hot. During the winter months it can get very cold and even in spring months an offshore breeze can drop the temperature dramatically, especially if you have been out in the sun all day.
If you are getting married in the Florida Keys, check out our calendar page to see what the average temperature is for your wedding day.
How to Fly with your Wedding Dress
You can bring a wedding dress through the security checkpoint for screening, but we strongly recommend that it is packed safely in a garment – style bag or other packaging to protect it during the screening process. We also recommend that you contact your airline to determine their policy for bringing and stowing the dress on the airplane, as well as how it fits into their carry on bag.
Consider contacting a Dry Cleaners to schedule for your dress to be steamed the day before the wedding.