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What does the groom wear to a beach wedding?

groom beach wedding attire ideas and tips

Well let’s just start off by saying, brides traditionally take the <wedding> cake over the groom when it comes to being styled on the big day. You can learn more about tips on choosing a beach wedding dress here. But let’s focus on who the bride is walking down the aisle to meet and what he’s looking like at a beach wedding. 

5 Tips for Choosing What the Groom Should Wear to a Beach Wedding:

  1. Don’t sweat it. Heat-this is the most important aspect to consider for handsome grooms. Light, airy fabrics are a must for 10 out of the 12 months of the year here in sunny Clearwater Beach. It’s normal to get sweaty palms along with a few nerves before exchanging “I do’s.” But unless the future husband is preparing for a wrestling weigh in by sweating out those last few pounds, ditch the idea of a three piece suit. 
  2. Filter your search engine. I know it’s tempting to type “beach wedding attire” and gawk over images of beautiful couples dawning perfectly trending ensembles. However, don’t get caught up in cleverly posed couples and forget the reality of what it’s like to be on the beach. Keep your style personal to you, while maintaining the simplicity and beauty of a beach wedding. White button down shirts/polos paired with khaki/black/grey shorts or pants is a timeless look for a beach groom. 
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  3. Sunny days- Discuss ahead of time whether or not sunglasses are a go. Consider setting the shades to the side for the ceremony and following photos. And don’t forget the sunscreen!
  4.  Toes in the sand- Just like with the shirt and pants, remember your environment. Barefeet, flip flops, or boat shoes are ideal. Fancy dress shoes can sink in the sand and fill up with sand just as fast! 
  5. Special touches- Boutonnieres can add a touch of elegance and charm to a classic beach look. Consider not only flowers, but you can also explore seashell or starfish boutonnieres to add a unique touch. Wanting to make the groom stand out? Consider adding a linen vest to his look.

The key to a well groomed groom (pardon the pun) is deciding on your color, choosing a lightweight fabric, and knowing less is more. The beach environment provides a naturally beautiful atmosphere for your wedding and memorable photographs so don’t get too caught up overdressing. Choosing what the groom should wear to a beach wedding should be simple by sticking to the 5 key tips!

Beach Wedding Make Up

Beach makeup tips and tricks for the bride and guests.


“Sun-kissed, glowing, blushing bride, natural beauty”… aren’t those all things you want to embody on your beach wedding day? Of course! Beach wedding make up shouldn’t be overwhelming. Here are 5 tips for achieving the perfect beach wedding make up look.

5 Tips for Beach Wedding Make Up:

  1. Dry not wet. Liquid based make ups often melt and appear blotchy. Opt for powder foundations for better and longer last coverage.
  2. SPF- be on the look out for a moisturizer or foundation that contains SPF. There’s only one lobster that should be at your reception or honeymoon and it should be on your plate, not your skin!
  3. Waterproof! This is an easy one.There are a variety of waterproof eyeliners and mascaras to keep your make up ON and not UNDER your eyes! There are also many waterproof lipsticks/glosses. These waterproof items will keep your make up right where it should be through tears, sweat, and kisses!
  4. Fake it! If you have fair skin or just want to get an extra glow, look into a spray tan a few days before your big day. You should do a test run at least a month prior to you big day to make sure it’s the right kind of “glow.”
  5. Natural- You chose the beach as your wedding venue, so stick with the theme for your beach wedding make up. Too dramatic and your make up will look out of place. Choose neutral colors that match your skin tone. Your wedding day isn’t the time to try a drastically new look. 

You can talk to a knowledgable make up counter associate for specific advice on choosing make up that’s right for you. Just keep in mind, the more natural the better. Your beach wedding make up should look effortless. You can also click here for ideas on choosing the perfect beach wedding dress.