If you’re thinking of sun, sea and sand for your big day, then you’ll also need a fabulous dress that will look sensational, whatever the temperature. Something flowing, lightweight and chic, that will float gently on the warm breeze and look dreamy as the sun sets over the ocean.

What is a beach wedding dress?

Great beach wedding dresses need to help you keep your cool in the hot sun and also travel well, so you don’t spend your wedding day trying to steam out creases! Fabrics such as gauzy chiffon or tulle weigh less than silk or satin, so will keep you feeling cool and be less likely to crease. Also, remember to ask in store for one of our specialist wedding dress storage boxes (available in nationwide), as they’re the best way to safely transport your precious dress.

Beach wedding dresses: Choose your style

Classic destination wedding dresses are light and floaty with a slightly less formal feel. Although, if you’ve always dreamed of a big skirt and a beach setting then go for it, it’s your wedding day after all! Just take into account the setting and the temperature when you choose both your dress and your accessories. For example, high heels and sand don’t mix so go barefoot or wear wedges or flats. A shorter veil is a good choice rather than a chapel length, which may weigh you down, and you might also need a lightweight coverup to keep the evening chill off.   

What’s your beach wedding dress budget?

Much like traditional wedding dresses, the cost of beach wedding dresses can vary hugely. At WED2B though our collection of luxurious, lightweight beach wedding dresses will ensure you look a million dollars at a fraction of the price! These aren’t your typical cheap destination wedding dress though, because we work hard to keep our prices low while offering the very best quality, design and innovation.

Our expert stylists have been dreaming of sunshine and beaches this week while putting together a selection of their absolute favourite beach wedding dresses. And, whichever one you choose, you’re guaranteed to feel cool, calm and collected whether you’re strolling down a sandy beach, through a picturesque meadow or across a vibrant city…

Soft and sparkling

This figure-flattering dress is a classic, understated choice and the chiffon overlay gives it a softly romantic Grecian feel that’s perfect for the beach. The slim A-line silhouette fits a little closer than a traditional A-line and flatters most body shapes. The delicate pearls and crystals also add a fabulous touch of sparkle and help to draw attention to the neat, nipped-in waist created by the lace-up back.
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Coastal chic

The strapless scoop neckline gives a feminine feel without showing too much skin while the soft chiffon pleats will flatter any shape. Wear this style with our 189 underskirt to give the skirt and the train a little extra kick! You could also add our lace-sleeved Caprice jacket for lightweight daytime chic or our beaded, lace Andi straps for a little less coverage.

Plus, if you love the strapless, slim A-line style, take a look at Sassi and Laurel too, or for a style with straps check out elegant Elodie.

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It’s got the wow factor…

The effortless tulle skirt on this sparkling A-line gown makes it just perfect for brides who want to swish onto that beach in a beautiful, big - but lightweight - skirt. We love the layers and layers of tulle, lined in classic ivory and finished with a bouncy horse-hair trim.

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Catch the sun

And what can we say about this beautiful beaded bodice? The fully beaded and ultra-modern design is complemented with fine silver threads that will catch the sunlight just-so. The illusion straps look delicate while offering soft coverage and support.

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The perfect shape

The tasteful open back reveals a little skin, but not too much, while the lace-up bodice moulds the dress perfectly to your figure.

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A stunning silhouette

Take a step back and you can appreciate the beautiful A-line skirt, which is universally flattering but particularly great for balancing out pear-shaped figures. Wear this with our 163 underskirt for a little extra volume. It’s also the perfect match for our sparkling Estella belt and Chrissy veil. Just add our Aurelia tiara for the final finishing touch.

For more strapless and lightweight gowns with great skirts try Odette, Ariana and Regan too.

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Beachfront beauty

The bohemian-style fabulousness of this beaded gown is sure to impress your guests. With delicate straps, Art Deco-inspired detailing and a soft tulle skirt, who wouldn't love this enchanting addition to the Heidi Hudson Collection.

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The shape of things

The trailing sheath silhouette is perfect for fun-loving brides who are planning a relaxed and informal party. Sheath wedding dresses create an understated silhouette and are often made from light and flowing fabrics, so are perfect for overseas. The narrow shape flows straight down from the waist to the hem and is ideal for lean and petite frames. It’s also a good shape for hourglasses who want to show off their curves.

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Simple chic

Turn around and the concealed zip hides snuggly among the perfectly aligned beading, for comfort and support. For a little extra sparkle and to accentuate your waist why not add our ivory Hermes belt too? Our Autumn headband worn with free-flowing locks is also just trick for completing the bohemian look.

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Floor-length and fabulous

Finally, the delicate beading continues onto the super-soft tulle skirt, which is finished with a horsehair hem. You also need no underskirt with this design, meaning you’ll feel cool and chic while you’re swishing around! Alternatively, for more stunning, beaded sheaths try Tessa, Myla and Genesis too.

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And finally... natural beauty 'Billie'

Our beautiful Billie gown is just perfect for a natural, open-air setting somewhere warm. The lightweight tulle is embroidered with soft cotton lace and embellished with pearls and bead clusters. The nature-inspired embroidery is complemented beautifully by the soft illusion neckline and low back.

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Va va volume

The circle-cut of the skirt creates beautiful volume with no bulking, and there’s no need to wear an underskirt. There are also two colour options so you can find the ideal shade to suit your skin tone.

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Style it up

The low open back on this slim A-line is super attractive and delicately revealing. Try styling this dress with our sparkly Solstice belt and our pretty boho-style Autumn headband to complete the look.

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Barefoot in the sand

So, can you imagine walking barefoot across the sand in this gorgeous gown, feeling stunning, elegant and comfortable all rolled into one? We can! For a similar feel our Lyra, Gala and Effie designs also make great beach wedding dresses.

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