5 Beach Wedding Dress Ideas

You have decided you want to go for a beach wedding! Great! Having your ceremony on a Caribbean beach is the ultimate dream for many brides: white sand, turquoise water, and tropical cocktails.

Is there anything special to consider when picking THE dress? Well, I’d say the weather is one thing, because if you’re getting married in the summer time, the heat can be intense. I’ve been living in the Riviera Maya for 15 years (and working for PlayaWeddings for the last 2) and I can tell you it gets HOT! Especially at noon. There are numerous PlayaWeddings Brides who choose to go big, and wear a classic wedding gown at the beach. You could certainly pull that off, so if you want one of those, I’d say go for it!!

BUT, keeping in mind the hot climate, you might want to keep it light and flowy when picking your dress. There are many designers with fresh, relaxed and lighter styles in their collections, that will make you look unique and stand out when you are about to say I DO on the beach. Beach wedding dresses are usually very elegant. We love seeing PlayaWeddings Brides who keep it cool and feminine at the same time!

Here are some ideas of 5 beautiful PlayaWeddings Brides as inspiration to start finding your own perfect beach wedding dress:


Adeline’s gown is elegant and sexy without too much effort. Nice fabric with drop, refined appliqué, and it’s so pretty from both the front and back.
Dress: Elizabeth Fillmore
More on Adeline & Stephen wedding photography here.

Beach wedding dress back

Beach Wedding Dresses

Lisa added some glamour to this flowy dress with a gorgeous corset. And even though the dress has a long layered trail, it’s still a light and short design.
Dress: Pnina Tornai
More on Lisa & Wes wedding photography here.

short and long trail beach wedding dress Beach Wedding Dresses

Julie’s pick is lace! Lace, combined with a beautiful open backside make this dress so sweet, playful and feminine at the same time.
Dress: Watters
More on Julie & Alex wedding photography here.

Lace beach wedding dress

Beach Wedding Dresses Ideas

Jennifer’s dress has a warn ivory tone that goes so well with the sand and her carefree sweet look.
Dress: J.Crew
More on Jennifer & Chris wedding photography here.

Ivory beach wedding dress

Beach Wedding Dresses

Last but not least! The last one of our 5 beach wedding dresses is this stunning gown with lace and transparencies. Fresh, and definitely sexy.  Heather totally rocked this dress!
Dress: Pronovias
More on Heather & Jacob wedding photography here.

Gorgeous Beach Wedding Dress

Beach Wedding Dresses

Riviera Maya wedding photography by Rachel Schrank of PlayaWeddings. We document weddings in the Riviera Maya, Mexico and worldwide!