25 Wedding Sandals Perfect for Your Beach or Summer Celebration

Go ahead, book that pedicure.
collage of white heeled wedding sandals and flat wedding sandals with silver rhinestones
Samantha Iacia - The Knot wedding style expert
Samantha Iacia
  • Samantha writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a speciality in wedding decor, trends, and fashion
  • Prior to The Knot Worldwide, Samantha was a features and weddings contributor for The Baltimore Sun
  • She is based in Washington, D.C. and holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism
Updated May 18, 2023
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Finishing your look with a pair of wedding sandals is a no-brainer if you're getting married at the beach or anywhere else during the summer season. While we certainly won't stop you from wearing open-toe bridal shoes the rest of year, they just make *sense* when it comes to sunshine and warm temperatures, especially if you're headed to an outdoor wedding. Even if you're dressing casually, we recommend ditching your flip flops for the special occasion in favor of stylish heeled or flat sandals instead.

Whether you're shopping for stiletto sandals, comfortable block heel styles or a sparkly pair of flats, we've got them all. Keep scrolling to shop these best sellers and editor-approved options that are perfect for accessorizing your wedding dress or summer wedding guest outfit.

In this article:

Choosing Heeled vs. Flat Wedding Sandals for Your Wedding Dress

Let's be real here: if there's any instance where you'll want to really be honest with yourself, it's when you're choosing a wedding shoe. While a pair of stilettos can certainly be stylish, we're talking about a day when all eyes will be on you. If you're prone to a bit of clumsiness, there's certainly no shame in that (hey, most of us are right there with you). Opting for a flat sandal, or a pair with a short heel, can save you from a potential fiasco as you as you're walking down the aisle or hitting the dance floor.

Wedding sandals come in so many different varieties, from slip-ons to block heels and everything in between. But depending on the venue you're heading to, all sandals are not created equal. For an outdoor wedding on the grass or sand you'll need a sturdier style, as to avoid getting your heel stuck in the terrain. In these cases, we recommend opting for a flat wedding sandal, or a pair with a subtle block heel.

When it comes to indoor weddings, there are a lot less limitations, so you can show off your pedicure in virtually any style of sandal! The important thing to remember, however, is that comfort is key. While sandals are generally more comfortable than heels, it's still important to choose a pair that will offer adequate support throughout the long day on your feet.

Gold Wedding Sandals

Loeffler Randall Camellia Gold Pleated Bow Heel

Micropleated gold lamé fabric and statement bows adorn these show-stopping sandals. They have a sturdy 3.5-inch block heel and thin ankle strap to keep them in place all day long, from the ceremony to the dance floor. If you decide gold isn't the look you're going for, they also come in a classic ivory hue.

Heel Type: Block

Lilly Pulitzer Rita T-Strap Sandal

These simple gold wedding sandals will become your go-to summer flats even after the wedding day is over. The T-strap style is made from metallic gold leather with an adjustable ankle strap and the Lilly Pulitzer emblem at the center.

Heel Type: Flat

Sam Edelman Kia Block Heel Sandal Gold

Whether you're a bridesmaid, wedding guest or the guest of honor, you can't go wrong with a pair of basic gold heels. These showstoppers have a cushioned sole and a medium heel just above 3 inches, so you'll feel comfortable wearing them for hours on end.

Heel Type: Block

Lulus Martee Gold Slide Sandals

Looking for gold wedding sandals that are a bit more casual? Try a slip-on style, like these flats with criss-cross straps and a one-inch heel. We'd wear these for an informal beach wedding (and later on for outings during the honeymoon).

Heel Type: Low

Jewel by Badgley Mischka Giona Block Heels

Yes, it's possible to find sandals that are dressy enough for a black tie wedding, and these block-heeled sandals are proof. The gold peep-toe shoes are finished with glitter and a jewel-encrusted strap for an ultra-luxe look.

Heel Type: Block

Silver Wedding Sandals

Reformation Eleonora Sling Back Block Heel Sandal

Whether you're headed to a casual beach wedding or a slightly fancier event, these silver dress sandals are a good pick. The stylish design features a secure ankle strap, low heel and a modern square toe.

Heel Type: Block

Manolo Blahnik Silver Nappa Leather Embellished Sandals

Need a pair of dressy silver sandals for a formal wedding? Try this extra-sparkly option with metallic sparkles throughout and an elegant crystal-embellished strap around the ankle.

Heel Type: Stiletto

Lulus Jocelynn Silver Strappy High Heel Sandals

Finish off your understated look with a pair of sleek silver sandals. With a sturdy 2.5-inch block heel and asymmetric straps, this pair is a trendy and affordable option for brides, bridesmaids and guests alike.

Heel Type: Block

Reformation Peridot Mignon Knot Flat Sandal

A shiny, metallic finish gives this pair of casual sandals a wedding-approved update. They're dressy enough to accessorize a gown or sundress, but you can easily re-wear them with a pair of cropped jeans post wedding.

Heel Type: Low

Badgley Mischka Femme Glitter Flat Sandal With Bejeweled Braided Straps

Here's a pair of sandals that proves you don't need to sacrifice style for comfort. Adorned in silver sparkles and jewels, they're guaranteed to shine under the lights of the dance floor.

Heel Type: Low

White Wedding Sandals

Reformation Meena Toe Ring Block Heel Sandal

Trendy yet minimalist, these white wedding sandals are a chic choice for an outdoor summer wedding. Asymmetrical straps make them feel just a little more elevated for the occasion, while the block heel keeps you from sinking into the grass or sand.

Heel Type: Block

Lulus Rezzy Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals

Dainty bows complete these adorable white bridal sandals. Featuring a low 2.5-inch heel, these strappy shoes are perfect for the bride who wants something classic but not stuffy. They'd look especially cute with a short wedding dress or midi style.

Heel Type: Block

Schutz Fernanda Sandals

These trendy gladiator sandals were made for a breezy destination wedding. Pair them with a patterned maxi dress if you're a guest, or a Grecian-inspired wedding gown if you're the bride.

Heel Type: Block

Dolce Vita River Pearl Heels

Hello, wedding shoes of our dreams. Pearl straps add a flirty, playful element to these white block heel sandals. Show them off with a high-low dress or change into a miniskirt for your second look during the reception.

Heel Type: Block

Cecelia New York Lila Sandals

Talk about statement-making sandals. This pair's oversized 3-dimensional flowers make a serious statement against the otherwise streamlined design. Not to mention, their cushioned sole ensures you'll stay comfortable throughout the wedding.

Heel Type: Low

Nude Wedding Sandals

Rebecca Allen The Block Sandy Ankle Strap Sandal

With a comfortable 2.25-inch heel and soft leather sole, these versatile block heel sandals are an instant closet staple. The Black-owned brand prioritizes inclusivity, offering three nude tones to choose from so you can find the perfect match.

Heel Type: Block

Stuart Weitzman Crystal Embellished Jelly Sandal

Jelly sandals are a perfect option when it comes to beach wedding shoes—they're waterproof and easy to rinse off once you're out of the sand. This nude style is a tasteful upgrade from your favorite '90s pair, thanks to the minimalist T-strap design and crystal accents.

Heel Type: Flat

Steve Madden MELLA Tan

The reason why nude wedding sandals are so popular? They go with practically everything. This platform style is a great option for any event, thanks to its sturdy 4-inch heel that gives you height while still being walkable.

Heel Type: Platform

Dolce Vita Ivette Sandals

If flats are more your speed, no problem. Choose a pair of gladiator-style nude sandals that you can wear in a range of settings, from a waterfront venue to a rustic backyard reception.

Heel Type: Flat

Kelsi Dagger Brooklyn Platform Braided-Strap Sandals

Celebrating seaside? How about a pair made from woven raffia to match the outdoor setting? With a 1.5-inch platform, this pair is guaranteed to take your wedding day look to new heights.

Heel Type: Platform

Black Wedding Sandals

Reformation Maize Platform Sandal

We love these platform sandals not only for how cute they'll look on the wedding day, but how easy they are to re-wear with skirts, shorts and jeans after you're finished celebrating. They come in a variety of classic shades, as well as a floral print.

Heel Type: Block

Dolce Vita Baylor Heels

A pair of black micro heels are an ideal way to top off an understated outfit. Available in a variety of shades, and featuring a slight heel, this pair offers a minimalistic look that will allow your dress to do all the talking.

Heel Type: Stiletto

Maeve Glitter Bow Sandals

In the mood to get a little dressed up? Sparkly rhinestone bows turn these basic square-toed sandals into the perfect party shoes.

Heel Type: Flat

Lady Couture Lust Sandal

There are many reasons why our love for this pair of sandals is *blooming*. Between their modern design, 3-dimensional flowers and crystal embellishments, we're simply obsessed.

Heel Type: Stiletto

Badgley Mischka Ivie Strappy Flat Sandals

Here's a pair that strikes a perfect balance between comfort and glam. With a comfortable flat sole and all-over sparkle embellishments, you'll be ready to hit the dance floor.

Heel Type: Flat

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