37 Sandals Perfect for Your Beach or Summer Wedding

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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 Mar 03, 2022
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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 won't stop you from wearing open-toe bridal shoes no matter the time of year, they just make *sense* when it comes to sunshine and warm temperatures, especially if you're headed to an outdoor wedding. But 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 in this curated list. Shop these best sellers and editor-approved options that are perfect for accessorizing your wedding dress or summer wedding guest outfit.

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Silver Wedding Sandals

Jewel Badgley Mischka ​​Laurence Ankle Strap Wedge Sandal

silver wedge glitter sandal with pearl strap

Perfect for walking on sand or grass without sinking in, these metallic wedge heels are a glam take on wedding sandals. They're accented with pearl clusters and sparkling silver rhinestones across the front strap for a ladylike touch of bling.

Bella Belle Shoes Hera Ivory Pearl Sandals

flat thong wedding sandal with silver and pearl beads

Pearl beads and crystals give this pair of casual thong sandals a wedding-approved update. The sandals are dressy enough to accessorize a gown or sundress, but you can easily rewear them with a pair of cropped jeans after the wedding is over.

Steve Madden Amaly Sandal

silver block heel wedding sandal with rhinestone strap

If you're heading to a slightly fancier wedding, these silver dress sandals are a good pick. The sleek design has a secure ankle strap, low heel, a modern square toe and a sparkly toe accent.

Jewel Badgley Mischka Tessy Embellished Sandal

flat silver wedding sandal with crystals

Flower-shaped clusters of crystals make these flat sandals a pretty choice for a garden wedding. The criss-cross straps are a unique alternative to your basic ankle strap sandal.

Something Bleu Haylie Heels

silver high heel wedding sandals with ankle wrap straps

Featuring oversized fringe tassels, these silver stilettos were made to party. The strappy sandals have a 3.5-inch heel to give you a little boost, with a genuine leather sole that forms to your foot.

Nina Shoes Haiden Sandal

silver block heel wedding sandal bridesmaid shoe with rhinestone straps

Need a pair of dressy silver sandals for a formal wedding? Try this extra-sparkly option with metallic threads throughout and crystal straps at the front. Priced under $100, they're a great option for bridal shoes, bridesmaid shoes or wedding guest shoes.

Gold Wedding Sandals

Lilly Pulitzer Rita T-Strap Sandal

flat gold t-strap wedding sandals

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.

Birdy Grey Jenny Stiletto Heel in Gold

gold bridesmaid wedding sandal with ankle strap and stiletto heel

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 stilettos have memory foam padding and a medium heel just above 3 inches, so you'll feel comfortable wearing them for hours on end.

Lulus Koren Espadrille Slide Sandals

flat slip-on gold wedding sandal with rope espadrille trim

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

Loeffler Randall Dahlia Heels

dressy gold wedding sandal with block heel and bow detail

Micropleated gold lamé fabric and statement bows adorn these show-stopping sandals. They have a sturdy 2-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.

Sam Edelman Tatianna Embellished Lace-Up Sandal

flat gold wedding sandal with pearl straps and ankle ties

Pearl beaded strands and criss-cross straps intertwine on this flat gold wedding sandal. Pair them with a flowy gown or a crochet lace dress to achieve an effortless boho chic vibe.

Bella Belle Shoes Loretta Lace Gold Block Heel Sandal

dressy lace gold wedding sandals with block heel

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 pretty floral lace appliqués and criss-cross straps to create a luxe, retro-inspired look.

White Wedding Sandals

Lulus Rezzy Ankle Strap High Heel Sandals

white block heel sandals with bows and ankle straps

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.

Vince Camuto Meddrina Ankle Strap Sandal

white wedge sandals for wedding

Wear these white wedge sandals for your wedding if you want the extra heel height without giving up comfort. The soft rope footbed makes it easy to be on your feet all day, and their espadrille-inspired look is a timeless summer vibe.

Tory Burch Capri Flat Lace-Up Sandal

flat white wedding sandals with lace-up ankle ties and gold charms

Gold charms and baubles stand out against the white straps on these leather gladiator sandals. They 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.

Sam Edelman Yanelli Block Heel Ankle Wrap Sandals

ivory block heel wedding sandal with wraparound pearl ankle straps

Trendy yet minimalist, these ivory wedding sandals are a chic choice for an outdoor summer wedding. Pearl wraparound straps make them feel just a little more elevated for the occasion, and the block heel keeps you from sinking into the grass.

Marc Fisher Miyuki Slide Sandal

flat white slip-on leather wedding sandal

You could wear these leather slide sandals so many places—a beach ceremony, the bachelorette party, a garden bridal shower or even the after-party when the wedding ends. We love the braided strap that adds visual interest to the otherwise simple style.

Lulus Luanah Pleated High Heel Sandals

slip-on ivory mule heels with criss-cross straps

Pair these fashion-forward mule sandals with a satin slip dress or bridal pantsuit for ultimate cool girl vibes. If you feel like playing around with color, they're also available in lilac or blush.

Bella Belle Shoes Bridget Polka Dot and Pleated Tulle Heel

white stiletto wedding sandals with ruffled polka dot tulle

Hello, wedding shoes of our dreams. Ruffled polka dot tulle adds a flirty, playful element to these white stiletto sandals that were made to be seen. Show them off with a high-low dress or change into a miniskirt for your second look during the reception.

Nude Wedding Sandals

Sam Edelman Yaro Ankle Strap Sandal Heel

classic nude wedding sandal bridesmaid shoe with block heel and ankle strap

The reason why nude wedding sandals are so popular? They go with practically everything. This block heel style is a best seller year after year, thanks to its classic round toe shape, thin ankle strap and sturdy 4-inch heel that gives you height while still being walkable.

Badgley Mischka Kensey Sandals

flat nude wedding sandal with gold crystal straps

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

Mix No. 6 Aliciana Sandal in Bronze Metallic

block heel nude wedding sandal for dark skin tone

Available in beige, dark bronze and black, these nude wedding sandals complement both light and dark skin tones. They're priced under $50, which makes them an affordable option if you're a bridesmaid or shopping for wedding guest shoes.

Nina Shoes Nora Reflective Suedette

rose gold block heel wedding sandal with crystal strap

A metallic rose gold style gives a similar effect of nude heels, but with an added hint of shimmer. These block heel sandals are finished with a rhinestone strap across the toe for even more sparkle.

Stuart Weitzman Jaide Round Jewel Jelly Flat

flat nude wedding shoe beach wedding sandal with rhinestone T-strap

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.

Reformation Shereen Ruched Block Heel Mule

nude slip-on wedding sandal with kitten heel

With a low kitten heel, these nude wedding sandals are a great compromise between flats and tall stilettos. Choose from black, pale yellow, brown or pale pink to match your look.

Heeled Wedding Sandals

Alias Mae Inez Heel

minimalist heel wedding sandals

If you'll be celebrating inside, you won't have to worry about the dreaded situation of getting your stilettos stuck in the grass. This modern heeled wedding sandal has ultra-thin straps for a barely-there effect.

Birdy Grey Alby Low Chunky Heel

chunky heeled wedding sandals

We love these mule sandals not only for how cute they look on the wedding day, but how easy they are to rewear with skirts, shorts and jeans after you're finished celebrating. They come in two classic hues: taupe and blush.

Lulus Lonally Rhinestone High Heel Sandals

nude heeled wedding sandals with silver rhinestone bows

In the mood to get a little dressed up? Sparkly rhinestone bows turn these basic nude heels into the perfect party shoes.

RAYE Bikini Wedge

light brown jute wedge heel wedding sandal with ankle strap

Wear these jute wedge heel sandals if you're headed to a tropical beach destination for the big day. If you're going for a slightly more dramatic effect with your accessories, they're also available in black.

Rebecca Allen The Block Sandy Ankle Strap Sandal

nude block heel wedding sandal for dark skin tone

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.

Jessica Simpson Omilira Sandal

glam ankle strap stiletto wedding sandal with pearl beading

Go ultra-glam in these 4-inch stiletto sandals adorned with pearl accents. They're an instant statement shoe that's perfect for adding even more wow factor to a ball gown or fit-and-flare silhouette.

Flat Wedding Sandals

Lilly Pulitzer Katie Sandal

flat gold wedding sandals with gladiator straps and crystal embellishments

These embellished wedding sandals are perfect for nearly any outdoor venue, from the cocktail hour lawn at a waterfront country club to an intimate reception at a hilltop vineyard.

Lulus Addison Pink Floral Print Slide Sandals

flat slip-on wedding sandals with pink tropical print

Add a pop of personality to your wedding attire with a pair of colorful wedding flats. These sandals are decorated with a summer-ready print featuring tropical flowers and greenery in a vibrant pink and orange palette.

Lulus Darryian Ankle Strap Sandals

flat nude wedding sandals with ankle straps

On the other hand, keeping it simple is totally fine too. A basic pair of nude flat wedding sandals matches everything (and never goes out of style).

Franco Sarto Nolita Sandal

flat white wedding sandals with rainbow rhinestone T-straps

We love the subtle rainbow straps on these white square-toe sandals. They're decorated with pink, blue and teal rhinestones for a hint of whimsy that won't distract from the rest of your ensemble.

David's Bridal Gemma Jeweled T-Strap Sandal

flat thong wedding sandals with crystal straps

These best selling wedding sandals are constant favorites for a few reasons: they're cute, comfortable and affordable. Choose from rose gold or silver embellishments.

Sam Edelman Inez 3 Fabric Slides

flat linen slip-on wedding sandals with gold buckle

Made from off-white linen and accented with an oversized gold buckle, these slip-on sandals are the epitome of summer chic. Pair them with oversized sunnies and a fresh glass of rosé for a garden party look.

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