Between the abundance of sun and the sandy aisles (or lack thereof!), a seaside event like a beach wedding is nowhere near as easy to dress for as you’d think. Plus, the tropical locale makes it seem like you can get away with a more casual look—but if the bride is wearing a gown and heels, you kinda have to, too. Striking the right balance between fancy and, let’s face it, comfortable can be a challenge, especially because beach weddings usually don’t come with an explicit dress code.
Click through the slideshow above to shop five flawless outfits for your next beach wedding!