Groom Beach Wedding Attire Ideas

Advice on Groom Attire for Destination Wedding or Beach Themed Wedding

groom beach wedding attire

Looking for groom beach wedding attire ideas and advice?

You’ve come to the right place.

In general, beach weddings are informal events.

So the wedding attire for both the bride and groom is usually casual and informal.

Beach wedding mens clothes and female guests’ attire also tend to lean towards casual and comfortable apparel.

However, exceptions do exist.

When couples are not literally getting married on a beach but say on a cliff overlooking the ocean or at a seaside venue, then it’s not unusual to see the groom in a tux and the bride in a traditional wedding dress.

This section on our website however, focuses on groom attire options for when you want to compliment the bride’s casual and informal wedding dress.

On this page we concentrate mainly on what type of pants to wear and also what styles of footwear to go for when you’re getting married on a beach, having a true beach themed wedding or a destination wedding.

If you’d like to learn more about the types and styles of shirts or suits that are suitable to wear for a beach wedding, go to our Mens Beach Wedding Attire page for more information.

Groom Beach Wedding Attire: Pants

Comfort should be your main priority here and what groom wouldn’t like that! :)

The most popular fabric for a beach wedding is linen. Linen is woven from stems of flax which is a vegetable fiber. It’s twice as strong as cotton.

Perhaps the main advantage of linen is that it is one of the most breathable fabrics, so it is especially comfortable to wear in hot climates. The downside to linen is that it wrinkles easily.

Linen pants should either be hand washed or sent to the dry cleaners.

Seersucker is another popular option which tends to be used for when you want more “formal” beach wedding attire.

Seersucker fabric is usually made from cotton. Its main advantage is that it is lightweight, so it feels much more comfortable than other fabrics usually associated with mens pants. In addition, it has the ability to kind of lift off your skin, allowing air to circulate.

There’s no need to iron seersucker fabric. When it comes to the groom’s attire for a beach wedding, natural breathable fabrics is the way to go.

As regards to styles, you can choose from dress pants, slacks, khaki pants (also referred to as chinos), drawstring or elastic back. If you’re going to be really “embracing” the whole beach wedding ambiance, then shorts is another option.

Dress up the pants with a leather or canvas belt. No socks if you’re going for a casual look.

Groom Beach Wedding Wear Colors for Pants

Favoured colors for the groom’s pants are:

black (goes well with guayabera shirts and black sandals)

gray (dark or light)

charcoal gray

light blue


chocolate brown



Beach Wedding Groom Attire: Vendors

Online wedding vendors that stock linen and seersucker pants for the groom include: (for the budget conscious)

Groom Attire For Destination Wedding or Beach Wedding: Footwear Ideas

If the bride is going barefoot, then the groom must follow. If on the other hand, the bride chooses to wear open toed bridal shoes, sandals or flip flops, then leather sandals or groom flip flops are favoured.

When it comes to groom beach wedding attire, ultimately the main goal is to have the bride, groom, bridesmaids and groomsmen in a co-ordinated look.

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