We struggled on choosing the wedding party outfits for our destination wedding, but I love what we ended up with! For the beach bridesmaid dresses we went with long gowns from BHLDN. We ended up buying the beach groomsmen outfits at Macys. More on all of that below!
Beach Bridesmaid Dresses and Groomsmen Outfits for Destination Wedding
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Finding Our Beach Wedding Bridesmaid Dresses
I choose to wait to look for bridesmaid dresses for our beach wedding until after I had my dress picked out. I wanted to know what my dress would look like so I could start to build out a visual of everything from there. The last thing I wanted was to pick out gorgeous bridesmaid dresses and then fall in love with a wedding dress that didn’t flow with those.
Once I decided on Grace Love Lace’s Darling gown, I ran straight to Pinterest to get inspired. I wanted to have a mood board with idea for my gals, but didn’t want to force them to wear a bridesmaid dress that they weren’t comfortable in. Much like the issue with wedding dress shopping, I was finding it difficult to find inclusive size options for beach bridesmaid dresses. It really infuriates me that finding plus size bridesmaid dresses is a struggle. The wedding industry truly is so far behind on this.
Around the same time as we were hunting for the right dresses, BHLDN launched extended bridal sizing in wedding and bridesmaid dresses.
BHLDN Bridesmaid Dresses
We ultimately decided to do mix and match bridesmaid dresses from BHLDN. We played with the idea of doing different colors, but landed on this beautiful shade of navy. These gowns felt like they were whimsical enough to be worn while barefoot on a beach, but more elevated than your average beach maxi dress. Each MOH (maid of honor and matron) ordered a few styles to try on at home in both maxi and midi lengths. They landed on these two styles of maxi dresses and they ended up looking perfect when side by side.
Amazon Bridesmaid Dress
Originally my SIL who officiated our beach ceremony was going to wear the same color but a different length in the BHLDN bridesmaid dress. Due to all of the rescheduling with Covid, she was very pregnant for our wedding and the tight dress we had ordered wasn’t going to work. We went with a long dress in a different color to accent the navy, which ended up being better than the matching colors in my opinion. The marigold maxi dress can be worn many different ways and is bump friendly!
Finding Groomsmen Suits for a Beach Wedding
The first step in finding the perfect beach wedding groomsmen suits was deciding on a color. Austin (my husband) felt like grey was the most “him” color out of the different inspiration photos we found online. We also chose the suit color prior to ordering the bridesmaid dresses since we had a few color options on that front. While we weren’t a couple set on a specific color palette, we of course wanted to make sure everything was coordinating!
Beyond the color, Austin knew he wanted a linen suit due to the heat in Cabo. While making these choices was easy, actually finding grey linen suits during winter in Texas was not so easy. We went to a few different suit shops and no one had what we were looking for, so we decided to wait until it was spring to continue the search. Risky for a June wedding? Yes. But so worth it to find what we needed!
Macy’s Linen Suits
Once Easter was on the horizon we went to the mall to look at different department stores’ selections for Easter and the upcoming summer season. We found the perfect suits at Macy’s and thankfully were able to get the right sizes for the guys on the first try. While these exact suits are no longer available, I would still recommend the general idea to someone else looking for beach groomsmen suits.
More Photos of the Beach Wedding Party Looks
Photography by Daniela Ortiz | Cabo Wedding Planning + Design by Look at Me Brides | Flowers by Velvet Floral Cabo | Rentals by Cabo Rental Decor | DJ by Emmanuel Ibarra | Hair and Make Up by Blanc Bridal Salon | Hair Piece by Jennifer Behr | Suits by Macys | Bridesmaid Dresses by BHLDN