What to Wear to a Hamilton Island Wedding

hamilton island wedding

Getting married in the tropics this year? If you've got a Hamilton Island wedding coming up, lucky you! It must be one of the most beautiful places in Australia to get married (or attend a wedding!) However, dressing for a tropical wedding is a whole different ball game compared to dressing for a regular city do. There's humidity, sun, and the ocean to deal with. Keep reading for our top tips on how to dress for a tropical wedding on Hamilton Island in 2022.

What to consider when dressing for a tropical wedding?

When it comes to tropical weddings, there are a few things to consider. The weather is likely going to be hot and humid for a start. Perhaps the party is even taking place directly on the beach, which means you'll also have to content with sand and perhaps a dip in the ocean! And depending what month the couple get married, you could even be dealing with tropical storms. There are many reasons to love a wedding in Hamilton Island though (or any other tropical island). The atmosphere will likely be a lot more relaxed and fun as everyone is essentially on a holiday for at least a few days. You can have a ton of fun with your outfit too in ways you normally wouldn't when it comes to wedding style.

What to wear to a tropical wedding? 

Here are some of our top tips for what to wear for an island wedding:

  • Something breathable
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Maxi dress 
  • Boho style
  • Try feathers 
  • A cute broad brimmed hat 

What to avoid wearing for weddings in Hamilton Island? 

Remember the humidity and heat is going to want you to wear something comfortable. First things first, ditch the heels! They'll only leave you with swollen feet and be annoying to walk on the sand in. Try a cute sandal or if you really want some height then opt for a wedge heel. We also think it's best to leave your jewelled and sequined accessories at home- they don't blend so well with tropical vibes.

5 Best Accessories for a Hamilton Island Wedding in 2022

Once you've got your wedding dress, bridesmaid outfit or wedding guest dress sorted, it's time to let your hair down (literally) and choose some final accessories to bring your outfit to life. Here's our 5 favourite pieces to complement a hamilton island wedding in 2022:

1. Wide Brim Hat

wide brim hat

Top of our lists for a beach wedding is of course a chic wide brim hat (we're in Australia after all!) We adore the Anika Boater Hat as it's sun protection and totally cute all in one. The straw hat is embellished with a lace trim and matching beads which really dress this accessory up nicely for a wedding.

Features of Anika Boater Hat: 

  • Straw hat
  • Lace trim with matching beads
  • Choose from white or black lace
  • Adjustable
  • Handbeaded 

2. Amalia Pleated Clutch

amalia clutch

Perfect for daytime events, the Amalia clutch in white is ideal for tropical weddings. The woven material gives this bag a real relaxed, summertime feel that will match well with a long, breezy maxi dress and sandals. This versatile bag will take you from beach to bar and back again.

Features of Amalia Clutch: 

  • Shoulder chain drop length 50cm
  • Natural PP Woven Straw
  • Gold tone hardware
  • Vintage concealed frame closure
  • Removable shoulder chain

3. Estelle Pink Feather Bag

estelle feather clutch

Walk a little on the wild side with a bag embellished with feathers! In a soft pink pastel it's totally on trend and wedding appropriate. It's a little more formal than the Amalia clutch, so would work well if the reception isn't directly on the beach. Large enough to store all of your day to night essentials, this bag is as functional as it is beautiful. 

Features of Estelle Bag: 

  • Shoulder chain drop length 50cm
  • Feathers on a satin base
  • Gold tone hardware
  • Custom Olga Berg branded lock
  • Link chain

4. Alanna Snake Top Handle Bag

snake clutch

For those non superstitious ladies who want to have a little tongue in cheek fun, why not try our gorgeous Snake top handle bag? In a blush pink it once again fits the wedding colour palette too. We love its subtle snake embossed and printed vegan leather that gives this bag an effortlessly cool, retro feel. Clip on the detachable chain to turn this chic top handle into a stylish shoulder bag.

Features of Alanna Bag: 

  • Shoulder chain drop length 50cm
  • Snake printed and embossed vegan leather
  • Gold tone hardware
  • Magnetic closure
  • Removable shoulder chain

5. Cece Straw Weave Box Bag

cece bag

There's something about straw bags that immediately make you feel like you're at the beach. That's why we love the Cece bag for a tropical themed wedding! It features a woven straw outer, an acrylic ball lock closure to pump up the luxe factor and a sleek teardrop profile. Its roomy interior will fit all of your essentials including a large smart phone too.

Features of Cece Bag:

  • Shoulder chain drop length 50cm
  • Natural woven straw
  • Silver tone hardware
  • Acrylic Ball lock
  • Removable shoulder chain

Inspired to create your outfit for a tropical wedding this year? Whether you're celebrating in Hamilton Island or another beautiful beach destination, opt for relaxed accessories that will cement a fun, carefree wedding outfit. Liked this? Take a read of our blog on 10 must have bridal accessories.