Nautical Beach Wedding Inspiration

This nautical beach wedding has glamour and style to spare! Sailor-themed bridesmaids dresses look sharp with red bouquets tied with striped ribbon. The groom and his men are the definition of handsome in navy anchor-patterned ties and suspenders. Using classic colors makes it possible to go big with the details, like an overgrown floral centerpiece and blinged-out candle holders like the sparkly anchor-themed ones pictured below.

Nautical Themed Anchor Wedding Invitations Inspiration Board for a beach or nautical wedding. - Beach Front Occasions, www.beachfrontoccasions.com

Clockwise from Top Left: Nautical Themed Anchor Wedding Invitations from Beach Front Occasions; bridesmaids via Pink Paisley Events; cake via City View Bakehouse; Anchor Design Candle Favors from Beach Front Occasions; table by Pink Paisley Events; and groomsmen via VP On Sale Wedding

Beach Wedding Enclosure Cards: Etiquette, Wording & Sizing

From reception location and dress code to travel information and additional event details, wedding enclosure cards convey important information to your guests, while maintaining an uncluttered look for your invitations. Beach Front Occasions offers three sizes, all with 100% customize-able wording.

Our mini card is 2″ x 3.5″ like a standard business card and is most often used for:

RSVP Instructions: Wedding invitations often include a reply card with a self-addressed stamped envelope. But, with more and more wedding information being housed on personalized websites, many clients opt to include an enclosure card with instructions to RSVP on a website or to an email address.

Gift Registry: According to Martha Stewart, it is never OK to include your gift registry information with your invitations. Etiquette rules have loosened up around this issue. While it might be not be appropriate information for the invitation itself, many people include a small enclosure card with the registry information. Another option is to include it on your wedding website only. Donation information in lieu of gifts would also be appropriate to include on a separate card.

Enclosure Cards for a beach tropical or destination wedding with pineapple wedding invitation. - Beach Front Occasions, www.beachfrontoccasions.com

Website: Including your wedding website on your invitation is perfectly acceptable, etiquette-wise. If your invitations are getting too cluttered, a small enclosure card is good choice.

Attire: If the wedding dress code is easily conveyed in a few words (i.e. “Black Tie”) it is fine to include it on the invitation itself. For attire suggestions that are more involved (i.e., “Wear attire for a cool summer evening” or “Reception takes place on sand, please avoid heels”) it is best to include a separate card.

Enclosure Cards for a beach tropical or destination wedding with pineapple invitation. - Beach Front Occasions, www.beachfrontoccasions.com

The next size up we offer is 3.5″ x 5″ and is most often used for:

Reception Information: If your wedding reception is being hosted at a different location than the ceremony, proper etiquette says to include this information on a separate card.

Directions: If you are including a card with directions to the wedding site, the venue address should only appear here and not on the invitation as well.

Hotel & Travel Information: For your out of town guests, or for a destination wedding, you might want to include a card with information about area hotels. Streamline the wording by referring guests to your website for more information.

Additional Events: If there are additional events planned, such as a rehearsal dinner or post-wedding brunch, a medium-sized enclosure card should be included as a separate invitation. It is especially important to include it separately if not all guests are invited.

Enclosure cards for a beach tropical or destination wedding with pineapple wedding invitation. - Beach Front Occasions, www.beachfrontoccasions.com

Finally, our largest enclosure card size is 4.25″ x 5″ and is most often used for directions, hotel and travel information.

All of our enclosure cards are beautifully decorated with the designs from our beach wedding invitations to maintain a unified and elegantly coordinated look.

Nautical Wedding Favors

Anchors away, anchored in love, dropping anchor together – whatever the metaphor, we love a nautical theme for a beach wedding! From bottle openers and treat bags to bookmarks and candle holders, we can’t get enough nautical wedding favors emblazoned with adorable anchors. Go glamorous with sparkly candle holders or more rustic with muslin drawstring bags. Either way, your guests will love taking home a little maritime momento!

Nautical Wedding Favors anchors by Beach Front Occasions www.beachfrontoccasions.com
Anchor-themed wedding favors for a beach or nautical wedding

Clockwise from Top Left: Anchor Muslin Favor BagsAnchor Nautical Theme Brushed-Metal Book Mark FavorsAnchor Design Candle Favors, Anchor Bottle Opener Favor and Anchor Place Card Holders

Pink Seashell & Coral Beach Wedding Inspiration

Soft, warm coastal light is the inspiration for this seashell and coral beach wedding board. With a shade as girly as pink, bridesmaid dresses in a simple shape look chic. Color can unify beach-themed details – like shells, starfish and coral. Silver and chrome accents, like the lantern centerpieces and “love” bottle opener favors pictured below, reflect light and add shimmer to match the glow of the happy couple.

Seashell and Coral Beach Wedding Invitations Inspiration Board for a beach wedding. - Beach Front Occasions, www.beachfrontoccasions.com

Clockwise from Top Left: Shell & Coral Beach Wedding Invitations by Beach Front Occasions; bridesmaids via Divine Light Photography; centerpieces via The Decorista; cookie via etsy.com; Love Bottle Opener Favor from Beach Front Occasions; cake via Ned Jackson Photography; letters via Tumblr; and, shell candles by Martha Stewart

Beach Wedding Colors: Red, Guava, Tangerine & Yellow

Gorgeous flowers and fruits in bright, vibrant colors are what make tropical locations so special. These gifts of nature are the inspiration for our latest beach wedding color combination: red, guava, tangerine and yellow. You can almost taste the summer sweetness of this delicious palette.

Add these colors to our Tropical Cocktail Wedding Invitations using layering cards and envelope liners for beach wedding invitations that look good enough to drink!

Tropical Cocktails Wedding Invitations color palette for a tropical beach wedding - Beach Front Occasions, www.beachfrontoccasions.com
Tropical beach wedding color palette: red, guava, tangerine and yellow

Starfish Wedding Favors

A starfish theme is a fun, whimsical choice when designing a beach, tropical or destination wedding. This mysterious sea creature – simultaneously earthy and divine – has an elegance that will keep your beach themed wedding decor from becoming too theatrical.

A simple place card holder like the one pictured below feels sophisticated, but joyful. Incorporate the theme with charming starfish wedding favors like bottle stoppers and openers. These items, made of metal with chrome or copper finish, feel substantial and impressive. Your guests will be delighted to take home a lovely beach-themed momento that they will use for years to come!

Starfish Wedding Favors - perfect for a beach wedding, tropical wedding or destination wedding. - Beach Front Occasions, www.beachfrontoccasions.com
Starfish wedding favors are whimsical, yet elegant

Pictured above (top to bottom): Starfish Wine Stopper Favor, Starfish Design Bottle Opener Favors, Shimmering Starfish Place Card Holders and Vintage Starfish Design Bottle Opener Favor

Casual Beach Wedding Inspiration

Beach weddings run the gamut from casual to formal, as most venues can easily be dressed up or down to suit a couple’s style and vision. Glass bottles and jars, pretty flowers, shell-themed decor and a little imagination are all you need to create a relaxed beach wedding that feels unique. It’s the details that make all the difference, like the breezy seagull invitations and whimsical ocean-themed cookies included in our latest inspiration board below.

Casual Beach Wedding Inspiration with Seagull Beach Wedding Invitations. - Beach Front Occasions, www.beachfrontoccasions.com

Clockwise from Top Left: Beach Front Occasions’ Seagull Beach Wedding Invitations; couple photo from Confessions of a Cosmetologist; Beach Front Occasions’ Beach Themed Place Card Holders; cookies from Make Me Cake Me; flowers via Modern Wedding; and, tablescape by Princess Dress Collections

 

DIY Beach Wedding Favor: Fresh Herbs in a Mini Pitcher

Send your guests home with a bit of the great outdoors by making DIY wedding favors using fresh herbs. These nature-themed gifts make great beach wedding favors. We used mini white French-style pitchers and planted marjoram and chives (pictured below). But, you could use any frequently-used cooking herb, such as fragrant rosemary or thyme. Personalize these favors with custom labels and favor tags. We have a wide variety of beach-themed designs to use on nautical wedding favors and tropical wedding favors, like the hibiscus flower “thank you” label and tag below.

DIY Beach Wedding Favor herbs in French Provencal Mini Decorative Pitcher. - Beach Front Occasions, www.beachfrontoccasions.com
DIY beach wedding favor: fresh herbs in a French-style mini pitcher

Pictured above: French Provencal Mini Decorative Pitcher with (from left to right) a personalized custom round label and a favor tag for beach weddings

Tropical Beach Wedding Colors: Wine, Red, Dusty Rose & Lime

Exotic flowers are the inspiration for our latest tropical beach wedding color palette. Wine, red and dusty rose are a striking combination that marries the romantic and the spiritual. Bridesmaids dresses using these colors would be breathtaking. Use a modern green-yellow like lime as an accent color for bouquet ribbons, groomsmen ties and table setting details. This energizing hue will brighten the palette while maintaining the elegance of the design. To achieve this invitation look, color customize our Tropical Flowers Wedding Invitations and add layering options.

Tropical Flowers Beach Wedding Invitations Color Palette - Beach Front Occasions, www.beachfrontoccasions.com
Tropical beach wedding color palette: red, dusty rose and lime

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Personalized Signature Posters for a Beach Wedding

Great wedding guest book alternatives, personalized signature posters make for modern and treasured keepsakes. Our colorful, yet elegant beach-themed, tropical and nautical designs would be an attractive addition to your home decor and a meaningful reminder of the love that surrounded you on your special day.

Beach Themed Invitations & Stationery

Another benefit of choosing one of these chic designs is that they are each part of a suite of beach wedding invitations and stationery that includes place cards, table numbers, menus, programs, favor tags and more. All can be customized to create a personalized wedding design or logo – an easy and stylish way to achieve a coordinated wedding look that’s all your own.

Two Fish in Love Personalized Signature Poster for a beach wedding. - Beach Front Occasions, www.beachfrontoccasions.com
Two Fish in Love Personalized Wedding Signature Poster
Anchored in Love Personalized Signature Posters for a beach or nautical wedding. - Beach Front Occasions, www.beachfrontoccasions.com
Anchored in Love Personalized Wedding Signature Poster
Coral Personalized Signature Poster for a beach nautical or tropical wedding. - Beach Front Occasions, www.beachfrontoccasions.com
Coral Personalized Wedding Signature Poster