New Beach Wedding Save the Date Cards Are Here!

We are pleased to share a few of our newest beach save the date cards for a beach, waterfront or nautical-themed wedding.  These are just a handful of our latest bold, vibrant designs using  anchors, palm trees, nautical rope, starfish, seashells and more – also available as save the date magnets.  Find beach invitations and other stationery for a waterfront or nautical wedding, bridal shower or party, on our website.

Nautical Themed Anchor Save the Date Cards for a beach wedding or nautical wedding - Beach Front Occasions, www.beachfrontoccasions.com
Nautical Themed Anchor Save the Date Cards
Palm Tree Beach Save the Date Cards for a beach or nautical wedding. - Beach Front Occasions, www.beachfrontoccasions.com
Palm Tree Beach Save the Date Cards
Tying the Knot Save the Date Cards for a beach or nautical wedding. - Beach Front Occasions, www.beachfrontoccasions.com
Tying the Knot Save the Date Cards
Twilight Beach Wedding Save the Date Cards for a beach or nautical wedding. - Beach Front Occasions, www.beachfrontoccasions.com
Twilight Beach Wedding Save the Date Cards

 

 

 

5 Tips for Planning Your Beach Wedding

From choosing a venue to picking your color palette and sending out save-the-date cards, there are so many things to consider when planning a wedding—especially a beach wedding. Here are a few additional items that Beach Front Occasions recommends you think about if your wedding day includes sun, sand and surf:

1. Guest list size matters

Decide the size of your guest list as early as possible.  If your vision includes a ceremony and reception that takes place entirely on the sand, a smaller guest list may be necessary as many venues include private beaches of limited size.  You could always take out a permit and host your event on a public beach, but you’ll have to be OK with strangers walking by while you say your I Dos.  Just decide on a guest list early in the process to find a venue that matches your needs.

Small beach wedding in Florida
Photo by Meg Baisden Photography @megbaisden 

2. Consider the weather

Weather is a major consideration when picking a date for a beach wedding.  We recommend checking the weather history for your chosen date going back as many as 10 years.  And, make contingency plans in case of rain or other adverse weather events.  You can always cancel within a few days of your wedding if it looks like the weather is clear.  Remember: Rain on your wedding day is good luck!

Rain on your beach wedding day
Photo courtesy of The Guardian

3. Make guest comfort a priority

Whether you are planning an event during the full mid-day heat, or in the cooler evening hours, the success of your wedding depends on the comfort of your guests.  Advise guests in advance to avoid wearing heels if any part of the reception or ceremony will take place on the grass or sand—or to bring jackets or shawls, if appropriate.  A barrel filled with flip flops, parasols, pashminas or even personalized fans can be a fun, whimsical addition to your décor and make great take-home favors.

Paper Parasol with Bamboo Boning
Paper Parasol with Bamboo Boning – photo courtesy of Beach Front Occasions

4. Prepare for hidden costs

An outdoor event can mean additional costs that are not always obvious at the start.  If any part of your event takes place in the evening, be sure to include a budget line item for lighting.  Of course, this is a great opportunity to get creative with an arrangement of paper lanterns or vintage-looking hanging light-bulbs. You might also need to have a dance-floor installed if the reception is in a grassy or sandy area.

Beach Wedding Lights from Tampa Lights
Beach wedding lighting- photo courtesy of Tampa Lights and Life Long Studios

5. Don’t forget parking

Finally, remember that parking at the beach is usually either very limited or very expensive—or both!  Be sure to include discussions about guest-parking in your earliest conversations with potential venues.  Ask about off-site parking and securing shuttles or buses to make sure your guests are not inconvenienced (see tip # 3)

Beach parking sign
Beach wedding parking sign – photo courtesy of Cardoza Wood on etsy.com

Following these tips should help you prepare for a great, once-in-a-lifetime event.  No matter what happens, a wedding at the beach is always memorable!

Photo credits: Meg Baisden Photography, The Guardian, Beach Front Occasions, Tampa Lights, Life Long Studios, Cardoza Wood on Etsy.com

Silver and Aqua Starfish Theme Wedding

We were inspired by the starfish cake with the sparkly starfish decoration to create an inspiration board in shades of silver, pewter and aqua. Featured on this board is our Two Starfish Wedding Invitation printed in shades of aqua and warm grey and layered with our metallic pewter layering cards.  The wedding cake that provided us with inspiration is decorated using an AB Rhinestone Starfish Bridal Brooch Pin and below the wedding cake is a beautiful bouquet with shades of aqua and seashells and starfish from a beach wedding in Australia and photographed by Bella Photo Art. Also included on the board, is a photo of  a bridal party in aqua and grey by Nicole Campo Photography, wine stopper Starfish Wedding Favors, Tory Burch pumps and Colucci Diamonds Starfish White Diamond Earrings,

Pewter Silver and Aqua Starfish Wedding by Beach Front Occasions
Pewter Silver and Aqua Starfish Wedding

Tropical Colors for Beach Weddings

Inspired by the vivid colors of tropical flowers hot pink, bright orange and apple green make a great color combination for beach weddings or tropical event.

The vivid colors of tropical flowers provide inspiration for our color palette
The vivid colors of tropical flowers provide inspiration for our color palette

Pictured below is our Shell Wedding Invitations in Rose, Green Apple and Pumpkin. To achieve this color palette for your stationery, please use these three colors to customize our designs. Instructions are available here. To add a touch of bright color to your invitations and stationery, we offer envelopes, envelope liners and layering cards in Pumpkin and Apple Green.

Tropical Color Pallette by Beach Front Occasions
Tropical Color Pallette by Beach Front Occasions

Navy and Gold Nautical Wedding

Inspired by the navy and gold colors used in a captain’s jacket, we have created the invitation below to suggest a navy and gold color combination for a nautical wedding.  Pictured below is our Anchor Wedding Invitation in Antique Gold and Navy Blue Shimmer. The wedding invitation is layered using the Navy Blue Shimmer layering card and we have added the Antique Gold envelope liner to the inside of the envelope. To apply this color palette to your stationery, please visit our Color Selection Guide.

Navy and Gold Nautical Wedding Colors by Beach Front Occasions

Beach Programs with Colorful Ribbon and Raffia

We offer a variety of beach wedding program formats for you to choose from. Our booklet programs measure approximately 5 inches square and include a cover and matching inside pages. While the programs ship ready to assemble with holes drilled on the spine, the assembly is up to you! To give you some ideas, below our a few of our designs. Our Conch Seashell Wedding Program Booklet is pictured with printing in a tropical pink color. The program is assembled using organza pink ribbon.  Raffia also looks great when used to tie the programs together. Our Two Starfish Wedding Program Booklet  is printed in purple ink and tied with matching purple raffia.

Conch Seashell Beach Wedding Program Booklet
Conch Seashell Beach Wedding Program Booklet in Pink
Two Starfish Beach Wedding Program Booklet
Two Starfish Beach Wedding Program Booklet

 

Beach Wedding Colors: Teal, Aqua and Tropical Green

Teal, Aqua and Tropical green combine to make a beautiful color combination for beach weddings. Pictured below is our Cockle Seashell Wedding Invitation with a Teal boarder and Aqua seashell. You can completely customize the colors of our stationery. To achieve this color palette, please follow the color selection instructions and use Teal, Aqua and Tropical Green. We also offer envelope liners, layering cards and color envelopes that match the tropical green and aqua colors which you can use to add even more color to your wedding invitations.

Beach Wedding Colors Teal Tropical Green and Aqua by Beach Front Occasions
Beach Wedding Colors Teal Tropical Green and Aqua

Anchor Theme Wedding in Red and Navy

Red, navy and white are popular naval colors and make a great color combination for beach or nautical weddings. To provide some inspiration, we have put together a board combining nautical elements. Pictured below are our Anchor Wedding Invitations, Small Square Stud Earring by Kate Spade, Anchor Booklet Wedding Programs, Women’s Anchors Away Short from Sperry Top-Sider, Nautical theme cake by City View Bake House in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, photo of bridesmaids in navy blue on the beach by Brooke Images, Anchor Emblem Personalized Wine Glasses, VBH Manila Clutch Bag and natural bottle opener as favors

Navy and Red Anchor Nautical Theme Inspiration Board by Beach Front Occasions

 

Beach Wedding Colors: Bronze, Copper, Aqua and Turquoise

If you are planning a beach wedding and looking for the perfect color palette, we want to suggest a combination of bronze and copper with turquoise and aqua. Pictured below is our Two Starfish Wedding Invitations printed in turquoise and deep brown. To achieve this color combination, you can add our envelopes, envelope liners or layering cards in the following colors: Lake, Bronze, Antique Gold or Lagoon.

Beach Color Palette_turquoise and bronze

Nautical Heart Rope Theme Beach Wedding Stationery

If you are looking for a unique nautical theme wedding invitation, take a look at our Nautical Heart Rope Wedding Invitations. Featuring a heart made of nautical rope, this invitation pairs beautifully with our Sand color envelopes. In the pictures that follow, we have added our Nautical Heart Rope Round Favor Tags to this invitation. Matching items include programs, menu cards, table signs and place cards. You can completely personalize this item, including changing the color of the background.  Please visit our site to view additional Beach Wedding Invitations.

Nautical Heart Rope Wedding Invitation
Nautical Heart Rope Wedding Invitation with Sand Color Envelope and White Envelope Liner.
Nautical Heart Rope Wedding Invitations with Favor Tag
Nautical Heart Rope Wedding Invitations with Favor Tag