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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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)
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!
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.