Don’t think you can pull off a starfish theme as part of your sophisticated wedding? Think again! Incorporate minimalistic starfish in your wedding by choosing one of starfish wedding favors for a stylish nod to this favorite sea creature.
Perfect for either a beautiful beach wedding or seaside bridal shower, these are unique favors that your guests will actually want to use. Choose from an array of brightly colored and elegantly crafted starfish-themed gifts, from handcrafted candle dishes and upscale wine stoppers to personalized beer glasses and adorably elegant bookmarks. Pick the favor that’s not only right for your beachside atmosphere, but also perfect for your friends and family. Each will find its place in their home for years to come, reminding them not only of you and your spouse, but also your classy event.
Starfish are a lovely ocean symbol and a great theme to carry throughout your beach wedding. From place card holders to bottle opener favors to personalized wine glasses and beyond, you can’t go wrong incorporating the starfish shape into your wedding design.
The starfish wedding invitations featured below are one of several stationery suites we have created to feature this charming ocean creature, also known as a sea star. The romantic, two starfish design is subtle and elegant. It can be used to easily customize your beach wedding invitations, menu cards, personalized fans, address labels, thank you cards and more.
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!
There are so many choices to make when planning your beach wedding. Among them is how you would like to let your guests know where to sit at the reception. Below are a few options:
Use Escort Cards: Escort cards are usually arranged – in alphabetical order – at the reception entrance with the guest’s name and table number. These are used to “escort” the guest to his or her table. Flat cards laid out on a table – with or without an envelope – is one display option, as pictured below in one of our most popular designs: Two Starfish Place Cards.
On our site, escort cards are entirely customize-able. One option is to write the guest’s name on the outside of the envelope. In that case, the assigned table number is usually written on the card inside. Cards laid out without an envelope often include both the guest’s name and the table number. Flat cards can also be displayed in beach place card holders.
Tent cards are another popular way to go (see photo below). The wording on escort cards can be changed to suit your style. You can have a line printed on the cards where guests’ names and table numbers can be written in. You also have the option to include an “M” at the beginning of the name line for guests to finish – filling in Ms., Mrs., Mr. or Mr. & Mrs. Some people prefer to leave out the “M.”
les are getting creative with how they are displaying escort cards at their wedding. Instead of lining them up on a table, they pin the cards onto a clothesline or attach them to an object, like a piece of fruit or to wedding favors, like these white starfish. The only limit is your imagination.
Use Place cards: Place cards usually include guests’ names and are placed at the table itself, at a specific table setting. Place cards are most often used when there are assigned seats – not just assigned tables. Many couples opt for tent cards or use place card holders like the Pewter Sea Shell Place Card Holders pictured below.
Escort cards are also sometimes used as place cards when guests place them at a specific place setting to reserve a particular seat at their assigned table. Our beach-themed place cards are also customize-able, allowing you to choose whether you would like to have a name line printed or an “M” included.
Our customers regularly ask us to clarify what size stationery fits in our beach wedding place card holders. Our answer: You’d be surprised! For example, though the largest of the Coral Place Card Holders pictured below measures 1.25 x 2 inches, it is sturdy enough to hold a table sign that is 4 x 5 inches, a travel itinerary measuring 5 x 7 inches or even a “tall and skinny” menu that is 4 x 9.25 inches. Of course, we always recommend that you test out any place card holder in advance with the stationery size you are planning to use, just to be sure. We love the design of these coral-shaped place card holders for a beach or tropical wedding. The white is so elegant and understated, allowing the pink of our Two Starfish Wedding Invitations design to really pop!
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,
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.
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.