Beach Wedding Ideas

Beach wedding ideas can be whatever you decide to do. Fortunately, with the sand and the ocean as your back drop, you don't have to do a whole lot to make a gorgeous wedding come together. Think simply and use the resources that are available to you on the beach.

Check out these fun beach wedding ideas:

1. Get started on your beach wedding ideas right from the get-go and send out your invitations as a message in a bottle. Gathering materials can save you a boat load of money since you can reuse recycled bottle and recycled paper for that realistic touch.

Get it? Boat load? :)

message in a bottle wedding invitations

2. A fun idea to include the beach in your table decorations is to have table numbers written in the sand. These can also be done for free if you have a camera and a color printer. Just take a day trip with your honey to a beach or sandy area near you and spend the day writing in the sand!

table numbers written in sand

3. Chances are you will be using shells and pearls in your beach wedding accessories like your jewelry and wedding bouquet. Why not throw some of that on the tables? Also a free idea, gather some shells while walking on the beach and give them a good scrub. Then place them through out the tables to add a classy beach touch.

shells on table, beach wedding craft idea

5. One of the most fun, easy and inexpensive beach wedding ideas for wedding favors, is to collect as many large flat shells as you can and make little candles inside them. This is something that your guests will delight in - your creativity and resourcefulness plus they will get some use out of them once they leave your wedding.

shell candle votive, beach wedding favor craft idea

Some other fun beach wedding ideas to consider:

  • Use tiki torches to light the beach at night or create sections to separate the ceremony area from the reception area.
  • Offer a bucket of flip-flops to guests who aren't prepared to walk on the sand. You can normally buy flip-flops in bulk for super cheap.
  • Use flower petals to create the runway to the altar.
  • Find small, inexpensive picture frames from a dollar store and decorate with shells and sand. Use these frames to house your table numbers or signs for each station at the a buffet.
  • Have a bowl of salt water taffy on the Welcome Table.
  • If you have children at the wedding, have pails and shovels prepared for the kiddies to dig in the sand.

Did you have a beach wedding? I'd love to see the beach wedding accessories you used in your wedding. Take advantage of your bragging rights on our real weddings forum.

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