How to Plan a Beach- Inspired Wedding
A Wedding Fit for a Beachy Bride!
An ocean view, perfect weather and a relaxed atmosphere-what’s not to love? Weddings by the beach offer a romantic, picturesque setting that is sure to be admired by all of your guests. If you’re considering being wed where the sun and sand align, keep reading!
Location, Location, Location
While the beach is beautiful, sand can be messy! To ensure a conflict-free wedding day, opt of an outdoor wedding with an ocean view to please all of your guests. Wayfarers Chapel provides a gorgeous view overlooking the ocean and South Bay cliffside that will give you a beach feel without the fuss. You won’t have to worry about rowdy beach-goer’s, loud waves overpowering the ceremony or guest accessibility issues. An intimate wedding oasis is well within your reach!
Invites are Everything
A great way to tie in oceanic elements is through your wedding invitations. This simple piece of stationary will set the tone for your beach-inspired bash. Use depictions of nature, such as tropical flowers and coral for a sophisticated feel. We love these DIY envelope liners from MarthaStewart.com that are easy to make and add a tropical touch!
If your goal is bright and bold for summer, use hues of coral, pink and blue. If soft and subdued is more your vision, go for a blush, beige and rose gold color scheme. Whichever you choose, these colors are bound to be admired by all!
Contrast elegant blooms with wild greenery, such as eucalyptus leaves, succulents and palms. We love this combination of peach, white and green florals. You don’t necessarily need to tie in the beach theme with the obvious suspects: starfish, sand dollars and shells. This arrangement of florals will give an effortless look to your wedding bouquet, while maintaining sea-inspired beauty.
Reception time! A great way to tie in seaside elements is through the tablescape. We especially love these sea glass place cards that add just enough of a beach feel. Plus, your guests can keep these as a momento of your special day!
Create a happy hour that your guests will never forget! Signature drinks will give a nod to the beach theme, and be fun to sip on! For wine, offer rosé wine in glasses with a palm frond for a summer touch. For cocktails, mojitos will satisfy the sunny ambience and refresh guests for the rest of the evening!
Not Your Normal Dessert Bar
In addition to the classic wedding cake, many receptions offer a dessert bar so guests can choose what they crave. If you want to wow your guests, provide a beach bonfire favorite and have a s’mores bar. Kids are sure to love it, (and parents, too)!
Make a splash at your wedding with some of these beach-inspired ideas! Tag us in your wedding photos so we can see these seaside ideas come to life!