There’s nothing more romantic than a beach wedding. Below are 20 seaside inspired wedding decorations, which will give you all the inspiration you need, to plan the beach wedding you’ve been dreaming about.
1. White lanterns
There are multiple ways to decorate with lanterns, as an example you could hang lanterns up on either side of the aisle, or you could place tea light candles inside floating lanterns and release them into the ocean for the perfect photo opportunity.
2. Monogrammed beach chairs
after a relaxed vibe, have your guests sit on monogrammed beach chairs, which they can fold up and take home as a memento of your special day. Each chair could feature both the bride and the groom’s initials as well as the date of the wedding.
3. Treasure chest
Consider placing a large treasure chest on the sand and filling it with thank you mementos for your guests. As an example, you could fill a treasure chest with sunglasses, for your guests to wear during the wedding ceremony.
Starfish make excellent wedding decorations and can be used to decorate the aisle, the back of the guest’s seats and the brides bouquet. They can also be used as part of the centerpieces to decorate the tables at your reception.
5. Palm Ferns
Instead of using traditional wedding trellis, consider tying together two large palm ferns to create an exotic looking wedding arch.
6. White parasols
Consider giving the bridal party white parasols to walk down the aisle with, not only will your bridesmaids look glamorous but the parasols will also provide the much needed shade during the ceremony.
7. Wooden sign
Paint a wooden sign with the bride and grooms names and the date of the wedding and place it in the sand at the entrance to your wedding, to welcome your guests.
8. Message in a bottle
Have the bride and groom exchange bottles with hand written copies of their vows on the inside. Or use see through bottles with guests names inside as table settings.
9. Simple white candles
If there are steps leading down to the beach and your ceremony, consider using elegant white candles to lead the way down to the ceremony. The candles will also illuminate the bride when she walks down the stairs.
10. Nautical themed cushions
To ensure your guests comfort, place a mixture of navy and white cushions on your guests seats. For those following a nautical theme, also consider adding blue and white striped cushions to the mix.
Consider lining your wedding aisle with thick, worn looking ropes, for an authentic beach vibe.
12. Oyster shells or sea shells
For a romantic gesture have the ring boy or girl present the groom with the wedding
ring, kept inside an empty oyster shell. Alternatively, place pearls inside empty oyster shells and place them on each guest’s seat as a memento.
13. Stained glass wedding trellis
Consider using a recycled piece of stained glass to decorate the wedding trellis. During the ceremony natural sunlight will hit the stained glass and illuminate the bride and groom.
14. Flag bunting
Flag bunting is extremely versatile and can be used to line the aisle or to decorate your reception. You can even get bunting personalized with the bride and grooms initials.
14. Polynesian mats
If you’re planning a Polynesian themed wedding or are getting married in Hawaii or Fiji, consider using Polynesian tapa cloth, decorated with Polynesian flowers and designs to line your wedding aisle.
15. Floral sarongs
Brightly colored floral sarongs can be used as inexpensive chair coverings and table clothes. Or for a more formal look opt for sarongs crafted out of white silk.
16. Flax baskets
Consider giving each guest a flax basket full of tropical flowers to throw at the bride and groom, as they walk down the aisle together as newlyweds.
17. Flower leis
Drape a tropical flower lei over each guest’s chair as a decoration, which guests can wear to the wedding reception after the ceremony.
18. Over sized white balloons
Over sized white balloons make fantastic decorations and can be released into the sky at the conclusion of the wedding ceremony as a fun photo opportunity.
19. Wooden surfboard
For a surfer themed wedding consider painting the bride and groom’s names and the date of the wedding on a wooden surfboard, which can then be propped up against a fence.
20. Picnic mats and cushions
For a low key beach wedding, consider placing a mixture of assorted cushions on groups of picnics mats. This setup can be used for both the ceremony and the reception.
So what are you waiting for? Pick your favorite seaside wedding decorations and start planning the beach wedding of your dreams.