Today is July 1st and Summertime is well under way! Sunny blue skies, cool ocean breezes, sand between our toes… Are you dreaming of the beach as much as we are? If yes is your answer, you’ll love today’s feature inspiration of the Beach Wedding. We are loving tropical themed ideas to inspire a bride’s sand and sun filled wedding setting. Incorporate these unique touches in your wedding and we know your guests will be wowed!
For guests who have traveled from out of town for your wedding, compile a tote bag to welcome them! Include a beach towel, sun screen, bottle of water, and any other fun items you would find useful to enjoy sunbathing.
Welcome Tote for Guests
Add a starfish or beautiful shells to guest place settings. These seaside treasures are lovely items to keep and always remind your guests of your memorable beachside nuptials.
Short bridesmaid dresses are both beautiful and perfect for the beach. Have your attendants in fabrics such as chiffon or shantung which are cooler fabrics for outdoor settings.
Anne Barge bride and her bridesmaids
Wedding Favor Idea – Tie your programs to straw fans. The fans are a fun and practical favor for guests to use to keep cool under the sun. They will thank you!
Fans for guests
Wedding Favor Idea — Flip flops for guests are a fitting and useful wedding favor. Set them near the ceremony site for guests to slip into as they walk on the sand to witness your vows. Or, have the flip flops out at the reception for dancing into the night!
Drape a bamboo canopy to shade the beachside ceremony site. (This should also shelter you from the sun and help to alleviate any squinting in photos). To make walking on the sand easier, lay down straw mats for the aisle and altar.
For the bride, style your hair in loose waves with a floral wreath for a bo-ho romantic look.
Floral wreath by Twig and Twine.
Single out the Groom in a taupe or grey suit while the groomsmen don crisp white dress shirts.
Groom & Groomsmen
At your reception, serve tropical themed cocktails: pina coladas, margaritas, mojitos. For a clever non-alcoholic drink, offer guests refreshing coconut water served in coconuts, of course!
For more unique ideas to personalize your beach wedding, visit the AnneBargeBride Pinterest page:
Happy Planning! xo