Beach Wedding Playbook

Beach Wedding

Does your idea of the perfect wedding involve a windswept beach, a lobster bake, and flip flops? What about a formal seaside soiree complete with elegant candle lanterns and steamed mussels? Every wedding deserves an ambience unlike any other. A beach theme creates the perfect backdrop for an epic celebration, whether situated at the water’s edge or delivering a breathtaking ocean view.

Beach Wedding Invites

Set the mood of your event with playful carefree Save the Date post cards and follow up with wedding invitations that convey an organic ocean vibe.

BEACH WEDDING INVITATIONS THAT SET THE MOOD FOR A SEASIDE SOIRÉE from Martha Stewart

Natural Wedding Invites

Sea Glass Color Palette

When my niece got married in Naples FL she started her wedding planning by gathering regional beach finds to create  a color palette.  Her white linen covered wedding tables were garnished with a scattering of sea glass,white star fish, sand dollars with raffia plate chargers. The look was fresh and vivid as the surrounding turquoise and crystal blue ocean .

Sea Glass Palette

Beach Place Cards or Seating Cards

DIY Starfish table seating cards.  You can use any sea treasures like small sand dollars or shells and any color of card stock. Attach starfish (or other found sea treasures) to place cards and place them in sandboxes. Fun, easy and affordable!

Beach Placecards | Indeed Decor

Beach Bouquet

This stunning sea petal, starfish and shell bouquet is something to aspire to create! An unusual alternative to the traditional flower bouquet this sea treasure bouquet is meant to be a keep sake of your special day!  Have fun beach combing and use your creativity to make this organic Beach Wedding Bouquet.  Bride’s maids could create their own similar, simpler versions.Bridal Bouquet

Accent the Groom and his party with a smaller version of the bridal bouquet.

Beach Boutinere

Wedding Favors

Wedding guests appreciate small favors like flip flops. fans and sun umbrellas to use during the ceremony and take home as a keep sake of your special event.

Wedding Flip Flops | Indeed Decor

For more Beach Wedding DIY favors:

BEACH WEDDING INSPIRATION DIY IDEAS from Confetti Daydreams

Beach Wedding Favors from Pinterest

Beach Wedding Menu Ideas

Clam Bake

Wether you are planning an elaborate beach reception or casual clam bake or beach BBQ there are a plethora of ideas to savor on your wedding day.  For delicious appetizers, beverages, salads, soups,  entrees and desserts to “wow” your lucky wedding guests see these great blogs:

Beach Theme Food Ideas

Menu Ideas for a Beach Wedding Reception

Beach Wedding Dessert(s)

We love the simple look of this small wedding cake decorated with Sea Glass Candy.

Sea Glass Cake | Indeed Decor

Beach Bar

Beach Bar | Indeed Decor

 

Love this idea for a beach wedding. Either after the ceremony or during cocktail hour… For a coastal wedding use an old skiff or dingy. If you decide to add other beverages to your wedding reception consider a signature cocktail like Lemongrass Ginger Martini or Vodka Coconut Castaway to reflect your party style.

10 Signature Cocktail Recipes from Destination Weddings

Your Ultimate Signature Cocktail Finder from The Knot

SIGNATURE DRINKS from Martha Stewart Weddings

Coastal Table Decor

We love an element of surprise in truly memorable wedding tables capes.  Consider a mixture of rustic and refined as this wedding used drift wood, industrial table numbers with more traditional floral arrangements.

Pinterest has a plethora of amazing Beach Theme Table Decoration Ideas:

Beach Wedding Centerpieces

Beach Wedding Ideas

Beach Table Numbers

A Beach Wedding doesn’t call for too many trappings.  Consider the over all view.  No need to take away from that.  This wedding dinner table is simply stunning with the addition of candle lanterns and drift wood down the center.

Beach Wedding Dinner

Beach Wedding Playlist

All weddings are romantic in their own way, but there’s something truly intimate about saying vows barefoot in the sand and sharing a first dance on the waterfront in front of the setting sun. With that in mind, we found some special beach wedding playlists so that you have the perfect soundtrack! After the ceremony here are ideas for your reception music must-play list.

Best Beach Wedding Songs from brides.com

54 Beach Wedding Songs from the Knot

Top 10
Beach Wedding Songs from Wedding Music Help

Nuptials call for elements like a linen‐draped arbor and whimsical starfish boutonnieres, while essentials like a ‘sea glass’‐studded wedding cake, tables topped with driftwood, and a beverage‐stuffed rowboat make for a memorable and festive reception. Marrying romantic, beachy décor with mouthwatering coastal cuisine creates an event that people talk about for years.

All weddings come with romance, but there’s something truly intimate about exchanging vows barefoot on a sandy beach or sharing a first dance to the song of the setting sun. From invitation and dress style to music and venue design ─ we believe no detail is too big or too small. The occasion demands perfection. Let our design team at Indeed Décor offer inspiration and ideas for your perfect beach wedding, from beginning to sensational end.

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