Beach Wedding Playbook

Beach Wedding Playbook

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 ambiance 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 postcards and follow up with wedding invitations that convey an organic ocean vibe.



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, and sand dollars with raffia plate chargers. The look was fresh and vivid as the surrounding turquoise and crystal blue ocean.

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 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 keepsake for 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.

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


Wedding Favors

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


For more Beach Wedding DIY favors:


Beach Wedding Favors from Pinterest

Beach Wedding Menu Ideas


Whether 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.


Beach Bar


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 tablescapes.  Consider a mixture of rustic and refined as this wedding used driftwood, 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


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


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

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 makes 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.