Unique Beach Wedding Invitations You Can Make

Beach weddings are wonderful to have, and already have the romance built in. The nice thing about having a beach wedding is that you can create your own rules about how you want your special day to be. You can have it serious, or more than likely you will want it to be fun. You can carry this theme over into the invitations that you send out for your wedding.

Your beach wedding invitations can be made at home and you can create and design them yourself. You can decorate them or keep them plain and simple. This is entirely up to you how you want to have your wedding invitations to look.

One way that you can make your own invitations is to print them out on card stock, you can buy this at the stores and they will even have wedding card assembled and ready to print. This can save you money if you want to design your own cards, and customize them to your liking. Once you get them printed, you can then decorate them with glitter, ribbons, and even add photos on them if you want. Maybe you will want to show a photo of the two of you at the beach, or just the sunset at the beach. You could create the cards from different colored of card stock. Even if you don’t wish to print them from home, you can get the file ready to send to a printer, there are many places that you can send the design online and have the invitations mailed to you. Then you can always customize them a little more if you wish after you get them.

There are many ways that you can create and design your own beach wedding invitations, and have them as unique as your beach wedding is.

With beach weddings, you have no set rules to have to follow, make this day as unique as you are, from the setting to the invitations, this is your day.

Top 10 Beach Wedding Favors For 2009

With Memorial Day right around the corner and the official start to the beach season, it is only appropriate we discuss the newest, hottest and most popular beach wedding favors. June is the most popular month for weddings and beach themed events are also the most popular theme. It is no wonder why our beach wedding favors section is booming with gift ideas for you!

Our customer’s know what’s hot. They know what they like and know what is trendy. Based on sales volume, here are our top beach wedding favor ideas selected by brides like you.

  1. Eco-Friendly Buri Palm Fans – Made out of all natural buri palm, these wedding fans come in both mini and large sizes.  These will help keep your guests cool during the summer.  With a bit of creativity, you can also use these to hold your place cards.  Simply attach your place cards to these lovely fans with ribbon which matches your wedding colors.  This is our top selling beach favor item.
  2. Sandalwood Fans in Glass Top Boxes – Sandalwood is all natural and smells divine. These handcrafted wooden fans come packaged in a beautiful glass top white box.  We feature them with rectangular personalized labels for a modern touch.  A great value too, these are reasonably priced.
  3. Starfish Design Wine Stoppers  – Our starfish design wine stoppers feature a sand colored resin starfish accented with rhinestones, sitting atop a chrome base.  These are prettily packaged in a formal black bottomed box and finished with organza ribbon.  A bestseller for years!
  4. Beach / Shell Themed Luggage Tags – Our tone on tone, silver shell luggage tags can’t be beat.  Priced to sell, these luggage tags are perfect gender neutral wedding favors – great for the guys and girls on your list.
  5. Flip Flop Luggage Tags – Funky, cool, and bright blue our flip flop luggage tags are the perfect addition to any summer luggage.  When you need something to make your luggage stand out from the crowd, these are perfect. 
  6. “Our Love Shell Last Forever” Personalized Seashells – Personalized, eco-friendly, all natural and a really pretty keepsake!  Our personalized seashells have inscribed the words “Our Love Shell Last Forever” and can be customized with your names and dates.  Whether you use these as table decorations or give them out as your beach wedding favors – your guests will be charmed by these.
  7. Palm Tree Favor Boxes – Too cute for words, these miniature palm tree boxes are great for holding candies, almonds, jelly beans or any other small treat.  They look adorable on your reception tables as well.  Perfect for any beach themed party and event – not just weddings.
  8. Starfish Bookmarks – What’s a day at the beach without a good book to read?  These are inexpensive, maybe you could even call them cheap, but for a dollar (that’s $1) these bookmarks are perfect if your on a budget.
  9. Miniature Adirondack Chair Photo Frames & Place Card Holders – Ahh a day at the beach, relaxing on your lounge chair, what could be more relaxing?  Share that joy with the ones you love by giving them a totally unique photo frame to hold your wedding thank you picture.  These also serve as place card holders to direct your guests to their seats.
  10. Solid Chrome Starfish Wine Stopper -Wine stoppers made the list twice, but this model is made of solid chrome.  If you want to go a bit more upscale for favors without breaking your budget, these are sturdy, elegant and will last for years to come.

Beach Wedding Ideas – Hints and Tips For Your Destination Wedding

If you or someone you know is planning a wedding, you should consider a beach themed wedding for your big day. There are endless possibilities you can draw inspiration from for beach wedding ideas. In this article we will discuss different hints and tips, including ideas for beach theme invitations, beach wedding dresses, locations, flowers, photography, and beach themed favors and decorations.

Beach Theme Invitations

The first thing to set the tone of your wedding is to send out your invitations. There are many beach themed wedding invitations out there to choose from, or if you’re someone who is crafty, you could even consider making your own. Invitations featuring photos of a sandy beach, rolling waves, seashells, starfish, palm trees, a tropical sunset or a seascape will definitely get your guests in the mood for your beach themed wedding!

Beach Wedding Dresses

There are many beautiful dresses available that would fit in a beach setting. Whether you want something flowing and sleeveless, short and simple like a sundress, or something lacy and more elegant, the options are almost endless. Most beach wedding dresses are somewhat informal and are either strapless, halter-topped or feature spaghetti straps. There are many styles of sandals appropriate for the beach or flip-flops to wear, whether you opt to go with white flip-flops with bright, uplifting flowers on the straps, or more elegant, beaded “barefoot” sandals that wrap around your ankles and your middle toes. There are also many different beach themed bridesmaid dresses to choose from. Whether you want your bridal party to wear billowy sundresses splashed in Hawaiian print, or solid, bright colors, there are many ways to dress your bridal party for your big day!

Destination Wedding Locations

You do not have to travel to a beach in order to have a beach themed wedding. If you are nowhere near a beach, or do not wish to have a destination wedding, you can always bring the beach to you. All it takes is the right color schemes, music, flowers and decorations.

Of course, if you do happen to live near a beach, or wish to have a destination wedding, there are many beaches in the world to choose from. Coastal states have a plethora of beach wedding locations — just go to your favorite search engine and type in the state you wish to get married in, along with “beach wedding locations.”

Flowers and Photography

Typically the flowers that are used for beach themed weddings are big, bright, and sunny, such as daisies, geraniums, carnations, roses and lilies. Most brides planning a beach themed wedding choose flowers in vibrant shades of pink, orange, yellow, blue, green, white or purple, but you could also opt for subtler hues. In fact, instead of using flowers, why not use seashells? Nothing quite says “beach wedding” like a bouquet of tan and white colored seashells, or seashell themed centerpieces.

When you think of the beach, you almost always think of sand, and this can be used in both your flowers and photography. Nothing catches the drama and special feeling of a beach themed wedding quite like pictures taken in black and white or sepia toned. Not only is this reminiscent of the sand on the beach, it also makes for some interesting, lovely pictures!

Beach Themed Favors and Decorations

You can’t have a beach wedding without seashells, starfish, sand, or candles. One great idea for beach wedding decorations is filling a round glass vase or small bowl about a quarter full of sand, placing a votive candle atop the sand, and strategically placing some seashells and starfish around the candle. This not only makes a lovely, decorative centerpiece, but could also be used as a beach wedding favor.

There are many ideas to choose from when planning your beach wedding. All it takes is a little time, effort and creativity, and before you know it you will be swimming in beach wedding ideas. If you shop around for different ideas online, you will be able to plan the beach wedding of your dreams- oh, and one more thing. Don’t forget to play the Beach Boys!