Ideas for a Dreamy Beach Wedding

More and more couples are planning their wedding day at the beach. Fortunately for you there are many beautiful and unique decorations for you to choose from when a beach wedding is your theme.

Your beach wedding will be less stressful and a lot of fun with these helpful beach wedding decoration ideas.

So let’s begin to plan.

Beach Wedding Aisle Runner:

The internet offers a number of choices for beach wedding aisle runners that can be personalized just for you. Scatter real or silk petals down the sides of the runner or if your are having a flower girl she will do the job for you.

Ceremony and Reception Guest Chairs:

Here are a couple of ideas to dress up your guest chairs. Tie a length of theme colored tulle around the chair and tie a huge bow in the back. Add a lovely flower and a six to eight inch palm leaf to the center of the bow. You may tie a ribbon around the back of the chair and rather than a bow tie a cluster of seashells to the middle of the ribbon

Ceremony Arch or Canopy:

Cover the arch with tulle in your theme colors and decorate with small seashell and starfish for a magical look. If you are having a canopy, drape strings of simulated pearls along with small tropical flowers to make a perfectly dreamy place to exchange your vows.

Beach Wedding Photo Backdrop:

Also, to be found on the internet are really nice backdrops for beach weddings that you can set up and have a beach pail of disposible cameras where guests can take one, take a picture and it makes a really fun wedding favor.

Reception Area Decorations:

If it is fire safe, put flaming tiki torches around the perimeter of the reception area and what is more beach and romance than the glow of tiki torches. Drape nets from the walls or ceiling and hang tropical flowers or seashells and starfish from the netting.

Wedding Table Centerpieces:

In keeping with your dreamy beach theme how about filling a clear glass bowl with sand and add small sea shells, glass marbles, faux pearls and small star fish. Place a glass votive in the center and see how the light from the candle reflects beautifully off the shells, marbles and whatever else you have put in the sand.

Miniature lanterns are available in black or white and arrange in the middle of your tables with either a candle or seashells, starfish and other beach items. Use a reflective mirror or sand under the lanterns for a finished look.

Beach Wedding Cakes:

A beach themed wedding cake is a way you can use your personality and creativity in a tasty way. Look through the internet sites and books for ideas and then you need to find a baker that will turn your wedding dream cake into a cake to celebrate your day. It might take time but will really be worth it.

Beach Wedding Music:

As you plan your beach wedding music, the two of you should sit down and discuss the music you like and means the most to both of you. Your wedding is the perfect time to choose those songs you want for your beach theme and your wedding day. If you are using a DJ make sure he knows all your desires well before the day.

A gorgeous rendition for your first dance music is Sam Harris doing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Take a listen to it on YouTube. I bet it gives you goose bumps.

I truly hope these dreamy beach wedding ideas are helpful and perhaps starts your creative juices going and the two of you enjoy your day with family, friends, the sea and the soft warm sand.

Using Beach Wedding Favors As Decorations

In this day and age, it is very acceptable to have two-in-one items during your wedding. Your primary reason will be to save on the costs of providing for one item for each category, say, beach wedding favors as decorations.

Yes, indeed, you can find many charming favors for a beach-themed wedding that can double as decorations. You just need to add some touches to make them work to your advantage.

Mini-Photo Albums with an Ocean Theme

The beauty of a mini-photo album as a wedding favor is that it can hold tangible memories of your wedding day. As such, it serves a very practical purpose as well as capping the beauty your big day.

It would be nice if you have a photo-me booth in your reception area. This way, your guests can immediately place photos of themselves in the mini-photo album. The background for the photos can also be of the ocean. Or you may just have the cover of the album printed with as seascape, seashells and sand dollars.

You can place these beach wedding favors on the tables, one for each guest, to serve as decorations. You may stack them with small seashells as toppers.

Sand Castle and Sand Pail Candles

Candles are always good ideas as wedding favors. Not only do candles come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors but you can also decorate them any way you want. And of course, you cannot deny the fact that scented candles are always appreciated by guests.

Since you have beach-themed wedding, your candle favors should evoke the seas, of which sandcastles and sand pails are the best choices. Both of these beach wedding favors can be personalized anyway you want, say, placing a small flag with your names on it atop one of the castle towers.

You may place these wedding favors on the tables of guests as centerpieces. Just let them pick one candle before going home as their wedding favors.

Personalized Flip Flops

What other personal accessory evokes the beach other than a pair of skimpy bikinis? Well, flip flops, of course! Although more and more individuals are using flip flops outside of the beach, these comfy footwear are always associated with a good time on the beach.

You will appreciate that flip flops are very affordable, very colorful and very practical. Your guests, on the other hand, will love that you have provided footwear in which to romp at the nearby beach.

Thus, you need not look far for your beach wedding favors that can function as decorations than flip flops. Just hang them in pairs on the trees, on the cottages and even as centerpieces in place of flowers. This way, you can save on the cost of the flowers and yet provide for unique decorations.

And so, when looking at the many choices in beach wedding favors, think of them as possible decorations. You will love the savings that can be had in the process, which you can use for your honeymoon instead.

Beach Wedding Favors Are Fun and Fantastic

Are you planning a wedding at the beach or a tropical, nautical or beach themed wedding at another outdoor or indoor location? While the food, music, photos and fun are sure to be remembered by your guests, wedding favors send your guests home with a tangible memory of the festivities. Complete your perfect wedding with whimsical, functional or stylish beach wedding favors that guests definitely won’t leave behind at the end of the evening.

Functional Favors

Beach wedding favors that combine style and function are a favorite for many brides because they ensure guests will use them for a long while after the wedding, and remember the bride and groom and their special day each time the favor is used.

Photo frames are a frequented favor because of their dual purposes at the wedding as well as their high usability once brought home. Framing your guests’ names with a photo frame serves as a unique place card as well as a thank you for sharing your day, plus they can be used with nearly any picture at home. There are a wide variety of beach themed picture frames available to choose from. Try a photo frame with starfish for a touch of whimsy, or choose a shimmery or sparkly tropical themed picture frame to add instant personality to any tabletop. Whatever type of frame you choose for your beach wedding favor, ensure that it is not so large that it overwhelms the table or place settings.

Other functional beach wedding favors could be for use at the wedding or reception. Seashell themed hand fans can be given out for when the temperature rises or your guests get too hot on the dance floor, or invest in some flip-flops or sandals for guests to cut a rug in and later wear to the beach or pool (perfect for destination beach weddings).

Popular (and useful) beach favors for use at home include beach themed, starfish or flip flop candles (or candles that match your color scheme); starfish wine stoppers; miniature wooden deck chairs that double as a place holder and candle holders; sunglasses or flip flop key chains.

Just for Fun Beach Wedding Favors

Your wedding favors are just that – favors – so they don’t necessarily have to be functional. Sometimes you just want to have fun, and offering fun-filled novelty beach wedding favors can really help to get the party started at your wedding reception.

Some great ideas are Frisbees (definitely for weddings on the beach), beach themed gliders, or wedding party bottle holders (available as t-shirt shaped tuxedos or zippered wedding dresses). Want some unique memories of your wedding? Put a beach designed single use camera on each table and get ready for hilarity to ensue. Guests will offer a different vantage point of the wedding, and often times will catch special moments that your photographer might miss.

Special Beach Wedding Favor Boxes/Packaging

Many brides and grooms opt for edible favors such as candy, cookies or cakes that guests can eat at the wedding or take home. This is a great way to share a favorite recipe or delicacy, but you don’t have to give up your beach theme for these food favors. There is a wide variety of intriguing boxes, containers and bags for gifts, favors or treats that feature fun, fancy, elegant or whimsical designs to complement your beach wedding.

Pick colored containers with solid colors of aqua, sea foam green, azure, or various hues of blue; choose a design with swimming fish to contribute to a relaxing beach atmosphere; or opt for a mini treasure chest to add a touch of mystery and intrigue to your beach wedding favors. Once you have found the perfect packaging, just fill each box, container or bag with your wedding goodies and set them out for your guests to enjoy.