Nothing feels more liberating than getting married on the shoreline. The air is salty and wonderful, the sounds of crashing waves, and the feel of sand between your toes. What better way to commit yourself to the one you love? Though a beach idea is spectacular on its own, you might seek a few tips on how to make other parts of your wedding tropical and beach-like.
Starting with your wedding invitations, you can begin to exude the beach theme. Throw a little sand in the cards to get the mood started, and really show your prospective guests how amazing your wedding will be. Another wedding invitation idea for a beach theme is to create them to look like postcards and use a photo of the couple to-be-married on the beach.
There are many, many ways to decorate your setup on the beach, starting with your guests’ chairs. There is a large selection of beach chairs in various colors, patterns, and materials. If you are renting regular chairs, spruce them up by intertwining garlands of shells, coral, or starfish between them. Next to the chairs, place ice buckets filled with refreshing drinks for your guests to quench their thirst.
Make your wedding reception tables feel the beach theme by bordering them in real grass hula skirts. These come in both natural and green colors. However, there are cheap versions of grass skirts that can run the risk of looking, well, cheap. On the reception tables, use sand dollar or other beach-related napkin holders. Opt for candles that have mild scents of tropical fruit like mango, kiwi, and coconut. If these are unavailable, most stores that carry candles have “beach” scented candles.
Dolphins are growing in popularity at modern summer beach weddings, and can be incorporated in a few different ways. One way is having dolphins on your wedding cake. A cake topper that has two dolphins in mid-jump is a unique addition. Dolphins can be used in your tropical wedding favor ideas. Use dolphin card holders, key chains, or cookie cutter to carry out this theme.
Floating candles and lotus flowers in water bowls are absolutely spectacular wedding ideas, but try stepping it up a little by using floating sea shells as well. This look creates small oceans right on your tables. Have your guests take the sea shell home as wedding favors.