15 Beach Wedding Theme Ideas For A Chic Seaside Wedding

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Holding a wedding on a beach will give a special experience not only for the grooms and brides, but also for the guests attending the special day.

The beautiful panorama of the beach is able to make a wedding lovelier. The warm temperature, white sand, waves, flying birds, coconut trees and the warm breezes are what you will see and feel on the beach.

These are all very pleasant images that give you a warm and happy feeling. To make it come true, having beach wedding themes is the right decision.

There are many ideas that you can implement for a beach themed wedding. Creating the ceremony and wedding reception into a tropical beach setting is able to bring life, vibrant colors and several humors to the special event.

You can really give some personal flare and go big and bold, or keep this more subtle and classy. Sea shell wedding favors can lend themselves to both the fun and classy styles.

A sleek sea shell bottle opener and the sand and sea shell tea light will lead you in the right direction. Maybe the gel candle with the sea shells floating in this ocean of blue.

Small frames can hold place settings and have accents of seashells or sailboats too. If you wish for injecting some humor a little flip flop sandal can serve that purpose as well, complete with a floral accent. Pails with candles in them next to the flip flops and you really are set for a day at the beach.

With a number of tropical flowers added to the bouquet and on the tables, your room will be filled with the feel of a beach resort. With the huge supply of ideas open to you, having beach wedding themes will give you so a lot of unique choices on favors and decorations.

Once choosing the beach wedding themes is decided on you will easily be able to make some major decisions that will give your day the personal touches that you are looking for.

Candlelit Lanterns
Candlelit Lanterns
Candlelit Lanterns

Keep things simple and natural with silver lanterns filled with white candles.

Mother of Pearl Ring Box
Mother of Pearl Ring Box
Mother of Pearl Ring Box

We like to think every beach-loving couple has a little bit of mermaid in them. Have your ring bearer carry your rings inside of a shell to play up the marine theme.

Seeing Starfish
Seeing Starfish
Seeing Starfish

Hanging sea star ornaments are a playful and enchanting addition.

No Shoes, No Problem
No Shoes, No Problem
No Shoes, No Problem

Don’t send guests home with sand in their shoes. Set up baskets where they can leave their shoes to go barefoot for your ceremony or reception.

Tropical Flair
Tropical Flair
Tropical Flair

Using palm leaves to create a simple ceremony arch is pure genius. The pop of green against the turquoise ocean and white sand will look stunning.

Map It Out
Map It Out
Map It Out

Celebrating on (or near) your favorite islands? Use a map of your destination as a reception seating chart and name each table after a different location or island.

Natural Resources
Natural Resources
Natural Resources

Natural elements of the beach are, well, naturally beautiful. Go for colorful sea glass, a mix of shells or rustic driftwood.

Textured Touches
Textured Touches
Textured Touches

Beach grass brings breezy, organic texture to aisle décor. Add a vibrant ribbon and a standout piece, like a starfish or seashell, and tie it around every other chair along the aisle.

Mirror, Mirror
Mirror, Mirror
Mirror, Mirror

If you’re aiming for a beach glam vibe, try mixing in some mirrors. We love the idea of oversize mirrors with your guests names in calligraphy for a seating chart.

Good Vibes Only
Good Vibes Only
Good Vibes Only

Keep the atmosphere calm and cool by setting up hammocks, pillows, palm tree umbrellas, torches and twinkling string lights. Your guests can relax, chat and recharge in these relaxing spaces before heading back to the dance floor.

Coastal Dining
Coastal Dining
Coastal Dining

How romantic is dinner on the beach? There’s nothing better than crisp linens and bamboo chairs for outdoor table settings.

Surf's Up
Surf’s Up
Surf’s Up

What’s a beach day without a surfboard? Decorate surfboards to display your ceremony program, table assignments, signature cocktails or what’s on the menu.

Mermaid-Approved Sweets
Mermaid-Approved Sweets
Mermaid-Approved Sweets

Don’t forget about your cake. Let each tier take on a different texture, color and design, like this one’s fondant waves, gold scales and coral motif.

Anchor Down
Anchor Down
Anchor Down

Need a favor or escort card idea? Paint guests’ names on anchor ornaments and hang them in a decorative fishing net display.

Beach Games
Beach Games
Beach Games

Here’s a fun take on the confetti toss: Hand out mini beach balls for your guests to toss when you come back up the aisle as newlyweds. Plus, they’re a fun addition to cocktail hour beach games (kids will love them!).

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