The white dusty sands of your favorite beach can be the perfect setting to host your special day, whether that’s only just for the ceremony or if you plan to spend the entire day of your wedding by the waves.
If you’re not blessed enough to be guaranteed the weather for a beautiful coastal wedding, then you could still recreate these ideas for an inside venue or somewhere further inland.
The key is incorporating subtle hints of the elements like the sand and the sea into your color scheme and decorations, you don’t want to end up creating an under the sea themed wedding (unless that’s your vibe).
So, if you’ve got your heart set on having a beach wedding then you want to give this article a read to gain some inspiration.
Beach Wedding Dress Ideas
If you’ve always dreamed of having that satin princess wedding gown, then you may have to think again if you’ve got your heart set on a beach wedding.
You should try going for a light, whimsical and airy dress to help stick with the coastal vibe and also to make it easier for you to walk on the beach during your ceremony and reception.
Lightweight wedding dresses are essential if you’re getting married in the summer or somewhere where the sun will be beaming down on you, otherwise, you’ll find yourself getting a bit hot under the collar (or the veil).
Beach Groom Outfit Ideas
Whilst many might think the primary focus is what the bride will be wearing on the day, which is true, but the groom can still find something that’ll match the soft coastal theme he and his bride are trying to achieve.
Instead of the harsh black or dark greys of suits, opt for lighter colors like blue, sandy tones, or even white for your get-up.
Ultimately it’s up to you, but we think a striking black tux doesn’t suit the casual theme that a beach wedding has.
Beach Bridesmaid Dress Ideas
Every girl needs her bridesmaids on her wedding day, but what a bridesmaid doesn’t need is a heavy and unflattering dress that’ll leave them wiping away the respiration standing next to their friend at the altar.
Make things easier for your bridesmaids and give them airy dresses that are easy to walk in and comfortable enough to wear all day on the beach - they’ll be thanking you for it at the end of the day.
Beach Wedding Ceremony Setup Inspiration
The wedding ceremony will allow you to get creative with your ideas and help to create the beautiful setting you’ve always dreamed of.
Many people opt for using natural materials like wood, greenery, or light-colored flowers to decorate their ceremonial setting.
As there is no designated altar or aisle on a beach, lots of couples use a decorated pergola to signify the top of the altar to say their vows.
Beach Wedding Reception Ideas
If you’re having your wedding reception on the beach, then the one difficulty you may find is the lack of lighting.
That’s why normally you’ll see lots of fairy lights, lanterns, and tiki torches to illuminate the dancefloor and the wedding tables for their guests.