Beach Wedding Invitations That Set the Mood for a Seaside Celebration
Beach weddings are a fan favorite, promising stellar views and a whole lot of waterfront inspiration. Whether it's seaside, lakeside, portside, or bayside, there's plenty to showcase when it comes to a wedding venue on (or near) the water. If the surf's up for your nuptials, get guests ready to dive into the celebration with a stationery suite embracing the location. The following examples designed for coastal and tropical affairs channeled the themes of sand, sun, and fun. Island lovers and shoreline enthusiasts alike, get ready to meet your marine-invitation match.
As you'll see here, there are plenty of ways to incorporate beachy ideas into your wedding invitations. You can feature maps and illustrations of your beach wedding locale, decorate your paper goods with maritime motifs, or send out stationery with a beach-themed color palette or design (blues and wave prints are just the start). Work with unique details—like your envelopes or stamps—to really drive the theme home. Take this Savannah Rose FitzGerald invite, which displayed a painted portrait of the Hawaiian coast for one couple's cliffside event. Hawaii-inspired postage and packaging made it even more beautiful (and unforgettable).
No matter what your wedding's vibe is—elegant, whimsical, or nautical, to name a few—there's a beachy stationery suite to base your own invites off of. Ahead, see some of our favorite beach wedding invitation ideas. No matter how they represented the venues they were created for, they surely got guests excited about the celebration's location from the get-go.
LouLou Baker printed a custom map of Punta Mita, where the wedding was held, for this invitation suite. Seahorses and tropical leaves adorned the paper goods, giving guests a hint at the locale they would be visiting on the big day.
Hand-Painted Weddings created these beach-club-inspired invitations, which featured a watercolor rendering of the hotel. The floral design that appeared along the edge of the invite was repeated on the custom stamps to further drive home the day's beach-inspired aesthetic.
Dark and Stormy
To create the invitations for a beachfront wedding in Ireland, House of Hannah Weddings and Events drew inspiration from the view guests would be treated to on the big day: The final envelope liner featured a rendering of the beach cliffs that the couple and their loved ones would soon visit.
Just because you're having a beach wedding doesn't mean you need your invitations to focus on sand and waves. Beacon Lane created this stationery suite with brown typography and a green leaf design, reminiscent of palm trees, to nod to the couple's locale.
Luster Designs put together these subtle beach-inspired invitations. Featuring palm-frond green text, a jute tie, and a printed vellum wrap, the suite previewed the tropical theme in the most understated of ways.
Artist Melinda Trucks, a family friend of the couple, hand-painted the wedding suite. Third & Ivy designed the rest of the set, while HeartSwell provided the calligraphy. Bright and colorful hues adorned the invitations, while deep blues—similar to that of the ocean—made both bold and subtle appearances throughout the invitations.
This paper suite from Regas was done in a palette of crisp white with deep green accents, which was meant to nod to Martha's Vineyard, where the beach wedding was held. A drawing of the locale accompanied the suite.
Let driftwood inspire the materials you use. This seaside stationery featured wooden touches.
The deckle-edged paper used for these Copper Willow Paper Studio invites resembled ocean waves. Gray-blue ribbon tied the theme in even more.
We love the coastal illustration that appeared inside the envelope of this Lowcountry Paper Co. stationery suite.
Black Lamb Studio designed these contemporary invitations with a modern pattern of rounded blue waves.
Beach wedding invitations don't have to include blue, especially if your destination boasts more scenery than just the ocean itself. Momental Designs used yellow, pink, and green for this tropical suite.
Jessica Frampton designed this lemon-infused stationery suite with the Amalfi coast in mind.
Palms on Paper
It was all about palm fronds when it came to these Jamaican beach-inspired Vellum & Vogue invites.
Tile-inspired Rohner Press invitations (mailed in blue-green envelopes) introduced this Tulum beach wedding.
Sea and Sand
Pirouette Paper used two sea-inspired hues—light blue and a sandy brown—for this California beach club wedding's invitations.
This couple chose the perfect pink-and-green Wedding Paper Divas invitations for their Key West nuptials.
These brides combined beachy elements with contemporary ones on their Fourteen-Forty invites.
Hook, Liner, Sinker
The Maryland image on this couple's Empress Stationery wedding invitations creatively reappeared on their envelope liners, too.
What could say "Hawaii wedding" better than this colorful Julie Song suite—featuring pink and green island blooms—did?
These blue-and-white invites included a leafy illustration, leaving just a subtle hint of the sea through the color scheme. The stationery, by Sweet Peach Paper, served for a Florida celebration.
This fun, vibrant Citrus Press Co. suite had plenty of tropical details. Palm fronds, string lights, and a photograph of the location were sure to draw guests in.
A blue illustration made this Celebrations in Paper stationery a lovely preview for its California beach wedding.
Ladyfingers Letterpress crafted the stationery suite for this couple's destination wedding in Punta Mita. The invitation was actually a poster and featured a map of Mexico.
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