10 “Must-Haves” For an Amazing Beach Wedding


It was always a dream of mine to get married by the ocean. It’s one of the most romantic and tranquil places on earth. As I began to plan, I realized how much ocean-themed stuff is out there and spent hours and hours combing through to find a few great ideas. To save you time, I compiled a list of my “best finds”. Happy Planning!

10.) Custom stickers and Guest Welcome Bags



You can easily get carried away with the “welcome bag”. Things, especially custom, add up quick! That’s why its important to get the most bang for your buck and choose things that people will really enjoy and appreciate! In our bags we had: two nips of rum, two cokes, a water bottle, gum, aspirin, granola bars. We also added a welcome note to our guests. Zazzle.com has great custom stickers!

9.) Sandals


I bought a variety of sizes 6-10 from Old Navy.  Watch for a sale on their flip-flops, they have them often! Plus you can sign up for a “birthday” discount.



8.) Table Names & Numbers


All of our guests tables were named after fish. We also included numbers for the ease of the wait staff. http://www.shorechic.com


7.) Seating Chart


I printed the guest information on seating cards I purchased from Michael’s arts and crafts. Then I glued the star fish on using a hot-glue gun.

6.) Programs and Invitations


If you choose to assemble them yourself, you can save quite a bit!

5.) The Ocean version of the “Bird Cage”


I bought a blank white/lace card box from Michael’s crafts and decorated it with pearls and shells.

4.) A fun Cake Topper


The grooms hair only came in brown. I painted it blond with yellow paint to match the real groom!

3.) A Sexy Garter



2.) Think ahead for a fun “Thank You” to send to your guests after the event!


1.) Give your guests A ONE-OF-A-KIND Favor!


Individual rum cakes are a unique and delicious favor! Guests will rave about them for years to come. They also make a delicious hang-over treat for the next morning. Lighthouse Rum Cakes will work with you to customize the packaging… match your colors with your own wording! The cakes are individually packaged and guaranteed to stay moist and fresh for up to 6 months without refrigeration or freezing. Plus, they are 100% natural without preservatives!



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