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Beach Wedding Invitations

Imagine sand between your toes and a warm island breeze gently shaking the palm trees above you… Break out the bubbly and kick off those stilettos - it’s time for a beach wedding celebration! Whether you jet off overseas for an exotic destination wedding or happen to live on the coastline and want to get married at your favourite childhood haunt, it’s guaranteed that you need the perfect beach wedding invitations for this special occasion.

If you’re thinking ‘not for me’, at Paperlust we don’t think beach themed wedding invitations should be restricted only to loud island florals. Believe it or not, elegant beach wedding invitations do exist! From fun tropical botanic designs to simple watercolours, wedding invitations beach style can be a colourful reminder on your guests’ fridge of the fun to come. We all need something to look forward to!

Despite how formal or casual your coastal wedding is, you can set the tone right from the beginning with your beachy wedding invitations, telling your guests what to expect. You may want to add some extra information for guests regarding footwear (will girls be able to wear wedges, or just flats?), level of formality, jackets and wet weather alternatives. But don’t let these extra factors deter you from a beautiful beach wedding! At Paperlust we can offer unique beach wedding invitations, from ombre watercolour and tropical pastel designs to water and nautical beach theme wedding invitations. 

Looking for cheap beach themed wedding invitations?

If you are on a tight budget and looking to do beach wedding invitations cheap, we recommend selecting a design without gold foiling or letterpress and opting for digital printing. Just because you’re choosing cheap beach wedding invitations doesn’t mean they have to look cheap! Rather than risking a DIY printing project with an online template from a company you’ve never heard of, you are better off going for a more affordable option on the website of a trusted brand like Paperlust.

Wedding invitations with a beach theme can be the perfect introduction to the excitement and beauty to come on your big day. You can use a beachy design for not only wedding invites, but also engagement invitations, save the dates and thank you cards. Don’t be afraid to branch out though - many other designs like gold foil wedding invitations or photo card invites will also look stunning for a beach wedding. Browse our amazing range of beach wedding invitations above.

 

Beach wedding invitations ideas

We have loads of great ideas here at Paperlust for beach destination wedding invitations! But first you need to work out what type of style of wedding ceremony you are having on the beach, as this will impact your choice. We have a large range of boho beach wedding invitations, modern beach wedding invitations, simple beach wedding invitations and rustic beach wedding invitations which you can easily sort by the filters on the left of the page. 

 

Beach wedding invitations templates

Once you have worked out the wedding invitations beach theme you are after you can sort through our beach wedding invitations templates free of charge. If you are travelling overseas for a beach wedding we also have specific designs of wedding invitations for beach destination weddings. So whether you are heading to Bali, Positano, Cancun or Honolulu there are designs in our marketplace to match. 

 

Beach wedding invitations with rsvp cards

If you are looking for wedding invitations for beach weddings with an rsvp included, head over to our all-in-one invitations page (also known as trifold) and select wedding invitations beach as a design reference in the “designs you love” section. Our customer service team can happily assist modifying any of our designs into a invitations that incorporates an rsvp.

 

THE BIG NO’S

Don’t use sand. At all. In any way. Your wedding is not a life insurance advertisement, so a footprint at the edge of the ocean isn’t really appropriate. The same way you’re probably not dragging out just any old outfit, you shouldn’t go dragging out stock images.

Don’t try doing everything at once. While the lines between Tropicana, nautical and under the sea will blur, they don’t always belong together. Pick one.

Don’t fall into the traps of beach wedding invitations throughout time (those yellows, blues and dropped anchors). If you can, make your beach wedding invites as personal as you can.

 

Still not sure about choosing some of the details?

 

COLOUR

 

If there is only one thing to take away from these beach wedding themed invitations, it’s that your colour options shouldn’t be limited to just colours of the beach. What is important is how you use colour to customise the invitation to match what you imagine for your wedding.

 

If you choose the right colours when you design your wedding invitations, you’ll save yourself the trouble of having to think about it again when it comes to details for the day.

 

FONT

 

The obvious choice for a beach wedding invitation font is a decorative script that follows the shape of a wave.

 

There are also some fun fonts that use the water and sea life for inspiration. Personalised fonts are also huge if you’ve got the time. Done well, you can even use it for all future correspondence as a couple (not as strange as it sounds, promise!).

 

Why not use those great fonts from big surf brands that defined so many beach side memories, like Billabong or Roxy. These are great decorative fonts! Especially if this beach themed wedding is going to be loud and a little bit retro.

 

It’s important to consider what you want to achieve with your wedding invitation design. A decorative font may clutter and distract from the colour or images you’ve chosen. In this way it might be better to go back to basics: a simple, clean font.

 

There’s still room to be creative though, don’t feel like you have to default back to Times New Roman because your images are bold. This kind of thing is hard to do on your own, it’s better to get a designers input to resolve all the possible pitfalls for custom wedding invitations (people spend their whole lives learning and making an art of design, take advantage of that!).

 

Beach Invitation Wording

 

Once you’ve got the perfect design, the beach wedding invitation wording will just come naturally.

 

A casual wording style for your beach wedding invite is a pretty easy fit for the barefoot-chic day you’ve probably got in mind.

 

(Template for how to write casual beach wedding invite)

 

Her name & His name,

 

Together with their parents, (optional)

 

Invite you to celebrate their wedding on the beach

 

Date

 

Place

 

Time

 

THE RSVP CARD

 

The RSVP card is essential. Not sure if you need one? Read our guide to Wording Your Wedding RSVP Card

 

When it comes to the beach themed RSVP card, carry over the general design from your invitation but think about how you want to use language.

 

You’re probably not going to use formal language,

 

Accepts with pleasure/Declines with regret

 

A casual wording style is probably best for a beach wedding. Keep it short, just in case you change your mind.

 

Can’t wait/Can’t come

 

Or,

 

Yay/Nay

 

Or, you can try adding some beach related language to your RSVP card. It’s hard to keep it strictly Beach themed (we found ourselves slipping into language from the high sea circa 18th century British India, but you know what we mean). Humour is even harder to keep beach themed.

 

If words aren’t really your thing, why not try some images that can be circled? You could try the icons for the menu options as well.

 

 

THE MENU CARD

 

The beach theme got us thinking, is a beach wedding possible without seafood? Probably, but you’re at the ocean so you may as well take advantage of what it has to offer. If you’re not by the beach, it’s the easiest way to tie the day to the beach theme you started with your invitation.

 

Fish and chips are going to match your barefoot dinner. A sit down meal outside on the beach is a little bit more formal whereas tucked inside with silver table ware and wedding place cards to eat the perfectly seared salmon on a bed of formality is something else altogether. The menu card information should reflect what you’ve decided to do on the day.

 

You may not have decided to include details of the menu with the wedding invitation beyond meat, vegetarian or allergy free options. That leaves the day itself. How do you let guests know what food is available to them? Some people feel like you don’t have to but a simple solution is a menu on each table or placed somewhere that everyone can see, like the bar.

 

There are also some fun alternatives to a wedding menu card.