25 Beach Themed Wedding Projects & DIY Inspiration

 Beach Wedding Inspiration DIY Ideas

A beach wedding is an opportunity for you and your wedding guests to kick off your shoes and feel the sand between your toes, while everyone enjoys some fun in the sun and a beautiful seaside sunset to end the day off. Looking around your seaside surroundings, you will find wedding inspiration galore to create a beautiful beach wedding such as this real West Coast Beach Party Wedding {Sea Trader} Refer to our collection of more than 20 Beach Themed Wedding Projects & DIY Inspiration

Beach Wedding Bridal Bouquets

(Below) Captured by photographer Somer Anne, these pretty petal, starfish and sea Shell Bouquets are something to aspire to create! An unusual alternative to the traditional flower bouquet, learn how to create your own by following Martha Stewart Weddings easy shell bouquet tutorial. Get the DIY Tutorial Instructions here.

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(Below) Captured by Jeanne Ciasullo of Enna/Anne, as seen on Gulf Girl, these Shell Bouquets are a lovely mix of soft feather accents and hard sea shells and starfish. Both Project Wedding and Savvy Deets Bridal share simple instructions on how to create your own starfish and sea shell bouquet. Get the DIY Tutorial Instructions here and here. If you’d prefer a floral bridal bouquet for your seaside wedding affair, take a look at our 25 Cascade and Long Bridal Bouquets for some fresh and florally ideas!

DIY Beach Wedding Inspiration Ideas

(Below) Forget shoes and instead opt for jewelery for your feet. Sweet as a favor for your female wedding guests or for your bridal party, these Barefoot Bridal Sandals, also known as toe thongs, slave anklets, soleless sandals, or anklet toe rings from Fancy Feet Sandals, can be recreated to decorate your feet for your beach wedding. For DIY instructions on how to create your own barefoot beach sandals, skip over to Something Monumental to learn how. Get the DIY Tutorial Instructions here.

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Beach Wedding Decor & Favors

(Below Left) As seen on By JCBees, create a Beach Wedding Burlap Chair Sash with a lovely starfish to add a seaside touch! {DIY tips} Simply cut and tie a piece of burlap that is large enough to wrap around each wedding chair. Next, adorn your burlap sash with a starfish that is secured with a matching colored string or raffia.

(Below Right) These flag bunting beach chairs as seen on Ruffled, captured by We Love Pictures, can easily be created by dressing up white fold-up beach chairs with bunting that matches your wedding color scheme. From Glorious Treat, you can learn how to create your own material bunting. Get the DIY Tutorial Instructions hereFor other wedding chair ideas, check out our 33 Chair Swag & Wedding Chair Decoration Ideas.

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(Below ) Burlap bunting such as this Starfish Burlap Banner or pennant from Funkyshique, can easily be created by drawing or painting a starfish shape on burlap and and by adding a cluster of vintage beads or buttons in the center of each for some sparkle. To create your own, follow Some Kind of Lovely Ride‘s instructions for their DIY Burlap Love Bunting and adapt it to the starfish design. Get the DIY Tutorial Instructions here.

DIY Beach Wedding Inspiration Ideas

DIY Beach Wedding Inspiration Ideas(Left) These Message-in-a-Bottle Wedding Programs as seen on Style Me Pretty, captured by  Denise Bovee Photography, are perfect for a beach wedding. {DIY tipsSimply gather a collection of similar bottles and fill it with your rolled-up message. A sweet wedding favor for your guests!

For other fun ideas for your wedding altar, take a look at our 15 Wonderful Wedding Canopy & Arch Ideas, some of which can be beautifully incorporated into a wedding on the beach.

 (Below Left) This Oyster Shell Garland is beautiful as your table centrepiece, which can be made by following the great DIY Oyster Garland tutorial from Once Wed.

{ Photography: Jose Villa  | Garland: favor events}   Get the DIY Tutorial Instructions here.

 (Below Right) Another great beach wedding garland idea that uses flowers to complement your wedding color scheme. Created and photographed by Ellinee, this DIY Paper Flower Garland backdrop incorporates real or tissue paper flowers that are strung from a stick or firm reed and suspended. Get the DIY Tutorial Instructions here. This will provide a great backdrop to your main wedding reception table, for your ceremony or photo booth area.

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(Below Left) Take inspiration from this White Finger Starfish Garland from Jamali Garden.  {DIY tipsString a few starfish and hang around your wedding venue. To find out how to create your own starfish for this garland, follow the DIY Salt Dough Starfish Garland recipe from The Desperate Craftwives for some starfish creation inspiration. Get the DIY Tutorial Instructions here.

(Below Right) Take a peanut from Kara’s Party Ideas and adapt her painted peanut garland to create a Shell String Garland.  {DIY tips} Using transparent fishing gut or something similar, string together a pretty Sea Shell Garland of painted or spray-painted colored shells to match your wedding color scheme. {Photographed by Lyndsey Fagerlund.}

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(Below Left) This cute beach-inspired Seashell Garland from Beach Grass Cottage can be hung along your wedding tables or suspended with fairy lights to add a romantic touch. {DIY tipsThis garland can also be made using raffia to string your collection of beach shells. The more ruffled the raffia string is, the better!

(Below Right) Be original by creating a Beach Wedding Program Starfish such as these from Custom Creations by Julie that doubles up as a starfish-shaped fan. {DIY tips} Design the layout of your wedding program content within the shape of a starfish. Next, print your wedding programs on cardstock and then cut them into the starfish shape. Finally, secure your starfish-shaped wedding programs on ice-cream or popsicle wooden sticks and voila! You can also create 2-sided wedding programs by pasting the starfish-shaped cards back-to-back with the wooden stick secured between them.

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(Below) For your guests, create a unique Wishing or River Stones Guest Book. Allow you guests to write messages on the stones, which can later be displayed in a lovely vase. {DIY tips} To prevent the well-wishes and messages from fading, you should spray the stones with clear acrylic gloss or purchase pre glossed stones from The Papery Nook. 

Beach Wedding Stone Guest Book Idea

(Below Left) As seen on Style Me Pretty, these Oyster shells captured by  Cuppa Photography make unusual name or Shell Place Tags for your wedding guests. {DIY tips} Using a black marker, write the names of  each wedding guest in the inside of cleaned Oyster shells.

(Below Right) As seen on Ruffled, these bottle vases captured by Elizabeth Lloyd Photography are perfect beach wedding decor. {DIY tipsSpray paint a few empty bottles and then add sand at the bottom for some weight. Pop a few stems of flowers or a long candle and voila! Beach decor!

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(Below Left) Easily create these DIY Seashell Candles with your shell collection and candle wax. Learn how to do it by following the tutorial by Martha StewartGet the DIY Tutorial Instructions here.

 (Below Right) As seen on Martha Stewart Weddings, these beach-themed wedding place cards of chaise lounges and parasols will add happy summer colors to your wedding! {DIY tipsPrint the names of your guests and their table numbers onto pretty paper. Next, cut out rectangular shapes,  curve them into lounge chairs and then arrange them in a sand-filled tray. Lastly, add the perfect beach accessory – a cute and colorful umbrella!

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(Below) From Beach Grass Decor as seen on One Wed, this Nautical Beach Wedding Seashell Wedding Sign is amazing! {DIY tipsHandcrafted with love and made from wood, which can either be purchased or cut to shape, it is slightly curved that allows it to be displayed upright. Adorned with an assortment of shells, coral and starfish, it would make a one-of-a-kind gift for the bridal couple, as well as be perfect for beach wedding decor with a vintage flare.

Beach Wedding Decor Idea

(Below Left) Add some rustic charm to your beach wedding with this DIY tin can project as seen in this stunning love shoot captured by Joey Kennedy photography, styled by Jayne Weddings via Stephanie Lynn.{DIY tipsAn arrangement of these cleaned and empty tin cans that are sprayed using gold and copper spray paint will add muted glamor to your table decor.

(Below Right) Imitate this elegant wedding table decor as seen on Rustic Wedding Chic. Photography by A Brit & A Blonde, styling by  Bliss Weddings Costa Rica.   {DIY tipsDraw inspiration from the beach surroundings by incorporating white table cloths, natural placemats and leaves that are used to decorate the cutlery and napkin.

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  • Suspend a few beautiful origami paper stars above the reception tables for your rustic beach wedding, as seen on The Knot. Follow the fun tutorial from AnnekataGet the DIY Tutorial Instructions here.
  • How about a few more gorgeous garlands? Take a peek at here at Colin Cowie Weddings‘ Starfish Garland or this garland from Better Homes and Gardens  ideal as table decor or even to adorn your wedding arch. Adorn your tables with starfish, shells and pearls to create a striking beach setting. {DIY tipsUsing clear fishing gut or a similar material, string your purchased or collected starfish and sea shells together and secure it to adorn your wedding tables or ceremony arch.
  • Create a dreamy, super romantic atmosphere: A rustic and beach-inspired wedding tablescape that is simple and easy to replicate when all this look really needs is the ocean as backdrop! {DIY tips} As the sun sets, fairy-lighting, chandeliers and lanterns are  perfect for transforming your beach day wedding into an enchanting seaside evening affair
  • Custom printed Beach Wedding Towels make awesome favors! Take a peek at The Knotty Bride, these beach towel wedding keepsakes for your guests will ensure they remember your beach wedding day whenever they whip it out for another trip to the seaside. {DIY tipsDesign the message for your towel and submit it to a to have it printed.
  • Create a refreshments station with Cucumber Water, Sweet Tea & Lemonade. Take a peek at this fun beach drinks idea as seen in this  Style Me Pretty wedding which shows us these marvellous drink dispensers that are perfect for delicious refreshments for your beach wedding.   {DIY tipsObtain similar drinks dispensers from a rental company or store and fill with your cocktail of refreshments.
  • Put together a rustic beach wedding cake table, as captured in this image by White Rust Photography Studio via A Photo By Ashley{DIY tipsCollect vintage and vintage-inspired decor items such as old wooden crates, lanterns, chalkboards and mason jars and use as your wedding decorations.

We hope that our collection of DIY Beach Wedding ideas has inspired you to create a memorable coastal affair! Look at our inspiration board below, which can be also be pinned from our Pinterest board. For other summery wedding theme ideas, check out our Succulent Wedding Theme: Bouquets, Decor and Favors Ideas.

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