Planning 101 7th February 2014

Beach Wedding Invitations - Yes Please!

More and more brides of our brides are telling us that they’ve taken the decision to have a beach wedding, to save costs or to have a more intimate wedding with extended celebrations with their guests. A beach is such a romantic setting, helping to make a special and memorable day... taking your vows with the waves lapping at your feet, surrounded by close family and friends.

Have you chosen this option? From our research, couples tend to either have a beach wedding with a slightly larger number of guests, or a smaller wedding and then a party when they return home to extend the celebrations to include more of their family and friends. Depending upon your plans, you’ll need to consider both ‘beach wedding invitations’ and ‘beach wedding celebration invitations’ for your party.

Beach Wedding InvitationsYour beach wedding invitations

You’ll want to consider the destination of your wedding, and a style and wording that suits you both as a couple. You may only want a few invites (and remember, you only need to send one invite per couple or family, not per person), but don’t forget other nice-to-have’s such as matching place cards and wedding menus that could be used at your meal. Send your invitations as far in advance as you possibly can, your guests will need to book holiday time from work, plan their trip and budget their finances.

With regards to the style of your invites, it may be an image of the idyllic spot you’ve chosen for your wedding, or your names written in the sand, or a collage of the exotic flowers you’ll be using for your bouquet.

The wording for your beach invites can be as formal or informal as you wish it to be. To give you some inspiration, we’ve detailed some ideas that our wedding couples have used:-

This day I will marry my best friend
the one I laugh with, live for, and love.
invite you to share the day with them
as they join together
hand in hand,
under the sun, and on the sand
at Rocky Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand
at 2pm on Thursday 18th June 2015

we wrote our names in the sand,
and the waves washed them away,
so we will write them in our hearts,
 and there they will stay.
Please join us, Amy and George
For our wedding ceremony
on Thursday 18th June 2015
at Sandy Beach Resort, Bahamas at 1.30pm

We would love to share our special day with you

A beach with a beautiful sun
Two hearts become one
Please join us on the sand
on Thursday 18th June 2015
at Hermitage Bay Resort, Antigua at 3pm

We would love to share our wedding day and celebrations with you
With all our love, Amy and George xx

Your wedding celebration invitations

Your party invitations can be themed to match your wedding invites so as to continue the feel of your beach wedding through to your party. You might also want to consider other accessories such as a guest book and thank you cards so as to complete the look.

Here are a few ideas of how to word your ‘wedding celebration invitations’;

We’re getting ready to depart
on a romantic trip, which is only the start!
Amy Mae
George Daniel
will be married on
Thursday 18th June 2015
at Hermitage Bay, Antigua
Please join us for a reception when we return
Saturday 15th August 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
at The Mount Country House, Bridgnorth

Amy Mae
George Daniel
are joining hearts and
getting married on the tranquil shores
of Rocky Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand
Thursday 18th June 2015

Please join them for a wedding celebration
Saturday 15th August 2015 at 6:00 p.m.
At The Riverside, Bridgnorth

Amy Mae
George Daniel
will begin their lives together
on Thursday 18th June 2015
at Sandy Beach Resort, Bahamas

Please join us in a celebration of our marriage
Saturday 15th August 2015
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
at the Park House Hotel, Bridgnorth

5 top tips when planning your beach wedding stationery...

  1. Send save the date cards so guests know to save their pennies and holiday leave to join your overseas wedding, send invitations as soon as you have the resort/country details finalised.
  2. You only need one invite per couple or family.
  3. There is no formal etiquette so match your beach wedding invitations and stationery to suit you and your special celebrations.
  4. Guest information cards can be a handy addition to your invitations to share flight, accommodation and any other details with your guests.
  5. Use a photo from your beach wedding for your thank you cards, they make a lovely keepsake for your friends and family.