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Fun and Festive Beach Wedding Ideas

Summer is fast approaching — which mean more fun in the sun! This Wedding Wednesday, we’re inspired by the beach! A beach wedding, whether held at your favorite exotic destination or your summer getaway home, can be an amazing experience for the bride and groom and their guests. After all, it’s like a mini-vacation for everyone involved! We’ve picked out some of our favorite beach wedding ideas — from  creative ways to incorporate beach-themed accents to a wedding bouquet to our favorite beach themed party favors — that will make waves of excitement from your family and friends. Get our your wedding planner and check out our favorite beach wedding ideas!

Beach Wedding Ideas from HotRef


Beach Wedding Bouquet

Capture the essence of the beach with a light and fun wedding bouquet. When creating your wedding bouquet, Orchids are a popular pick when it comes to destination weddings because orchids love the heat! Also, get creative and add gorgeous seashells and/or starfishes to mix with your favorite fresh flowers. Just take your favorite flowers and add a few beach-themed accents by gluing seashells to a wire and inserting them between the stems. The stems will hide the wiring, making the seashells look like they’re floating above the flowers!

Beach Wedding Bouquet

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Beach Wedding Bridesmaids

When picking your bridesmaid dresses, choose light colors and flowing fabrics! Dresses with flowing fabric captures the essences of a summer feel. These types of dresses will keep your bridal party cool and stylish throughout the wedding. Accessorize your bridesmaids with a beautiful colorful flower crown if you want to go for a more Bohemian look.

Beach Wedding Bridesmaid Dress Idea from-HotRef

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Beach Wedding Unity Sand Ceremony

A unity sand ceremony provides a unique alternative to using a unity candle. During the wedding ceremony, both bride and groom will pour sand (usually different colors) from their own vases into a larger new vase, This vase then becomes the symbol of their new joined life together!

Beach Wedding Sand Ceremony Idea from-HotRef

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At HotRef, we carry a variety of unity sand ceremony sets that would be perfect for any beach themed wedding! Our Unity Sand Ceremony Nesting 3 Piece Vase Set (picture below) is a great display and can be a great memento to keep from your wedding.

Unity Sand Ceremony Nesting 3 Piece Vase Set from-HotRef

Beach Wedding Tablescape

After the wedding ceremony comes the wedding reception! Dazzle family and friends when they enter the wedding reception by decorating guest tables with gorgeous beach-themed embellishments and trinkets. Keep to the color scheme and choose flowers, plating, and little decorations that match your theme.

Beach Wedding Tablescape Idea from-HotRef

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When choosing your beach themed favors, they can also be perfect decorations to adorn your guest tables! Like our Beach Memories” Miniature Adirondack Chair Place Card Holder — they make perfect place card holders for table cards and photo frames for your family and friends to take home.

Beach Memories

Another great party favor that can also double as a great table decoration piece are our “Seashell” Gel Tealight Holders! Each tea light holder features real seashells and blue clear gel to mimic the blue ocean sea. These “Seashell” gel tealight holders are the perfect accessory to complement you seaside wedding.

Seashell Gel Tealight Holder from HotRef

Beach Wedding Cake

A wedding on the beach calls for a breezy, relaxed and ocean inspired wedding cake! Incorporate hues of blue and white to resemble the sea. To add a little glam, embellish your wedding cake with light wedding decorations like baby breaths and small seashells.

Beach Wedding Cake Idea from-HotRef

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Beach Tides Wedding Accessories

Get a little fun and festive by personalized your wedding accessories! Our “Beach Tides” wedding accessories can be personalized to include the bride and groom’s name or initials, the wedding date, and/or a small personal message. By personalizing your wedding accessories, they can also double as party favors for your family and friends to take home and remember your special day by.

Beach Tides Wedding Accessories from-HotRef

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Beach Wedding Welcome Bag

Greet family and friends with our ocean inspired Beach Tides Wedding Welcome Bags! Our wedding welcome bags are made study enough to stuff tons of party favors, little trinkets and gifts with. If you plan on handing these welcome bags at the beginning of your wedding ceremony, you can add sunscreen, a water bottle, and some sunglasses for the guest to use if you’re having an outdoor ceremony. Our Beach Tide Wedding Welcome Bags can also be given out at your wedding reception as a way of saying thank you to your family and friends.

Beach Tides Wedding Welcome Bags from-HotRef

Beach Wedding Favors

At HotRef, we have a variety of beach themed wedding favors! From flip flops to sand dollar themed party favors — we’ve got a plethora of beach themed wedding favors to add a fun and festive vibe to your wedding.

One of our favorite beach themed party favors are our “Pop the Top” Flip Flop Bottle Opener! It’s fun and practical plus guests will surely keep this handy and think of your fun beach wedding day whenever they “pop the top” of their favorite beverage.

Pop the Top Flip Flop Bottle Opener from HotRef

Keep the memories sealed with our “Sea Breeze” Seahorse Bottle Stopper! This beautifully crafted ceramic seashore bottle stopper comes packaged and ready to be handed out.

Beach Theme Seahorse Bottle Stopper from HotRef

Our “By the Shore” Sand Dollar Shaped Soap will remind guest of your romantic special day on the beach! Each sand dollar shaped soaped is crafted beautifully and comes with a light clean scent.

By the Shore Sand Dollar Soap from HotRef

Our “Palm Breeze” Chrome Palm Tree Bottle Opener is a great practical wedding favors to gift family and friends. The palm tree shape will surely remind guest of your seaside wedding ceremony.

Chrome Palm Tree Bottle Opener from HotRef

Personalized Wedding Favors – Beach Tides

One of our favorite beach party favor collection we carry at HotRef is Kate Aspen’s “Beach Tides” wedding favors and decorations collection! The “Beach Tides” collection is inspired by all things related to the beach — from seashells to the ocean blue hues.

Personalized Beach Tides Party Favors

Make your wedding favors special and unique by personalizing them with the bride and groom’s name or initials, the wedding date, and a small personal message. At HotRef, we have a variety of party favors that can be personalized such as mason jars, bottle openers, candle holders, and more.

Personalized Beach Tides Party Favors from-HotRef

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Imprinted Beach Tides Party Favors

From champagne flutes and stemless wineglasses to fun mason jars and glass coasters, our imprinted “Beach Tide” party favors can be used during the wedding reception AND can also double as gifts for your family and friends to take home. By imprinting the bride and groom’s name or wedding date, these party favors make perfect mementos for your guest to remember your special day by.

Imprinted Beach Tides Party Favors from-HotRef

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Hope you have an amazing beach wedding filled with tons of fun in the sun! For more beach wedding ideas, check out our Beach Wedding Ideas board on Pinterest!

Happy Planning!