10 Ideas For A Beach Wedding Ceremony

So you're going for the option of blue skies, palm trees, the sea breaking on the shore .... in other words you're having a beach wedding ceremony.

Whether it's an intimate occasion for just the two of you and a couple of witnesses - or whether you're making a party of it with a host of family and friends, there are a few do's and don't with beach weddings.

 Beach Weddings Need To Be Thought About In A Different Way

For example, it's not a good idea to wear an ornate, really detailed wedding dress.  Don't go for the long veil and the heavy, full skirted wedding gown.  Think light fabrics like chiffon ... it's going to be hot.  You'll find more tips on choosing a destination wedding dress here.

To help you plan your beach wedding ceremony, here are 10 ideas to get you thinking. You might like to also check out the Dessy Beach Wedding Pinterest board for some inspirational photographs ...


  1. Use your surroundings to theme your wedding. For example, why not use shells like these as place setting cards? shell place settings for a beach wedding ceremony

  2. Dress your bridesmaids in aqua colours to echo the azure blue of the sea and sky. Dessy has some wonderful bridesmaids dresses in greens and turquoises. bridesmaids at beach wedding ceremony

  3. Instead of having dinner inside, make the most of a hot balmy night by getting the table laid up on the beach.  beach wedding dinner table

  4. Keep your jewellery simple and understated. Forget the bling ... freshwater pearls are a classic... seed pearl bracelet by Dessy.seed pearl bracelet

  5. Your invitations should echo your theme. Maybe give a hint of what's to come by using tropical colours? I am loving these bright wedding invitation cards ...beach style wedding invitation

  • I never thought I'd be the one to say this, but sometimes heels should not be worn and if you're getting married on a beach then that's one of those times. Flip flops work much better on beautifully pedicured toes ... beach flip flops

  • A wedding wouldn't be a wedding without some sort of a cake. Chocolate and hot beaches don't go well together but something like this might be a good idea .... Beach wedding cupcakes

  • Now .. what about The Wedding Dress? Think light, floaty ... goddess style is good. This beauty is by Dessy and has been designed especially for a destination wedding ...strapless beach wedding dress

  • Hairstyles... hmmm.  Nothing fussy, not too much product. Maybe just tuck a tropical flower behind your ear? The wedding planner at your resort will be able to point you in the right direction for a local hairdresser who's sure to have some good ideas ....hair for beach wedding

  • Finally, flowers. Forget the roses and country style - think brights and local.  tropical beach wedding bouquet

Image credits: Featured image via Style Me Pretty.  Image 1 via Style Me Pretty on Pinterest, Images 2&3 by Style Me Pretty on Pinterest, Image 4 Dessy, Image 5 Ananya Cards, Image 6 Dessy,   Image 7 via Pinterest, Image 8 Dessy, Image 9 , Image 10 Florida Beach Flowers