The Best Beach Wedding Ideas

A beach is an excellent outdoor setting for your wedding and with an average of 5 days rain a year in the UAE, the odds are on your side when it comes to planning your perfect beach day. The ceremony can be held just before sundown, which can be a really magical time to get married and you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to decor and accessories from tiny starfish or shells scattered across the tables to tea lights twinkling away come night fall. We’ve got some gorgeous ideas to make your dream beach wedding a reality – check out these 7 idyllic ideas…

The invitations


As always the wedding invite sets the tone and gives guests an idea of what to expect so get your guests ready for your beachy Big Day with your wedding invites. There are lots of gorgeous stationery styles out there but we love this simple sea-inspired wedding invite. Shell and starfish motifs and florals will also work a treat.

Invite via E & H Creates on Etsy

The setting


Create the perfect laid back beachy vibe for your ceremony with an adorable wedding sign like this one! Not only is it ridiculously cute, it will helps guests get in to the swing of things and they’ll know where to pop their sandals.

Photo by Christopher & Nancy via Style Me Pretty

The dress & hair


Soft chiffons and floaty Grecian styles are perfect for a beach wedding like this stunning Anna Campbell wedding gown. In terms of your hair, opt for loose waves if you’re after a low key boho vibe or if you’re going for an updo, make sure to put your hair up a little higher (or wear extra pins) so that it stays put for the day. Have fun experimenting with different hair accessories like white shells and fresh flowers.

Photo via Anna Campbell

The shoes


Saying ‘I do’ in the sand is fun, but you don’t want to be uncomfortable. Metallic geometric sandals, simple beach ready flip-flops or embellished flats would all go well with an ethereal chiffon gown (and will be comfy too) or you could stand out in bright and colourful shoes.

Photo by Heather Roth Fine Art Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs

The decor


Use earthy materials and fabrics for that idyllic seaside vibe. A scattering of seashells, corals, starfish and other nautical elements can incorporate the seaside theme without overdoing things.

Photo by Honey Honey Photography via Style Me Pretty

The food


Seafood is a perfect match for a beach wedding and will go down a treat! You can start with some colourful fruit mocktails or serve fresh tropical fruit juices like Pineapple, mango etc. Appetizers could include shrimp, crab cakes and fresh tropical fruits. Soups, clam chowder, gumbo may be offered as an alternative to a salad. Grilled or broiled fish or chicken served with wild rice or roasted vegetables make amazing entrées. Finally, satisfy your guests’ sweet tooth with decadent beach desserts like key lime or citrus tart, coconut cream pie or pineapple upside down cake.

Photo by Hazelnut Photography via Elizabeth Anne Designs

The favours


For wedding favours, if you want to keep with your beach theme, you have lots of cute choices from sea shells, mini lanterns, and sea shell shaped salt and pepper shakers to sailboat candles, beach towels, sunglasses, flip-flops or even fruit treats.

Photo by Studio Cabrelli via French Wedding Style

Main photo via Nadia & Robert’s real wedding on

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