There are those who like to relax on the beach and there are those who like to explore the beach! We’re guessing you’re the explorer type if you’re interested in a rustic beach wedding. This look might just capture your wedding style perfectly.

Rustic Beach Wedding

Sally sells seashells…
Sally sells them for a pretty fair price, too! Seashells are definitely an affordable (and extremely charming!) way to decorate for your wedding. Gather them yourselves or purchase them from your local hobby store. You can sprinkle seashells along reception tables, at the bar and on the wedding cake. We chose the Beach Retreat Wedding Invitation featuring a few starfish against a woodgrain background to introduce the look. Of course, everyone’s wedding is different and this might not be your favorite invitation. Shop all beach wedding invitations and find the perfect fit for your seaside vows.

Catch my drift?
Driftwood could be one of the best treasures you’ll find when roaming sandy shores. This worn and weathered wood has been used for ages as rustic decoration and to create beautiful works of art. We LOVE the driftwood arch shown above, ready to frame the couple beautifully in all their wedding ceremony photos. Notice the small pieces of driftwood used as reception table centerpieces. If you and your fiancé start early, you could create quite a collection of cheap wedding decorations!

Clever and Beautiful
The best part about having a beach wedding is how casual it can be. The sign shown above directing guests to the ceremony is a great example of being able to incorporate humor and romance into a wedding celebration. Another great addition to the party is custom wedding napkins featuring your choice of design (we chose the seashell, of course). You can personalize these napkins with any design and wording you would like. So get creative and create something guests will never forget.

Photo Credits: Couple: Red Sheep Cinema via Boho Weddings, Wood Sign: Christoper Nolan Photography via Buzzfeed, Arch: Deer Pearl Flowers, Table Décor: Carina Skrobecki Photo via Ruffled Blog, Cake: OffBeet Productions via Swooned Magazine