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Beach Wedding - Invitation Wording

You want your beach wedding to be perfect, so get your guests ready for this special occasion with invitations that suit the setting. Whether you tie the knot in a beachside resort or you say your "I dos" directly on the sand, themed invitations set the stage for your wedding.

  • Beach weddings are often casual, so make a note of the dress code in the invitation if yours is less casual than usual.
  • Consider making your invitations yourself to save costs if necessary. You'll find many beach themed items in local craft stores and online, such as seashells, netting and decorative sand.

A few things to consider:

  • Even the most casual wedding invitation still needs to include all pertinent information for guests, such as time and locale.
  • With so many different dress code options, guests are sometimes confused about what to wear, especially in a location as casual as a beach. Consider including specific dress code examples to help guests make appropriate decisions.
  • Note that guests may wear casual footwear such as flip flops if the bride and groom plan to do so – or they may even come barefoot.

Here are some specific examples of formal and casual options.

To make these options fit your needs, just change the names, dates and location information. For additional help on creating your wedding invitation wording, be sure to look for the "Make It Yours" information blocks for additional tips.

Formal Options

Ceremony in a Beachside Venue

The honor of your presence
is requested
at the union of
Ms. Sarah Anne Browning to
Mr. Thomas Andrew King
Saturday, the fifth of June
two thousand eleven
at five o' clock
Atlantic Beach Resort Club
Atlantic Beach, Florida

Semi-formal Attire Requested

General Formal Invitation, Hosted by Parents

Mr. and Mrs. John Browning &
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew King
request the pleasure of your company
at the seaside resort wedding of
Ms. Sarah Anne Browning to
Mr. Thomas Andrew King
Saturday, the fifth of June
two thousand eleven
at five in the evening
Atlantic Beach Resort Club
Atlantic Beach, Florida

Semi-formal Attire Requested

Ceremony in a House of Worship

The Browning Family along with
The King Family
request the pleasure of your company
at the beachside wedding of
Miss Sarah Anne Browning to
Mr. Thomas Andrew King
Saturday, the fifth of June
two thousand eleven
at five in the evening
Atlantic Beach Presbyterian Church
Atlantic Beach, Florida

Beach Formal Attire Requested
Example for ladies:
Seasonal tea-length or cocktail dresses

Example for gentlemen:
Suit and tie, closed-toe dress shoes

Make It Yours
  • Using Mr., Ms. or Miss is optional for the bride and groom, but expected for the names of parents.
  • You may want to include examples of men's and women's clothing for what you consider beach formal attire.

Casual Options

Ceremony on the Sand

Sarah Browning & Thomas King
Are getting married on the beach!
Come join us as we say "I do"
Right on the sand.
It's Saturday, June 5, 2011
At 5:00 pm
Seaside, directly across from the Flag Pavilion
Atlantic Beach, Florida.

Shoes are optional.

Ultra Casual

It's a wedding!
For Sarah and Thomas, that is!
We want you there, so please join us
At sunset
On Saturday, June 5, 2011
Under the Atlantic Beach Gazebo
Atlantic Beach, Florida.

Casual beachwear is fine
And flip flops are required.

Ceremony in a Beachside Venue

Please join us as
Sarah Browning and
Thomas King
Tie the knot
At the Atlantic Beach Resort Club
Atlantic Beach, Florida
On Saturday, June 5, 2011
As the sun goes down.

Casual attire.

Make It Yours
  • Mothers of the bride and groom may wish to have their full names (first and middle) included in a more modern style of traditional formal wording.
  • Let guests know if your wedding will actually be on the beach so they can choose appropriate footwear.