7 Fun Must-Haves for a Beach Wedding

Dreaming of getting married on the beach? It's easy to see why — there are few things more relaxing than hearing the crashing waves as you walk down the aisle. Here, check out some essentials for an oceanside wedding.

A Shoe Check
Encourage your guests to kick off their shoes for your ceremony by providing a table for them to leave their shoes. You can also provide some cheap flip flops for guests who don't want to go completely barefoot. And make it easy for guests to clean off their sandy feet after the "I dos" by setting up a station with brushes or small towels. 

shoe check for a beach weddingpaint brushes to clean sandy feet
Photo Credit: Shoreshotz Weddings (left); Mari Darr~Welch Weddings (right)

Foot Jewelry
Dress up your own feet with pretty jewels that fit your theme.

barefoot sandals
Photo courtesy of Jessica Phillips Creations

Toys for the Kids
Keeping kids entertained is even easier during a beach wedding; just provide them with some sand toys!

sand buckets for kids at beach wedding
Photo Credit: Minerva Photography

Beach Balls
Instead of having your guests toss petals as you make your way down the aisle as a married couple, embrace the beach theme by having them toss mini beach balls instead.

beach balls wedding exit
Photo Credit: Meg Baisden Photography

Pretty Parasols
Provide shade for your guests with colorful umbrellas that match your color palette. Bonus: They'll look adorable in your bridal party photos.

parasols for bridesmaids at beach wedding
Photo Credit: Meg Baisden Photography

Ocean Details
You don't have to embrace an "under the sea" theme, but let the sea inspire at least a few of your wedding details, from your aisle décor to your escort cards to your cake and more.

starfish wedding aisle decor
Photo Credit: Minerva Photography

starfish wedding escort cardsseashell wedding cake
Photo Credit: KT Merry Photography (left); Cindy Patrick Photography (right)

seashell bouquet
Photo Credit: Amanda Jayne Photography

An Appropriate Sendoff
Take advantage of the sea to make a dramatic exit on a boat!

couple exiting wedding reception on a boat
Photo Credit: K&K Photography

Get more ideas for a beach wedding 

—Kristen Klein