20 Beach Wedding Invitations for a Chic Coastal Celebration

Whether you're marrying in Martha's Vineyard or taking the plunge in Palm Beach, these invitations evoke fun in the sun.
Hand-painted beach coastline wedding invitation
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Danielle Halibey - The Knot Contributor.
Danielle Halibey
Danielle Halibey - The Knot Contributor.
Danielle Halibey
The Knot Contributor
  • Danielle writes articles for The Knot Worldwide, with a focus on modern wedding trends, fete aesthetics and personalization (via fashion, accessories and stationery).
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Updated May 11, 2022
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There's just something about swapping vows on the beach that is so romantic. You're in the presence of your loved ones and surrounded by the beauty of Mother Nature—really, what more could you want? If you're planning a seashore soirée, you're probably looking for lots of ways to fold your dreamy locale into your big day decor. One of the best ways to set the scene? Your paper goods. Whether playful or sophisticated, beach wedding invitations will help to set the mood for your celebration, no sand required.

Of course, going "beachy" doesn't mean that you have to send out super nautical wedding invitations or pick a wedding invitation suite swathed in beach novelties like starfish and seashells. Instead, take inspiration from the sun and sand and distill a few moments to call out in your invitation design.

Ahead, check out 20 of our favorite beach wedding invites, include some from The Knot Invitations. Think of them as your very own message in a bottle—just...in a mailbox. You get it, right?

The Knot Modern Wave Wedding Invitations

Light blue watercolor wave beach wedding invitation

It's the ocean, but a totally modern take. We love how the slate blue wave design rolls over to the back of the invitations and right onto the envelope liner and RSVP card. Come to think of it, how sweet would it be to carry the whimsical waves onto your place cards?

The Knot Coastal Love Wedding Invitations

Simple blue and white script beach wedding invitation

The Cape is calling with this preppy and oh-so-polished wedding invitation set. Every detail in this template is thoughtful and curated, from the painted coastline envelope liner to the playful lobster, fish, or chicken iconography on the response card.

The Knot Painted Beach Wedding Invitations

Hand-painted beach coastline wedding invitation

Sky meets sand in this gorgeous painterly invitation suite. The soft pastel hues and abstract beach scene are the perfect match for a seaside ceremony. Honestly, this design is so beautiful it could almost double as art.

Lulu and Isabelle Sunset by the Sea Wedding Invitations

White beach wedding invitation with hologram palm tree

Coastal gets a cool twist with these iridescent tropical palm tree party invitations. We love how sleek and sophisticated the white-on-foil looks, but you could also personalize the paper to any hue that suits your celebration best.

The Knot Abstract Wave Wedding Invitations

Multi-color glam beach wedding invitation

Blue is a no-brainer when it comes to choosing a beach-inspired color palette, and this watercolor invitation couldn't be prettier. It has a bit of a boho feel to it too—it would look amazing at a Hawaiian bash paired with shibori details like napkins or table runners.

Corinne Malesic In The Flow Wedding Invitations

Ombré blue beach wedding invitation with shimmer calligraphy

We're getting serious winter beach vibes from this misty wedding stationery. Your guests will see the reason for the invite right away, thanks to eye-catching ice blue foil calligraphy sprawled across the front.

The Knot Elegant Beach Wedding Invitations

Elegant white beach wedding invitation with blue coral motif

Palm trees and shells are two oceanic motifs that show up frequently on tropical wedding invitations, but we like this elevated iteration just as much. Not only are the watercolor coral and seaweed illustrations immediate markers for an oceanfront occasion, but they're also extremely chic.

Laura Condouris Painted Sea Wedding Invitations

Watercolor hand painted beach wedding invitation

This is the kind of invitation that should be framed as wall art—or, at the very least, earn real estate on the refrigerator. You have three color themes to choose from when customizing this invitation card for your destination beach wedding: sea, sunset or sand. All of them evoke a coastal celebration, just with slightly different vibes (not sure which you'd prefer? Order a few free samples to check them out in person).

ShoppeLoveAnne Palm Tree Wedding Invitations

Simple white beach wedding invitation with hand-drawn minimal palm tree

Minimalistic and oh-so-chic, this petite palm tree printable invitation is the pick for couples who are having a beach wedding, not a beach-themed wedding. The barely-there motif hints at a seaside celebration without screaming "pack your flip flops, let's party."

MagicWandWeddings Laguna Beach Skyline Hand Drawn Wedding Invitations

Hand-drawn laguna beach skyline on beach wedding invitations

If you're swapping vows in a coastal town that's especially picturesque, why not use it as the inspiration for your whole stationery suite? Here, a line drawing of Laguna Beach creates an eye-catching focal point on an otherwise traditional and minimalistic template.

Elly Tropical Wedding Invitations

Colorful beach wedding invitation with green foil leaves and pink flamingos

Honestly, nothing says a good time like a pair of party-ready flamingos! Set the scene for your epic tropical beach bash in Hawaii, Florida or beyond (Bora Bora, anyone?) with this playful invitation suite. Packed to the gills with festive greenery and palm leaves and finished off with rose gold foil pineapples, it's sure to get your guests buzzing.

The Knot Vintage Nautical Wedding Invitations

Vintage blue and neutral nautical-inspired beach wedding invitations

Whoever said nautical couldn't be nuanced has obviously never seen a design like this. While it may look like it's printed on wave-worn driftwood, this invite is actually made from sturdy card stock, boasting a beautiful cream and blue palette. A sophisticated mix of fonts and charming anchor motif make this a party invitation prep-lovers won't want to pass up.

Nicoletta Savod At Sea Wedding Invitations

Abstract beach wedding invitation with blue handpainted waves

What if an ocean wedding theme was your something blue? These wedding cards, featuring clear skies and tranquil waters, would be the perfect way to tie in the traditional wedding day good luck charm. The collection also features everything from save the date cards to rehearsal dinner invitations and table numbers, so your whole day can be themed accordingly.

Nicole Walsh Sand & Sun Wedding Invitations

Neutral watercolor beach wedding invitation

Everyone experiences the beach differently, and this sand and sun stationery definitely embraces that truth. With four different color themes on deck, you can go with the palette that best suits your wedding style while in #beachmode.

Kelly Schmidt Shimmering Waves Wedding Invitations

Blue and gold brushstroke beach wedding invitation

The deep, cerulean blue marbled effect on this invitation suite channels rippling ocean waves to a tee—but the real wow factor comes from the rose gold foil border. Yes, even beach blue weddings can be black-tie fêtes.

TheSundaeCreative Beach Wedding Invitations

Neutral brown and white Bali-inspired beach wedding invitation suite

Swap the waves for the sand with this tan and white design. It's a great way to forgo a blue and white color palette if that's not your thing while still sticking to a beach theme for your big day.

Angela Marzuki Acapulco Wedding Invitations

Green and white palm-printed beach wedding invitations

We just can't get over the whimsy and playfulness of this graphic suite. The combination of coral, blush, ocean blue and navy feels so fresh, and the palm leaf print offers up just a touch of vacation vibes. When wedding planning, play into this funky-fun palette with colorful selects for your guest books, tabletop decor and more (hey, even maybe a blush wedding dress!).

Matilda Goad Shell Grotto Wedding Invitations

Pink, blue and gold shell-printed beach wedding invitation

If Ariel and Prince Eric got married in the 2020s, this is how they'd choose to invite their wedding party and crew—mermaids and landlubbers alike. Red and mixed metallic shells frame your special details, while clean typography (no calligraphy here!) keeps things modern and fresh. Fun idea: After the wedding, commission a real shell frame from Etsy for your favorite wedding day portrait!

Hoste by Laura Jackson L'oceano Wedding Invitations

Intricate light blue-printed beach wedding invitation

Hosting a beach wedding in Positano? You may want to send out these absolutely perfetto destination wedding invitations first. The vibrant teal border and line graphics are exquisite, but what we've really keyed in on is all the fun hidden treasures—including little lobsters, glasses of champagne, lemons, fish and anchors.

Sarah Brown Set Sail Wedding Invitations

Coastline hand-painted on beach wedding invitation with sailboat

Sail off into the sunset of marital bliss—figuratively, at least—with this charming nautical wedding invitation. The design would be perfect to hint at a seaside reception locale, like a yacht club, or just a fun way to nod to your love for the ocean.

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