These 18 Nautical Wedding Invitations are Perfect for any Seaside Wedding

Filled with hues of navy blue and nautical motifs, these invites are shore to be a big hit.
Wave theme background and event details in white rectangle in center
Courtney Jenney
Courtney Jenney
Courtney Jenney
Courtney Jenney
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  • Courtney holds a degree in Public Relations and Graphic Design & Advertising Art from Seton Hall University.
Updated Aug 05, 2021
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There's nothing more perfect for summer than a preppy, nautical theme wedding. To set the aesthetic for your big day, we've pulled together a list of nautical-themed wedding invitations ideal for an oceanfront or coastal event. Whether you're looking for watercolor brush strokes, gold foil accents or a crisp navy blue monogram, we've found the nautical wedding invitation for you. Below, check out 18 of our favorites—we can practically smell that salty ocean air from here.

The Knot Vintage Nautical Wedding Invitations

Blue and white rustic design with anchor icon and striped envelope

Tying the knot on the coast? These blue and white rustic anchor wedding invitations are simply perfect for your salty-air event. The striped envelope liner adds the finishing touch for a truly nautical feel.

The Knot Coastal Love Wedding Invitations

Blue calligraphy and minimalistic design on white background

This crisp, white nautical invitation is sophistication at its finest. Between the blue calligraphy and the clean design, this nautical wedding invitation suite reminds us of the Hamptons or some other luxury beachside locale.

The Knot Painted Beach Wedding Invitations

Watercolor strokes resemble beach, sea and sky with simple type

If you're searching for the perfect blue watercolor invitation for your beach wedding, look no further. Filled with the colors of the sky, sea, and sand, this design is as classy as it is beautiful. A rose gold envelope liner adds a warm, glimmering sunset feel next to the many hues of blue.

Navy Road Creative Harborside Nautical Lobster Wedding Invitation

Blue type on white background with red lobster drawing

A lobster-themed wedding invite will never not be charming. This preppy and nautical invitation set is an adorable pick no matter why you love the crustacean (Friends fans, we see you).

Sandra Picco Design Down by the Sea Savvy Wedding Invitations

White type on navy blue background complete with small anchor detail

These blue and white anchor wedding invitations are perfect for a summer wedding. Plus, the matching wedding website template allows you to tie in the nautical feel in every way possible.

LollieJDesign Love Anchors the Soul Invitation

Love Anchors the Soul in blue script on white background with anchor detail

This nautical wedding invitation template includes a sweet and sentimental pun, reminding everyone on your guest list what the weekend is really about: love.

MessageInABottleShop Message In A Bottle Wedding Invitation

Simple type on white paper with burnt edges sent in a bottle

We cannot think of anything more romantic than these unique nautical invitations that are straight out of a Nicholas Sparks movie. True, you'd have to ship these to each guest, but it would be worth it to see their face when they realize it's not their average wedding paper goods.

GigiRosePaper Nautical Lighthouse Wedding Invitation

Simple lighthouse icon in navy blue with matching script on white background

When it comes to memorable real wedding venues, a lighthouse definitely tops the list. If that's your party destination of choice (and hey, even if it's not), what better way to kick off your celebration than with lighthouse wedding invites?

Wedding Paper Co. White Nautical Wedding Invitations

Navy and white color palette with sailboat icon below event details

Nothing says timeless New England prep like a classic sailboat. The navy and white color palette on this invitation play into the timeless feel even more—this invitation would be just as in style tomorrow or twenty years from now.

Nicole Walsh Sand & Sun Wedding Invitations

Pastel beach watercolor background and white rectangle with event details in center

If you're planning a classic beach wedding with an ocean and sunset color scheme, look no further than this nautical wedding invitation suite. The style is also available as engagement party invitations, RSVP cards, reception cards, and even a coordinating wedding website.

SaltyKissesWedding Nantucket Nautical Floral Anchor Beach Wedding Invitation

Navy anchor with hydrangeas above event details on white background

There is no more classic nautical combo than navy, anchors and hydrangeas (Don't believe us? Just spend five minutes on Nantucket). These charming invitations allude to a feminine and classic event.

The Knot We Do Wedding Invitations

Bold navy background with We Do in elegant white script

These elegant wedding invitations are a much simpler option for a nautical wedding invitation. The crisp navy blue background and striking white calligraphy make for a traditional and classic combination.

The Knot Modern Wave Wedding Invitations

Blue watercolor wave design bordering event details in center

This gorgeous wedding invitation suite is an abstract and sophisticated option for a modern couple. The blue watercolor wave design spreads to the back of the wedding invite, adding a touch of elegance perfectly suited to a destination wedding.

The Knot Elegant Ethereal Wedding Invitations

Blue watercolor background and modern white type

The striking combination of blue watercolor and modern white type made for a chic and effortless nautical wedding invitation. Personalize the template with your day-of details and pair it with matching save the date cards.

Paper Sun Studio Deep Blue Wedding Invitations

Event details in white rectangle in center surrounded by navy blue border and colorful sea creature icons

Joyfully designed with colorful coral, playful starfish, and delicate seashells, we can't think of a more perfect nautical wedding invitation. This color palette would make for super fresh wedding day decor, too.

Sarah Brown Set Sail Savvy Wedding Invitations

Sea and sailboat design above event details on white background

Sailboats are such a classic nautical motif, and they make a timeless addition to any wedding invitation. Whether your celebration is oceanfront or on an actual sailboat, invite your guests to your seaside event with these stunning wedding invites. One of our favorite perks of this wedding invitation suite? The matching wedding website, customized to look uniform with your nautical wedding invitations.

The Knot Elegant Ampersand Wedding Invitations

Navy background featuring couple's names and event details in white

Available in an inky navy blue, this elegant wedding stationery is not overwhelmingly nautical but instead simple and coastal.

The Knot Elegant Beach Wedding Invitations

Elegant blue design on white background with event details in minimal type

Available in either a blue or a coral color scheme, these nautical wedding invitations are perfect for a destination wedding under the sun.

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