5 Beach Wedding Must Haves


{Beach Shot: Gypsy Westwood Photography via You Mean the World to Me, Koozies: Etsy, Ice Cream Cart: Shell DeMar & Phillip White Weddings via Boho Weddings, Cocktail: Santa Barbera Chic, Flip Flops: Bumble and Bloom via SMP}

I’m all for unique weddings, but when it comes to beach weddings, I’ve found that there are just some staples that every couple loves to include. Here is my list of five must haves for your beach destination wedding!

1. Beach Shots. Some couples get so caught up in the excitement of their own wedding they forget to take photos with the most important guest! The beach of course! You’ll want to remember every part of your wedding including the venue, so before heading to the reception have your photographer do a mini beach session with you and your new spouse.

2. Koozies. A beach wedding gives you an excuse to order adorably fun drink sleeves. Keep all your beers and soft drinks protected from the sun with a koozie! You can find a plentiful of options on Etsy and customize them to fit your wedding. Hint: These are great keepsakes for your guests!

3. Ice Cream Cart/ Bar. Even though you’re near the beach, the heat can become a bummer to some of your guests. Cool them off with some ice cream! You can bring in a full ice cream cart or an ice cream truck on site, another option though is to provide and ice cream bar instead of the usual candy bar. This is sure to be a hit with everyone including the kiddos!

4. Cocktails. Beach weddings call for great cocktails at the bar, not only for refreshment but it also adds to the overall feel of your wedding. Check out our list of great spring drinks on our sister site, pick your own, or create a custom drink!

5. Flip Flops. No formal heels needed here! Encourage your guests to kick off there shoes and go barefoot during the ceremony or provide some flip flops for them to be more comfortable. These are also great for all night dancing!