10 DIY décor ideas for your beach-themed wedding

30 May 2023

A beach-inspired wedding can transport you and your guests to a coastal paradise. To create a truly personalized ambiance, incorporating DIY décor elements can be just what you need to add that special touch. We have 10 creative and budget-friendly ideas to bring your beach-themed wedding to life.

Bachelorette party shirts

Bachelorette parties are a great way to kickoff wedding celebrations. Matching shirts are a staple for your crew. Customize these clever resting beach face shirts with each person’s name, or even your wedding colors to create a cute subtle nod to the big day.

Bachelorette sunglasses

And what’s a beach trip without sunglasses? These adorable XOXO sunglasses are super simple to make. Use permanent vinyl in any color you’d like, or removable vinyl if you plan to change up the design and rock these sunnies after the trip!

Sand memory jar

Preserving items from memorable times in your relationship make wonderful keepsakes. Whether its a movie ticket from your first date, or the wedding bouquet from your wedding, they all hold sentimental value. These beach memory jars make great party favors if you have a beach destination wedding, or you can set them on each table as part of the wedding décor.

Wedding favor bags

Speaking of wedding favors, stay on theme with these sea horse and seashell cutout gift bags. The intricate cut and details of the design gives a soft, elegant element to the beach theme.

Thank You cards

Let your guests know you appreciate them celebrating your special day with you. Write heartfelt messages thanking your guests on these dimensional seahorse cards and place them into the matching gift bags.

Additionally, you can mail out thank you cards! These conch shell watercolor cards are handmade and personal, so they are the perfect way to show your appreciation to your wedding guests who helped make your day a bit more special.

Day of décor

Create a mini seashell gallery and place the framed pieces at the welcome table next to the wedding guest book. Consider placing them on each table along with the rest of the centerpieces.


If you’re wanting to add more of a tropical touch to your beach-themed wedding, look no further than these luau centerpieces! These monstera inspired leaves are made out of green cardstock paper and styled around a candle hurricane to create a romantic feel to the night.

Tropical bouquet

A wedding bouquet is one of the most important accessories to a bride’s ensemble. These romantic golden leaves can add a touch of color and elegance to your your bouquet without taking away from the beach-y vibes.

Wedding book

Lastly, aside from photos, a wedding book is a great way to preserve those memories from your special day. A handmade wedding book is ideal if you’re looking to customize it to fit your wedding theme or location. The best part is that you’ll only need a few supplies to make it: decorative paper and cardstock, chipboard, and foil. You can find all these items in the Cricut shop!

We hope these ideas get you inspired to craft! And it’s a great way to personalize your wedding exactly how you want it. We’d love to see what you create, so be sure to tag us on social using #Cricut!