The starfish couple is prominent on beach wedding paper. From save-the-date cards and invitations, to gift bags and favors, two starfish holding hands, or dancing on the shore, seem to be an image couples can’t resist.
The rehearsal dinner is sometimes as big an event as the wedding itself, or almost. Families gather, maybe for the first time, to celebrate with the bride and groom the night before the ceremony.
Custom rehearsal dinner invitations for the starfish couple lovers.
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Although a line of RSVP text can be added to these invitations, some people prefer to include mailable reply cards. In that case, we have a whole collection of affordable, decorated and plain, RSVP cards. Some have menu list options, and some do not. All have paper selections to match the invitation paper you choose, and they come with white envelopes.
Tell a story with photo template table number cards. Beach themed table seating that contains lots of personalization. The couple will choose to share different photos for each card and add up to 3 lines of text to explain the picture. White sand dollars (on both sides) have templates for the table number.
Each card can contain the same photo, but adding different photos makes them more unique and personal. Variety will give guests something to talk about. When they realize that each table card tells a different short story, they can mingle and check out the other table cards in the room.
The couple will have to decide what they want to share. Make it interesting by adding some fun, and maybe funny, photos. Wedding guests will love this little insight into your life together before marriage!
Other examples of what to share:
*Where you met
*How he (or she) proposed
*Day trips & vacation photos
*Time spent relaxing at the beach (works well with a beach themed wedding!)
*Favorite things – like a special pet / eating ice cream together
*Favorite local haunts
*Pictures from the wedding shower
*Photos with your kids (if either has some from another marriage)
Each couple will have their own special moments collected from the months or years leading up to the wedding day. Collecting photos for table number cards can be a fun activity to do together, and one the groom may not mind helping with! Split the number of tables between each of you and come up with your own favorite photos to use. It may even be helpful to ask for outside help from the bridesmaids and groomsmen if you can’t decide which photos are most interesting.
The bright blue of this beach themed wedding program shows off the two white sand dollars well.
Along with the starfish, or sea star, the sand dollar is widely coveted by any beachcomber. Sand dollars are echinoderms, and not really “sea shells”. Shells contain a living mollusk inside. It’s the creature that made the shell. Sand dollars and starfish ARE the animal.
Did you know that most sand dollars are fuzzy and dark in color when alive? They turn white after being bleached out in the sun when they die and wash ashore. It’s tough to find a whole dried sand dollar because they are fragile and the wave action can break them apart.
The sand dollar featured on this tri-fold wedding program is my own. I photographed it and now use it to make beach related products. I have many other beautiful and unique beach wedding programs. Click the link to see them all.
Bright blue is an optional color. If you would like to change it, use the “customize” button on the product page. Find the color picker area and choose your favorite color. Keep it light or bright so the black text will be easy to read. If you prefer, I will be happy to change the background color and / or the text color for you.
This is quality “letterhead” paper and the color will be printed on the front of this program only.
Weddings are personal. The closest people in our lives are asked to be present at the beginning of a new life. Make the wedding more personal and invite guests by name. As you can see on the folded wedding invitation above, a line has been added which will hold the name of the guest who will open the card. Each guest will, in this way, receive his or her personal invitation.
Choosing to mail wedding invitations in this fashion will impress guests, as it will probably be something they have not seen before. If the couple is willing to put in the time and effort of adding the names inside, the reward is that guests will feel special.