Choosing Your Theme

Nautical Wedding Theme

Do you and your fiance love spending every free moment on a boat? Do the waves crashing and the big open water speak to your soul? A nautical wedding theme could be the perfect way to marry your love for your future spouse and your love for the water.

Nautical Wedding Venues

A yacht club or sailing club, or on a boat. (If you have a small guest list and a large budget, a yacht works best. If you have a large guest list, a cruise boat is the best option.)

Nautical Wedding Dress

If you’re having your wedding on a boat, an A-line or fit and flare are best because a large ballgown will be hard to maneuver in and it will be crowded on the boat. If you’re getting married on land, any type of wedding gown will do.

Bridesmaid Dresses

The bridesmaid dresses will depend on how formal your event is. For an event on the water, short bridal gowns are the best choice. If you’re having a formal event in a yacht club, you can go for short or long dresses.


Keep it clean and classic for the gents..tuxes in dark colors.

nautical wedding theme decor

Reception / Food

Given the venue options, you will most likely have a buffet. Don’t serve anything with a strong smell as it may make your guests nauseated if they’re on a boat.

Nautical Wedding Colors

Navy and ivory, red and navy or navy and gold all have a nautical feel.

Nautical Wedding Decor

Think, and message in a bottle favors thanking your guests for attending.

Nautical Wedding Stationery

The first piece of mail that your guests receive from you should give off the vibe for what type of wedding you’re having.  Nautical wedding theme stationery should follow your wedding colors and have some sort of boat or water theme. Check out our selection of nautical wedding stationery here.


Nautical weddings are classic with a fun twist. If you and your fiance have always loved the chic boat look, consider a nautical wedding theme.

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