Scrolling through Pinterest to find nautical-themed wedding decor that is not overly predictable can be a real struggle. We get it! You want a classy event that isn’t completely covered in stripes and tangled in ropes. If you’re looking to incorporate classy nautical details and seaworthy decor, here are nine ideas that will help you embrace your inner sailor without going overboard.
1. Boat Backdrop: This rowboat doubles as a ceremony backdrop and a photo booth for the reception. Add a few more nautical accents like rope, a boat’s wheel, and a lantern to complete the look. (via DioDecor)
2. Oar Signs: Point your guests in the right direction with oars adorned with calligraphy. The modern wooden signs will make sure that everyone knows which way the party is. (via KT Merry / Martha Stewart Weddings)
3. Stellar Shoes: With lace-up shoes and rope sandals being the IT trend of summer footwear, these babies will certainly turn heads when you walk down the aisle. Bonus: They can also double as your something blue! (via Purple Tree Wedding Photography / Wedding Bells)
4. Oyster Place Cards: If you’re thinking about including shell decor in your big day, consider switching out the usual beach shells for these gilded oyster ones. The gold painted calligraphy will add an extra *WOW* factor to the display. (Harwell Photography / Style Me Pretty)
5. Wedding Party Boat: It’s not really a nautical wedding without some type of boat ride, amirite? Use it as a backdrop for exchanging your vows on or just as a photo prop. (via Max & Friends / Inside Weddings)
6. Ship Wheel: This ceremony arch is everything! We’re loving the wheel with the delicate flowers, the driftwood poles, and that insane ocean view. *insert heart eye emoji* (via Ashley Kelemen / 100 Layer Cake)
7. Beer Boat: This help-yourself bar will save your friends and family from standing in long bar lines and ensure that they have plenty of time on the dance floor. (via Chelsey Boatwright Photography / Inspired by This)
8. Buoy Tags: Your guests will float right to their tables after finding their names on this lifeboat. (via Emilie Inc.)
9. DIY Paper Boat Place Card: Get your craft on with these origami paper boat place cards. Fill them with sweet treats and guests won’t be able to wait to get their hands on them. (via Martha Stewart)
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