Beach theme wedding invites typically have a few different motifs — starfish, seashells and sea turtles. So, let’s take a look at starfish wedding invitations, as that is probably the most popular motif we’re asked to used.
Legend has it that a starfish is a really a star that fell from the sky into the water. In Christian symbolism, the starfish represents the Virgin Mary and her deep divine love. The starfish also represents guidance, inspiration, brilliance, vigilance and intuition — each of which are keys to a successful marriage.
Starfish wedding invitations can be muted and sweet, like in our Chocolate and Shimmer Pink Starfish Wedding Invitation. The invitation is layered onto pink and then chocolate papers for a dramatic statement. The starfish is the perfect accent on the left side of each element — the wedding invite, response card and insert. This starfish wedding invite is perfect for an elegant beach wedding.
Another subtle way to use the starfish is in your custom wedding logo. Here the starfish is the background of the wedding logo. The wedding logo is then used as a tag to hold the boarding pass wedding invitation closed. It’s also repeated on the boarding pass invite, on the right side as a thoughtful touch. With the bold colors of this tropical wedding invite, a bold starfish would be too much to add. But, the little hint of this magnificent creature within the wedding logo is just enough to make it fall into the category of starfish wedding invitations.
If you’re looking for the starfish to be a more prominent part of your wedding invitation design, then check out our Vintage Passport Starfish Wedding Invitation. This unique wedding invite features the starfish as a wooden charm tied to the front of your passport. Layered on burlap and tied with raffia the wooden starfish looks as those it is actually laying on the beach. Your custom monogram wedding logo uses the starfish as accents on either side of your initials. Inside, the starfish is then front and center as well — at the top of the formal invite page, and flanking the page number on the additional pages.
Starfish wedding invitations don’t have to be whimsical and boring; they can be elegant, classic, subtle and vintage. So, make your starfish wedding invite fit your wedding style and have this meaningful motif part of your design.