When we think of coastal weddings, oyster decor is almost a given! It’s unique in terms of wedding decor, and so perfectly complimentary of the wedding destination! Not to mention, there’s so many uses for oyster shells too! We’ve rounded the best oyster wedding decor below that you may even want to incorporate in your newlywed nest afterwards!
Escort & Place Cards
One of the more common oyster wedding decor options for coastal weddings is definitely using the shells as place cards. Add a romantic calligraphy font or gold foil, and we’re in dreamland.
photo by Renee Hollingshead | calligraphy by Surcee Calligraphy via Washingtonian
Functional and fabulous! Having a coastal wedding without an oyster bar is almost criminal! The display options are endless, and adding in champagne adds a bougie touch.
photo by A Bryan Photo via Style Me Pretty
What’s a coastal themed wedding cake without an oyster shell or two adorning it?! We particularly loved this watercolor inspired wedding cake we featured a few years back, and still do! See that whole spread here!
photo by Amanda Zabrocki Photography
You can DIY your own greenery table runner, but did you know an oyster table runner is just as easy? Whether it’s fully connected or just laid closely together, an oyster table runner is definitely a conversation piece for your tables!
photo by The Ganeys via Coastal Bride
Show off that sparkler in an oyster shell! Double points if your ring happens to be a pearl instead of a diamond!
photo by Amanda Zabrocki Photography featured in Serene Coastal Elopement
Probably the easiest oyster decor there is! Sprinkle a few oyster shells throughout your greenery and florals or placed simply on a napkin for a subtle coastal look.
photo by Hannah Haston Photography via Style Me Pretty
Yes, oyster shells as candle holders! This is one that can definitely double as home decor as well. Even better, you can DIY these!
photo by Jose Villa via Once Wed
Stationery & Products
For us coasties, we love anything and everything coastal themed! What can we say? We love where we live! So don’t just stop at your physical decor. Bring oysters into your stationery like watercolor signs, napkins, and even menu cards!
photo by Melissa Schollaert Photography via Wedding Chicks
Something I have gifted myself and my loved ones is painted oyster shells and it’s always a hit! Give personalized Christmas ornament oyster shells as guest favors or even custom oyster knives for those true coastal lovers!
photo by Cynthia Rose Photography via Southern Weddings
by: Chelsey Gatlin