Long Beach Island Wedding Trends for 2018 Brides

Are you getting married in 2018? We’ve found the best wedding dresses, themes, and venues for a beach wedding at the Jersey Shore. Check out these great Long Beach Island wedding trends and get inspired for your big day!

Best Long Beach Island Wedding Dresses

Before you go dress shopping, have a look at these handpicked styles that would be absolutely gorgeous for a beachfront wedding. If you’re getting married in the fall or winter, a long sleeved simple gown of soft cotton lace is perfect. For a summer wedding, there are several styles that we love for a beach wedding. Just keep in mind that you’ll want fewer layers, possibly a shorter length, and minimize the tulle because sand and tulle do not mesh well.

Long Beach Island Wedding

 Breath of Salt Air

2F102 UBAGO Gown by Aire Barcelona

Gorgeous, lightweight bridal gown specifically designed for a beach bride.






Long Beach Island Wedding Trends for Winter

Offseason Beach Beauty

TR11832 Gown by Mon Cheri

Available in sizes 0-20. Colors: Ivory/Champagne, Ivory, White


Long Beach Island Wedding Trends Tea Length Dress

Enchanting Nautical Bride

117181 Gown by Mon Cheri

Available in sizes 0-20. Colors: Ivory, White

2018 Wedding Themes

As a bride-to-be, you have endless freedom in the area of creativity. You might want a simple theme or something more elaborate for your LBI beach wedding. The nautical theme is a lot of fun to work with, and there are several different approaches you could take. You could go with an old-school yacht club with vintage clothing. You could take a chic beach-lovers approach and decorate with starfish and anchors. Or, you could bring a mermaid theme into it for a fantasy-inspired wedding day. No matter how you envision your wedding, it’s helpful to establish a theme so that your wedding planner and bridesmaids can better assist you with the process.

Here are some of the best wedding themes we found trending for 2018:

  • Rustic and Homemade – driftwood signs, sea shell centerpieces, simple furniture and fabrics
  • Mermaid Fantasy – pastel colored dresses, sparkly decorations, sea glass and elements from the deep sea
  • Vintage Nautical – retro clothing, old-school artwork including pin-ups and sailors
  • Clean and Minimal – nature inspired wedding with crisp white linens, wooden and glass decorations
  • Modern Nautical – stripes and anchors, navy and red accents, beach-inspired furnishings

Great Wedding Venues on Long Beach Island

Looking into a place to book for your wedding ceremony and/or reception? You can see our article about the best wedding venues on Long Beach Island to get a full picture of your options. Most of the couples getting married on LBI choose to say their vows and host the ceremony on the beachfront. The ocean and scenery made a beautiful ambiance. There are some small challenges such as the sound of wind and waves, especially if you’re using a wedding videographer. It can also be a challenge to set up and tear down, unless you hire a crew that knows how to handle beachfront weddings, but the end result is absolutely beautiful. Your beachfront wedding photos will be absolutely incredible and your guests will enjoy the casual and scenic environment.

Fortunately, Long Beach Island beach weddings are a popular thing and there are many local vendors offering wedding planning and catering services. Certain hotels like Spray Beach Hotel and Sea Shell Resort provide everything from wedding planning, beach ceremony setup, a reception area, onsite catering, and of course the lodging. This is hands-down the most simplified way to plan a wedding on LBI.

One of the biggest Long Beach Island wedding trends we’ve seen is minimalism. The biggest gift to a bride is taking the stress off so she can enjoy everything about her wedding, both in the planning stages and on the big day. Using a wedding planner who has everything included in a package is very simple and convenient, and they do a fantastic job that has everyone happy in the end. Minimalism is important for the event itself, too, and the natural seascape is a perfect choice for this kind of wedding celebration. The sea breeze and sunshine provides an easy, carefree setting and the Long Beach Island vibe really helps everyone to be relaxed.

Here are some of our favorite LBI Wedding Venues:

Pick your favorite Long Beach Island Wedding Trends!

You’re going to fall in love when you start digging into your favorite beach wedding themes, trying on dresses, and taking tours of LBI wedding venues. Long Beach Island wedding trends all lead to the same place, essentially: Saying “I do” to your soulmate while you’re surrounding by friends and family at a beautiful, beachfront paradise. Pick your favorite Long Beach Island wedding trends and let them inspire you as in all of the details for your big day!