Okay Ladies, get out your note pad, break out your dream board! We are going to give you some beautiful and unique beach wedding ideas and suggestions. These are things that if you start early enough you will have plenty of time to gather these cute ideas for your wedding.
Suggestion #1 – Plan your wedding for a week day. Most houses rent from Saturday to Saturday during the spring and summer so if you are planning your beach wedding for that time of year a mid-week wedding or Friday night wedding is the most cost effective way to go. It will cost you a pretty penny to add just one or two extra nights to have a Saturday wedding.
Suggestion #2 – Have a wedding planner in the area. It is so difficult to plan a wedding from a distance. It is great to have someone in the area that can make sure your venue and all of your wedding details are progressing as they should while you are north of the shore.
Suggestion # 3 – You are coming to the beach a simple beach theme is completely appropriate. You have beautiful surroundings that do not need lots of embellishment. Save money on decor and use it for your honeymoon!
Suggestion # 4 – Have a rain and bad weather alternative. We just had a very minor tropical storm come through this area. We always plan for the worst but hope for the best. Unfortunately the wedding that was supposed to be over the weekend had to be shifted and all the out of town guests moved their reservations to another time because of the threat of a storm. Often we truly do not know how bad a storm will be until the last minute. So have a plan ready so everyone coming knows what will happen, just in case.
Suggestion # 5 – You are coming to the beach, the more laid back you can be and plan for everything the smoother everything will go. People are coming to see you get married but they are also coming for a beach getaway.
Okay now for the fun stuff some ideas!!!! I’ve seen the trend go the way of more somber colors in the last year or two. Lots of tan, taupe, beige and gold or silver with an accent color of coral, blue or green. We do see the colors in nature reflected in weddings often!
Such as in photos you will see the bride used a natural canvas color with tan, gold and navy blue accents. All of her things had an antique feel. She even included mismatched antique china for her reception meal. Honey bees were particularly special to her and the groom as he is a beekeeper. Bees, and honey had a starring role in thank you gifts and on all invites, and programs. She also tied in antique linens and ribbons, and buttons. The flower girl wore a dress with hundreds of flowing ribbons that fit right in.
In the natural canvas and tan tote that was a take home gift for guests a couple of personalized bottles of water. Honey flavored and bee themed and specialty chocolates. Guest also took home cozies that were navy blue with the Bride and Grooms gold monogram with Honey bee included. Also, small paint brushes were included to brush the beach sand off of the visitor’s feet.
Even the napkins were an antique floral pattern monogrammed in navy with the Bride and Grooms initials. Off white and tan lace made an appearance in any available decoration and attached to any paper given to a guest. One of the ideas we had never heard of was a “wine box.” This was a beautiful wooden box that the bride and groom put a letter in each and a bottle of their favorite wine. This box was sealed by the bride and groom with a gold nail each and hammered in by a gold hammer. This only to be opened by the bride and groom if they think they are ready to not be married at some point. It was an antique beach wedding and one of the loveliest we have seen. As I mentioned with a little planning and time all of the simple things she used would be easy to collect and put together to make a truly unique beach wedding.