Breezy weather, refreshing views, the soft sound of the waves—beach weddings are delightful. Not only will you look stunning with the picturesque scenery, but your guests will enjoy it too. If you plan on having your special day on the beach, you’re in for a treat. You couldn’t have picked a better venue to celebrate your love.
When we think of beach weddings, we typically don’t think of ways to improve the space. That’s because the ocean is your backdrop, decor, and venue. However, there are a few methods that can take your wedding to the next level without breaking your budget. With a little creativity, you can create an unforgettable experience.
Keep reading to discover six savvy ways to elevate your beach wedding on a budget.
Embrace the Local Aesthetics
Of course, adding your flair and personality to your wedding decor is essential. Still, it would be best to consider embracing local aesthetics to elevate your beach wedding. Adding local florals and tropical decor to your seating is necessary to hone the aesthetics. Use your creativity to add functionality to your decor. For example, create a pathway out of greenery or add boho chic rugs to avoid an awkward walk down the aisle and keep your toes as sand-free as possible.
However, when embracing the aesthetics, don’t block the landscape. You don’t want to cross the line of overcrowding the view.
Skip Traditional and Formal Wear
The beach is liberating. The relaxing setting frees you from stress, worries, and traditions. If all-white ball gowns aren’t your thing, this is the perfect time to show individuality. Make a statement and wow your guests with unique wedding attire. You can opt for a sky-blue wedding gown or an ivory mini dress—whatever feels comfortable.
Let Your Guests Bask in the Shade
Although beach weddings are beautiful, they can be hot. Rather than letting your guests fend for themselves, accommodate their needs. A budget-friendly way to elevate your beach wedding is by providing customized fans along with your program or passing out cute reusable umbrellas to block the sun.
You don’t have to worry about the eyesore in the wedding pictures by providing your guests with ways to cool themselves off. You’re in control of the aesthetics of it all! Your fans, umbrellas, water bottles, or anything you provide will be under your creative control.
Provide Fun Themed Welcome Gifts
Are you thinking of ways to wow your wedding guests? You can elevate your beach wedding on a budget by providing fun welcome gifts. Giving personalized gift bags to each of your guests will make the day even more special. Welcome them and thank them for coming with their favorite snacks, something bubbly, and sunglasses commemorating the big day.
Have a Beach Picnic as Your Reception
Wedding planning is finding ways to get what you want without busting your budget. If you’re looking for a way to save on your wedding reception, you can host a beach picnic! You’ll host the beach bash of the year, and it will be affordable, comfortable, and spacious.
Host a luxurious picnic by day, and when the sun sets, convert your space into an ultimate beach bonfire. You can even change into your wedding swim gear to take the first dive into the ocean as a married couple. What an unforgettable way to end your day!
Add a Photo Area With Customized Surf Boards
Whether you’re hosting your wedding reception on the beach or at a local venue, you should adorn the photo op area with customized surfboards. Label your boards with your new last name, a hashtag, or funny slogans to create a one-of-a-kind backdrop. Your guests will love taking a picture of something so unique and special.
Hosting a beach wedding doesn’t mean you have to follow trends or traditions. Take your wedding to the next level with our six budget-savvy ways to personalize it to your taste. Allow your creativity and style to flow throughout the small details, from decor to cocktail menu names. It’s your day, so make the most out of it.