Beach weddings are spectacular. What could be more perfect than collecting family and friends to help celebrate your nuptials with sand, surf and the open sky as your backdrop? If you are going to get married at the beach however, we’ve got three important tips you won’t want to miss. Check out these simple suggestions that will help make your oceanside affair unique, comfortable, and memorable for decades to come.
Tents and Canopies
Putting some forethought into tents and canopies is an absolute must for beach weddings. Whether you’re exchanging vows in the morning, the afternoon or having a jaw-dropping sunset wedding, your guests will appreciate a little bit of shelter. We love the sun as much as the next person, but for a daytime wedding, the heat can quickly become overpowering. Having a tent or a canopy can give your guests a shady place to join you as you exchange vows. It also makes for the perfect space to hold a reception. In the evening, a tent can be one step in keeping bugs at bay. Surround your tent with citronella tiki torches to give your celebration a warm glow without the insect activity.
Beach weddings can be either very elegant or simple and casual. If you’re looking for a more elegant atmosphere, consider providing luxurious lounge furniture where guests can mingle and relax. For a brief, intimate ceremony, guests could stand, but seating is generally best for making family and friends feel the most welcome. Consider chairs with white linen covers to accent your chic, breezy vibe. If you’re hosting a more casual event, you could seat guests on wooden folding chairs, or even farm-style benches to really encourage camaraderie.
Fun Party Favors
People often think of party favors as parting gifts to thank your guests as they leave. But when you’re hosting an outdoor event, favors can even be fun and useful during the ceremony! When putting together your swag bags consider adding things like flip flops, sunglasses and sunscreen. What about including a rolled beach towel tied with twine and a sweet note thanking your guests for joining you on your special day? Custom embroidered, straw beach hats are all the rage right now as well. Don’t hold back. Seaside weddings are the perfect avenue to showcase your creativity, especially through memorable party favors.
The beach is a coveted wedding venue and you can bet that it will be a day to remember. AV Party Rentals can manage the logistics of your rentals so that every detail of your oceanside celebration is as picture perfect as your view.