Planning a wedding is always a very exciting task, one that can even be intimidating if you don’t know where to start! But we all want something special for our wedding, so we have to stick to our guts and follow that dream.
For brides and grooms planning on marrying at the beach looking for a simpler atmosphere, rest assured a beautiful and fresh outdoor wedding requires just as much planning as any other. Hence why we made this list of ideas to inspire and guide your way through planning!
DIY Message in a Bottle - for the Bride and Groom
Starting off simple - you can set up a simple writing desk for guests to leave messages in a bottle that you can open and read later with your partner. Some couples may want to keep it as a time capsule as well, for the messages to be read only in five years, maybe more. It’s up to you!
DIY Message in a Bottle - for the Guests
Alternatively, you and your partner can leave your own inspirational and thankful messages for the guests to take home. You can either make them generic so they can take home as a small souvenir, or make them personal for each guest! Learn how to make these step-by-step at Living Well Spending Less!
DIY Beach Wedding Aisle
The wedding aisle is one of the most important parts of the ceremony, as it will be where the main event will take place. There’s no mystery though. Here are some tips for planning the perfect wedding aisle:
- Avoid setting up flower petals - it looks incredible, but a windy day may ruin the look. Go for shells, rocks, or DIY lamps to mark the path (like the image above)!
- Make sure the chairs are safe and stable - if you’re using lighter chairs, they may easily fall or even fly away depending on the wind.
- Check the weather conditions - an outdoor wedding will depend on the kindness of the weather, so be sure to check if you don't have a rainy or windy forecast on your special date.
- Leave a basket near the aisle where guests can leave their shoes - like this one!
- Distribute welcome bags with beach related items (sunscreen, sunglasses, flip-flops, and such)
DIY Mercury Glass Garland
Centerpieces are important to any wedding decoration and these are perfectly rustic for a beach setting, while being easy to set up. Find out more about them here!
DIY Beach Wedding Arch
The bride and groom need a place to shine - that’s where the arch comes in. As you can see, it doesn’t take a million dollars to make one, all you need are some bamboos, cloth of your choosing and some flowers to rock it!
There's a big difference between falling in love with someone and falling in love with someone and getting married. Usually, after you get married, you fall in love with the person even more. - Dave Grohl
DIY Flower and Sand Centerpieces
These are absolutely beautiful little centerpieces, and you can make them in different sizes to spice it up a bit! Get this tutorial and many more at Elegant Wedding Invites!
DIY Mason Jar Floating Centerpieces
Still on the subject of centerpieces, these ones are especially easy to DIY! Get the full tutorial here!
DIY Liquid Copper Decorative Oysters
Now isn’t this lovely? There are so many uses for these decorative shells, going from simple table decor to souvenirs, there is so much possibility. You can learn how to make them at Bumble Bree’s Blog!
DIY Beach Wedding Table Number
Weddings, especially at the beach, need organization to work! With these mason jars you can set up where every guest will be and still have it be part of the decoration. Like what you see? Learn how to make it right here!
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