Beach weddings give an elegant solution to the stresses of a traditional wedding. Planning a beach wedding is fun, easier to plan, romantic, and less expensive than a normal wedding. It is a special way to celebrate your marriage in a naturally beautiful location. Knowing how to plan a beach wedding within your budget is crucial, if you are going to have an affordable but memorable wedding for a lifetime. Here are some helpful tips on how to afford your wedding at the beach:
Choose A Location
When choosing a location, be sure that you choose an area of the beach protected from direct winds. Also, check to see if food and drinks are allowed if you are planning on having your reception on the beach. For the most part, most beaches do not require a special permit but still check with local authorities. You may want to even think about having your wedding at a lake that is closest to you.
Determine Number of Guests
The number of guests that you have will determine how much money that you need to spend. By knowing the projected number of guests, you can more easily set a budget.
Cost of Invitations
The cost of invitations can be rather expensive and so, consider shopping online. There are many online companies that sell affordable beach wedding invitations, such as AnnsBridalBargains.com.
Be sure to choose a location that won’t impose a hardship on family and friends. Talk it over with everyone to make sure that everyone can afford the expenses. If it is too expensive for your guests, choose a location that is more affordable.
Minimize Reception Expenses
Consider having your reception at sunset at the beach. This will prevent you from spending money on an expensive building or hotel. You may want to rent an outdoor canopy to protect your reception. At your reception, consider having cold appetizers, cold drinks, and of course, your wedding cake. Be sure to add weight to your serving tables and items on it, since the beach is breezy.
It is really not necessary to have decorations at a beach wedding since the beach is already naturally beautiful. However, if you want to have some decorations, you may want to consider decorating the outdoor canopy with silk flowers and mini lights. You could also add elegant napkins, wine glasses, and dishes to the serving tables.
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