Sunday, May 23, 2010


Hello everyone!
                       It's great to see the sunshine and feel the heat in New England!
I can hardly believe May is almost over already.  What to discuss, what to discuss?
Well, I guess this little blog will be about a Beach theme wedding and ideas for you to use.
Brides can wear short or long gowns with a light chiffon or ancelon lace. How about the Groom and Groomsmen in beach print shirts, and the Bridesmaids in colors that match the shirts? I've also seen Bridesmaids in pretty sarongs. They're great 'cause one size fits all! They're also rewearable after the wedding so your girls will get more bang for their buck!
I've been scouting around stores and found some great ideas, for very little cost.
  I found little bags of starfish and sand dollars for $1.69 ea. and there are 6 to a bag. I love the idea of using the sand dollars for seating.  Just get a shallow box and fill it with playground sand (@ the venue, too heavy to carry pre-filled. Next, write the names of guest and table # on the sand dollar, which you'll place in the sand.  You can also make just table #'s on the first sand dollar in the row and just write the names on the dollars.
Netting and starfish can also be used on the table to add to the beachy feel.
Shells and starfish can be scattered on the tables and either florals or tall & short clear vases can be used as the centerpiece. There are SO many things you can do with the vases.
How about colored water ( to match your colors) w/ floating shell or starfish candles?  You can also keep the water clear, place glass or pebbles on the bottom and add a fish with some greenery!
You may also like to get some cute hurricanes with seashells on the outside and light them from within with immersable lights or candles. I also saw the cutest "fake" sand castles!
There are lots of cute fish, shell, lighthouse, or lawn chair items you can give as favors.
How about a candy display with salt water taffy, rock candy, and ocean colored candies placed in sand pails?
I found some cute pails that can be filled with crayons and coloring books for the kids @ the wedding.
Another idea is to name your tables after your favorite beaches or flip flops available for the wedding party to change into once the dancing begins! 
Choose your favorite signature coctail and don't forget to add umbrellas to them!
You can have beach balls for decorations, use lighting for effects, and have fireworks at the end of the night!
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Lots of Love & Happy Planning <3
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