If you’re a future beach bride on a budget, you may be wondering how to pull off the most beautiful wedding possible without breaking the bank. A simple beach wedding can still be breathtaking, but will allow you to focus most of your resources on the reception.
The great thing about a beach wedding is that most of the beauty is in the view, so you don’t have to have a lot of décor. The majority of your decorations should be near the altar, and even then you don’t need a lot. To save money, use a simple arch instead of a gazebo, and choose a small number of flowers. Evening weddings on the beach can be beautiful, and flowers aren’t really needed then.
Choose flowers that are in season to keep the cost low. Rather than choosing complicated arrangements, go with simple flowers. Small glass containers can hold single roses or carnations, and the effect is breathtaking without being overly expensive. Save the more elaborate arrangements for the bouquets and the reception.
One of the most magical (and inexpensive) types of décor for your evening beach wedding is lights. Whether you choose twinkling strings of lights or candles, they can create a beautiful effect. Choose small glass containers and place them down the aisle, filling with water and inserting a floating candle. The result is beautiful décor without a lot of money. The same can be done with white bags 1/3 filled with sand; place a tea light inside for a beautiful effect.
Simple beach weddings can be magical without being overly expensive. To stay within a small budget, decorate minimally for the wedding and save the majority of the décor expenses for the reception.