Here are some ideas to make your beach wedding enchanting with the details:
Photos in the sand. On a table near the guest book, place a wooden rectangular box filled halfway with sand (you can paint or finish a plain craft store box to match your colors and theme). Place a Polaroid camera and extra film nearby along with instructions. Allow guests to take pictures and leave them for you in the sand after they dry! You can even include a pen for guests to sign the photo. Later, you can include the photos in a scrapbook album.
Postcards as table cards. Interested in trying something different to label your tables? Try using postcards for your beach destination. For each table, purchase two matching postcards. Glue the blank sides together. Place a large table number on each photo side. You can arrange the numbers to the left or right depending on the picture. This adds a great local flair to your beach wedding!
Shell centerpieces. If you're adding some DIY adventure to your beach wedding, consider making your own shell centerpieces. Instead of an awkward floral arrangement, consider a flat circular or rectangular design. Incorporate tea light candles to add a warm glow if your reception is at night.
Salt water taffy favors. Most shore-goers associate salt water taffy with the Jersey shore. Consider purchasing salt water taffy in bulk and dividing the taffy into favor bags for your guests. Guests often appreciate edible favors.
Regardless of budget, you should certainly consider the theme of your wedding in the decor whether you're using colors or the natural elements of the Jersey shore.
This article was originally published on Examiner.com