Ideas for your Cape Cod Beach Wedding
Your wedding day should be a reflection of who you are as a couple. It is in fact, a celebration of your love and relationship. Now with pinterest, facebook, and everything else out there it can make a bride’s head spin! All this information making couples feel like they need to do every task on a checklist that someone else made.
Well the truth is, it is YOUR day. If you want to have a black tie affair in a ballroom, then you should definitely do that! If you want to get married in Vegas, you should do that! If you want to destination wedding, you should do that! The true first step to wedding planning is day dreaming of what you want your day to look like.
Now in my wedding daydream I could hear the ocean crashing in the background. I could feel the sunshine on my face as I looked into the man I loved eyes. I could see the night sky being lit up by lanterns, sparklers, and laughter. I know, I know, I'm a dork. But a big old dork in love! I wanted to declare my love at one of the places we have always been happiest, at the beach.
After all, we are Cape Codders.
If you played back our love story, many of the best scenes would come from our time at the beach. So let's make another happy memory out on the beach.
Here are my throw an awesome beach wedding suggestions.
DECORATING THE BEACH:
The good news is, the beach is already beautiful! Now you can just utilize nature and your surroundings to create the wedding scene.
Sea shells as seating assignments
Drift Wood signs telling people where to go.
An Arbor, that later can be put at the Newlywed’s house in the garden. Stones from the beach to create a path.
Lobster trap for cards
Lanterns and Burlap for the tables
What’s better than a Koozie on the beach?
Order so many more than you need. Don't be surprised when you see random strangers using your wedding koozie on Sandy Neck Beach. They have started to travel! I LOVE IT.
Having a wedding outside is a gamble! It is definitely worth the risk, but there should always be some type of tent or shelter JUST IN CASE!
I used Bayside Tents and would recommend them to anyone! Many tent companies will not put one out on the beach, but bayside was on board with my crazy plans!
Don’t forget to put down your wooden dance floor. Makes it easier to dance the night away. Do not forget to bring a broom. Sand can be slippery for dancing queens. . Being a sand zamboni is a perfect job for a little brother.
Check with the beach town that you are getting married in. (I was in Sandwich) Many towns offer wheel chairs with beach tires that you can borrow with a deposit down. This makes the beach perfect for any guest attending your wedding.
Don't forget to add pieces of you Cape Cod life to the wedding!
Clam bakes are not only delicious, They fit the theme and often times won’t break the bank. Here was Lobster, steak, clams, corn on the cob, steamed veggies, baked potato, and salad.
I used Clam Bakes Ect. in Osterville. It was delicious and perfect.
Make sure your photographer is aware of what time the sun will be setting. It is the perfect time for perfect pictures.
There is magic in the air at night. Everyone knows it’s true. Especially when you light it up!
Light up the night. Lanterns can be purchased online. You can buy biodegradable ones so you don’t have to worry about where they end up. You can just enjoy the beauty. Sparklers make great photos.
In the end, no matter where you decide to host your special day,
your happiness will shine through.
Most importantly, don't think I did this alone! All cards on the table, I have a mother in law who is a party planning wizard, friends who areModern Vintage Genisus', and Cape Cod as my beautiful home.
Britt is a Beach bum, Mom, Wife, Sister, Friend, Coach, Wanna be Photographer, Special needs advocate, Library enthusiast, Yogi, Mom blogger. Britt lives in a barn on Cape Cod with her husband, two toddlers, and stinky black lab. You can read more of her adventures at You're Somebody's MOTHER. Or if you have a short attention span, follow her on Instagram @somebodys_mother
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