Simple Yet Effective Ideas
You could stay at a beach house before the wedding and use it for all the planning while using it as the venue for your reception. Before executing this plan, find out if you need a permit for the venue you have decided on. Once you have taken care of the details, your venue will be all set for d-day. This is the best way to cut costs for your wedding.
Another important consideration would be the guest list. It is always a good idea to have the wedding ceremony in the presence of a few close friends and family members. Stick to a guest list that comprises people you are in constant contact with.
A wedding with a lot of guests may also cause logistical issues. Restricting your guest list allows you to save on the cost of wedding invitations. With a beach wedding you can afford to opt for casual invitations. This idea can save you a lot of money. If you have a graphic designer friend, you could ask him to design your invitations, and print them out.
Keep it minimalistic with silver painted stakes driven into the ground serving as the fencing for the aisle and candles at the end to highlight the same.
If you opt to have the wedding in the twilight hours, you can save money on a tent. This is one of the ideas that will save you hundreds and thousands of dollars. Rent chairs for the guests, and arrange the sitting area yourself. You can rent a canopy if you are worried about untimely rain showers. Use candles inside hurricane lamps to light up the area.
One of the main expenses at any wedding is the reception, and you can save money on the reception by hosting it at either the beach house that you have rented, or by having a simple yet elegant wine and cake reception at the beach itself. You could alternatively opt for a local catering company to provide the food, if your budget allows for it.