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Cost Breakdown for a Destination Wedding

July 25, 2012 by  
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So you’re having a destination wedding. Now come the questions: Do the bride and groom pay for everything? What about hotel rooms and airfare for the guests? Does the wedding party pay for their own rooms? Here’s an easy checklist to help you decide who pays for what. Read more

Beach Wedding Planning Tips

March 27, 2009 by  
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How to Plan Fantastic Ocean Isle Beach Weddings

Getting married is a magical time in anyone’s life. Ocean Isle Beach weddings can offer a beautiful and romantic setting, plus much more to make your dream day truly dreamy!

As you may or may not know planning an beach wedding isn’t an easy task so this web site is here to offer some great tips and ideas to get you started on the right path.

So, let’s get started right away and discover how to plan Ocean Isle Beach weddings on any budget easily.

Our top tips to get you started:

**Choose your Ocean Isle Beach location hotel or resort and come up with your budget. You need a place and an amount to make future decisions and get the ball rolling.

**Work with an experiences Event Coordinator who knows the local beach rules and regulations, and set a date so that a specific area of the beach is just for you. Nothing like sunbathers or other beach folks hanging out and walking by as you say your vows. An Event Coordinator also who knows the area and local vendors that will be a must for your dream beach weddings. The price you’ll pay may be completely worth it in savings elsewhere and headaches.

**Advise friends and family about the wedding so they have time to plan accordingly. One tip is to ask for wedding and honeymoon packages and discounts when booking your accommodations.

**Finally, choose a theme and honeymoon destination. Sometimes its a great idea to plan to honeymoon right at the property where you get married. As for themes, let’s discuss a few fun ones below!

** Ocean Isle Beach Weddings theme ideas – these are our favorites, so this list is by no means all-inclusive:

**Do anything around what you both love. I’ve seen some crazy themes, but it made both the bride and groom happy.

**You could do boat themes, nautical themes, and other themes that go along with the beach. You’re in the perfect setting for it.

**Do a casual beach party theme. Have everyone wear sandals, sun dresses, and other fun, relaxing stuff. Do the party right there and just let loose. It doesn’t have to black ties just to be a great and classy wedding.

**You could do Caribbean-style, Hawaiian-style, or other creative style. Have fun with it and keep it simple.

**Finally, you could do a classy wedding right on the beach. The setting may be different than a church, but you could still do the classical black ties and wedding dresses around the gorgeous Ocean Isle Beach setting.

**When it comes to wedding, the couples are apt to move around to welcome their friends and relative, walk along the shores and go dancing and partying. The comfort of the footwear they choose for the occasion is very important. Men need to avoid wearing leather shoes and cover-ups, instead choose a sandal or a slip-on and women choose to wear simple slip-ons or flip-flops. Comfortable beach wedding shoes are a very important part of a beach wedding. One thing to always bear in mind is get a slip-on that is made of easy-drying material like satin or any synthetic and do not make your foot stuck with the sand.

Remember to be creative and have some fun planning your Ocean Isle Beach wedding. It is a magical day and Ocean Isle Beach offers a perfect place for this type of event.

Again, this is only a start to get the ball rolling on planning the wedding. There are many details you’ll want to go through even for the simplest weddings. We hope this helps get the mind running as you get ready for the big day!

Creative Beach Wedding Favors

March 27, 2009 by  
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If you’re having a beach theme wedding, finding beach wedding favors that aren’t dull and boring can sometimes be a challenge. While traditional wedding favors such as cheese spreaders and bottle toppers are a classic way to thank your guests for being with you on your special day, coming up with new beach wedding favor ideas can be a fun and creative way to let your guests know that you care.

Flip Flops

An easy and fun beach wedding favor to give your guests is a pair of flip flops! They’re actually fairly inexpensive and come in a variety of sizes and colors. You don’t have to be exact on the size – just grab a wide range of both men’s and women’s sizes and everyone should be able to find something that fits
Tie each set to a guest’s chair or throw them in a big basket at the entrance to your reception for guests to pick up.

Beach Favor Boxes

An inexpensive and fun way to create beach wedding favors is to find bulk beach favor boxes or bags and fill them with whatever you want! Fill them with flower seeds, birdseed, chocolates, Jordan almonds, scented soaps, bath salts or anything else you can come up with! Tie the finished product with a color coordinated ribbon and you’ve got a creative beach wedding favor that was easy and simple to make and just as thoughtful!

Drink Mixes

A beach wedding is practically synonymous with chilled mojitos and cool pina coladas. What’s more refreshing at a hot beach reception than an ice cold cocktail? Let your guests take home the magic of cocktails on the beach with a personalized packet of mojito or other cocktail mix. When your guests get home, they simply follow the mixing directions and in just a few minutes they’ll have a drink as delicious as they did at your reception!


Everyone needs sunscreen at a beach wedding, but many people forget to bring it! Don’t let your guests get burned at your ceremony or reception. You don’t have to make everyone share from the big bottle of discount sunscreen you got at the supermarket though – turn this opportunity to give your guests unique and useful beach wedding favors! Many online warehouses and wedding favor boutiques offer small bottles of sunscreen that you can have personalized with your names and wedding date!

Pass these out at the beginning of the ceremony to keep your guests from getting crisp! Use your beach wedding favors as an opportunity to let your creativity shine. Find something unconventional that is beach related and get a ton of them to give your friends and family at the wedding! No matter what it is, as long as it’s thoughtful and something that came from the heart, your guests will love them. You don’t have to stick with the expensive and traditional to let your guests know that you appreciate their presence on your big day.

About the author:

Kimberly Bean is the owner and operator of BeachThemeWeddingShop.com which caters to today’s brides searching for unique and cheap beach wedding ideas, beach wedding decorations, beach favors,
accessories and more.