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    Just got a phone call from DS and he and Fiance' are planning to get married next summer May 21st! They live in Ohio and will be married here on the beach!! (Just family) Other son is getting married June 25th! (Big Bash) How can they do this to me? That means the planning for most things will take place by phone and guess who get's to be in charge of the May wedding!! Not sure if I am excited or scared! The May wedding is long overdue they have been engaged 5 years together for 8. I am going to need to really have to get organized for all of this!!

    Ok folks, Any neat ideas for a beachy wedding ceremony? Sandpails and flowers? Throw shells at them? LOL

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    We just helped our niece with a beach wedding in CA and we all wore Hawaiian shirts and leis. She was lovely in a long gown but he wore a very tailored white shirt with embroidery and chino pants. Her white flippy flops were decorated with flowers and lace.

    Many others will have more ideas!

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    Well first off:

    CONGRATS !!!!!!!

    Next take a deep breath and hold on tight :wink: LOL!

    Have they picked colors yet ?

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    Congratulations Donna. Don't be scared or work yourself into a panic mode. You can do this & I bet it will be gorgeous! Relax, take baby steps & enjoy the preparation of it all. :wink:

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    I agree, take a deep breath. What will the weather be like there in late May? Think about what may be close by (restraunts, etc) and whether you could book for after wedding festivites. Oh, there is so much to consider. Always have a Plan B. My daughter planned to be married in a large park with a pavillion but the guest would have to sit in chairs on the grass. The night before, we went to the venue and it had rained all day and mosquitos were THICK and the ground was water logged. Thank goodnes she had a plan B and it was moved to her church's youthcenter with a large room, stage, kitchen and all the tables and chairs. It worked out perfectly. She rented flowers (large bouquets for decoration, had an archway they stood under on the stage and steps were built to lead up to the stage.It really was beautiful and we did it all ourselves.

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    Weather is iffy in May but should be nice by then, We are not having a reception maybe a keg of beer and a beach party, They will have a reception in Ohio for Family that lives south. I have an arbor we can take and decorate and I will make the flowers for everyone. I will probably make a cake as I have all the stuff and we will just have beer and cake- Eww yuck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Ok folks, Any neat ideas for a beachy wedding ceremony? Sandpails and flowers? Throw shells at them? LOL
    Release Seagulls instead of doves? LOL
    Take a deep breath and start making lists :wink: keep them in a notebook.
    A plan B for that time of year is a wonderful suggestion, too :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Quote Originally Posted by Up North
    Ok folks, Any neat ideas for a beachy wedding ceremony? Sandpails and flowers? Throw shells at them? LOL
    Release Seagulls instead of doves? LOL
    Take a deep breath and start making lists :wink: keep them in a notebook.
    A plan B for that time of year is a wonderful suggestion, too :D
    Suggested throwing Birdseed, that would bring in the seagulls!! I think that is a no go!

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    My DD got married in a gazebo a year ago - after the reception (with ants on the wedding cake) when they left, we all lit sparklers to light their way. Very beautiful pictures of this in the dark.

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    A tent with sides just as in case sort of thing if not just for wind management, but rain! Wood for a bon fire would be nice touch also. If its still a little cool, could add some warmth.

    Your arbor with flowing sheer material with their colors would be beautiful.

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    Congratulations!!! :)
    Cake w/ strawberry filling served w/strawberry daquaris, sounds Yummy. Might can serve mixed nuts in a seashell for the beer drinkers. :)
    Best of Luck and have Fun !!

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    The good news is you're going to be just fine. My mother and I had three months to plan my wedding and everything came out perfect! Of course it wasn't a beachy wedding (those are so lovely!), but still! You can do this!

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    I know I can do this but I am nervous about it just the same. I think all will go well no matter what we do!!

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    A beach wedding should be at sunset then you have the pretty color of the sun going down. There are a lot of wedding mag to look through or even go on line I bet you will find some really cool idea.
    Get the bride and groom in the pre things as you can. Get them to help as much as you can it is there day. They should have to do some of the work.
    I'm not sure about the bird seed on the beach they may not let you do that since it might sprout and come up or add a lot of weeds to the beach.
    Having it on the beach means everyone save money on shoes.
    everyone should be bare foot.

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    I'm not sure about the bird seed on the beach they may not let you do that since it might sprout and come up or add a lot of weeds to the beach.
    No, No bird seed we would have seagulls flocking everywhere!! LOL













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