5 Easy Ways to Pamper Guests at Your Beach Wedding

I think it is fair to say that whenever we host a social event we want our guests to feel welcomed and comfortable. And I think that is especially true at a wedding and perhaps even more so at a beach wedding; because for a beach wedding, it can sometimes be a challenge to make guests comfortable. For example, it can be uncomfortably warm and the sun can be unbearably bright. And guests have to take their shoes off to easily walk in the sand, which can leave their feet caked with sand! And what do they do with their shoes!

So, if you want to keep your guests comfortable at your beach wedding, here are 5 easy ways to pamper them. All of these ideas are relatively easy to accomplish and will be greatly appreciated by your guests.

5 Easy Ways to Pamper Guests at Your Beach Wedding:

  • Fan to keep cool
  • Umbrella for some shade
  • A place to check/store shoes
  • Flip Flops for walking in the sand
  • Brush to remove sand from feet

Having colorful fans for your guests is really a necessity for a hot, outdoor venue. And it can serve double duty by adding a splash of your wedding color to the décor! If your wedding ceremony is outside, you may want to place the fans on each chair. Or if only the reception is outdoors add a fan to each place setting to add color and to ensure that some of your guests don’t miss out on getting one. Fans_For_Wedding

When wedding guests see that you have provided pretty umbrellas to shade them from the sun, they will jump for joy! The umbrellas can be dressed up with ribbons to match your wedding color and placed in a decorative basket for guests to grab. Ahhh, sweet relief!Umbrellas_for_a_Beach_Wedding

If guests are going to be walking in the sand, they likely will want to take off their shoes. Providing a place for them to put their shoes, so they can easily find them after the festivities, is a much appreciated gesture. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy … just a place that is set aside for shoes, a sign and ideally some bins, shelves or tables. Shoe_Check_For_Beach_Wedding

You can go one step further after providing a “Shoe Check” by offering guests flip flops to wear in the sand. Include various sizes and colors (for men and for women) and put them in bins or baskets as seen in the photos below.Flip_Flops_for_Beach_Wedding

And when they are ready to go home and leave the beach behind, guests certainly don’t want to take sand with them! Provide a brush so they can remove  sand from their feet. A painter’s brush is ideal for this. Be sure and add colorful ribbon and a cute container, as shown below.Sand_Brush_For_Beach_Wedding

Collages created by Sher Silver.

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Resources:
Exclusively Weddings: Colorful Paper Fans; Sandalwood Wedding Fan; Beach Wedding Invitations
EW Pinterest Boards: Beach Wedding, Beach Wedding Cakes, Beach Color-Story Collage (Hot Pink & Blue), Beach Color-Story Collage (Turquoise)

Photo sources: Fans: [1]Exclusively Weddings, [3]Wedding Bee – Umbrellas: [1]Style Me Pretty/Jennifer Bowen Photography [2]Wedding Chicks [3]Justin Marantz Photography [4]Splendor for your Guests [5][6]Hostess with the Mostess – Shoe Check: [1] Elizabeth Medina Photographic Artisans [2] Style Me Pretty [3]Emmaline Bride [4] Wedding Channel – Flip Flops: [1][2] Style Me Pretty [3]Recycled Bride [4] Martha Stewart Weddings – Sand Brush: [1] Southern Weddings [2] Pinterest/Rachel Elliott [3] Pinterest/Julie Boone [4] Bridal Guide [5] Etsy [6] Elizabeth Medina Photography

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About Sher Silver

Sher Silver has been active in the bridal industry for more than 25 years. She was on the Pace Communications’ team that launched Elegant Bride magazine and she served as its VP/General Manager. In 1991, she was asked to start up the Exclusively Weddings’ division for Pace and develop its catalog and product line of wedding accessories, favors and wedding party gifts. Once the original assortment of products was successful, she soon laid the groundwork for adding wedding invitations to Exclusively Weddings’ assortment. This included printing them in-house, so that exacting standards could be adhered to. She brought together an array of wedding invitation designs and price points that incorporated a mix of styles from classic to contemporary. Elegant and tasteful, these invitations set a fresh, new precedent in the industry and Exclusively Weddings continues to be known for offering invitations with both style and value. In addition, Sher has a passion for developing products that make it easier for brides to plan their weddings. She conceived, developed, and was editorial director of The Handbook of Wedding Invitations and the popular wedding planning system, The Organized Bride®. She has also created a wide variety of innovative, best-selling wedding products such as personalized wedding day totes for bridesmaids, Daddy’s Girl® frame, “To Dry Your Tears®” hanky for mother of the bride, personalized pouches for wedding rings, wedding welcome bags for out of town guests and more! Sher loves helping brides with questions they may have about their big day and providing valuable information and ideas to make wedding planning easier.

3 thoughts on “5 Easy Ways to Pamper Guests at Your Beach Wedding

  1. I know its an old post but still helped me out a lot! Especially the “show valet” idea!! Wasn’t easy to find affordable flip flops for all the guests but then found http://www.mypartysaver.com and it was great! (Included the link to try to save some planning bride the search! 🙂 Happy Planning!

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