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Ideas for beach wedding reception?

July 04, 2017 7:32:14 am

Posted in Myrtle Beach, SC, USA
Emptyprofileicon megan sullivan Wedding date: October 10, 2009 Pawleys Island, SC

I need ideas for a thrifty wedding reception. We're getting married in Pawley's Island in October, and since my fiance and I are paying for the wedding ourselves (everything), we're not sure what to do about the reception. I wanted a seafood boil/cook-out on the beach, but I have no idea how to go about planning that! Any ideas would be much appreciated!

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Emptyprofileicon Emily Sistare Wedding date: April 11, 2009 Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

January 23, 2009 7:58:31 am

I'm also getting married on the beach!! I'm so excited! I'm also in the same situation! I don't want to spend too much money!! I am getting married in a small ceremony on the beach...the JP to marry us is only $140 which isn't bad. And then I'm having a reception at a restaurant! I am only providing light refreshments and if they want a meal they can order and pay for it themselves!! My total bill will probably be around $150!! Cakes by The Sea is a great cake place!!

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Emptyprofileicon megan sullivan Wedding date: October 10, 2009 Pawleys Island, SC

January 23, 2009 2:16:25 pm

I'm sold on the idea of light refreshments. What are you going to do if the wedding day is rainy? That's where I am stuck. I found a restaurant that responded to my email about a set-budget (I haggled- esp. in this economy!), but now I'm concerned about the weather for the ceremony itself!

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Emptyprofileicon heather dreher Wedding date: May 31, 2009 Myrtle Beach, SC, USA

April 05, 2009 2:11:45 pm

so did you need a special permit or anything to get married on the beach - how are you planning it - i want to get married on the beach over memorial day weekend - but i dont know how t oplan it - its only going to be family & a few friends so i dont need seating :) how did you get a jp? thanks for your help and ideas
heather

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Emptyprofileicon Janet Bishop

August 04, 2010 2:31:02 pm

I would like to know the name of the restaurant as we are trying to book some kind of reception for our son and have no ideas!
Thanks.

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174175 Anna Scott Wedding date: May 22, 2010 Highlands, NC, USA

August 18, 2010 12:11:48 pm

Harrelson's seafood in Murrells Inlet may be able to do something like that. Also, a lot of the local barbeque places have a shrimp boil as a catering option for a very reasonable price. I know Hog Heaven in Paweley's does it, and I believe Prosser's in Murrells Inlet may as well.

If you're looking for a photographer, I highly recommend Christa Harder. She did my photos, and I still go back and look at them on at least a weekly basis and am amazed every time I do. www.christaharder.com

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