The most original beach marriage reception concepts are caused by imagination not convention. It's a time for fun and party, not pomp and ceremony. Everybody waiting to learn what to get on with next. No, I'm not recommending that "Burger King " host your reception. Buffet or food station receptions lend themselves very well to informal beach marriages and are the most fun. The benefit being the entire affair will be tended to without you lifting a finger. You see it's only since the second world war that modern men have begun to in public display their conjugal standing by the wearing of a person wedding band. Before that this was rare for a person to wear a ring when he married. However in the war many US squaddies selected to wear mens wedding bands as a public symbol of their conjugal standing while away at war and which has started a tradition for the modern man. Now it is extremely common for a person to wear a mens marriage band, maybe normal. Hence what choices must be made? Well the first is this. Will he wear one? That is likely the toughest call in the act. Except for a person it isn't so straight forward. So a crucial part of the process is for you both to chat about it. Do you both have strong feelings about the person wearing a person marriage band, either one way or the other? Does the lady feel that if she is to in public display her conjugal standing then it's only fair that he do the same? Does he have any reservations about wearing a ring and if so what are they? You both need to chat over your emotions about the wearing of a person wedding band.
To reduce costs here, you are going to have to limit the menu and the guests. If you are having a beach side smack, consider a "appear and vanish " atmosphere.