( Top Left: Coral 29.00/39.00, Top Right:Glass Oil lamps $7.99 , Middle Left: Glass Votive Holders $12.00/set of 6 , Middle Right: Resin Starfish $16.00/set of four , Bottom Left: Vase Fillers $12.00, Bottom Right: Green Glass Votive Holders $14.00)

I love this time of year—even though summer has just started, many stores are already marking down their seasonal summer accessories! I love a sale. And, if you’re planning a beach or outdoor wedding for 2008 or 2009, this is the perfect time to snag some great deals on beach-inspired decor! These are some of my summer sale faves from Pottery Barn!

My favorites are the sea urchin, starfish and sand dollar vase fillers which would look amazing in vases, candle holders, or scattered on a table. You could also use them to affix to boutonierres or your bouquet (maybe dangling with ribbons?).

(the Knot)

Even better, use the sand dollars as place cards, and have each guests’ names written on them–it will be much easier than using the real thing, and will be a beautiful and personal touch!