Have your guests hold mason jar lanterns with led candle lights for your send off.Mason Jar Garden Lights DIY Lids Set by TheCountryBarrel I can do this for the backyard! Switch out candles for battery or LED candles.
Crates and Baskets Entry Storage Shelf - Good tips: baskets off the floor, dripping mat for shoes, a clock in the entryway. Love that home made beach peg too. Would put a little basket on the crates for keys, sunglasses, phones etc.